Member: cstrohmeyer, age 56, male
Location: Grants Pass, OR
I have been professionally employeed in the aquarium maintenance and research profession for about three decades. I now have several websites and blogs with aquarium & pond information based on this experience as well as on going research.
Aquarium lighting article about how to determine which aquatic lighting system is best for your aquarium. The Kelvin and Nanometer scale are discussed as well as Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), Lux, Lumens, Watts per gallon, CRI, Bulb Type, Summary including applications for Freshwater and saltwater light applications
A proper Redox Potential/Balance (ORP) improves the health of humans AND fish. The importance of Reduction is often missed.
A Redox Potential in the -200 to -400 mV range in human studies has been shown to have the same affect as anti-oxidant preparations such Vitamin C.
One of my passions is flying which likely will never be again (due to family needs, finances), I started in Piper Tomahawk, and then moved to a Piper Warrior before finishing primary training. I got as far as my Multi-engine license.
This article deals with the basics of aquarium disease prevention; water chemistry, cleanliness, UV sterilization, filtration, quarantine, baths, dips, sterilizing equipment (bleach or salt), addition of new fish and more.
The Aquarium cleaning machine cleans both fresh and saltwater aquariums. A powered aquarium siphon (vacuum) machine that is also a micron aquarium filter. Not just a filter, but a monthly maintenance miracle.
8, 15, & 25 watt T-5 & T-8 2 pin UV sterilizer bulb (G8T5, G15T8, G25T8 lamps); fits our custom unit, also Coralife, Tropic Marin, Aquanetics, Fishmate and more.
Also 8, 15, 25, & 50 Watt T-5 four pin bulbs for Aqua UV and more (GT14T5L/4P, G22T5L/4P). UV 'O' rings