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Live Rock Gift Giving Guide for Family Members

Saltwater Aquarium Blog Guide to Holiday Gift Giving for Aquarium Nerds Happy Holidays! Thanks for taking a moment to read this Guide to Holiday Gift Giving. If you’re receiving this guide, it must mean that a loved one or dear friend of yours wants you to know what’s on their wish list. You should know that your friend is an …

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Gift Giving For Saltwater Aquarium Enthusiasts

The Holiday season is upon us again, and ‘tis the season for gift giving and gift receiving. But for those of us in the Saltwater Aquarium Hobby, we sometimes receive strange or confused looks when the loved ones in our lives see what’s on our wish list. I’ve been in this hobby for a number of years, but despite the …

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The mistake I regret the most

In life, I tend not to regret very many things. I tend to be a thoughtful (not in the he’s a thoughtful guy way but more in the he thinks things through way), and I pride myself on thinking thing through and making the best decision at the time. But there are a few things I regret–and I’ve found that …

National Geographic Coral Reef Video

I just wanted to share this National Geographic video about Coral Reefs. I think you need Flash to view it (not sure why Nat Geo did that…). Apologies to those of you on your iPhone or iPad. To be honest, the video feels a little dated, but that’s actually part of the charm. It’s a short video (only 3 minutes …

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Role of sponges in a coral reef ecosystem

What images come to mind when you think of a coral reef? I don’t think it would be much of a stretch for me to guess that one of your top three images that came to your mind was certainly not of sponges. If stony corals and clownfish are on the coral reef celebrity A-list, the lowly sponge would have …

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Update on changes to my water changes

Several weeks ago I wrote a lengthy post (alright, it was a rant) about partial water changes. At the time, I was struggling to come up with a topic–and I egged myself on with a challenge to write about whatever topic would have the potential of doing the most good (that is…if anyone were to read it and be inspired …