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6 Shy saltwater fish

Looking for a shy saltwater fish? Read more to find out 6 great options for your reef aquarium. 6 Shy saltwater fish you may want to add to your tank One common trait that the most popular and common saltwater fish share is a certain boldness in the aquarium. I’m …

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What is live sand?

A new saltwater aquarium is a somewhat sterile, harsh environment for those first few animals to colonize. As a result, some of those first fish and invertebrates we add to our tanks don’t survive. It can be challenging to nail down exactly what this new tank syndrome is, but the bottom …

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7 Coolest Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners

Here is a list of the 7 coolest saltwater aquarium fish for beginners. If you are looking for a cool saltwater fish, you might want to start with the list here. Criteria for inclusion in this list To make this very exclusive list, the fish must be: Very cool Relatively …

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Purple firefish: Nemmateleotris decora

Purple Firefish Guide The Nemmateleotris decora, commonly known as Purple Firefish, Purple Dartfish, Flame Firefish, Decorated Dartfish, Fire Goby or Decorated Firefish, the Indo-west-Pacific Ocean area in 1973. Its natural coloration is white to various degrees of yellow shades, with deep purple hues beginning at the head and ending in …

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Missing out on looking back

Do you ever get bored with your reef tank? Truth be told, I feel a little bit bored with mine. For a while there, I had a streak going, where I moved every few years–but I’ve been in my current house for about 9 years now and have had basically the …

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3 Functional Fishes for a Reef Aquarium

Most of the time, I buy saltwater fish for my reef aquarium because I think the fish is cool, fun to look at something inside me just says, I simply must have it. Are you like that? Well, some fish are cool, fun to look at AND will work…for free. I …

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The mistake I regret the most

In life, I tend not to regret very many things. I tend to be a thoughtful (not in the he’s a thoughtful guy way but more in the he thinks things through way), and I pride myself on thinking thing through and making the best decision at the time. But …

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Euthanizing a sick, dying or injured fish

For better or worse, an experience with my personal saltwater aquarium inspired this week’s post. An incident in my tank this week has me asking the question: When, if ever, is it O.K. to euthanize a sick, dying or injured fish or coral? Unfortunately, I found myself tired (from a …

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How To

How To Page: To set up and maintain a saltwater aquarium, there are a lot of things to consider. Your options for making the tank a reflection of your own interests and tastes are practically endless. With that said, tasks with endless possibilities can sometimes be daunting or overwhelming–especially if …

Bare Bottom Reefing

Bare bottom reefing If you are setting up an aquarium in the near future, one of the decisions you will have to make is whether you want to go with a bare bottom. I’m not kidding. Bare bottom reefing is the rage these days—so if you don’t want people to …