CARE

Properly set up aquariums are remarkably reasonable and predictable in their maintenance demands. The maintenance and operation of your marine setup should follow a logical and regular pattern.

Aquarium Care

There are daily weekly, and monthly checks; regular feedings; and adjustments that can (and should) be reduced to a simple checklist of aquatic activities. You will inevitably develop your own routines, but here is one approach to consider, with my own recommendations of what to do to keep a typical marine system up and going...

Check Your Livestock
Are they behaving the way they should? Strange behavior by fishes or invertebrates is often the first clue to a mechanical failure or a degenerating water situation. This is your best chance to discover a problem in its initial stages. With a practiced eye, you will be able to evaluate what’s going on in the system at a glance and, via your fishes or invertebrates, know the general status of your water quality. If the lights are on, fishes should be lively and in good color, and sessile invertebrate specimens, if any, should be open and expanded, if that is their normal, healthy state.

Check your Readings
This is optional, but those with clearly displayed thermometers often fall into the habit of giving them frequent glances. If you have other instruments giving readings of pH, redox, or dissolved oxygen, you’ll probably make an automatic note that nothing is going astray. Again, your livestock are the best indicators, but if you like the quantitative approach, this can reassure you that nothing is wrong.

Feed Livestock
Depending on the type of system you are keeping, daily offerings of food are made once, twice, or more frequently. Turn these feeding times into observation opportunities. Feedings are the most telling chance you have of seeing whether all the stock is healthy, eating, and not being harassed by tank mates. DO NOT OVER FEED YOUR FISH!! ...this is extremely bad for your tank!!

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What sets ATM products apart from the rest is that our consumer formulas are based on our powerful commercial formulas relied on by professionals at industries such as public aquariums, aquaculture operations, waste water, seafood distribution, aquaponics, world famous resorts and theme parks and a lot more! Simply put, our formulation labs are second to none world wide.

Aquarium setups is our business. That’s why it’s important for us to be there in the early stages of your new aquarium to lend a hand to have you fist bumping instead of pulling your hair out. ATM’s professional aquarium product line features formulas used by ATM for years and are the tricks of their trade. ATM has assembled the most knowledgable and experienced team in the world for product formulation, production, and application.  The aquarium hobby has advanced and ATM will take you with them into the new era of aquarium keeping. We are dedicated to the health of the aquarium ecosystem, keeping it as natural as can be, and make no compromises when it comes to the effectiveness of our products. This dedication is reflected in each and every product in the ATM line.

 

Colony
Import real, living nitrifying bacteria to ensure a safe and accelerated cycle in your system. Trusted by Wayde and Brett with the most expensive aquarium systems in the world, be sure Colony will get the job done!


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Colony Freshwater Nitrifying Bacteria
Before fish can be introduced into the aquarium, biofiltration must be established to filter out the toxic ammonia and nitrite created by fish waste. ATM’s Colony establishes this biofiltration in days instead of weeks with real, commercial grade nitrifying bacteria. Used by ATM, the #1 aquarium builders in the world, Colony contains real Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter bacteria, which are specific for the freshwater environment.

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Agent Green Phosphate Remover
Import real, living nitrifying bacteria to ensure a safe and accelerated cycle in your system. Trusted by Wayde and Brett with the most expensive aquarium systems in the world, be sure Colony will get the job done!

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Barrier Classic Water Conditioner
ATM’s Barrier brings you this solid, safe sodium thiosulfate formula that instantly neutralizes chlorine and chloramine as well as heavy metals. Barrier also contains aloe vera, which replaces slime coat on fish to reduce stress and aids in attachment of ATM Colony nitrifying bacteria.

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Freshwater Pro Kit XL
Whether you are starting a new freshwater aquarium or upgrading your system to ATM pro grade formulas, the ATM Freshwater Pro Kit provides the tools you need essentials needed to take larger systems to the next level in health and aesthetic.  The ATM Freshwater Pro Kit includes Agent Green, the industry's finest pro grade phosphate remover.

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Marine Pro Kit XL
Whether you are starting a new marine aquarium or upgrading your system to ATM pro grade formulas, the ATM Marine Base Kit provides the necessary essentials needed to establish and bolster bio-filtration in a 100 gallon aquarium and keep a clean environment.  The ATM Marine Pro Kit includes Agent Green, the most effective phosphate remover on the market.

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Outbreak! Freshwater Biological Maintenance
ATM’s Outbreak! Freshwater is a high-powered biological sludge remover that consumes decomposing organics, leaving aquariums clean and free of waste that can cause problems for biofiltration. Regular use of Outbreak! improves water quality and leaves aquariums looking their best.
Specific freshwater formulation.

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Outbreak! Marine Biological Maintenance
ATM’s Outbreak! Marine is a high-powered biological sludge remover that consumes decomposing organics, leaving marine aquariums clean and free of waste that can cause problems for biofiltration. Regular use of Outbreak! improves water quality and leaves saltwater marine aquariums looking their best.
Specific marine formulation.

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Paradigm All Natural Conditioner
ATM’s Paradigm is an innovation in natural water conditioning, utilizing ascorbic acid for instantly removing chlorine and chloramine from tap water. No chemicals! Vitamin C boosts immune system and aloe vera promotes natural healing and aids in attachment of ATM Colony nitrifying bacteria. Being a safe, all natural conditioner, Paradigm removes the risk of depleted oxygen levels that newer formaldehyde-based conditioners are capable of producing.

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Mirage Non-Toxic Acrylic & Glass Cleaner
Chemical cleaners work effectively and leave no streaks, but they often contain ammonia or other toxic chemicals which are harmful to fish. ATM has developed, and uses, Mirage, the #1 glass and acrylic cleaner guaranteed to do the job while leaving no streaks and repelling dust, water spots, and fingerprints. This new non-toxic cleaner is completely safe around the aquarium and fish. Mirage also leaves a polish that you can see and feel. It’s like HD for your aquarium!

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