Sneak Peek at Dr. Tim’s Time Release Waste Away Gels

We stopped by Dr. Tim’s Aquatics’ booth at ReefAPalooza this weekend and were given a sneak peek at the new Dr. Tim’s Time Release Waste Away Gels. These were designed to prevent “too much of a good thing” for people…

TUNZE Care Bacter helps keep your tank clean, healthy

TUNZE Care Bacter is a bacterial supplement to help keep your aquarium clean and in biological balance. Care Bacter is made up of several strains of non-pathogenic bacteria on a fine gravel substrate powder that work together to help keep…

Prodibio Expands Bacteria Booster Capsules With Probiotix

Probiotix is a new bacterial supplement from Prodibio, the company that’s been making aquarium probiotics since 1998. Long before it was cool, Prodibio has been making and promoting the use of specific bacterial strains to improve the conditions of living…

Coral mucus impacts microbes in waters surrounding them

Have you ever noticed your corals covered in mucus and wondered, what’s up with the slime? New research suggests that corals selectively remove and promote the growth of diverse picoplankton (planktonic bacteria and archaea) communities living in coral mucus, and that…

Who is AquaForest and What is Their Reef Aquarium Philosophy?

AquaForest is a new aquarium company out of Poland which is taking the reef world by storm. Going from a little known outfit a couple years ago to being on the shelves of fish stores all over the world, there’s…

Salty Q&A: How Long Before My Tank Is Cycled?

Question The fish store dealer who’s helping me through the setup of my first saltwater aquarium told me I need to give the tank time to cycle before I put any fish or corals in it. As of right now,…

A Proven Method for Treating Bacterial Infection in Anemones

Recently I had an urge to get back into keeping anemones and planned on setting up an anemone-specific aquarium with the 90-gallon tank I resealed. I knew I wanted to start looking at what has been out in the market…

Soil Bacteria F1 takes its cue from the land to clean up your tank

Soil Bacteria F1 is a unique product from Japan that is an aerobic and anaerobic bacteria composite to reduce organic buildup in your reef aquarium. A reefer in Japan worked with a Japanese bacteria company that focused on soil to…

Reef Aquarium Carbon Dosing Clarified

Carbon dosing is a relatively new phenomenon in the reef aquarium hobby. The first I heard about it was around two years ago, and I hadn’t given it a whole lot of thought until recently. The goal of carbon dosing…

Fish Health Through Slime

Fish diseases—they are the meat of fish forums and the subject that takes up the most ink (or whatever causes words to form on a computer screen), so for today’s post, I am going to discuss fish immunity in relation…