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Keeping a successful saltwater aquarium: check out these 5 tips

I asked members of the Saltwater Aquarium Blog Newsletter Community, “What is the best tip you ever received about keeping a successful saltwater aquarium?” You shared A LOT of tips–many of them were variations on a similar theme.   Here are the top 5 tips for keeping a successful saltwater aquarium These are the top tips that you shared about keeping …

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Red Slime Algae Cyanobacteria

What are Red Slime Algae? Red Slime Algae is the common name for an aquarium troublemaker otherwise known as red cyanobacteria. Since the term cyanobacteria sounds like either a bizarre Crayola Crayon color or the bacterial strain in a Michael Crichton novel (how’s that for a dated reference), the more popular term red slime algae tends to fit quite well. Red slime …

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5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money

5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money The saltwater aquarium hobby is an expensive hobby–there is no hiding or avoiding that. But that doesn’t mean you have to waste money to enjoy it. Here are 5 tried-and-true saltwater aquarium tips to help you save money. 5. Switch to LED lights (or start out that way) If you are still …

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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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Equipment Needed to Culture Saltwater Rotifers

The first step to culturing saltwater rotifers at home is to obtain a starter culture.  If you can’t find a hobbyist (or breeder) growing rotifers locally, you can find them online—just type ‘rotifer cultures’ or ‘live rotifers’ into the GOOGLE search bar on the bottom left margin of this page, and you’ll find a number of listings.  The advantage of buying …