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Injured Blue-Green Chromis

In April 2012 we purchased 3 Blue-Green Chromis. It seems that Chromis are always at odds with each other, always picking and chasing each other. Six months after we purchased them, one of them simply stopped showing up at feeding … Continue reading

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Sea Cucumber

At the same time we purchased our Nassarius snails, we also purchased a Sea Cucumber. This particular type of sea cucumber is called a Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber. They range from gray to brown, depending on the specific type of … Continue reading

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Snails that eat Hair Algae

When we had Emerald Crabs, they were great at decimating hair algae, which we are currently having a problem with. Since we no longer have Emerald Crabs (you can read about catching a crab here), we decided to take a trip to … Continue reading

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Cyanobacteria

This purple growth is Cyanobacteria, often thought of as algae, but is in fact a bacteria that uses photosynthesis for energy. It is commonly referred to as “Red Slime Algae” even though the name Cyanobacteria translates to “blue-green”. Despite the … Continue reading

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New Corals

Preuss Pets is currently having their 30th Anniversary Celebration, and with it comes lots of discounts and specials. One of the discounts we took advantage of was the 30% off propagated corals, which means they were not harvested from the … Continue reading

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Adding lights to a reef aquarium

Adding lights to a reef aquarium canopy really puts the finishing touches on  your setup. However, you may find out that you need more of them to get the look you are after. When we added the canopy to our … Continue reading

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How to clean the glass of an aquarium

I never thought I would have to ask this question: How to clean the glass of an aquarium? I envisioned using a scraper or squeegee and a lot of manual labor. I was surprised to find the complete opposite! To keep … Continue reading

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