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…

Marine Aquarium Issue? Give the Fix Time to Take Effect

There’s an oft-repeated adage in this hobby that you can take to the bank: “Only bad things happen quickly in marine aquariums” (or some variation upon that general theme). In other words, while problems in marine aquariums seem to crop…

Real Reef Teases Murdered Out Black Live Rock

Live rock, whether wild or manmade is only supposed to come in a few familiar colors, usually shades of green and purple for the real stuff and white to grey for the manmade stuff, sometimes solid purple. Real Reef pioneered the…

Saltwater Aquariums: Strategies To Keep Your Aquarium Clean and Healthy

Saltwater aquariums aren’t just a home project; they’re living, breathing ecosystems that require more care than simply filling a tank with some water, adding a few plastic trees, and letting your salt water fish inhabit this new, alien landscape. Saltwater…

How to Lower Excessive Nutrients in a Saltwater Aquarium

Nitrates and phosphates are beneficial in small amounts but problems can arise when they increase. Excessive nutrients fuel algae growth and can stunt the growth of corals. Low nutrients will keep your corals growing fast and healthy and keep your…

Volunteer Opportunity in Tela Honduras
Volunteer in Tela Honduras Are you a saltwater aquarist looking for adventure? The Tela Marine Research Center in Honduras is looking for a volunteer aquarist to help manage the first and only public aquarium in the country. The aquarium in…
Beyond the very beginning…stocking your reef for success

If you ask most level-headed reef hobbyists, one of the most enjoyable parts of the game is stocking our systems with corals and fishes. Now, on the surface, this seems like just a super-fun thing to do- and it IS-…

Gloupe’s reef is a French chef-d’oeuvre, a modern coral masterpiece

There are aquariums that look fantastic and stunning, and then there are reef aquariums that are so jaw dropping gorgeous that they have us gasping for air enchanted by its beauty. Gloupe’s Reef is most definitely, one hundred percent in…

Archives: Modern Aquarium design for reef aquaria and freshwater

This story originally posted way back in september 2008 is a timeless account of how beautiful aquariums can look in a modern decor environment. Help us update it by sending in your ideas of well designed aquariums.  Modern aquarium design…

Bristle Worm Removal from Saltwater Aquariums

Bristle worms can be, and usually, are a real problem for reef hobbyists. Indeed, they create havoc in the aquarium, especially when they grow to larger sizes. Bristle worms grow quickly! Real quickly! They feed on anything they can find…