The Long and Short of Marine Aquarium Tank Shape

Here at Saltwater Smarts, we often make the case that size matters when it comes to saltwater tanks. The bigger the tank, the better for a variety of reasons (though we can’t dispute that nano tanks offer certain advantages too).…

Salt Creep Control With 5 Simple Techniques

For marine aquarium hobbyists, the only certain things in life are death, taxes, and salt creep. There’s very little we can do about the first two, but salt creep, while just as inevitable, can usually be kept to a manageable…

Consider These 6 Points Before Buying a Marine Aquarium Cleanup Crew

Marine aquarium cleanup crews (CUC)—those combo packs of various snails, crabs, and echinoderms sold for the purpose of algae control and detritus elimination—can serve an excellent utilitarian function in a saltwater system. What’s more, in addition to the janitorial duties…

Scheduled downtime next weekend starting August 20–might force you to become social

Reef Builders will have scheduled downtime next week on August 20 8pm CST and we expect to be back up 12 hours later on August 21st at 8AM CST. This downtime is needed to upgrade our capacity to cover the…