How can you keep your Zoa’s thriving and yourself safe from their deadly toxins?   In this article,  you’ll learn about Zoanthids and how to avoid their deadly Palytoxin. Zoanthids and Palythoas polyps are one of the beginner corals that you’ll find in the tanks of experts too! They have beautiful colors but note that […]

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Is a quarantine tank REALLY necessary for your saltwater set-up?   When dealing with a disease such as saltwater ich, that can quickly and easily kill and spread to other fish – why take the risk of possibly introducing something like this when it could be avoided by quarantining your fish first?   It’s like paying […]

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When it comes to saltwater aquariums there is a lot of incorrect info out there… Here’s some common misconceptions that can seriously cause harm to your tank.   In today’s article, we are going to discuss some of the most common myths surrounding saltwater aquariums that can actually cause you to seriously screw things up in your tank!   […]

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We’ve all been tempted by that newest, must-have tank additive that’s going to solve all your problems…   But the truth is many additives do nothing for your tank and some even harm it!   The saltwater aquarium industry unfortunately has a lot of  snake-oil salesmen touting amazing benefits from products, however: the benefits to […]

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Achieving maximum polyp expansion is super desirable for coral keepers everywhere.   Nice skeleton colors are not enough we want to see those tentacles waving too! Softies and LPS corals of course are the easiest corals to achieve optimal polyp expansion if those corals are healthy with appropriate lighting, stable and high quality water- you’re […]

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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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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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Tiny tanks do look really cool, but should you go bigger?   In a word “yes” and here’s why… If you’ve ever been told, or read somewhere “always buy the biggest saltwater aquarium you can afford” – that’s actually someone giving you a solid piece of advice, especially for newbies. Why are bigger tanks better? […]

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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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A well thought out, well put together aquascape can really make a saltwater tank shine   But with a crappy, dis-organised ‘scape…no matter how cool the marine life you’ve got inside, that tank’s never going to look as good as it deserves to. Aquascaping is the intelligent design and decoration of your saltwater aquarium, the […]

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