The UV Sterilizer is one of the most praised and most critiqued piece of equipment in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. It’s easy to see what because the quality of the sterilizer differs greatly and many people do not know the difference. It’s easy to just purchase a cheap UV sterilizer and expect it to work wonders for disease and algae management. I was a little hesitant to write this article at first , but there is a lot of misinformation out there with these products so I feel it’s best to write a comprehensive article educating people on how they work so you have reasonable expectations of what you will get out of them.
Let’s focus today on one of the most basic and comprehensive filters in the hobby, the aquarium power filter. The best aquarium power filters contain 3 stages of filtration and are built to last. See what our picks are and why we chose two power filters as the best aquarium power filters on the market.
Many of us got interested in saltwater fish by seeing clownfish and anemones. It is a very common desire to eventually want to pair your clown with an anemone. While a captive raised clownfish is a easy to care for fish, an anemone is considered a more difficult to keep invertebrate. They require stability, a high amount of light, and good flow. I’m writing this guide because I get asked a lot from clients how they can keep an anemone. I’m going to focus today on the easiest to keep anemone that a clownfish will host – the bubble tip anemone.
Technology has gone a far way since I started in aquariums. Before, there were standard powerheads that would distribute a fixed flow and stream in your water column. Now you have these items called wavemakers that provide a wider and more powerful stream of water flow in your aquarium. A lot of manufacturers have entered the fray release their own wavemakers, but what is the best aquarium wavemaker?
There are so many wavemakers out there and now there are DC powered wavemakers that have a ton of controllability. Which one is the right one for you? Today’s post hopefully will clear that all up for you in deciding what wavemaker will work best for your aquarium.
Today’s post is all about awareness and providing options that work for a reef keeper. I will go through what is important to know when purchasing an RODI system, and go through several RODI systems that work for aquariums. Let’s get started :).
I won’t lie to you… Saltwater Aquarium Equipment is Expensive! It’s easy to find equipment like LED lighting well over $800 that just covers a 2×2 space! Where does this madness end! Check out these top saltwater aquarium equipment picks and save HUNDREDS EVEN THOUSANDS of dollars!
To Quarantine or Not To Quarantine – that is the question. This topic comes about with confusion and complexity because many new hobbyists do not know how to quarantine fish. The video below discusses part 1 of my video series (stay tune for the next parts in the future!).Today’s post is all about why we Quarantine and the various methods.
Unfortunately, dinoflagellates quickly become a nuisance in an aquarium environment.
Dinoflagellates quickly overrun the surface in your aquarium because there is no specific ecosystem for them to survive. Depending on the conditions, dinoflagellates can multiply up to a million cells in one milliliter of water in just a short period of time. The bigger the population, a higher chance that it will make the water toxic and can kill other life form inside your tank. So, it’s important to control dinoflagellate population as early as possible before it occupies every space inside your aquarium.
The Royal Gramma has been a mainstay in many reef tanks for many years. Its scientific name is Gramma loreto and it hails from the Caribbean. This fish really packs it all. They are work in most aquariums due to their compact size, they are very hardy, and generally very peaceful.
Have you tried setting up a coral reef tank? Selecting your first corals can be overwhelming but there are certain important things to consider about this high maintenance hobby. Corals thrive best in larger reef tanks but they can also be kept in small aquariums.One of my most favorite items in the marine hobby is soft coral.
In an aquatic environment like a simulated ecosystem in an aquarium, many parasites flourish. Some of the most destructive creatures that can be found in a fish tank are vermetid snails. Thus, controlling their growth or eradicating them is an essential move for the health of your collection.
Reef tanks can be pretty intimating for a newcomer. LPS Corals are the big show stoppers in the tank with their colors and their varieties, but not all LPS corals are created equally. Some of these corals are difficult to keep, but we have a list of corals here that you can safely pick from if you are looking to get into coral keeping.