As we saw in our previous post, the Emerald Crab was rated the #1 algae eater in a saltwater aquarium. I wanted to dive in deeper in this post about this crab and why this crab is a great addition to your saltwater tank. I’m going to break this post down Q A style for simplicity:
In this post I’m going to highlight the Pulsing Xenia – one of the most unique soft corals available, but also a coral that needs to have a warning label for anyone looking to put one in their tank.
Fish tanks are expensive. It can be very discouraging for a newcomer wants to get involved in something like a saltwater tank and then finds out how expensive the hobby is to get started. Is there such thing as cheap fish tanks? There definitely is if you know where to look and are patient to wait for good deal.
When it comes to beauty and exotic fish, many hobbyists point to saltwater fish. However, there are a variety of exotic freshwater fish available in the hobby today. If you are looking for one of a kind exotic freshwater fish with unique features or incredible colors, then keep on reading.
As a responsible aquarist, I seek again to provide this learning opportunity to parents and children about the “Dory Fish” AKA Blue Tang. With the new Finding Dory movie coming out, there will be a large demand to have this fish in home aquariums and there is a whole lot more to educate new comers into the hobby about Dory.
Damselfish get a really bad rap in the reef-keeping hobby, however, there are sane ones that exist that have that trademark damsel blue. In this post, I discuss less aggressive Damelfish and how to introduce them to your tank.
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to LED lighting for reef tanks. They look great and provide a lot of benefits to your reef tank, they are pretty technologically advanced. However, a number of reefers have reported mixed results with LEDs and the specs on these fixtures are not exactly universal unlike traditional T5 lighting. We created this article to assist in the LED selection and buying process. Our goal is at the end of the article is you been given the knowledge to select the best LED system for your tank:
The saltwater aquarium hobby is a passionate hobby that is filled with a ton of information. Some of this information can seem conflicting, especially on forums. We tend to recommend checking out hobbyist clubs and magazines. The reason why is because hobbyist clubs allow you to personally connect with other peers in the hobby and get mentor-ships and group collaborate. Magazines are a great resource because the articles are written by top notch writers and researchers in the hobby. Below we outlined a list of the Top 5 Reef Hobbyist Magazines that are free to anyone in the hobby
Aquarium hobbyist clubs and societies can provide incredible learning experiences with the vast number of hobbyist veterans willing to help you out. Since many of these clubs do not market themselves, we have provided a list so that you can find the closest one to you.
As an retail seller of aquarium supplies, we always stay up on the latest developments in the industry. One such development has been getting a lot of mention on forums, but not a lot of mention from manufacturers. That development is called the algae turf scrubber. I have seen them in action and have become a believer in them.
Do you have a stressful life, high blood pressure, insomnia? Studies have shown that aquarium may provide significant health benefits to you. Studies go back as far as the 80’s have shown that gazing at aquarium fish reduces stress and subsequently lowers blood pressure. It’s no wonder why it is a common site to see aquariums in doctors and dentist lobbies – they have known about the stress reliving benefits for years!
Owning a successful aquarium depends greatly on the time of time spent planning and researching the setup for the fish and/or corals you choose to have. There are a large number of choices when it comes to tank selection. This article breaks down the selection process in easy to understand steps.