maintenance

Streamline Water Changes using the Bucket Hose Holder Thingy

We’ve all been there before, you’re siphoning some water out of a tank and getting a little too focused on removing the detritus from the hard to see reaches of the aquarium and the end of the hose falls out…

Maintaining Equipment is an Integral Part of the Aquarium Hobby

A hobby is defined as “an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure” and there’s no lack of things to do when you’re looking after an aquarium. We tend to think of aquarium maintenance as cleaning the glass,…

AlgaEraser & LittleScrape, New Cleanup Tools from Two Little Fishies

AlgaEraser and LittleScrape are two new aquarium maintenance tools from Two Little Fishies which may look simple on the surface, but don’t underestimate Mr. Sprung’s attention to detail. Metal scrapers for cleaning aquarium glass are nothing new, they’ve been around…

Sicce Pump Clean Helps Users Easily Keep Pumps Clean and Working

Sicce Pump Clean is a new aquarium maintenance product that is specially designed to help users extend the life of workhorse aquarium equipment. Freshwater aquarium devices don’t experience the same kind of wear and tear, and especially the buildup of…

Top 5 Tips to put a Reef Aquarium on Cruise Control

As long as I’ve been keeping aquariums, I’ve always wanted more than one, or two, or five assorted freshwater, fish, and reef tanks. As you’ve read in the blog and seen in our videos, I also like to travel and…

Close Video Look At My Reef Tank and its Maintenance

One of the most satisfying parts of building out the new Reef Builders Studio is how well my home reef tanks are coasting. Despite minimal attention and falling behind on feeding, dosing and basic maintenance, the reef tanks at my…

Top Five Tips to Have a Really Really Clean Looking Aquarium

Reef tanks, like natural coral reefs, can vary widely in their appearance; some places like oceanic islands the water is crystal clear and there’s not that much nutrients to fuel brown soft corals or algae growth in the first place.…

Jake & Jay Discuss Reef Tank Equipment Maintenance (Video)

Everybody knows about reef aquarium maintenance right? We clean the skimmer, wipe down the glass, change the water, test the water, dose the chemicals and feed the tank etc. But we almost never really talk about reef aquarium equipment maintenance but this…

Reefing from Afar, Part 4: The Wong Solution

The last article discussed some of the quick and simple ways to take care of your reef while being away for just a short period of time. Due to my work responsibilities, which require travel around the world for two-…

Don’t forget to clean your protein skimmer’s air silencer

As long as we’ve been reefing, it has always been well known and widely shared that is important to keep protein skimmer intakes clean. Whether you had a venturi or a needle wheel design protein skimmer, salt creep will accumulate…