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Keeping a successful saltwater aquarium: check out these 5 tips

I asked members of the Saltwater Aquarium Blog Newsletter Community, “What is the best tip you ever received about keeping a successful saltwater aquarium?” You shared A LOT of tips–many of them were variations on a similar theme.   Here are the top 5 tips for keeping a successful saltwater aquarium …

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How to Cycle a Saltwater Tank

In this post, I will cover the basics about one of the most fundamental steps you need to take when setting up a new aquarium: how to cycle a tank. What does it mean to cycle a saltwater tank? Ok, here it goes–I’m going to keep it real for a minute. …

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Attending a Reef Aquarium Conference

On April 23, 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the 5th Annual Ocean State Reef Aquarium Society Conference, in Rhode Island. This is a bit self indulgent, but I thought I  would share my experience with you. If you have ever thought about going to a reef aquarium …

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Chasing perfection when good enough is good enough

Chasing perfection when good enough is good enough One  of the things I love the most about this hobby is that it is an art, as much as it is a science. However, inadequate success with the artful side of things can also be maddeningly frustrating. Our tanks are not just a comprehensive …

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Top 10 Articles of 2016

2016 Year in Review A sincere thank you for all of your support this year. Without your support, I would just be a crazy person typing to himself (and maybe my Mom and Dad). Now I’m a crazy person typing to you, and you’re reading it. I do appreciate that …

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Reef Aquarium Club Listing & Directory

Reef Aquarium Club Listing & Directory One of the best ways to learn about the saltwater aquarium hobby, meet other people that share your interests, get help locally and save money at your favorite local and online fish stores is to join a Reef Aquarium Club. Marine Aquarium Society of North …

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5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money

5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money The saltwater aquarium hobby is an expensive hobby–there is no hiding or avoiding that. But that doesn’t mean you have to waste money to enjoy it. Here are 5 tried-and-true saltwater aquarium tips to help you save money. 5. Switch to LED …

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A hot week and a hard lesson in coral heat stress

That is a quote from a  Dr. Foster’s article–and right now, it feels like the understatement of the century (hows that for an exaggeration). My story starts a couple of weeks ago, when my tank experienced a relatively sudden temperature change that put stress on my tank and caused me to …

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Top 5 Most Helpful Saltwater Aquarium YouTube Channels

Top 5 Most Helpful Saltwater Aquarium YouTube Channels Do you have a few minutes to surf? Are you looking for some how-to help, or maybe you’re thinking about a new aquarium DIY project? There’s no substitute for video to demonstrate certain topics. Unfortunately, I don’t have a face for video–I …