Saltwater

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...

Warty Frogfish: Most Unusual Saltwater Fish?

The Warty Frogfish Makes an Interesting Fish for the Marine Aquarium. While not for everyone, this is a fascinating marine fish appropriate for the...