Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bristleworms in reef tanks

Bristleworms in reef tanks are completely normal, but whether you want them in your tank or not depends on what kind you have. While sitting in front of the aquarium recently, watching all of the activity, I noticed a pinkish-purple arm … Continue reading

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Water changes in a reef aquarium

The general consensus about water changes in a reef aquarium among aquarists is that YES, they should be done, and regularly. The percentage and how often vary from person to person, but a general rule is at least every couple of … Continue reading

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What foods do you use in your reef aquarium?

What foods do you use in your reef aquarium? So far, in our 75 gallon reef tank, we have 4 corals, 3 Emerald Crabs, 3 Peppermint Shrimp, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 30-odd Snails, and 2 Clownfish. With this mix of corals, … Continue reading

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What are these brown “bugs” in my aquarium?

We have talked about the white bugs in our aquarium, but what are these brown “bugs” in my aquarium? Every night at 9pm, the lights in our aquarium turn off. After about an hour of darkness, Andy and I peer … Continue reading

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What are these white “bugs” in my aquarium?

What are these white “bugs” in my aquarium? We noticed tiny white “bugs” crawling on the glass in our aquarium recently, and found out they are Copepods. Copepods are tiny crustaceans that feed on algae, detritus, and other decaying matter and … Continue reading

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Building a Custom Aquarium Canopy

Building a custom aquarium canopy is a great option for anyone looking to customize their aquarium setup. The aquarium stand was a bit easier to build than the canopy, (you can check that out here) but we felt it was … Continue reading

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What is Marine Ich and How to get rid of it?

What is Marine Ich and How to get rid of it? Marine Ich is one of the most common diseases of saltwater fish, caused by the parasite Cryptocaryon irritans. We first noticed this problem when the smallest of our clownfish … Continue reading

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Cleaner Shrimp are Great Addition to Reef Tanks

Cleaner Shrimp are Great Addition to Reef Tanks Clean Up Crew. Here’s why: The Cleaner Shrimp has the scientific name of Lysmata amboinensis, but  goes by many common names such as the Skunk Cleaner, Scarlet Cleaner, Scarlet Skunk Cleaner, Pacific White Striped … Continue reading

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