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Blue Hippo Tang Care Guide

The Blue hippo tang is an undoubtedly interesting and popular saltwater fish that ranks, in my mind, as one of the most beautiful. Is it the cool electric blue body, the yellow tailfin,  the bold black markings, the freckles on the face, or the Pixar movies? Yes, yes, yes, yes, …

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Royal gramma

Are you thinking about adding a Royal gramma basslet to your saltwater tank? If so, you’ll be in good company, because Gramma loreto, is a great beginner fish and is one of the most popular fish in the hobby. For good reason! This is one of the first animals I added to my …

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The bristle worm

If you have ever seen a bristle worm in your reef tank, you would probably agree they can be ugly little creatures. I’m pretty sure we’re genetically programmed to be creeped out by millipede-looking creatures. There is a lot of energy and discussion about this lowly polychaete in reef aquarium …

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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 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 …

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Sun coral: How to care for and keep Tubastraea

The Sun Coral is an awesome and popular large polyp stony corals (LPS coral) that is often sought after in the aquarium hobby, because of its bright orange-yellow, “sunny” polyps. There are more than just one species of sun coral out there, so you may sometimes see them listed as …