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Last update: July 20, 2021

Salinity: What Is the Ideal Saltiness of Your Aquarium?

I don’t need to tell you that the ocean tastes salty. After all, they call it salt water for a reason. But did you know that fish need the ideal “saltiness” to survive? If the salt levels are out of whack, you risk harming your fish. And, you don’t want that! You want the saltiness […]

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Last update: July 20, 2021

Refractometers – The BEST Way to Test the Salinity of Your Saltwater Aquarium

So, you have decided to set up a saltwater tank? Congratulations! Saltwater tanks are a lot of work, and mixing salt water will be a major part of your life now. While it may seem simple, mixing salt water is an art. If the salinity levels are too low or too high, your fish will […]

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Last update: April 7, 2021

What Is pH and How to Easily Test It in Your Aquarium?

If you think back to high school science, you might remember talk of water pH. I remember smugly telling my teacher, Mrs. Kennedy, “I will never need to know this when I am older.” Well, it looks like Mrs. Kennedy had the last laugh – pH is something that I now regularly monitor in my […]