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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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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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Pineapple Sponges

Who lives as a Pineapple Under the Sea? A Pineapple Sponge! Ever since we have seen and identified these pineapple sponges, we can’t help but sing the Spongebob Squarepants theme song every time we see them. These sponges are filter … 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┬átiny crustaceans that feed on algae, detritus, and other decaying matter and … 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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