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Sexy Shrimp Care: Thor amboinensis

The sexy shrimp (Thor amboinensis) checks every box when it comes to invertebrates. Intriguing name? No need to explain that one. Engaging behavior? They’ll happily distract you from every task on your To-Do List. Fascinating to look at? Well, they’re not called “sexy shrimp” for nothing! If you haven’t already …

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Blue Hippo Tang Care Guide: Paracanthus hepatus

The blue hippo tang (Paracanthus hepatus) is an undoubtedly interesting and popular saltwater fish. And, in my mind, it ranks as one of the most beautiful species you’ll encounter. Is it the cool electric blue body that appeals to hobbyists? Or is it the yellow tail? Maybe it’s the bold …

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Buying Saltwater Fish Online: Top Resources for Your Tank

The advice and support you get from your local fish store are worth their weight in gold. But not everyone in the hobby is located in an area with suitable options, Or maybe you’re looking for a broader selection of saltwater fish and corals. That means buying saltwater fish online. …

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Reef Magazines: 5 Free Top Reads On the Internet

You found Saltwater Aquarium Blog, so there’s a good chance you’re surfing the internet looking for helpful information about setting up or maintaining a reef aquarium. I know this site is just one stop on the information superhighway. Nothing more than a detour through a town with a single blinking …

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Brittle Starfish Care: The Ophiuroidea Family

The brittle starfish (Ophiuroidea) or brittle star group either enchant or repulse you. They follow the expected pattern of five “limbs,” but they lack that adorable star design. Instead, you get long, snaking legs that move in every direction – sometimes independently. But these echinoderms bring a particular fascination with …

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Best Reef Aquarium Gloves: A Quick Product Review

When you work in your saltwater aquarium, you deal with – well, water. But there are other concerns you may face. Do you have corals? Sea anemones? Fish with spines? You need aquarium gloves to protect you while you’re scrubbing, aquascaping, or rearranging your rockwork. Maybe they’re not the most …

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Aquarium Stocking Guide: How Many Fish Per Tank?

When you set up your first saltwater aquarium, the temptation is to pack in as many of your favorite species as possible. But if you refer to the average aquarium stocking guide, you know that practice won’t work. Overcrowded tanks lead to complications with water quality. You can also end …

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FAQ on Reef Aquarium LED Lights: All You Need to Know

If you spend any time looking over your electric bill, you know owning a saltwater aquarium can rack up significant costs. You’ve probably also heard that reef aquarium LED lights help cut down on the funds leaving your wallet every month. (As a matter of fact, one of the most …

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Niger Triggerfish Care: Odonus niger

The Niger triggerfish (Odonus niger) checks all of the boxes when it comes to saltwater aquariums. You get a unique football shape with stunning colors (right down to a set of prominent “fangs”). And then there’s a delightful personality once your trigger settles into the tank. They’re a genuine delight …