aquarium maintenance

The Qualities of a Good Aquarium Cleaning Brush Kit

While there are certainly sexier marine aquarium topics I could be writing about, I’d like to dedicate today’s post to one of the more mundane, albeit essential, elements of our hobby—aquarium brushes. This subject came to mind recently after I…

Don’t Neglect These 5 Critical Marine Aquarium Maintenance Tasks!

Keeping a marine aquarium healthy and thriving requires a significant level of maintenance. For the most part, we hobbyists are pretty good at tackling chores in a timely manner, but in some cases we’re a little more prone to procrastination—usually…

Avoid These 5 Live Rock Aquascaping Pitfalls

Your long-anticipated live rock shipment has finally arrived at your doorstep, and you can’t wait to get it in your tank and start watching as life emerges from those gnarly chunks. Though you’re understandably eager to forge ahead putting the…

What’s Your Excuse for Skipping Water Changes?

Excuses, excuses! When it comes to putting off those tedious maintenance chores, such as routine partial water changes, we hobbyists have a million of ‘em! But for every attempt we make to justify our indolence, there’s a more compelling counterargument…

5 Ways to Make Marine Aquarium Maintenance Easier

Routine maintenance is an unavoidable aspect of marine aquarium keeping, but let’s face it, most of us would much rather spend our time enjoying the fruits of our labor than actually doing said labor. With that in mind, anything we…

Drs. Foster & Smith Acrylic Wipes make short work of cleaning tanks

As much time as we spend looking through the aquarium glass, there is nothing high tech about how we keep that glass looking clean and clear. Scrub down the algae on the inside, using a scraper blade or pad, and give a…

Fish House Girls has new twist on aquarium maintenance

Fish House Girls is an aquarium maintenance service. Their goal is to sign up clients so that they can use their staff to clean your aquarium and keep you stocked with the latest corals and fish. However, unlike other aquarium…

Dobie Pads are the ultimate aquarium cleaning and maintenance tool

We’ve been using Dobie Pads to scrub much more than just the aquarium glass for years yet it’s a wonder how some folks still haven’t heard of these wonder pads. Your average grocery store chain carries 3-packs of Dobie Pads…