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Powerful coral care and saltwater fish statistics

In Mid-2020, I conducted a survey among Saltwater Aquarium Blog Newsletter readers to get some important coral care and saltwater fish statistics. More than 200 aquarium enthusiasts took the survey, contributing thousands of data points. A summary of the most interesting stats is included below. What saltwater fish types are …

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Best clownfish tank mates

Clownfish are the most popular marine fish–and for a good reason. 95% of saltwater aquarium enthusiasts report success caring for them. So let’s explore some of the best clownfish tank mates to keep in your saltwater aquarium. What makes a fish one of the best clownfish tank mates? The best …

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Saltwater fish tank ideas

Here are some saltwater fish tank ideas to help you build the reef aquarium of your dreams. First fish saltwater fish tank ideas When you start a new saltwater tank, the environment will sustain life, but it isn’t mature enough for most fish to thrive. Therefore, it is crucial to …

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Best fish for a small saltwater tank

The term small saltwater tank is a relativistic comparison. What is small for one home or group may not be to another, but in general, any aquarium that is 30 gallons (113.6 L) in volume, or less, would probably be considered a small saltwater tank. A saltwater tank of 30 …

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75 Best saltwater fish for a 100-gallon fish tank

How to determine the best fish for a 100-gallon tank A 100-gallon fish tank is a great size that will allow you to keep a variety of very cool and colorful saltwater fish. The selection of fish is going to be similar to the 90-gallon tank recommendations, because the next …

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Best saltwater fish for a 15 gallon tank

Setting up a saltwater tank is a hobby you can enjoy for years and years. One important aspect of having a successful aquarium is picking fish that are the right size for the tank and are compatible with each other. This guide will help you get started by sharing the …

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Removing diatoms and brown algae from a reef tank

Have you spotted clusters of unwanted patches of brown growth in your tank? Brown algae probably come to mind first. (Quick-growing, plant-like, covering EVERY surface) What if I told you those growths were a particular group of algae known as diatoms. And eradicating them from your saltwater aquarium can get …

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Yellowhead Jawfish Care Guide: Opistognathus aurifrons

The yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) is one of the most personable of the jawfish group. Hobbyists get the best of both worlds: a burrowing species that happens to enjoy people-watching. And if you provide the best conditions for your little excavator, you can expect it to “spy hop” throughout the …

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Mimic Tang Care Guide: Acanthurus pyroferus

The mimic tang (Acanthurus pyroferus) stands out from the crowd – well, by NOT standing out. No, really. One of the coolest aspects of this species is the ability to don the colors and patterns of local angelfish while they’re juveniles. The mimicry keeps them safe, sound, and thriving until …

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Best saltwater fish for a 50 gallon tank

50 gallons (227.3 liters) can be a perfect volume for a saltwater tank. It is large enough to allow you some pretty interesting fish options, without breaking the bank or needing you to move out of one of the rooms in your home to make space. 50 Gallon tank dimensions …