Where Anything is Possible!
When I get the urge to author something other than a project, you will find it listed here. Many of these articles are no more than random thoughts regarding projects or opinion.
In an effort to combat extremely high Phosphates in my 7+ year old reef aquarium, I began using Lanthanum Chloride to bind phosphate and export it from the system. I read second hand reports of Tangs being affected by the dosing of Lanthanum Chloride. This article is a brief description of my first hand experiences.
Outlet strips (a.k.a. plug strips, outlet bars or surge strips) are extremely common in the aquarium hobby but not all of them are created equal. In fact, I don't consider many outlet strips safe or suitable for use around the aquarium. This short article is intended to help you choose a quality outlet strip and/or build your own.
An account of my first hand experience with Old Tank Syndrome and the steps I have taken to reduce the phosphate levels using Lanthanum Chloride.
Not many aquarists give much thought to hydraulic theory, let alone how it relates to everyday aquarium design. Looking for a bulkhead flow calculator? This article is that and more.
A no nonsense FAQ designed to help the average aquarium keeper calculate what size heater or chiller is needed to support a given tank in a specific environment at a specific temperature.
A basic electrical primer for the reef aquarist interested in delving into DIY projects or gaining a broader understanding of electricity and electrical related topics. The article touches on everything from GFCI protection to Ohm's Law.
ReefCentral suffered an outage on July 15, 2009. The outage has caused many rumors to surface about the demise of the largest reef forum on the internet.
Malfunctioning aquarium heaters are one of the most common causes of tank crashes. This article will help you prevent the inevitable disaster by arming you with the facts.
Everything you ever wanted to know HID lighting technology. This informative and in depth article has been made possible by the extensive knowledge of Paul Erik Hirvonen. The focus is on Metal Halide lamps and ballasts but all other forms of HID lightign are touched upon.
Here are the straight facts regarding the use of a mini refrigerator (dorm fridge) as an aquarium chiller. If you are considering building such a project, you may want to read this first!