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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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What is a Filter Sock and How to Change it?

What is a filter sock and how to change it? A filter sock is a fine mesh filter that removes any large detritus (non-living particulate organic matter) as water filters from the main tank to the sump. Andy custom made … Continue reading

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Getting A Saltwater Aquarium Up and Running

Getting a Saltwater Aquarium Up and Running: Once the stand was built and put into place, we put the tank on top (which was quite heavy I might add), and leveled it using composite shims. We used composite shims so … Continue reading

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How to Make Saltwater For Your Aquarium

Having never owned an aquarium before, I was not aware that water needed to be changed on a regular basis. For saltwater, this means making saltwater before performing a water change. See below for how to make saltwater for your … Continue reading

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Building your own Aquarium Sump

I decided that building your own aquarium sump is important for a few reasons. One, I am a very hands on guy and I like at least attempting to build something myself, albeit that I am not that good at … Continue reading

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