Aquarium Myths and Secrets Revealed

This show is about both fresh and salt water aquarium keeping. On this Podcast we will be busting some long held false and sometimes dangerous beliefs in the hobby as well as discussing hidden causes of common problems such as cloudy water, specific types of algae, and unexpected mass livestock deaths. We also will discuss advanced methods in simple language and in both technical as well as natural approaches. We will be sharing years of aquarium experiment findings, much of which includes hard numbers and info not common elsewhere in the hobby and also Introduce useful but often ignored sources of information such as Environmental Science, Water Treatment, Marine Biology, and Microbiology.

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http://amasr.libsyn.com/podcast
Description
This show is about both fresh and salt water aquarium keeping. On this Podcast we will be busting some long held false and sometimes dangerous beliefs in the hobby as well as discussing hidden causes of common problems such as cloudy water, specific types of algae, and unexpected mass livestock deaths. We also will discuss advanced methods in simple language and in both technical as well as natural approaches. We will be sharing years of aquarium experiment findings, much of which includes hard numbers and info not common elsewhere in the hobby and also Introduce useful but often ignored sources of information such as Environmental Science, Water Treatment, Marine Biology, and Microbiology.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-07 17:55
last episode published
2017-12-04 16:47
publication frequency
5.75 days
Contributors
The Masked Aquarist owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
57
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Education Science & Medicine Games & Hobbies Natural Sciences Hobbies

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
4.12.2017

Goodbye Message

A last message from The Masked Aquarist Thank you for listening!
1.12.2017

AM&SR Episode 49: Peroxide and Permanganate

On this episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk about the effects that Hydrogen Peroxide and Potassium Permanganate have in all your aquarium.  Thank you for listening!
24.11.2017

AM&SR Episode 48: No Water Change Hybrid System Pt 3

Today's episode is the third and last one of the series on the "no water change hybrid system". The Masked aquarist will talk about how to fill and maintain both tanks. Thank you for listening!
17.11.2017

AM&SR Episode 47: No Water Change Hybrid System Pt 2

The Masked Aquarist will continue with the description of the system he introduced in the last episode. This time he will talk about how to build this two-tank hybrid system. Thank you for listening!
10.11.2017

AM&SR Episode 46: No Water Change Hybrid System Pt 1

After all the research and experiments The Masked Aquarist have done about the hobby, he designed a new hybrid system to reduce water changes. This episode is the first of three episodes about how it works, and how to build it. Thank you for listening...
3.11.2017

AM&SR Episode 45: The Plants Only Aquarium

On today's episode, The Masqued Aquarist will talk about what things you can do or change in your system to have a low-cost, low-maintenance plants only aquarium. Thank you for listening!
27.10.2017

AM&SR Episode 44: Salt Water Nutrient Control Demystified

On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk about nutrient control and what equipment you need and not need for saltwater tanks. Thank you for listening!
20.10.2017

AM&SR Episode 43: Secrets of Adjusting pH and kH

We already had two episodes about pH and kH, and on this third part, The Masked Aquarist will talk about why adjusting them and how to do it up and down.
13.10.2017

AM&SR Episode 42: Fresh Water Nutrient Control Myths

On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk not only about nutrient control in freshwater but also about each one of them and the problems that can cause in an aquarium. Thank you for listening!
6.10.2017

AM&SR Episode 41: The Cause of Green Water Revealed

On today's episode about green water, The Masked Aquarist will talk about what seems to cause it, and different ways to fix it. Thank you for listening!
29.09.2017

AM&SR Episode 40: Things I Didn't Know About Cycling

On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk about cycling a tank, all the process and how you can speed it up a bit. Thank you for listening!
22.09.2017

AM&SR Episode 39: The Cause of Green Hair Algae

When we see we have green hair algae in our tanks, the better solution is to get the correct algae eater and problem solved. But why we get green hair algae? On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk about his experiments and discoveries on thi...
15.09.2017

AM&SR Episode 38: Demystifying All Those Reef Products

On today's episode, we are going to learn all about Reef products, from different salt mixes and RO/DI units to UV lights and ozone generators. Thank you for listening!
8.09.2017

AM&SR Episode 37: Keeping Planted Tanks Without Testing Water

There are some systems for keeping planted tanks where you don't need to worry about testing water. Today we will learn about them and about other things we can do for knowing how to adjust our tank. Thank you for listening!
1.09.2017

AM&SR Episode 36: The Cause of Green Spot Algae

Today, we have a new episode of the algae series. What it is that causes Green Spot Algae, how to fix it and more!
25.08.2017

AM&SR Episode 35: Popular Reef Keeping Systems

On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk about some systems that you can use to help you keeping Reef tanks. Thank you for listening!
18.08.2017

AM&SR Episode 34: Gotcha's Of Buying Used Tanks

On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk about things you have to be aware of if you are thinking of getting a used tank, and some tips and myths about them as well. Thank you for listening!
11.08.2017

AM&SR Episode 33: Black Beard Algae Battle Tactics

Continuing with the algae series, today The Masked Aquarist will talk about things that can be done for controlling Black Beard Algae. Thank you for listening!
4.08.2017

AM&SR Episode 32: Water Testing In Salt Water Fish Only Tanks

Today we have the last episode of the water testing series. You will find all you need and don't need to test if you are keeping only fish and maybe also some invertebrates on a salt water tank. Thank you for listening!
28.07.2017

AM&SR Episode 31: Fresh Water Ich and Fin Rot

Today's episode is all about the two most common diseases in freshwater aquariums. Thank you for listening!
21.07.2017

AM&SR Episode 30: Battling Red Slime Algae

Continuing with the algae series, today's episode is all about Red Slime Algae. Thank you for listening!
14.07.2017

AM&SR Episode 29: Natural Low Maintenance Planted Tanks

Today's episode is about different approaches to planted tanks and different systems. Thank you for listening!
7.07.2017

AM&SR Episode 28: Should I Test pH and kH

Today's episode is the second part of the series related to pH and kH. The Masked Aquarist will answer questions like "should I test it?", "What test kit should I use?" and will give more information about the subject. Thank you for listening!
30.06.2017

AM&SR Episode 27: Hydrogen Peroxide In Fresh and Salt Water

Today's episode is all about Hydrogen Peroxide. What it is, what it is used for, some experiments, results and more. Thank you for listening!
23.06.2017

AM&SR Episode 26: Blue Green Algae Battle Tactics

We continue with the algae series and today's episode is all about blue green algae!
16.06.2017

AM&SR Episode 25: Food Poo and Death A Natural Approach

On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist talks about how the food circle works in the aquarium and the natural way of dealing with the waste and keep it healthy and balanced. Thank you for listening!
9.06.2017

AM&SR Episode 24: Water Tests For Fresh Water Fish Only Systems

Today, continuing with the water testing series, we have an episode about what should you test and what you don't need to worry about in freshwater fish only tanks. Thank you for listening!
7.06.2017

AM&SR Special Episode: Q&A

Today we are celebrating 10,000 downloads, and we have a new special episode answering some questions from listeners. Thank you for listening!
2.06.2017

AM&SR Episode 23: CO2 Injected Tank Basics

Today we have a new episode about a different and a very popular approach to planted tank keeping. If you have any question about the hobby, please send us an email to aquariummasr@gmail.com Thank you for listening!
26.05.2017

AM&SR Episode 22: Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Salt Water

Thank you for listening to Aquarium Myths and Secrets Revealed! Today, The Masked Aquarist will give some valuable information and tips for when we are starting with a saltwater aquarium. If you have any question about the hobby, please send us an emai...
19.05.2017

AM&SR Episode 21: Hidden Problems With Tap Water

While in most cases tap water isn't a problem for aquarium keeping, you could suddenly have a problem and not notice that the source could be on the composition of your tap water. Today, The Masked Aquarist will talk about some issues that can be origi...
12.05.2017

AM&SR Episode 20: pH and kH In English

We are starting a new series of episodes all related to pH and kH. Today's The Masked Aquarist will talk about what it is, why it is important to keep it in a certain range and more! If you have any question about the hobby, please send us an email to ...
5.05.2017

AM&SR Episode 19: The Mysteries of Algae Revealed

Why do I have Algae today when I didn't have it yesterday? Why suddenly I have a massive explosion of algae when I didn't change what I have been doing? On today's episode, you can find the answer to these questions and all information related to algae...
3.05.2017

AM&SR Special Announcement

Today The Masked Aquarist has an announcement to make about a new special episode coming! If you have any question about the hobby, please send us an email to aquariummasr@gmail.com Thank you for listening!
28.04.2017

AM&SR Episode 18: Using Bacteria To Remove Nitrates In Fresh Water

For a long time, it was thought that denitrification wouldn't work on freshwater tanks for some or other reason. On this episode, The Masked Aquarist talks about the Nitrogen Cycle and how the denitrification process works. Don't forget to leave us a r...
21.04.2017

AM&SR Episode 17: Minimizing Reef Tank Water Testing

On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist talk about reef tanks keeping and water testing. What you need to test, what is not necessary and some other tips. If you are thinking about getting RO/DI unit, remember to check episode 09 for all the informatio...
14.04.2017

AM&SR Episode 16: Amazon Swords Decoded

On Today's Episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk about Amazon Swords. Some tips for when you are buying your plant, information about lighting, deficiencies and more! Don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes! Thanks for Listening!
7.04.2017

AM&SR Episode 15: Life Stages Of A Tank

Today's episode is about the life stages of both freshwater and saltwater tanks from the very beginning before even it's filled with water and the processes that the tank goes through until a year or two after starting. Don't forget to leave us a revi...
31.03.2017

AM&SR Episode 14: Planted Tanks In English

On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist will talk about how planted tanks work and all you need to know to keep one. Don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes! Thanks for Listening!
24.03.2017

AM&SR Episode 13: Salt Water is NOT Harder Than Fresh Water

A common comment that is heard from freshwater aquarium keepers is that salt water tanks are beautiful but too hard. On today's episode, The Masked Aquarist is going to talk about important points on salt water tanks keeping and the differences with fr...
17.03.2017

AM&SR Episode 12: The Truth About Water Testing

Today's Episode is an introduction to testing water and different ways to approach to the hobby. Thank you for listening!
15.03.2017

AM&SR Bonus Episode: Chlorine

Today we have a Bonus Episode! This episode is a continuation of episode 03 where The Masked Aquarist busted some myths about chlorine. This time he continues with his experiments and shares the results on this new episode.
14.03.2017

AM&SR Special Episode: My Fantastic 2 Year Voyage UPDATE

We have reached 2000 downloads! And we have a new Special Episode to celebrate it. This episode is the continuation of the first special episode called "My Fantastic 2 Year Voyage". At the end of that episode, The Masked Aquarist had a 10 gallons aquar...
10.03.2017

AM&SR Episode 11: The Algae Cycle

On this episode, the masked aquarist will talk about what he calls "The Algae Cycle" that happens in a new system. He will talk about Biofilm, Brown Diatom Algae, Green Dust Algae and "The Clean Up Crew" both for saltwater and freshwater tanks. This ep...
3.03.2017

AM&SR Episode 10: Secrets of Ammonia Revealed

Where Ammonia comes from? Why it harms the fish? What are these products that say that lock ammonia and make it safe and how do they work? Check today's episode for all these answers and more! Thank you for listening!
1.03.2017

AM&SR: Thank You Message

Thank you for listening to our show!
27.02.2017

AM&SR Special Episode: My Fantastic 2 Year Voyage

Today we have reached 1000 downloads! We are very happy about this and we have made a new special episode to celebrate it. On this episode, The Masked Aquarist talk about his 2 years journey, where he starts his research and experiments on Freshwater, ...
24.02.2017

AM&SR Episode 09: Demystifying RODI Water

Do I really need an RO/DI Unit? What are these units? What do they do? What are all the stages? Today the Masked Aquarist will answer all these questions and talk about all you need to know about RO/DI Units! 
17.02.2017

AM&SR Episode 08: Secrets of Stocking Your Tank

We all have been told the "One fish per gallon" or "One inch of fish per gallon" rule, but today we are going to talk about how to really know how many fish can we have in our tank and some other secrets about fish stocking.
13.02.2017

AM&SR Special Episode: The Secret To Finding Reliable Advice

Nowadays we have plenty of information available on the internet about the aquarium hobby. There is so many that it's even hard to decide where to start. On today's episode, we give some tips on how to find reliable advice.