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This is why you don’t try to keep two tangs in the same tank

This is why you don’t try to keep two tangs in the same tank. I took a trip to (what used to be) my favorite local fish store today. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I arrived at the store 10 minutes early and waited, in anticipation, for the manager to unlock the door. Technically, they opened the store …

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Where is the best location to put my new saltwater tank?

Where is the best place to put my new saltwater tank? That’s a question I get a lot from people looking to start a new reef tank. I love that question, because it shows you are planning and care about making the best choices for your tank. The best location to put your new saltwater tank It isn’t very easy …

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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 …

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Acclimating fish using drip method

Any time you buy a saltwater fish, it is important to slowly, gradually acclimate the fish to the specific conditions of your aquarium. There are a couple of reasons why you need to do this. This article will show you why and how you can start acclimating fish using drip method right away. Any time you buy a saltwater fish, it is important …

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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: …