Saltwater

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,...

Fluidized Bed Filters

Fluidized bed filters are highly efficient, relatively inexpensive and require little maintenance when properly installed in a saltwater system. Marine tanks, just like freshwater tanks,...

Live Rock for Saltwater Aquariums

What is Live Rock? Technically-speaking, live rock is any porous rock colonized with life after exposure to a biologically rich environment. The biologically rich environment...

Saltwater Tank Biological Filtration

Marine tanks generally utilize three types of filtration--mechanical, chemical and biological. This article covers the basics of biological filtration. Most marine aquarists rely on a...

Marine Sump-Based Filtration

The concept of the sump may seem confusing at first, but sump-based filtration is the best filtration for a marine aquarium set-up. Sump-based filtration is...