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Zoanthids Coral Care Guide

Zoanthids coral, affectionately called zoas by aquarium hobbyists in online forums (I guess because zoanthid coral is too long to type) are an extremely popular type of coral kept in reef tanks. Why? Because they are relatively easy to grow, maintain, frag,  AND they are available in amazing, brilliant, fluorescent colors. They are hardy and will grow well in most reef tanks, …

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Live rock hitchhikers guide

If you were to look up the entry for “live rock”, in The Hitchhikers Guide, you would find the following entry: On earth, before it was destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, monkey mammals called humans sometimes enjoyed collecting fish and corals in a glass box. Inside that box, they would pile a bunch of expensive rock that …

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9 Most Important Reef Tank Aquarium Water Parameters

The 9 MOST IMPORTANT Reef Tank Parameters are: Alkalinity Ammonia Calcium Nitrate Nitrite pH Phosphate Salinity Temperature Let’s dive a little deeper into each individual water parameter as well as the value considered to be ideal for a reef tank: Number 1: Alkalinity Alkalinity is a complex concept/thing to describe because it pretty much only has scientific explanations. As aquarists, …

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A list of the 20 most popular Saltwater Fish

What is your favorite Saltwater Fish? This article will start with an overview of the most popular saltwater fishes and then dive deeper (pun intended) into a few recommendations to help you make a good choice for your reef tank. Remember, just because it is popular doesn’t make it a good choice. This is an area where following the crowd …

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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 2019? Read on to find out more about how you can beat the heat this summer. Two years ago, 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 …

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Dealing with an aquarium during a power failure

Guess who was dealing with an aquarium during a power failure again within the last few weeks? Yup, this guy here with the keyboard and the blog. Surprised you didn’t guess that. Grab a beverage, I’ll tell you the story. Wicked weather we’ve been having We have had some strange storms here, in Pennsylvania, lately. Two weeks ago, there were …