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What is live sand?

A new saltwater aquarium is a somewhat sterile, harsh environment for those first few animals to colonize. As a result, some of those first fish and invertebrates we add to our tanks don’t survive. It can be challenging to nail down exactly what this new tank syndrome is, but the bottom line is that it can take a little time to …

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Innovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator Product Review

Product Review: The AccuDrip Acclimator by Innovative Marine A simple but helpful little gadget. Shop for the AccuDrip on Amazon.com. This is a small exaggeration, but the Innovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator is one of my favorite aquarium gadgets under $15. Elegantly simple and makes one of the most exciting times in the hobby a little easier. The best time in the hobby is …

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5 Best Selling Saltwater Aquarium Products

5 Best Selling Saltwater Aquarium Products Are you itching to buy a best selling saltwater aquarium product for your tank? Want to know what other blog readers are buying for their saltwater aquarium?  I have to admit, I was curious to see what other people are buying–and now that I know, I’m sharing that information with you. How I determined what …

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How to dose kalkwasser in a reef tank saltwater aquarium

What is kalkwasser? Kalkwasser is the German word for calcium hydroxide, a relatively inexpensive reef tank additive that will help you keep your calcium and pH levels nice and high in your tank. For some reason, the term kalkwasser has become part of the mainstream vernacular in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Kalkwasser, or calcium hydroxide, is a mainstay in the …