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Reef tank blunders: my painful lesson about wearing gloves

I started this blog in 2009, with the goal of helping you (or other people like you) get up to speed quickly with your reef tanks and avoid making the same mistakes I did. Well, the good news is that there’s a lot of learning going on these days, as I continue to make mistakes.Last night, I was painfully reminded …

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3 Low Cost, Low Tech Ways to Improve the Utility of your Aquarium Sump

An aquarium sump setup is a small tank or other vessel installed below your display aquarium used to house unsightly equipment and aid in the circulation and oxygenation of your aquarium water. Here are 3 low cost, low tech ways to improve the utility of your aquarium sump: 1) Add some macroalgae and an LED light to your aquarium sump …

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Best rimless aquarium product review

A short while ago, I started a journey to find the best rimless aquarium. I already have one aquarium running, but I wanted to experience starting over and the freedom of starting another aquarium from scratch. It needed to be small, but I was hoping for something bigger than most reef jars. I haven’t been on the market for a …

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Aquarium gravel vacuum & fish tank vacuum product review

Aquarium gravel vacuum & water change siphon product review: it’s always a great feeling when you find a box from Amazon on your doorstep when you get home–even if it is “just” a fish tank vacuum. The auto-siphon bulb on my Aqueon auto-siphon cleaner stopped working. I had this thing for years. No concerns about quality, I would be comfortable …

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Anura pH 50 Product Review

A product review of the new line of Anura pH meters for the saltwater aquarium hobby–the Anura pH50 A few months back, I was approached by an entrepreneur, Randy, launching a new line of meters for the aquarium hobby. The brand name was Anura. He offered to provide free meters to a small number of email subscribers, in exchange for …

A quick review of cyanoacrylate coral fragging glue and two-part epoxies

Ready to get started with fragging your first corals but aren’t sure which cyanoacrylate coral fragging glue you should buy? Here is a quick product review of commercially available glues for use in coral fragging. Most of the coral adhesives in the market fall under one of two categories: Cyanoacrylate adhesives Two-part epoxies Cyanoacrylate gel is a great all-around adhesive. …

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2017 Saltwater Aquarium Blog Most Popular Reef Tank Items Purchased Online

Hello again saltwater aquarium fans, it’s time for the annual Saltwater Aquarium Blog Most Popular Reef Tank Items article. This is the list of the top items purchased online by the readers of Saltwater Aquarium Blog. Here is how I determine the list of the most popular Affiliation with Amazon It’s probably not a surprise to you that Amazon.com is …