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Brine shrimp: all about cysts and hatching

What you will find in this article What are brine shrimp?What do they eat?Ideal water parametersBrine shrimp life cycleHatching brine shrimpBrine shrimp hatcheryDIYDIY Stand ComboConical designAlternative designNetBrine shrimp factsConclusions What are brine shrimp? The non-scientific short answer: brine shrimp are fish food that will drive your fish crazy. The more specific answer: brine shrimp are tiny invertebrates (arthropod crustaceans really), …

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Chocolate chip starfish: reef safe?

Chocolate chip starfish are quirky-cool and easy to identify, but are they reef safe? That’s the question I set out to answer with this blog post. What you will find in this article IntroductionNatural habitatDietHow does it eat?Chocolate chip starfish compatibilityPersonal experience keeping this invertCareAcclimationConclusionsWhat has your experience been? Introduction So, what is a chocolate chip starfish, anyway? Here’s one, …

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How to set up a saltwater aquarium

Do you want to know how to set up a saltwater aquarium? You can enjoy the beauty and relaxation of a saltwater tank in your own home without breaking the bank if you follow the steps in this how-to guide. What you will find in this article A few questions designed to help you get startedDifficulty levelsAll-in-one or Build your …

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The Definitive Guide to Reef Aquarium Live Rock

What is live rock? What is live rock? Where should I start? The term itself is a bit awkward, which leads to some of the confusion. Technically speaking, live rock is not alive. Equally technically speaking, it very much is a rock. The living part of the rock is not the rock itself, but rather the tiny invertebrates, algae, and …

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What is the best aquarium chiller for a saltwater reef tank?

What is the best aquarium chiller for a saltwater aquarium in 2018? Read on to find out more. Last year, I had a major setback with my display tank. While working on my tank, I messed up the temperature my heater was set at…unfortunately at the same time I was leaving for vacation, which was also during a heat wave. …

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Flame angelfish care guide

The Flame Angelfish, Centropyge loricula, is one of the most popular dwarf angelfish species. All you have to do is see one single specimen to realize why they are so popular. These fish get their name Flame (angel) from their striking fiery red bodies with an orange center, just like a fire core. They display vertical black bars on the …