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Five Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid

5 Saltwater Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid What is a saltwater starter fish? When you set up a saltwater fish tank, the first fish you put in the tank (the fish you start with) could be considered starter fish. When applied broadly, the term starter fish probably refers to a fish that is good to add when setting …

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Five Best Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners

5 Best Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners What makes a fish species a great saltwater aquarium fish for beginners?  There are a few key attributes that are most important if you are a looking to add a great community fish to your saltwater aquarium. A great saltwater aquarium fish for beginners must be: Hardy Vibrant Inexpensive Non-aggressive Hardiness To be a …

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The Most Popular, Worst and My Favorite Blog Posts

As part of the Saltwater Aquarium Blog 3-year birthday celebration, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect back on some of the blog posts written over the past three years. Here are the most popular, worst and my favorite blog posts from the last three years. Most Popular Saltwater Aquarium Blog Posts Five Saltwater Starter Fish Every Beginner Should …

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Breeding the Banggai Cardinalfish

  A while back, I wrote an article about Breeding the Banggai cardinalfish that was published in Aquarium Fish International. This is the article is written the way I originally intended it and includes my intended (bad) humor. I was pretty fortunate to have success breeding this awesome saltwater fish. You will see that I made lots of mistakes, but …

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Reef Aquarium Lighting

Reef Aquarium Lighting One of the most common questions I hear from new saltwater aquarium hobbyists about reef aquarium lighting is, “How much light do I need? Is there a minimum wattage I should consider to keep coral in a reef tank?” I have heard aquarists offer up the advice that to keep coral, they should have between 2 and …