Fish Antibiotics and Other Aquarium Medications

Fish Antibiotics and Other Aquarium Medications One question that came up recently for a friend of mine (and newsletter subscriber) was what to do about two fish that had cloudy eyes. The person was already using one popular product and wasn’t seeing any improvement, and they wanted to know what product I would recommend they should try next. Unfortunately, this …

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How to install an aquarium grounding probe in less than a minute.

Want to know how to install an aquarium grounding probe? It’s easy. I’ll show you how. Installing the probe in my saltwater tank took me less than one minute. In fact, it took longer to take a few pictures and open the package than it took to install. How to install an aquarium grounding probe in less than a minute …

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Nothing good happens quickly in the saltwater aquarium hobby

Ironically, the topic of today’s blog post is patience–something I don’t have a lot of–and chances are, if you don’t have a lot of patience yourself, it may be too late for you. For the last several weeks, I wrote Holiday Gift-Giving Guides to help along the sometimes awkward conversations we have with our loved ones about the gifts we …

Best of Saltwater Aquarium Blog 2012: Fish and Coral Blog

Best of Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2012: Fish and Coral Blog As 2013 draws near, I thought I’d share a recap of the Best of Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2012. A lot has happened over the last hear. Several weeks ago, I took down the template and updated it with a more fresh/clean look. Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2012 BEFORE the …

Vodka dosing in a reef tank

Vodka dosing in a reef tank This sounds like a strange concept–and it is–but it works. Vodka dosing in a reef tank is a proven method to improve the water quality by removing nitrates and phosphates from the water. Let me share some of the benefits of vodka dosing in a reef aquarium with you by answering some common questions: …

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Six Simple Words for Aquarium Success:

Six Simple Words for Aquarium Success: Water changes, water changes, water changes…      Perform 10-20% partial water changes weekly   When I was younger, I used to play basketball—and I remember my Uncle telling me that the most important things to practice on my own came down to five simple words: “run, run, run, run, run.” While the life …