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What to do with a Dead Anemone

Dead anemones are not only a shame, a loss of life, and a financial loss, if not diagnosed and dealt with quickly they can make a real mess of your tank. Here’s what to do if you find a dead…

How to Select Fish for a New Reef Tank

For the majority of us who started in the hobby, our initial lure was watching a beautiful colored fish in a saltwater tank in the local fish shop. It could have been a clownfish frolicking in an anemone or a…

How to Move a Reef Aquarium

One of the most dreaded things in life is moving house, factor in moving an aquarium, and stress levels peak. Here’s an informative guide that might help you have a casualty and stress-reduced day when the time comes to move…

My Experience With Fenbendazole

After being in the reefing side of the hobby for almost forty years I have seen or had just about every pest imaginable in my tanks. While I am especially thinking about our friend Jake and his passing a year…

Why Pure Source Water is Fundamental to a Successful Reef Tank

There are so many aspects to succeeding with a reef tank but one of the first ones, and one of the most important ones, is good source water. Unless you are buying/using natural seawater (and even if you are you…

Ask The Expert: Steve Visser from ICP Analysis

We have so much to learn about the inner workings of ICP testing. We asked Reef Therapy Sponsor Steve Visser of ICP-Analysis about his own machine and testing processes. What is the difference between ICP MS and ICP OES machines? …

What kind of Saltwater Tank do you want?

Up until this point just about everything that has been done in preparation of setting up a new tank is pretty much the same. A tank, stand, skimmer, lights, etc are all going to be used regardless of what you…

How To Keep Leptogorgia Gorgonians

Ahhh the wonderful Leptogorgia virgulata, a beautiful non-photosynthetic gorgonian. This wonderful species of gorgonian calls most of the eastern seaboard of the United States home. It can also be found on both coasts of Florida. This species comes in a…

The Benefits of Modern Reef Tank Technology

As with all technology, the technology related to the hobby and maintaining a successful reef tank has also improved significantly over the decades. In the early years technology consisted of small microprocessors that were only able to measure temperature, pH,…

Substrate versus Bare Bottom Reef Aquariums

As with many aspects of reefkeeping, there is no perfect way. Even something as seemingly simple as whether to choose substrate or go bare bottom leads to a discussion. As someone who has run both types of systems and is…