Basics

Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance: Water Changes

Aquarium Maintenance: Water Changes Regular water changes are fundamental to maintaining an aquarium. The volume and frequency will fluctuate for each tank but almost every reefer performs regular water changes on their aquarium. Once you regularly maintain your aquarium you…

Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance: Topping Off Your Tank With Freshwater

Aquarium Maintenance: Topping Off  When water evaporates from your saltwater aquarium, only the fresh water evaporates, and the salt is left behind. In order to maintain a consistent salinity level, we must top off our tanks with fresh water. There are two ways…

Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance: Water Testing and Reef Parameters

Aquarium Maintenance Water testing can be one of the more timely aspects of maintenance, but without testing, it’s difficult to know what’s going on inside your tank. Every time you test your water is a chance to correct any imbalances in…

How to Maintain Your Magnesium, Calcium, and Alkalinity Levels

When maintaining an aquarium with corals, it is crucial to uphold specific levels of magnesium, calcium, and alkalinity. Without testing for these elements, your success with corals may be short lived. Most importantly, buy an accurate test kit. The few…

What Are Acropora Eating Flatworms And How To Treat Them

Acropora Eating Flatworms (AEFW) are an SPS reefers nightmare. One day you can go from a pristine reef to a fully blown out plague just by introducing them with one coral. Amakusaplana acroporae, Acro eating flatworms, are species of flatworm…

What is Salt Creep

Aquarium Basics Inevitably every reefer gets salt creep and unlike pests, disease, and algae, it’s quite easy to manage. Salt creep is the dried up saltwater that leaves salt residue on surfaces after the water has evaporated. This is why…

How to Care for Soft Corals

Are you just getting started on your first saltwater aquarium and looking to dive into your first corals? If so, soft corals are an excellent group of corals that are easy to care for and are pleasing to the eye.…

Care Requirements for Non-photosynthetic (NPS) Corals

Non photosynthetic corals (NPS) are some of the most unique corals you will ever see. They have the most odd shapes, textures, and cryptic behaviors. Their other name, azooxanthelle, suggests that their zooxanthelle is absent. However, studies have found that…

How to Arrange your Corals Based on your Lighting

There are tons of choices when it comes to lighting in this hobby and depending on when and how you got into the hobby, it may tell what kind of lighting you have. Lighting is essential for the health of…

All-In-One Or Build Your Own Aquarium
All-In-One Or Build Your Own Aquarium All-in-one aquariums are a quick and easy way to get started in reef keeping. Build your own requires you purchase each piece of equipment separately and then learn to put it all together. Both…