Basics

Important Water Parameters For Keeping A Saltwater Aquarium

Healthy water equals healthy fish and coral, but how do you know what’s best? Water quality is a fundamental aquarium skill, and understanding how to read and decipher water tests can clue us in on problems. The first parameters you…

Have Questions? Join An Online Group

From first time reefers to seasoned aquarium professionals, we all have questions. From tips to introducing new fish, troubleshooting test results, and inspiration for your newest tank, online groups are the perfect reefer resource. Now it’s true the internet doesn’t…

30 Day Reef Tank – Testing and Waiting

Setting up a reef tank for someone who’s not in the hobby. Ever since we set our eyes on the Lifegard Aquatics Crystal peninsula nano tank we knew it would be the perfect addition to our family home. But convincing…

30 Day Reef Tank – Gear, Space, And Cycling

Setting up a reef tank for someone who’s not in the hobby. Ever since we set our eyes on the Lifegard Aquatics Crystal peninsula nano tank, we knew it would be the perfect addition to our family home. But convincing…

How to Lower Excessive Nutrients in a Saltwater Aquarium

Nitrates and phosphates are beneficial in small amounts but problems can arise when they increase. Excessive nutrients fuel algae growth and can stunt the growth of corals. Low nutrients will keep your corals growing fast and healthy and keep your…

Want To Try Growing Acropora Corals? Start With The Bali Green Slimer

Bali Green Slimer The Bali Green Slimer (Acropora yongei) is a classic aquarium coral which has been in the hobby for more than 20 years. No fancy colors, or psychedelic tentacles. This classic Acropora is as green as they come,…

Beginners Guide To ‘Cycling’ A Saltwater Aquarium

Nitrogen Cycle For Saltwater Aquariums No we don’t mean strapping your tank to a bike and taking it for a spin! Cycling your saltwater aquarium is a critical process all aquariums must endure before they are ready to be populated with…

Basic Water Testing—Nitrates And Phosphates

Water Testing Testing your water isn’t the most exciting part of reefkeeing, but it is an important weekly ritual. Without water testing, it is difficult to know what’s happening in your aquarium and what corrections you can make to create…

Time To Clean Your Glass? A Clarifying Guide To Aquarium Cleaning

Guide To Aquarium Glass Cleaning A vibrant clean reef aquarium is probably what attracted most of us to this hobby in one way or another. The high-powered lighting demanded by the corals we keep, are also perfect for producing many…

How To Fill Out Your Reef Tank When You’re Just Getting Started

Filling Out Your New Reef Tank One of the biggest challenges for new aquarium hobbyists is patience. It’s not uncommon to have a rock garden in your living room for two months before your aquarium is cycled and ready for its…