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The bristle worm

If you have seen a bristle worm in your reef tank, you’ll probably agree they are ugly little creatures. I’m pretty sure we’re genetically programmed to be creeped out by millipede-looking creatures. There is a lot of energy and discussion about this lowly polychaete in reef aquarium circles. This is a live rock hitchhiker that reef tank owners love to …

Google Underwater Street View

Do you know what Google Underwater Street View is? Check this out. Would you agree with me that watching corals and saltwater fish is captivating? For me, the reason I set up my first saltwater aquarium was to bring that experience into my home. Did you know you could immerse yourself into 360 degrees of an underwater reef and fish …

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Best protein skimmer reviews

Looking for the best protein skimmer reviews? Well then, you’re in the right place. Whether you are in the market for your first protein skimmer or are looking to upgrade your existing protein skimmer, this article should help you sort through all the options and help you narrow your search and find the best model for your reef aquarium. Introduction to …

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About

You clicked on that link to learn more about me? Now you’re in for it. Hope you’re comfortable. Because I’m getting older, and I keep making mistakes, which means this story keeps getting longer. I’ve been an “aquarium-nerd” for a very long time. I hope you’re not offended by the term. I wear that badge with honor. The origin story …

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7 Biggest Aquarium Mistakes I’ve Made in the Hobby

I was chatting with a friend and Saltwater Aquarium Blog Newsletter subscriber the other day who was bummed because he made a mistake that ended causing some pretty significant damage to his tank. In the end, he decided to take a break from the hobby. It bums me out to see this happen, and unfortunately, it happens a lot. The …

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Acan Coral Care Guide

Acanthastrea corals, commonly known as the Acan Coral or Acan Lords, are Large Polyp Stony corals, and one of the most beautifully colored soft coral species. They come in various shades of purple, red, green, blue, orange, brown, rust or pale tan to pale grey. The family includes many species, which have a lot of different names and are touted by many …

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Green Star Polyps Coral Care

Introduction to Green Star Polyps Coral Care Green star polyps are an excellent beginner soft coral and might be the ideal first coral choice because they are: extremely hardy easy to care for tolerant of a range of water conditions fast-growing don’t need a lot of light to grow Green star polyps will grow on just about any aquarium surface, including …