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Are deep sand beds just a thing of the past?

When I started in the hobby, deep sand beds were trending towards the end of being in vogue…that is, I guess if one could ever consider deep sand beds to ever have been in vogue. As a side note here, I don’t think I’ve ever used the phrase in vogue before, but now I’ve done it three times in the …

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Lessons from jar reef aquariums to apply to a display tank

I enjoyed reading this month’s CORAL magazine. This issue was dedicated to jar reefing. Like the name implies, jar reefing is when you keep a reef…well…in a jar. The old-school advice always stated that you wanted a bigger aquarium because it provided advantages in terms of stability—but the popularity of these pico reefs in jars runs smack in the face …

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3 Low Cost, Low Tech Ways to Improve the Utility of your Aquarium Sump

An aquarium sump is a small tank or other vessel installed below your display aquarium used to house unsightly equipment and aid in the circulation and oxygenation of your aquarium water. Here are 3 low cost, low tech ways to improve the utility of your aquarium sump: 1) Add some macroalgae and an LED light to your aquarium sump You …

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How to get rid of green hair algae

How to get rid of green hair algae: If you’re having problems with green hair algae–you’re not alone. Many of us have struggled with this problem algae in our tanks. It can be a big pain because it can “take over your tank” in a short amount of time. So let’s dive a bit deeper into what causes the problem …

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How to cure live rock

Looking for information about how to cure live rock? Live rock is one of the most important things you will add to your saltwater aquarium. It serves as both the structural and filtration-al… (I never miss an opportunity to make up a new word) foundation of most saltwater aquarium systems. Live rock also provides an important source of biological interest …

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Happy New Year 2018

How is everything progressing with your aquarium or aquariums? Do you have an aquarium goal for 2018? If you’re just starting out, perhaps your goal is to establish a thriving tank? If you’ve had success with fish, maybe you want to try your hand at growing corals?Already good with softies? Maybe now is a good time to try some more …