General Articles

What to do When the Power Goes Out

The tanks you have put together mean a lot to you. Obviously, as no-one would spend an average of $20/gallon for something they care nothing about. Aquariums can relieve your stress levels, educate and fascinate children, make a decorative statement, or just provide enjoyment to their caretaker. Think about all the effort that goes into the tank, picking the stand and tank, filters, lights, covers, substrate, decorations, pumps, and...

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Basics of Reefkeeping

So, you're interested in starting your first reef aquarium, huh? Many of you who are just diving in, are fully aware of the consequences, dedication and knowledge that is required to maintain a reef aquarium; though many of you are not.  It's these individuals that I would like to focus on most.  I am going to assume that you have...

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Lessons Learned (The Hard Way)

How many times have you had a problem with your system, only to pound your head against the tank not being able to come up with a solution? Then, after some time or perhaps a pointer from a friend or book, you realize the solution to your problem was staring you right in the face? Well, here are some lessons I have learned over the years. I will update this page as I remember my past prob...

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Bristleworms (Polychaetes) In the Marine Aquarium - Friend or Foe?

var zflag_nid="809"; var zflag_cid="1351"; var zflag_sid="526"; var zflag_width="300"; var zflag_height="250"; var zflag_sz="9";   I was in one of my not so favorite local fish stores a while back and I overheard a customer speaking with a sales representative about his current bristleworm problem.  He told the rep that he had lit...

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The Reef Keepers Glossary

var zflag_nid="809"; var zflag_cid="1351"; var zflag_sid="526"; var zflag_width="300"; var zflag_height="250"; var zflag_sz="9";   An Internet Guide to Reefkeeping Abbreviations, Terminology and Shorthand.       ...

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