Is a ‘Pest Free Guarantee’ Too Much to Ask for in Corals & Frags?

It’s not a stretch to say that the coral aquarium hobby is a fairly mature past time with more than a few decades of experience and refinement. After more than twenty years of intensive culture we have access to a…

There’s So Much More Living on Our Corals Than We Know

Over the last few decades a picture has been coming into focus that our corals are so much more than one simple animal, but a whole ecosystem unto themselves. Both the solitary and colonial coral species that we keep in our aquariums…

Is This the Dinoflagellate Treatment We’ve all been Hoping for?

Being a reef aquarists, means dealing with nuisance algae, parasites, and other pests… Cyanobacteria, AEFW, Red Bugs, and who here remembers that pink cotton candy algae (Callithamnion)? But dinoflagellates are usually just a pit stop in the succession of algae…

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…

How To Dip Corals And Remove Pests With Gallery Aquatica TV

Removing Coral Pests and Algae Dip dip dip, don’t let those nasties in your tank! Ania from Gallery Aquatica TV is back again with another informative and entertaining video about the importance of dipping corals and removing pests. Gallery Aquatics…

Keep Sponges OUT of Your Reef Tank!

Sponges are some of the most amazing, interesting and almost alien creatures found in many marine habitats but one place they don’t belong, is in a reef tank. This statement is not a popular viewpoint in the reef aquarium hobby…

Is This a NEW Acro Eating Flatworm?

Coral pests are never fun, especially the type that are hard to remove with a simple dip. But undesirable parasites are even scarier and coral life-threatening when we don’t even know what we’re dealing with, as is the case with…

Waterpik: Removing Coral Pests with a Miniature Pressure Washer

Dealing with coral pests and parasites can be one of the most challenging experiences beginner and experienced reefers will ever have to deal with. It’s the most frustrating to have a healthy reef tank with ideal parameters, only to have…

Five Reasons Sponges Are BAD For A Coral Reef Aquarium

Sponges are some of the most remarkable life forms that we can encounter in the ocean. These resilient and diverse ‘creatures’ are not quite single celled, not quite organisms, but colonies of single cells all working together.  The can be…