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Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2014 Part 4

The final installment of my MACNA 2014 coverage including an interview about dinoflagellates, and a budget-concious LED light  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2014 Part 4More:

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Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2014 Part 3

In this episode of my MACNA 2014 coverage, I talk to EcoTech Marine, Real Reef Rock and Dr. Tim’s Aquatics.  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2014 Part 3More:

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Mr. Saltwater Tank Friday Am Quick Tip: The Emergency Power From Above

When you lose power, you’ve got a couple of options to get your tank powered up. Here’s one option that requires zero gas and has no carbon footprint.  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank Friday Am Quick Tip: The Emergency Power From AboveMore:

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The pH Trap of Saltwater Tanks

One big mistake people make in the saltwater tank world is to chase numbers. And one number people chase the most is pH.  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The pH Trap of Saltwater TanksMore:

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Mr. Saltwater Tank Covers MACNA 2014 Part 1

MACNA is the premier tradeshow for the saltwater aquarium world and here’s part of what caught my eye 
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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip: Leaving? Add This To Your List

Headed out the door for a vacation or extended trip? This tip is one piece of advice I can give you before you go. (My complete advice can be found here) MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip: Leaving? Add This To Your ListMore:

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Coral + Bleaching = Dead

c1a7gold torch 150x150 Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Coral + Bleaching = DeadTerrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): A coral that has turned white is dead and should be removed from your tank. The rest of the story: First things first. A coral that has turned white (called bleaching) is not a good thing. The bleaching is a sign of stress and stressing your corals is bad. And, just because a coral is white, that doesn’t mean you should immediately consider it dead. Corals can bleach out and sometimes recover. That being said, how do you know if the white coral is dead or not? For soft and LPS corals the answer is easy: as long as there is still flesh or a single polyp alive, the coral isn’t dead. Take for example zoanthids. As long as there is still a polyp visible (even if it is closed up), the coral is still alive. c1a7gold torch 150x150 Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Coral + Bleaching = Dead
For LPS coral, if there is any flesh on the coral, the coral isn’t dead – at least not yet. A LPS coral that is… More:

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The Easiest Glass Cleaner For Your Tank

Even if you think the news is mostly negative these days, it can have positive effects on your saltwater tank  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: The Easiest Glass Cleaner For Your TankMore:

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