Reef Delete Review – Sound in Concept but Not in Practice

Ultraviolet light is a form of high energy radiation which has a number of uses in our daily lives as well as our aquariums. The C-band of UV light is used to sterilize food and medical equipment and we use…

First Reef Delete UV Flashlights Now Available at Premium Aquatics

The Reef Delete is a flashlight unlike anything the aquarium hobby has ever seen before as instead of being designed to help you see things, it’s actually designed to help you not see certain things. What we mean by that is…

Reef Delete is a New Way to Sterilize Aiptasia and Other Pests

Reef Delete is a creative new approach for the eradication of aquarium pests and parasites which doesn’t use any chemicals or injection techniques to get the job done. Unlike consumable solutions of kalkwasser, lye, paste or any number of potions…

Fragging Sun Polyps and Sniping Aiptasia [Video]

When we buy coral frags, we invariably look forward to the day that they reach a mature size and are eventually ready for making more frags but in the case of Palythoa grandis, you may be waiting a very long time.…

Let’s Talk About Biological Controls of Aquarium Pests

There’s a broad misconception in the reef and marine aquarium hobby that there’s a silver bullet for the different pests that plague our aquariums in the form of biological control. Got algae growth? Get a tang. Got aiptasia? Get peppermint…

F Aiptasia Review – A New Weapon in the Fight Against Reef Pests

F Aiptasia is a new product that is the latest eradication tool specifically targeting pest anemones like Aiptasia and Majanos. There is no silver bullet when it comes to ridding an aquarium of undesirable hitchhikers like Aiptasia, and whether you’re…

Biota’s Bristletail Filefish are TRAINED to Eat Aiptasia!

Bristletail filefish, Acreichthys tomentosus, is a well known reef fish that has a strong potential to eat Aiptasia and Majano pest anemones. Despite their long record, I’d actually never personally employed one for this purpose, opting instead for peppermint shrimp and/or copperband…

How to Eliminate Aiptasia in Aquariums

Aiptasia is a group of pest anemones that all aquarists will invariably have to deal with. Whether you have a FOWLR (fish only with live rock) or a full blown reef tank, these troublesome anemones seem to pop up out of nowhere.…

3 Good Reasons to Quarantine Live Rock

Here at Saltwater Smarts, we emphasize again and again the importance of quarantining all marine livestock before introducing it to an established aquarium. But what about those pieces of live rock that we occasionally add to our established systems to…

Aiptazer turns your pests into hydrogen gas

The Aiptazer is an interesting aiptasia zapper we saw while walking around here at MACNA. The prototype we saw uses electric current to turn your pest aiptasia into hydrogen gas, completely irradicating them from the system. The nice thing is,…