GHL Announces Big Update To Profilux 4 Controller

GHL has announced a very big update to the firmware for its Profilux 4 Controller. The update, which was in the […]

How To Setup a DIY Refugium

During my many years as a reef keeper I never used a refugium on one of my tanks, never. When I first entered the hobby I used Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO) to keep phosphates in check and […]

Why Strong Circulation is Important for SPS

A key factor to keeping a thriving SPS dominated reef tank is having a lot of water movement and there are a number of reasons why strong circulation is […]

The POWERHUB!

If you have an advanced aquarium setup that requires some complicated wiring to connect it to a power source, then the GHL Powerhub-6D-PAB should certainly be considered. GHL, a company that is […]

GHL Releases More Details About ION Director

GHL has just announced more details about the much anticipated release of the ION Director, its latest automated monitoring and control device. […]

The Benefits of a Remote Sump

It takes a lot of equipment to run a thriving SPS reef tank and that makes it a challenge to fit everything underneath a tank stand. My first reef tank was in an apartment in New York City and I labored to squeeze everything into that confined space. It was a rented apartment so my […]

How To Avoid a Skimming Disaster With a Float Switch

I am a big fan of preparing for the worst when it comes to keeping a reef tank and I constantly think about ways to prevent […]

GHL Profilux 4 Controller – Setup & Initial Thoughts

As detailed in an earlier blog post, I am making the switch from a Neptune APEX controller to the GHL Profilux 4. What are my first impressions? […]

Switching From Neptune APEX to GHL Profilux 4

Change can be a difficult thing and over the years I have certainly had my moments of resisting it…..this is true for life in general and, specifically, the reef […]

Why Constant Alkalinity Monitoring is Important

How important is it to have stable alkalinity for a reef tank? It’s VERY important. In fact, on my list of Top 10 Tips For Keeping a SPS Reef Tank  I have stable parameters, especially alkalinity, at #1.

 

Yes, a sudden change in alkalinity can be very detrimental to sensitive SPS corals so it is best […]