mandarinfish or mandarin goby

Mandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium

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Mandarin Goby Care Guide The Mandarin Goby, also called the mandarinfish, psychedelic fish or mandarin dragonet is a very popular but fragile saltwater fish. The scientific name is Synchiropus splendidus, and splendid they are. Their psychedelic coloration is what makes them unique and impossible to mistake for other species. A …

Albert B Ulrich IIIMandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium
buying saltwater fish and corals online

Buying saltwater fish and corals online

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Introduction to buying saltwater fish and corals online The advice and support you can get from a local fish store can sometimes be worth its weight in gold, but if you are like some of us in the hobby, you either aren’t located in an area with a lot of good …

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best aquarium reactor brands

Best Aquarium Reactor Brand

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What is an Aquarium Reactor? An aquarium reactor is an optional piece of aquarium equipment that adds automation and improvement to the process of providing clean, healthful water to your aquarium inhabitants. Think of it as part of the filtration system, by which you keep the aquarium water in tip top …

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to drip or not to drip

Drip acclimate or not

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To drip acclimate or not to drip? That is the question. A few weeks back, I published an article about a small piece of equipment that I use to help make it easier to drip acclimate your new arrivals. I was surprised when a loyal and helpful reader sent me …

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if-trump-becomes

5 Things Donald Trump will do if he gets elected President of the saltwater aquarium hobby

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5 Things Donald Trump will do if he gets elected President of the saltwater aquarium hobby November 8th is Election Day. I think I’m a bit fatigued and punchy about all this Election Day coverage. This is an attempt at a light-hearted, fictional article. I wondered…what would Donald J. Trump do, if …

Albert B Ulrich III5 Things Donald Trump will do if he gets elected President of the saltwater aquarium hobby
kenya tree coral

Kenya Tree Coral Care

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Kenya Tree Coral Care Guide The Kenya Tree coral, Capnella sp., is a hardy soft coral species that is tolerant of a range of living conditions, which makes it great for beginner aquarists. In terms of color, this rapidly growing soft corals species is somewhat drab and is generally available …

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reef aquarium club directory

Reef Aquarium Club Listing & Directory

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Reef Aquarium Club Listing & Directory One of the best ways to learn about the saltwater aquarium hobby, meet other people that share your interests, get help locally and save money at your favorite local and online fish stores is to join a Reef Aquarium Club. Marine Aquarium Society of North …

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infographic

Saltwater Fish Compatibility Chart

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Thought I’d share this fish compatibility infographic, published by Petco. I didn’t create it, I’m just sharing it, because I think it is pretty good. Save it to your phone so you can scan quickly the next time you’re in a local fish store. Update 10/24: As with any summary, …

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Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Save You Some Money

5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money

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5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money The saltwater aquarium hobby is an expensive hobby–there is no hiding or avoiding that. But that doesn’t mean you have to waste money to enjoy it. Here are 5 tried-and-true saltwater aquarium tips to help you save money. 5. Switch to LED …

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innovative marine accudrip

Innovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator Product Review

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Product Review: The AccuDrip Acclimator by Innovative Marine A simple but helpful little gadget. Shop for the AccuDrip on Amazon.com. This is a small exaggeration, but the Innovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator is one of my favorite aquarium gadgets under $15. Elegantly simple and makes one of the most exciting times in the hobby …

Albert B Ulrich IIIInnovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator Product Review