Transfer Your Freshwater Skills And Setup Your First Saltwater Aquarium

Making the switch from freshwater to a saltwater aquarium is easier than you think. If you already have the skills to maintain a freshwater aquarium you only need to familiarize yourself with a few new techniques, additives, and saltwater aquarium…

Radion XR15FW Pro Is Ecotech’s First Light Specifically For Planted Tanks

The Radion XR15FW Pro is a new light from Ecotech Marine that features a different spectrum from the flagship reef lights. For the last three generations Ecotech has seen fit to release a standard and pro model of the Radion…

Biopod smart microhabitat vivarium ecosystem

Biopod is a new company out of Canada which is taking some inspiration from the diverse number of all in one aquarium available for both and freshwater aquarium systems. We know that this is a reef aquarium blog but every…

6 Comments Non-Hobbyists Make When Viewing Marine Aquariums

The other day, two installers were in my home laying a new vinyl floor in my kitchen when they took note of my aquariums. One of them was especially enthralled by my reef tank (which is ironic—more on this later)…

Check out these surreal pics of Siamese fighting fish

Although it is the reef that really grabs our attention, we have an affinity for all things stunning when it comes to our aquatic pets. These stunning and surreal images of Betta Splendens, or Siamese fighting fish, are definitely worth taking a…

Ecoxotic gets fresh

While we are all about the saltwater over here, we have a fond appreciation for freshwater planted aquariums and were glad to see Ecoxotic getting a little fresh today — freshwater that is.  Ecoxotic has announced a freshwater version of…

Current USA Satellite+ LEDs are an affordable solution for fish only systems

The new Current-USA Satellite + LEDs might not break any coral growing records, it probably couldn’t even keep any corals alive, but it at their affordable pricing they just might be a great solution for fish only systems. The Current USA Satellite…

Man builds largest home aquarium in the UK in his basement

Sometimes we go to extremes in this hobby but few go as far as Jack Heathcote. The UK resident wasn’t satisfied with a simple large aquarium and built what could be considered the largest home aquarium in the country in the…

AGA aquascaping contest delivers stunning freshwater views

The 2009 Aquatic Gardener’s Association International Aquascaping Competition is up online and has some inspirational eye candy from our freshwater brethren. Aquscaping seems to be one of the things we are constantly striving to master and at times, is probably…

A “Fresh” Approach

In  three decades (gulp) in the marine hobby, I’ve kept everything from Acropora to Xenia, and a lot of stuff in between. Seems as though I alway find something new to try; another challenge to accept, a different system to…