Looking for the perfect gift for the Aquarium lover on your list, why not make one of these DIY kits!
Or if you are just looking for a few stocking stuffer ideas why not mix and match and pick a few items from each kit. We especially like the idea of giving Turkey basters or Frag plugs for a silly gift only reefers will understand.
–Coral glue IC-gel $6 on Amazon (Hint buy more than 1!)
-Protective eye wear is a must! We found this pair at Home Depot for $15 but you could buy them anywhere
-A set of Frag plugs, try Bulk Reef Supply for a large selection from $6-$40
This is a simple kit that can be put together with one trip to the hardware store. Best of all we found everything for under $20 before tax! It you want to go all out, and your aquarium lover has been dropping some hints, you could always buy some pvc tubing and a new pump or skimmer, and put this pluming kit to use.
Assortment of zip ties – $3.00
Teflon tape – $1.50
PVC cutters – $6.50
PVC glue – $8.50
-Assortment of coral feeders/turkey basters, you can pick up a set of deluxe coral feeders, the different sizes are great for all different sized tanks, $20 at marine depot. Or pick up a standard turkey baster at your local grocery store and give this on its own for a silly gift to your favorite reef keeper!
-Coral food, you’ve got the coral feeders now you need some food. We recommend using Polyp lab reef roids $27 as a base for your coral food, then try adding foods with different particle sizes to the mix. You will find different coral food options online at bulk reef supply, premium aquatics or marine depot. Make sure to check out your Local Fish Store (LFS) to see what they have in stock, and take a look at our blog post feeding a reef tank for a guide to coral feeding.
-A good coral dip for removing flatworms try CoralRx $18
-Now that your corals are all fed and parasite free give them an extra boost! Try Nyos Absolute Amino $30 together with Nyos Reef Nector $30, or try Prodibio Coral Vits $28. All available online at various retailers.
-Fish food is always a great gift for the fish lover on your list. Try Julien Sprungs sea veggies, or Reef nutrition Arcti-pods also check out your LFS to see what they have available or search online for fish food.
-Dont just sprinkle your food, Innovative Marine makes a few different Aqua Gadgets, try their Gourmet grinder $25, or Two Little Fishes MagFeeder and Grazing Ring $20 which keeps the food in one place and avoid drifting into the overflow box
-Automatic fish feeder – give the gift of time and add an automatic fish food feeder to this gift set.
Check out the selection of Automatic feeder at Marine Depot starting at $27
-Identify all your wrasses with the complete guide to wrasses $149