There are a ton of factors that influence whether your corals are bright, vivid, desirable colors…or brown!   Light is the most important factor , but there’s also nutrients, alkalinity, trace elements, water movement, protein supply to consider too. Corals develop the colors we love as sunscreen against damaging UV rays, the problem is that […]

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Good quality aquarium water means consistently low levels of nutrients…   Phosphates, along with nitrates and silicates are the saltwater aquarium “big 3” of chemical nutrients you don’t want accumulating unchecked in your saltwater tank. In low levels phosphates will harm corals and promote pest algae growth and in high levels they can kill corals! […]

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Fish are just like people when it comes to eating.   Feed them a boring and average diet and they will lose their zest and their immune resistance will decrease… They will live relatively shorter lives, colors will fade and behavior will become lack-lustre. Have I got your attention yet? Fish are what they eat, […]

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Those white spots on your fish could be caused by 1 of 3 different parasites!   And all 3 have different treatments…add that to the short time it can take for fish to be fatally affected… this means you really need to know what you are doing. If you follow all my saltwater aquarium advice […]

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Pest algae outbreaks are a serious pain…   There is nothing worse than looking in your saltwater aquarium and seeing a hideous outbreak of pest algae completely coating your rock-work, or worse, your corals! But this nasty outbreak could have been avoided…However it can be fixed and stopped from ever coming back. Want me to […]

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When it comes to saltwater aquarium keeping you really don’t want to be like everyone else…   That’s because most people fail at this hobby and within the first year have given up and blown a ton of money on equipment and marine pets who have met their unfortunate demise.   Most of these people […]

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Got a small tank?   I feel sorry for you, but only because you are going to have to be even more diligent than large saltwater tank owners…   Saltwater aquariums of a volume less than 40 gallons are so popular at the moment (interchangeably named either micro, mini, nano or pico) , they get […]

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Figuring out what is wrong with your coral can seem like a daunting task…   Fish are much easier to diagnose because they exhibit many different physical and behavioral symptoms. But corals just sit there and look very sad indeed. In fact, a lot of coral problems simply resemble coral tissue turning into slime to […]

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The battle for pristine water quality in your saltwater aquarium is really never ending… . What if I told you there was a really awesome secret weapon out there that is naturally occurring and will suck a huge amount of pollutants out of your water and look really nice at the same time? And no, […]

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How to choose the right marine pet every time…   The topic of successful marine specimen selection is REALLY important – so I’m going to write a 3 part series on it! So, sit back and enjoy part 1. Lets kick this off by saying one of the key points of the mechanics of a […]

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