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Vermetid Snails: Destructive Aquarium Pests

Ask any aquarist to rattle off a list of their most dreaded pests, and you’ll find vermetid snails. These invertebrates wreak havoc on reef tanks in no time at all. Even worse, trying to find and eradicate them can pose a challenge. Good thing you have this handy primer to …

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Aquarium Sand: Choosing a Saltwater Aquarium Substrate

When you get started with your saltwater aquarium, you have PLENTY of decisions to make. And one of the first you need to decide? Which aquarium sand will you go with to cover the bottom of the tank? Maybe you haven’t considered the number of options out there. Or perhaps …

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6 Sensational Saltwater Shrimp Every Aquarist Loves

Every aquarist wants that little bit of elegance and character for their reef tank. And these sensational saltwater shrimp do the trick. Not only do you get some vibrant colors and patterns (always a plus), but you’ll also gain some extra activity and help around the aquarium. (Form AND function …

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The 9 Best Saltwater Aquarium Blogs

Are you looking for a good saltwater aquarium blog to read? (Well, clearly, since you’re here) But maybe you’d like a handy list of the best saltwater aquarium blogs you can turn to whenever you need to find reference materials for your hobby. Sometimes obscure problems pop up. And bloggers …

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7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets

For most of us, reef keeping brings a sense of immense joy and reward. And that quickly translates into a lifetime love for the hobby. We love the technology of aquarium equipment and reef tank gadgets (almost) as much as our fishy (and coral) friends. Even so, the art of …

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Clown Goby Care: Gobiodon spp.

The clown goby (Gobiodon spp.) charms people with a combination of its tiny size, cute shape, and dazzling array of colors. You don’t need to break the bank to add one – or even a pair – to your display reef tank, either. And under ideal conditions, they’ll add the …

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Easiest DIY Saltwater Fish Food Ever

Have you ever wondered if you could make your own saltwater fish food? Think about it: no need to contemplate which commercial food to pick up from the store. And you retain full control over all the ingredients. If the thought’s ever passed through your mind, this is the post for …

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6 Reasons to Add Sponge Filters to Your Aquarium

When you start thinking about ALL of the equipment you need for your saltwater aquarium, it’s easy to overlook the little things – for instance, sponge filters. Everyone needs them around – and knows they’re necessary in the back of their mind – but the handy pieces of filter media …

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Serpent Starfish Care: Ophiuroidea

When people think of starfish, they call to mind the five-pointed echinoderms you learn to recognize as a kid. So you might overlook serpent starfish at first glance. These brightly colored members of the group trade in those “stubby” arms for long, snake-like limbs. It’s the perfect touch to a saltwater …

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Flame Hawkfish Care: Neocirrhitus armatus

The flame hawkfish (Neocirrhitus armatus) stands out in even the best reef crowds. They’re genuine charmers for aquarists looking for the perfect touch of RED to add to their tanks. But they’ll also make ideal choices for anyone who appreciates a bit of excitement. Because as members of the hawkfish …