Using refugium algae to control nutrient levels in your reef tank

It is interesting how few people understand the true benefits that can be achieved with a refugium. Algae can sometimes become unsightly in a “show reef” setup.  Yet, the aglae benefits the aquarium by removing excess nutrients and elements that would otherwise buildup in your reef tank.  Using a refugium, algae can be grown in […]

Safely reduce fish tank nitrate

When it comes to aquariums, one of the biggest issues in health of your fish and maintenance of the aquarium is the water quality.  Fish wastes include ammonia.  Bacteria convert ammonia to nitrite and ultimately to nitrate.  Fortunately, fish tank nitrate is considerably less toxic than ammonia or nitrite.  What many aquarium hobbyists do not […]

Gallon Fish Tank Supplies – Supplies for a nano tank!

Most people who start nano tanks try their hand at setting them up as reef tanks. Nano reef tanks really are incredible pieces of art, but they still require most, if not all, of the care that larger marine tanks need. Though the sizes of nano tanks are quickly approaching a gallon, fish tank supplies […]

Marine Aquariums – Advice and Tidbits

Everyone loves the look of a well maintained marine aquarium. Most people don’t know that the balance in a marine aquarium can sometimes rest on a thin wire between beauty and disaster. This leads to many questions about how to easily and properly setup and maintain a marine aquarium. The following tips will help you […]

Refugium DIY – Tips and Plans

If you are looking to setup a refugium for your reef tank, but do not want to spend the money on an expensive refugium, DIY may be the best route for you.  There are many things to consider when it comes to setting up your own DIY refugium.  These include the location of your refugium, […]

Salt Water Fish Tank Supplies – Easy Reef Care

Salt water aquariums are often among the most impressive show tanks you will see. A well setup tank will easily convey the sense of being maintenance free – the corals and fish will seem to care for themselves! Unfortunately, in the real world, this is often not the case. Caring for a reef aquarium is […]

Fish Tank Supplies – Guide to buying online

The benefits of buying online include convenience, lower prices, and better selection of fish tank supplies. Many people have started buying things like books, DVDs, electronics, and many other items online, but do not realize that there are many great deals that can be found for aquarium supplies on the internet. You might be nervous […]

Large fish tanks are great for aquarium newcomers

For anyone who is relatively new to the aquarium hobby, the decision to start with small or large fish tanks is usually one of the first things that crosses the mind. There are proponents to either choice. Each size of aquarium has its pros and cons, so choosing what is ideal for the newcomer is […]

3 tips for marine aquarium newbies

Many newcomers to the salt water aquarium hobby ask how easy or difficult it will be to keep a marine aquarium for the first time. This is never an easy answer to give because there are so many factors involved in setting up and taking care of a salt water fish tank. On the bright […]

Before setting up your first reef tank

Within the aquarium hobby, the holy grail of fish tanks is widely agreed up on to be a show quality reef tank.  Unfortunately, for newcomers to the hobby, the setup of such a reef aquarium is not an easy thing to accomplish.  Rushing into a first reef tank will ultimately result in wasted money and […]

Marine fish tank – what accessories your fish can’t live without

Setting up a marine fish tank for the first time is not as simple as just filling an aquarium with salt water. There are several accessories that must also be considered for the marine tank setup to be successful. Also, if you have the necessary marine aquarium supplies the maintenance and care of the marine […]

Determining what aquarium light bulbs you need

For newcomers to the aquarium hobby, determining the type of aquarium light bulbs needed for any given fish tank setup can be a confusing process.  The basic types of aquarium lighting include incandescent bulbs, fluorescent and compact fluorescent lights, and metal halide.  Other factors that are important to the type of aquarium light you need […]

How To Start Your Own Mini Reef Aquarium

First of all, you would need more than just a passing fancy if you want to start a mini reef tank. A mini reef tank or saltwater aquarium would entail a bit more work, advanced skills in fish keeping and a heck lot more of other specialized equipment as compared to fresh water tanks. Setting […]

Saltwater Fish Tank Supplies – feeding your corals

Feeding corals used to be a difficult task. There are stories of people trying to feed each coral individually, but thankfully this task can often be avoided! With many products designed to mimic “marine snow” there is less need to target feed your corals and filter feeders. Some of the best saltwater fish tank supplies […]

Marine aquarium lighting with metal halide lights

When it comes down to marine aquarium lighting, there is considerable choice any hobbyist has for lighting their reef tank. Some options include fluorescent lighting and metal halide lights. Most marine fish tank enthusiasts, though, would agree that metal halide lights are they best option for marine aquarium lighting. If metal halide lights are used, […]

Mini reef aquariums – Good salt water fish species for a small tank

The major rule of thumb in choosing salt water fish species for mini reef aquariums (for the sake of this post, less than 20 gallons of water) is to ensure that they are compatible with each other, the size of the fish tank, and with the other organisms in the aquarium. Some popular salt water […]

Reef aquarium – is it truly harder to keep a reef tank?

A reef aquarium is a type of tank environment that focuses more on having reefs and corals than on having actual fish inside it. While marine fish may also be added in many cases, this provides a different effect as opposed to having a normal aquarium. In essence it is more natural to look at […]

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