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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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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Did you know pests, predators or diseases don’t actually cause most of the common problems with corals?   In fact pests, predators and diseases are usually not the reason your polyps wont expand, your corals stop growing and your prized coral is starting to turn to slime…   Before I tell you what is, I […]

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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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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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Love SPS corals in your reef? Have Acropora species? You should really be on the lookout for this nasty… Acropora “Red Bugs”: The dreaded red bugs, these tiny pests are thought to be copepods and only infest small polyped stony corals (SPS) of the genus Acropora. Red bugs are like a flea or mite infection […]

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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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Which coral to keep??? Stony corals can be very particular about water quality, lighting and water movement, if you want to get into the challenging world of stony corals LPS corals are the logical first choice… As I have said previously if  you are new to coral keeping I really advise you to start with […]

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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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