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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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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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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What could be the cause of a reef aquarium with soft corals shrinking and diminishing while the hard corals are thriving at the same time??? Today’s blog post is inspired by a question from Lori who emailed me via www.SaltwaterAquariumAdvice.com, who is having this very problem. She asks me “ my soft corals are diminishing […]

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Dont be caught out…Something bad can happen to your overall saltwater quality as your tank ages! But if you have a fish-only tank dont worry; this only really applies to systems that contain live rock and/or corals. As we all know a good understanding of saltwater chemistry is crucial to your success keeping a marine […]

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Hey saltwater aquarium fans, The mammoth topic of todays blog is moving your saltwater aquarium, everyone will have to do this at some stage; best case scenario is a few metres worst case scenario is a few hundred miles! So if you really have to do this and you aren’t just being finicky about the […]

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Happy New Year saltwater aquarium fans! May 2011 be the best year yet for you and your saltwater aquarium. Many marine aquarists panic when they spot a disease outbreak in their tank and immediately run out to the LFS and grab some newfangled “reef safe” medication that is supposed to be the magic bullet against […]

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Reef aquariums, which by definition are saltwater aquariums with the focus on colourful corals and other invertebrates rather than fish, have been steadily gaining in popularity in the last few decades. Its not hard to see why, they look amazing! Mini-reefs are a bad idea for inexperienced beginners! Many aquarium stores now sell ready-to-go mini […]

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Hey saltwater aquarium fans, The most problems that occur in any saltwater tank happen to the marine creatures themselves; fish, invertebrates and especially corals. These problems will show themselves as changes in appearance and behaviour of your pets. Your marine life itself is the most important indicator of what is going on in your aquarium. When […]

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Hey, saltwater aquarium fans! From time to time every saltwater aquarium owner can come up against problems. But, if you have the right knowledge and have done everything as you should problems should be kept to an absolute minimum or even never occur at all. Many of the problems that commonly occur in saltwater aquariums […]

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