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Acclimating fish using drip method

Any time you buy a saltwater fish, it is important to slowly, gradually acclimate the fish to the specific conditions of your aquarium. There are a couple of reasons why you need to do this. This article will show you why and how you can start acclimating fish using drip method right away. Any time you buy a saltwater fish, it is important …

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When should I change my saltwater aquarium lights

  Are you wondering: When should I change my saltwater aquarium lights? The answer, of course, is “that depends…” How often you need to change the lights for your saltwater aquarium will depend on a few things: 1)      Whether you have a fish-only or reef aquarium 2)      How many hours you run your saltwater aquarium lights each day 3)      The type (style) …

Book Review: The New Marine Aquarium

Book Review: The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step Setup & Stocking Guide by Michael S. Paletta   This book, originally published in 1998, has some relevant information for the beginning saltwater aquarium hobbyist. I would consider this book to be a beginner’s book—at 144 pages in length, the content is easily laid out and easy to absorb. Michael Paletta covers the …

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Easiest DIY Saltwater Fish Food Ever

Introduction Have you ever wondered if it would be possible to make your own saltwater fish food? It’s easier than you think to make highly nutritious food for the fish in your saltwater aquarium. Before investing a lot of time and energy, I encourage you to start off simple and try this recipe for the easiest DIY saltwater fish food ever. Calling …

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ORA Goldflake Clownfish

The latest innovation to come out of ORA Farms is here–and they are calling it The Goldflake Clownfish.   What is a Goldflake Clownfish? It is the offspring of a Gold-Striped Maroon Clownfish with a unique striping pattern that was specially selected because of its own individually unique and attractive striping pattern. Aquaculture facilities like ORA Farms have been cranking out …

Moving Your Aquarium–Part 4

Now that you have taken care to pack and care your fish, coral and equipment with care, the next stage is setting everything back up in your new home. Test for Leaks The first thing to do when you arrive at your new home (ok first fishy thing you want to do) is leak test your aquarium. Set the tank …

Moving Your Aquarium: Part 3

Moving Your Aquarium—Part 3— In Moving Your Aquarium, Parts 1 and 2, I covered setting up your plan and packing up your most important living creatures—your biological filter. Now it’s time to pack the rest. Corals The size, shape and type of coral you have will dictate how you should pack them.  Soft coral are easily packed inside zipper-lock backs. …