Saltwater

Spotted Surgeonfish: a great Algae Control Ally

The spotted surgeonfish, also called the yelloweye kole tang, is a fantastic fish for a tropical reef tank, especially since this fish is so...

Best Dottybacks for Marine Aquaria

Dottybacks are small, semi-aggressive fishes that are hardy, brightly colored and make excellent species for the small saltwater aquarium. Here are five of the...

The Elegance Coral

  In the wild, the Elegance Coral can be approximately two feet long. There are two classic types of elegance coral: the larger, reef collected...

Clownfish Essentials

In the wake of the Nemo phenomenon, the clownfish has become the poster child for the saltwater aquarium hobby. Most are great, but here's...

Maintenance of Salt Water Tanks

So you've bought and set up your salt water tank, that's great, but the work doesn't stop there. The maintenance of salt water tanks...
Acclimating Saltwater Fish

Acclimating Saltwater Fish

Shipping is one of the most stressful things your fish will encounter. As a result, it is essential to properly acclimate them to your saltwater...

Sump-Based Protein Skimmers

Protein Skimming is the Most Important Sump-Based Filtration Method Once you understand what a sump is, it’s time to understand what filtration devices can go...

What is a Refugium? The ABCs of a Marine Refugium

While the term "refugium" is commonly used by aquarists, there is a great deal of disagreement about what one is and what it should...

Clams for the Saltwater Aquarium

This article will help intermediate aquarists decide if keeping clams in a reef tank is right for them. Clams are not for everyone, but in...

UV Sterilizers for Saltwater Aquaria

Potentially harmful microorganisms exist in all saltwater systems. A UV sterilizer can help eliminate harmful bacteria, algae spores, and protozoa in a marine system. Bacteria,...