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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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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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Water Movement: Why It’s Important in a Saltwater Aquarium

Maintaining high-quality saltwater is, arguably, the most important thing you do for your reef aquarium. And I bet if I asked for the most important water parameters, you’d list temperature, pH, and nutrient or contaminant levels. Well, one other important water parameter often gets ignored, neglected, or otherwise taken for …

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Choosing the Best Aquarium Reactor Media

Everyone loves a clean saltwater aquarium. But crystal-clear views through the glass don’t happen by magic. You need special filters such as aquarium reactor media to get the job done. Otherwise, you face an uphill battle with potential toxins, wastes, and thriving algae. (To say nothing of the potential health …

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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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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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Best Nano Protein Skimmer: Product Reviews for 2018

Ever wonder how experienced aquarium owners manage to keep the water in their nano tanks so pristine? Designed specifically for these challenges, they credit one of the best nano protein skimmer models as a big step to keeping that water clean and their nano tank thriving. Depending on the type of …

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Hobby brine shrimp hatchery dish: so much fun for under $30

A few weeks back, I was listening to the Reef Therapy podcast—shout out to Jake and Mark, where they talked about their aquarium hacks—and mentioned live baby brine shrimp as a hack for replacing live copepod or zooplankton supplement feeding. I’ve had a can of brine shrimp cysts in my …

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Why You Should Add a Refugium to Your Saltwater Aquarium

As you start to explore the saltwater aquarium hobby, you’ll probably encounter a recommendation to add a refugium to your tank. This simple equipment addition doesn’t seem like much (it doesn’t even take up a ton of real estate), and you may wonder what all the hype’s about. Or you may …

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Best Protein Skimmer Product Reviews

Looking for the best protein skimmer to add to your reef aquarium? Feeling overwhelmed by all of the choices? This article should help you sort through all the options and help you narrow your search, and find the best model for your saltwater tank. Table of Contents: Protein Skimmer Product Reviews …