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What is the best aquarium chiller?

What is the best aquarium chiller for a saltwater aquarium? Read on to find out more. Last year, I had a major set-back with my display tank. While working under my tank, I messed up the temperature my heater was set at…unfortunately at the same time I was leaving for vacation, which was also during a heat wave. Long story …

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Mysis Shrimp: A Favorite Fish & Coral Food

One of my favorite frozen foods to feed my saltwater fish is frozen mysis shrimp. Almost every fish I have ever kept has instantly recognized the floating white morsels as a meal. I’ve offered them at the same time as flakes (which would otherwise be voraciously eaten if it wasn’t competing with the mysis shrimps), and the fish will swim …

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Coralline algae–the algae you want in your tank

I don’t think the average aquarium owner thinks about algae as being a good thing—but there are algae, Coralline Algae, that are desirable, attractive and a hallmark of a healthy tank. Although the word coral is in coralline algae, they are certainly not corals. Coralline algae are a macroalgae that has a calcified (stony) skeleton, similar in some ways to the skeletons …

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Acan Coral Care Guide

Acanthastrea corals, commonly known as the Acan Coral or Acan Lords, are Large Polyp Stony corals, and one of the most beautifully colored soft coral species. They come in various shades of purple, red, green, blue, orange, brown, rust or pale tan to pale grey. The family includes many species, which have a lot of different names. Acan corals in the ocean …

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Saltwater ich treatment: A comprehensive guide

A lot has been written about saltwater ich treatment, one of the most important and most common challenges in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Articles on the topic, including those I’ve written in the past, are often littered with cliches like: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, because once the parasite gets in your tank, it is extremely …