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  1. A glimmer of hope

    After i lost my tank and all but the fish and a few hammers and a torches I thought I was done. I really miss my tank. That said, I'm in talks with a builder and I think I'm almost over the grief to start thinking of a new tank. This time I'm considering a custom ctc overflow and returns as well as a custom sump. The builder has given me many options and ideas and I'm a bit overwhelmed. I have a question for you and Marc I'm especially asking you. Do you feel confident with the black acrylic panel ...
  2. Video: BTS at the Birch Aquarium

    I was way too busy last week, so that video is a few days late. But I had a pretty decent excuse...

    Here's the Behind The Scenes footage from the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, California.

  3. Video: LFS New Wave Aquaria

    Jennifer Nies is a passionate business owner, who has been doing this for twenty years, but you'd never know it looking at her. Here's her story.

    Also, I update you on the Elos Nitrate test kit, which incorrectly tells users to shake the vial for five minutes.
  4. It's that time

    I'm decluttering my reef and things are being pulled, snapped and broken.

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    I've had to make some major changes in the tank today, and have more to go. I knew I wouldn't like it, but when corals grow so big they travel up the viewing panels, you have start ripping some corals out. Lots of pieces are in the frag tank now. The reef is different... and will be even moreso in the next week or two.

    Updated 09-18-2016 at 11:13 PM by melev

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  5. Video: Alkalinity Monitor unveiled

    Last weekend at MACNA, everyone wanted to see Jim's new invention, the Alkalinity Monitor. Here's my interview with him where he demonstrated and explained how it operates. A gizmo measures alkalinity all the time, and if so programmed could text you with important updates... interested yet?