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    Monthly Archives for August 2009

    It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

    Solid Carbon Source Grows NO3 and PO4 Reducing Bacteria

    With the onslaught of the organic carbon source craze, new ideas have been discussed and are now being developed. The solid carbon source idea is one of these. Jean Paul of Reef Interests in the Netherlands that has made this into a practical reality with his NP Biopellets–a bio degradable polymer / organic carbon source media. […]

    BBC Fiji Coral Gardening Video

    Dedicated coral gardeners are doing their part to restore the declining reefs in Fiji. Watch as these men and women propagate corals and then re-seed the wild reefs in an effort to restore them to their former glory. (Note the vibrant colors and rapid growth!) This is a pilot project currently underway, that is being highlighted […]

    Mixing and Dosing Fauna Marin Balling Salts with Profilux Doser

    Now that our reef, the glassbox, is back up and running with corals and fish it was time to remix some Fauna Marin Balling Solutions and dial them in with the Profilux Dosing Pump. For those unfamiliar with the Balling Method, take a look at this article which explains what it is intended to do […]

    Rhizotrochus typus on HD Video

    Coral Science has uploaded a slew of HD videos to YouTube showing the development of an impressive ornamental marine video collection. Each video focuses on the species, be sure to click the HD  button to reveal the full detail of them. Check out the Rhizotrochus typus, also known as by the short name Rhizo,  video […]

    New Vertex Universal Media Reactors

    The new Vertex Media Reactors are an extremely well constructed alternative to media bags, or smaller GFO reactors. If you are still running phosphate absorbing media in a media bag, you’ll be shocked at the performance difference that a fluidized media reactor like this Vertex unit can provide. The Vertex models come in two sizes, […]

    MRC IS-2492-W Industrial Protein Skimmer

    In the past, RK2 protein skimmers were the standard for industrial applications. Utilizing a large Mazzei venturi injector, the pumps relied upon high pressure pumps to inject air into the body. Turbulence was prevalent, bubble size was not optimal, but contact time was immense. The RK2 rocket skimmer design does work, but with the advent […]