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Adding Chaeto To Our Reef Tank

We have added “Chaeto” to our refugium, which is short for Chaetomorpha. Chaeto is a type of algae whose main purpose is to help maintain good water quality, by filtering nitrates.      The type of Chaeto we have is Chaetomorpha linum and is … Continue reading

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3 Month Reef Tank

More than 3 months have gone by since we started our reef tank! We have had so much fun with it and are constantly seeing and learning something new! So much has happened it seems like it has been much … Continue reading

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Xenia Eating Worm

Feeding time is when we can usually get a pretty good head count of the invertebrates still alive in our tank. Our fish will not eat food that has fallen on the substrate, so this left-over food is prime opportunity for our … Continue reading

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How To Catch A Crab

My husband has suspected for quite some time that our largest Emerald Crab is a troublemaker, and has since been referred to as “The Monster”. This suspicion started when The Monster was coincidentally near our Green Star Polyp Coral when … Continue reading

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Adding Fish to a Saltwater Aquarium

Adding fish to a saltwater aquarium take some consideration. You must first determine what kind of fish you would like to have, and then research their characteristics to determine if they are right for you and your tank. It is … 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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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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