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    ReefHacks | Nano Reef Tank Guide – Our Recipe for Success.

    Reef Hacks Nano Reef Tank Guide – Our Recipe for Success. What’s stopping you from diving into the mysterious waters of reefing? For most aspiring aquarists, it’s not the time or money required by this hobby. Sure, it’s not the cheapest or most passive hobby. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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    ReefHacks | Reef Tank Supplement Methods – Our Official Guide for Choosing the Best Program.

    Reef Tank Supplement Methods – Our Official Guide for Choosing the Best Program for Your Aquarium. Many years ago, when I was a baby reefer, the number of equipment and device options was, to say the least, minimal. As I think about my initial adventures and how few technologies we had at our...
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    ReefHacks | Ultimate Guide: How To Cycle a Tank for a Strong & Healthy Watery World.

    Ultimate Guide: How To Cycle a Tank for a Strong & Healthy Watery World Several weeks ago, while browsing my local aquarium shop, I overheard a middle-aged woman talking to the clerk. Yes, I know, I shouldn’t be eavesdropping. But the frustrated tone in her voice peaked my interest. Click Here...
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    ReefHacks | Ultimate Zoanthids Coral Hacking Guide for New and Experienced Reefers.

    Ultimate Zoanthids Coral Hacking Guide for New and Experienced Reefers. Several weeks ago, a reefing buddy called to complain about his tank. I’ll spare you the boring details and get right to the point. His tank isn’t as attractive as he wants. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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    ReefHacks | RO/DI Reef Tank Systems Are More Important Than You Think – Here’s Why.

    RO/DI Reef Tank Systems Are More Important Than You Think – Here’s Why While you can spend thousands of dollars and countless hours tending to the myriad of components needed to support a healthy reef environment, but without pure water, these efforts are in vain. For many reefers, it’s far too...
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    ReefHacks | Experience the Spectrum of Purity – SpectraPure MaxCap Performance Plus Review.

    Experience the Spectrum of Purity – SpectraPure MaxCap Performance Plus Review. Reef keeping is, in many ways, a multidisciplinary hobby. From tending to biochemical parameters needed to sustain life to mastering the art of lighting, being a reefer means being a student in the school of the...
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    ReefHacks | Inland DB 100 Diamond Blade Band Saw Review for Reef Keeping.

    Inland DB 100 Diamond Blade Band Saw Review for Reef Keeping. For some, the idea of housing a band saw to cut coral frags seems a bit excessive. Having a dedicated saw to precisely trim frags and customize coral size/shape may seem extravagant, but recent advancements in reefing machinery have...
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    ReefHacks | Ultimate Aquarium Salt Mix Guide – Defining the Sweeter Side of Reef Salts.

    Ultimate Aquarium Salt Mix Guide – Defining the Sweeter Side of Reef Salts. In many ways, I feel the biggest hurdle novice reefers must climb is realizing their tank is wholly unique. After spending several years actively involved in a myriad of reefing forums and online communities, I’ve...
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    ReefHacks | Nutrient Export Method Hack – How To Choose Your Ideal Method.

    Nutrient Export Method Hack – How To Choose Your Ideal Method. Whether snorkeling in warm tropical waters, or admiring an established reef aquarium, coral reef waters are bustling with life. Even to the untrained eye, it’s obvious these microcosms are unique, but as you learn more about the...
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    ReefHacks | Win the War of Coral Shopping with BattleCorals – Official Vendor Review.

    Win the War of Coral Shopping with BattleCorals – Official Vendor Review. When the online shopping boom reached the reefing marketplace, I initially had mixed emotions. On one hand, buying corals online would save time and money from not having to drive to your local fish store. Click Here to...
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    ReefHacks | Boom Corals Review – An Explosion of Vibrant Beauty and Quality.

    Boom Corals Review – An Explosion of Vibrant Beauty and Quality. Navigating the murky waters of coral vendors isn’t as simple as buying snorkels. In my experience, finding a coral supplier that’s not only honest, but knowledgeable about our hobby is like trying to find a needle in a haystack...
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    ReefHacks | The Stuff Legends Are Made Of – Legendary Corals Review.

    The Stuff Legends Are Made Of – Legendary Corals Review. How many times have you purchased a coral based upon supplier promises of brilliant and healthy specimens, only to be disappointed? Throughout my years of dealing with both commercial and private coral vendors, I’ve had spectacular...
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    ReefHacks |The Essential Guide for ATI Essentials – Everything You Need to Know.

    The Essential Guide for ATI Essentials – Everything You Need to Know. Many years ago, when I first began diving into the social sphere of reefing, I was shocked by the communal vibe of this hobby. While it’s easy to think this activity is autonomous, in reality the reefing community is a...
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    ReefHacks | The Prodibio Program – Triggering Pristine Health via Microorganisms.

    The Prodibio Program – Triggering Pristine Health via Microorganisms. When you look at your reef tank, what do you see? If your aquarium is like so many others, your eyes are treated to the exotic colors and life of coral, fish and other beautiful inhabitants. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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    ReefHacks | 4Ocean Bracelets – Changing the Tides of Pollution and Conservation.

    4Ocean Bracelets – Changing the Tides of Pollution and Conservation. The ocean, and all its inhabitants, form the foundation of life. Within its mysterious depths and breathtaking vistas, our oceans catalyze existence from the smallest organisms to the largest land-dwelling mammals. Click Here...
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    ReefHacks | Somatic 90 Sump & Skimmer Review – Is This the Ultimate Filtration System?

    Somatic 90 Sump & Skimmer Review – Is This the Ultimate Filtration System? Flexibility. Adaptability. Simplicity. These three qualities are what I look for when reviewing reef tank equipment. If I’ve learned anything throughout my years as a professional and hobbyist, it’s that no amount of...
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    ReefHacks | Leverage Science for Brilliant Corals – ZEOvit Method Guide.

    Leverage Science for Brilliant Corals – ZEOvit Method Guide. Essentially, reef aquarists all desire the same thing: beautifully vibrant colors and healthy growth. The quest for reef tank brilliance has resulted in an ever-growing list of tips, products and asinine theories. How many blog posts...
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    ReefHacks | Introducing an Easier Way: Reef Hacks Aquarium Calculator.

    Introducing an Easier Way: Reef Hacks Aquarium Calculator Unless you majored in chemistry, monitoring and dosing reef tank nutrients can feel like taking the SAT’s after sleeping all school year. It’s confusing, complicated and if you get it wrong, the consequences are worse than summer school...
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    ReefHacks | ReefBrite XHO Blue LED Strip Review – The Power of Refined Illumination.

    ReefBrite XHO Blue LED Strip Review – The Power of Refined Illumination. Lighting for a reef tank is as important for coral development as sunlight is for us land dwellers. Basically, without quality light sources, your tank is destined for lackluster growth. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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    ReefHacks | Top 10 Reef Safe Sunscreens for Maximum Sun & Coral Protection.

    As reefers, it’s hard to imagine purposefully harming the mystical realm of natural coral reefs. Few places offer such magnificent displays of nature as these endangered underwater worlds. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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    ReefHacks | Apex 2016 Neptune Systems – The Next Generation of Tank Monitoring.

    Apex 2016 Neptune Systems – The Next Generation of Tank Monitoring. Unless you’re a skilled aquarist, the notion of establishing and maintaining a reef aquarium feels too complex for many aspiring reefers. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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    ReefHacks | Pax-Bellum ARID N18 Review – Exploring the Next Wave in Reef Care.

    Nutrient export is an impassioned topic for most reefers, but that’s to be expected. Whenever there’s more than one way to perform a task, some will prefer one over the other. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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    ReefHacks | The Molecular Approach to Management – Red Sea Reef Care Program.

    The Molecular Approach to Management – Red Sea Reef Care Program. Several weeks ago, I took a break from the office and grabbed lunch with a longtime friend who recently took up reefing. You can imagine what our conversations mostly entail. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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    ReefHacks | Craft an Enchanted Underwater Universe – Reef Tank Aquascaping Guide.

    Craft an Enchanted Underwater Universe – Reef Tank Aquascaping Guide. Diving into a coral reef feels as if someone has gently pulled back the veil of reality. No matter how many times I’ve had the pleasure of delving into the underwater universe of our oceans, the brilliance of this alien...
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    ReefHacks | Fortifying Reef Tank Health – Deltec 600ix AC Protein Skimmer Review.

    Fortifying Reef Tank Health – Deltec 600ix AC Protein Skimmer Review. Many years ago, after graduating college and taking the first leaps into professional adulthood, I eagerly signed a lease with what I believed was a “too good to be true” apartment. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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