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Fish Compatibility Facts: More Than Just Picking Reef Safe Fish

Fish Compatibility Facts: More Than Just Picking Reef Safe Fish

Whether you’re just starting a new marine aquarium project or just adding new reef safe fish to an existing reef tank, it’s critical to understand the expected relationships between the different corals, critters, and fish in a saltwater aquarium environment. In these cases, it is important to always select reef safe fish (like the ones listed on our site) for a reef tank project

The importance of good source water

The importance of good source water

A good source of water is an essential base for your home reef aquarium, all the life inside your tank depends on it. In the past, it was acceptable to use tap water in your reef aquarium, but time and analysis has shown that tap water can vary from place to place and may contain unwanted elements for our tanks.

Nitrate in the Marine Aquarium

Nitrate in the Marine Aquarium

Talk to any modern reefkeeper and very soon the subject of nitrate will arise. The bane of many a reefkeeper over the last thirty years, rising nitrate and ultimately uncontrollable nitrate levels have long been blamed for the browning of corals, and horrible, nuisance algae. But nitrate and its importance to the marine aquarium has now come full circle, and in three, recent back-to-back conversations with accomplished reefkeepers, all three complained that they didn’t have any nitrate, and were actively looking to create some!

Phosphate, and how to remove it from the marine aquarium.

Phosphate, and how to remove it from the marine aquarium.

Phosphorus is a nutrient, and can be in either organic or inorganic form. Plants, algae and phytoplankton actually require Phosphorus for photosynthesis, and it’s essential to all living things, but if there is too much Phosphorus in the marine aquarium, known more commonly as Phosphate, it will cause nuisance algae.

Brown Clove Polyps, Is Panacur the answer?

Brown Clove Polyps, Is Panacur the answer?

We have had some issues with invasive brown clove polyps in one of our display tanks. We read online about some success with treating the tank with Panacur a form of wormer. Our experiences was mixed, here's what happened when we tried it.

Fish Keeping Jargon & Acronyms

Fish Keeping Jargon & Acronyms

Its often confusing as a beginner with all the abbreviations people use when talking about their marine aquarium, Here we try and unravel some of this jargon for you.

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