Today, I want to delve into a hot trend; tiny saltwater aquariums (basically aquariums that are less than 40 gallons (151 litres) and are as small as a few gallons with interchangeable titles of pico, nano, mini and micro) which are becoming increasingly popular because of their perceived low cost and ease of set up […]

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Why marine tank janitors? Today I am going to shed some light on a great boon for saltwater tank enthusiasts (especially reefers) and that is the purposeful selection of various saltwater aquarium species that make themselves very useful by: Grazing on pest algae. Consuming uneaten food, that otherwise would breakdown into nitrogenous waste. Sifting and […]

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Do you know exactly where your marine fish come from? The bottom line is that we all should know where our marine life is coming from and whether or not it was collected humanely and sustainably. The reason for this is that the collection and handling practices used on the species we buy has a […]

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Flatworms covering corals in saltwater aquariums can be a real pain, especially when they multiply to near epidemic proportions or start feasting on your favourite Acropora specimen… Most flatworms are actually beneficial to your tanks eco-system. But, there are 2 main groups of flatworms that you do not want in your aquarium… The first group […]

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Hey saltwater aquarium fans, Anemones in saltwater tanks really do look amazing with their often dazzling colours; especially if they are hosted by a Clownfish. There is not much in the animal kingdom that I consider cooler or more beautiful than a Clownfish/anemone symbiotic relationship. Many saltwater aquarium newcomers buy a Clownfish then rush off […]

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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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Hi saltwater aquarium fans, Today I want to talk about a problem affecting a number of my Facebook friends and fans (thanks for the idea guys!). If you have nasty slime growing in your saltwater aquarium rockwork or substrate which colouring ranges from black to blue, purple, red and even green; chances are you have […]

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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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