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Observations while visiting a real reef

I’m a lucky guy. I just got back from a trip to Hawaii, where I got to do a lot of snorkeling. It was cool to get to see the reefs in action. Real reefs around the big island of Hawaii. Here are a few things I observed: Reef fishes are everywhere in Hawaii–it is truly paradise In Hawaii, reef …

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2017 Saltwater Aquarium Blog Most Popular Reef Tank Items Purchased Online

Hello again saltwater aquarium fans, it’s time for the annual Saltwater Aquarium Blog Most Popular Reef Tank Items article. This is the list of the top items purchased online by the readers of Saltwater Aquarium Blog. Here is how I determine the list of the most popular Affiliation with Amazon It’s probably not a surprise to you that Amazon.com is …

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How much live rock do I need?

How much live rock do I need? How much live rock do I need? That’s one of the most common questions when setting up a new saltwater aquarium. You might be surprised to find out you really only need 10-20 pounds of live rock, no matter how big of an aquarium you have.  I will explain why in a moment. …

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Best protein skimmer reviews

Best Protein Skimmer Reviews-2017 A product review of the most popular brands of saltwater protein skimmer available for a reef tank As technology continues to improve, it becomes a little bit easier for us to maintain ideal conditions for our reef tanks. But as our reef aquarium equipment improves, our options seem to be multiplying too. Having choices, as a consumer …

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Chalice Coral

Chalice Coral Ready for some eye candy? Take a look at some of these awesome chalice corals. Chalice corals are stony corals that are best kept by intermediate hobbyists—those who have already mastered the basics of coral husbandry. They are available in a dizzying array of colors and go by names like: Hell’s Eye Chalice Hollywood Stunner Chalice Miami Hurricane …

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Serpent starfish

Serpent Starfish Serpent starfish belong to the family Ophiuridae (one of the five Echinoderm families), which also includes basket and brittle sea stars. These species are very popular in the aquarium trade for their bright and exotic colors and hardiness in the tank. The serpent and brittle starfish are closely related species. The difference is that the brittle star has …