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Kevin Costa

Kevin used to operate an aquarium maintenance company and worked at local fish stores before working at Hanna. He is a passionate aquarium hobbyist who enjoys reef keeping and planted aquariums. He graduated New York University and received a graduate certificate in aquaculture from the University of Florida specializing in fish health. Kevin may be reached at kcosta@hannainst.com or 401-450-6051.

Recent Posts

Aquarium Water Testing and Why it Matters

Aquarium keeping begins with proper water quality. Water may appear crystal clear and safe for fish, that cannot be assumed.

The Importance of Water Quality in Keeping Zebrafish for Research

When maintaining zebrafish as a research specimen, water quality is pivotal for success and quality research. Read more to learn about ideal water parameters to maintain a zebrafish facility, various problems associated with poor water quality and ways to dependably analyze necessary parameters.

The Importance of Chlorine in Aquariums and Aquaculture

Chlorine analysis is extremely important for aquariums, aquaculture operations, ornamental fish ponds or any facility which maintains aquatic life. Chlorine, chloramine and their varying forms are important to track for the health of aquatic organisms.

Salinity Measurements in Aquariums

Salinity is one of the most widely tested parameters in saltwater aquariums. In this blog, we will discuss what salinity is, its importance in saltwater aquariums, and how to take salinity measurements.

Does your TDS Meter Measure Up?

Understanding Total Dissolved Solids and Electrical Conductivity Measurements in Reverse Osmosis Deionized Water Filters for your Aquarium.

Aquascaping: The Art and Science of Aquariums

Creating realistic nature aquariums is known as aquascaping. Not only does aquascaping utilize nature and art, but biology and water chemistry as well.

Why Testing Aquarium pH is Important

One of the most frequently tested parameters in aquariums is pH. Knowing what your aquarium pH range should be and monitoring it is crucial for success.

Why Does Aquarium Temperature Matter?

Aquarium temperature is often the first thing many home aquarium owners will test for and is critical for maintaining healthy metabolic functions in fish.

8 Best Practices for Using Your Hanna Marine Checker

There are many things that can negatively impact results when testing your aquarium. Find out how to prevent bad readings with these best practices.

Digital Testing for Saltwater Aquariums from Hanna

The Hanna Instruments Marine Checker Handheld Colorimeters produce accurate digital readouts for your aquarium's alkalinity, calcium, nitrite & phosphorus.

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