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Skunk cleaner shrimp reef aquarium care guide

While the name, skunk cleaner shrimp might sound like one of the smelliest and least interesting things you could add to your tank, I can assure you, there is nothing ordinary…or smelly…about them. I think the Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Association of America should take out a marketing campaign to re-brand these amazing invertebrates because their name doesn’t do them justice. …

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Best protein skimmer reviews

Looking for the best protein skimmer reviews? That’s the goal for this article, so read on. As technology has evolved, it has become easier to maintain ideal conditions for our reef tanks, but our equipment options have multiplied too. Having choices, as a consumer is usually a good thing. But when it comes to the reef aquarium hobby, there are so …

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Best Brine Shrimp Hatchery: Product Review

A brine shrimp hatchery is a very simple device. Since all it needs to do is provide a home for tiny brine shrimp eggs to hatch, many brine shrimp hatcheries are little more than a plastic water bottle. Yet this deceptively simple piece of equipment is a treasure among aquarists the world over. Being able to hatch your own brine …

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What do you do with your quarantine tank when it is empty?

One common question I get is this: What do you do with your quarantine tank in between fish or corals, when it is empty? It’s a great question–and it shows some progressive thinking. As responsible aquarium owners, we set up and use a quarantine tank and proper quarantine techniques and procedures to: Observe our new purchases to ensure they are …

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Best Nano Aquarium for Saltwater

A large aquarium positioned prominently as a display is a stunning addition to any room. But big tanks don’t have to have all the fun. A Nano Aquarium, on the other hand, is a comparatively pint-sized tank, typically around 20 gallons or less that packs a big punch in a small package. This reduced capacity offers aquarium hobbyists a broad range …

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Pipefish care guide

What you will find in this article IntroductionScientific name and common namesNatural habitatPipefish care and feedingPlacement in the tankCompatibilityReproduction and propagationConclusionWhat are your thoughts? Introduction Beginners beware. Pipefish are cute and unassuming fish, but they can be quite difficult to keep in an aquarium. They are mostly wild caught (though some hobby breeders have seen some success and there is …