Monthly Archives: January 2012

2012 Michigan Coral Expo and Swap

The 2012 Michigan Coral Expo and Swap is put on by The Mid Michigan Marine Club (MMMC) and the Grand Rapids Marine Aquarium Society (GRMAS). This is their 6th annual swap, and even though our tank is not up and … Continue reading

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How to Make Saltwater For Your Aquarium

Having never owned an aquarium before, I was not aware that water needed to be changed on a regular basis. For saltwater, this means making saltwater before performing a water change. See below for how to make saltwater for your … Continue reading

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Choosing Between Glass and Acrylic Acquariums

Being new to owning an aquarium, I was not aware that aquariums were made of anything but glass, but acrylic is also an option. There are pros and cons to both that are important to know before choosing between glass … Continue reading

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Building your own Aquarium Sump

I decided that building your own aquarium sump is important for a few reasons. One, I am a very hands on guy and I like at least attempting to build something myself, albeit that I am not that good at … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Pet Store?

While researching and planning our saltwater aquarium, it has been recommended in our reading that we find a quality aquarium retail store to help us with our endeavor. But how to choose a Pet Store among the many out there? … Continue reading

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Correct Grammar: Fish or Fishes?

What is the correct grammar: Fish or Fishes? Something that has struck me immediately while researching saltwater aquariums was the use of the word “fishes”. Not being the most grammatically correct user of words as it is, I was still … Continue reading

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Planning a Saltwater Aquarium

After more than a year of ogling the aquariums at Preuss Pets in Lansing, Michigan every chance we got, we finally decided to get started planing a saltwater aquarium. But where to begin? Here are the basic first steps in planning a … Continue reading

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