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Returning our Goby to the fish store

After weeks of watching our largest Sharknose Goby terrorize the smaller one, we finally caught him and put him into the sump until we could figure out what to do with him. Secluding him for a few days and then … Continue reading

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Correcting Fish Behavior?

After we placed the escaped Sharknose Goby back into the display tank, he became harassed constantly by our second Sharknose Goby. He was being chased and pushed around (I don’t think they have teeth to bit each other with) and … Continue reading

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Fun Fish and Reef Magazines

Some fun magazines we purchased recently are the 2012 Annual Marine Fish and Reef USA magazine, as well as the 2012 Annual Coral and Reef USA magazine. They contain some great articles and are loaded with good information about saltwater … 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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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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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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