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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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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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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Today im going to make some suggestions for stocking a nano tank so that it is interesting, colourful and most importantly sustainable! Anyone who knows much about keeping a nano tank (that is a tank whose volume is less than 20 gallons) would know about the crucial importance of setting it up and stocking it […]

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Did you know…..one of the best things you can do to ensure your long-term saltwater aquarium success is learn how to select the best and healthiest marine life possible. Some of the stuff you read today you will already know, but my question to you is are you selecting your fish according to the right […]

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My reason for getting into this hobby in the first place was the allure of stunning rainbow hued marine fish swimming around in my home (well, actually in the tank at my home…;). The most beautiful fish family in the ocean (the same one that attracted me to the hobby in the first place) is […]

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Live by the ocean? Going on a tropical island holiday this festive season… Why not catch your own marine fish! Its fun, its difficult and it will give you a new found respect for your marine pets… First and most importantly you need to make sure you have correct permission to collect marine fish (as […]

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The secretive Mantis shrimp looks amazing, like an (often) colourful cross between lobsters and shrimp, I’ve even eaten them in Vietnam and stalked them across the sea floor in Indonesia. However, you certainly don’t want these common live rock stowaways and efficient predators in your tank as pests… Beware the Mantis! Mantis shrimp dine on […]

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