When it comes to choosing stony corals there are a lot of choices…   Personally I always recommend LPS corals over SPS corals, especially to newbies. Here’s why I’m so fond of them:   LPS are so diverse and easier to please compared to SPS corals which are way more demanding in terms of care […]

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Choosing a nem’ to host your Clownfish?   Personally I would look no further once I found a nice bubble tip! In mine and many others opinion the best anemone to keep and to host a Clownfish has got to be a bubble-tipped anemone (commonly known as BTA’s). This anemone is attractive, cheap, hardy and […]

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Having the right clean up crew in your saltwater aquarium can actually make life easier for you, or cause a headache if you don’t choose right.   Your most important saltwater aquarium inhabitants are often the smallest…   But, there are so many marine species to choose from, how do you choose the right ones […]

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A thriving reef tank is a living work of art, but so many people fail with their reef aquariums wasting a lot of time and money.   There is a very fine line between happy tank and marine life support system breakdown with a living reef in your home. This is especially true for smaller […]

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Problems with corals and sessile inverts are notoriously hard to diagnose…   Here’s my quick guide of how to diagnose symptoms of ill health and correct the problem. Fish usually display obvious symptoms specific to a particular problem. But sessile invertebrates (ones attached to the substrate for example corals and anemones) most often do not! […]

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What you need to know to get softies thriving in your tank…   Not only are soft corals the easiest corals to take care of, but they have some truly fascinating forms and amazing colors that will add interest and beauty to any saltwater aquarium. Soft corals have highly interesting forms and shapes and are […]

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For todays’ blog post we are going to focus on that most recognisable, decorative symbol of the ocean; the Starfish! What organism could be more symbolic of the ocean in your saltwater aquarium than the humble Starfish? Starfish also known, as Sea Stars are a kind of marine invertebrate called Echinoderms and are of the […]

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Fireworms can be saltwater aquarium nightmares…here’s what you can do about them Generally speaking the Polychaete worms we know as Bristleworms and their stinging bristled cousins the Fireworms are beneficial hitchhikers into a saltwater aquarium that feed off detritus (making them detrivores) and uneaten food helping to breakdown waste in your tank. Not only that, […]

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Marine invertebrates are prized not only for their colours but their weird and wonderful forms, which are so alien to what is found on land. There are many different marine invertebrates (they make up the huge majority of the diversity of life in the ocean), so which do you choose? How about one or more […]

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If there are very few illness symptoms, but a lot of possible causes how can you know what’s wrong?   It’s no secret that non-moving or sessile (attached to the substrate) saltwater aquarium invertebrates are notorious for being difficult to diagnose if things go wrong, this is especially true for photosynthetic anemones and corals. Often […]

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