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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

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

ReAs 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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Aquarium Sump Tanks

Thinking about adding aquarium sump tanks to your display? This article will help you better understand what aquarium sump tanks, why you may want one, and where to buy them online – with handy product reviews of the best setups. Table of Contents Already have a hang on what aquarium …

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Quarantine Tank Setup

A quarantine tank setup is a crucial part of owning and maintaining a saltwater aquarium. You’ll ensure the safety of every fish and invertebrate you add to a tank. Not to mention you’ll save yourself hefty medication bills down the road. But how do go about making sure your quarantine …

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Best Brine Shrimp Hatchery: Product Review

A brine shrimp hatchery is a simple, but useful device that helps you hatch, isolate and harvest artemia nauplii, which you then use to feed the fish, corals and other invertebrates in a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. It’s hard for fish to resist the twitching motion of live foods. It rings …

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Best Nano Aquarium for Saltwater

A large aquarium positioned prominently as a display is a stunning addition to any room. But despite what you may have heard, big reef tanks don’t have to have all the fun. A Nano Aquarium, by comparison, is a comparatively pint-sized tank, typically around 20 gallons or less that packs a …

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Gourmet defroster by Innovative Marine: A Product Review

Introduction If you feed your fish with frozen foods, then you may want to check out the Gourmet Defroster product, from Innovative Marine. I got this fun little gadget as a birthday gift, and couldn’t wait to check it out. What is the Gourmet Defroster and why would you use …