Monthly Archives: February 2012

How to Remove Algae from Snails?

Since the snails have been in the tank, they have developed some algae on their shells and I was wondering “how to remove algae from snails?” Would the other snails help them out, or is the algae too long for … Continue reading

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Do Fish Sleep?

Do fish sleep? Since the second night we have had our clownish, after the lights go off at 9 p.m., they retreat to the front right corner of the tank and begin the nightly process of cleaning out their “bed”. The larger … Continue reading

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Saltwater Aquarium Clean-Up Crew

Acquiring a saltwater aquarium clean-up crew is essential in naturally maintaining common saltwater tank problems such as algae growth, substrate compaction, and excess waste. The alternative, is chemicals and excessive cleaning that could damage the delicate eco-system we are trying to … Continue reading

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Selecting Your Saltwater Tank’s First Fish

What do you need to know about selecting your saltwater tank’s first fish? There are so many different types of fish to pick for your aquarium, but first you need to decide what type of aquarium you want to have. … Continue reading

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Choosing Lighting for Your Aquarium

Choosing lighting for your aquarium: Why is lighting important for your aquarium? Simply being able to observe the aquarium first of all, but second, the fish and other organisms in the tank need light to survive. Fish require lighting more … Continue reading

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What is a Salinity Refractometer?

Maintaining a saltwater aquarium means trying to mimic, as close as possible, the natural composition of seawater. The most basic parameter to do this is salinity. Salinity is defined as the amount of dissolved salts in water. Natural seawater has … Continue reading

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Water Tests for Reef Aquariums

Water tests for reef aquariums are critical to the success of a reef tank. To determine where our water parameters are, we have been doing daily water tests using a test kit like the one below. Initially, water testing will … Continue reading

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The Marine Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

So now that we have the rock and sand in our tank, we now need to wait for the tank to “cycle.” The “cycle” is the marine aquarium nitrogen cycle and it is very important to know when setting up … Continue reading

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