Best rimless aquarium product review

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Searching for the best rimless aquarium A short while ago, I started a journey to find the best rimless aquarium. I already have one aquarium running, but I wanted to experience starting over and the freedom of starting another aquarium from scratch. I haven’t been on the market for a new …

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10 ways to fight red slime algae

Red Slime Algae Cyanobacteria

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What are Red Slime Algae? Red Slime Algae is the common name for an aquarium troublemaker otherwise known as red cyanobacteria. Since the term cyanobacteria sounds like either a bizarre Crayola Crayon color or the bacterial strain in a Michael Crichton novel (how’s that for a dated reference), the more popular term …

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BERGHIA NUDIBRANCH

Berghia Nudibranch Aiptasia Control

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The Berghia nudibranch, an outstanding natural way to control the aiptasia anemone “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” (ancient proverb) Those words sum up the essence of why the Berghia Nudibranch, Berghia stephanieae, is so popular in the aquarium hobby. The dreaded and maligned aiptasia anemone is generally considered to …

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Bow Front Aquarium–Glass Aquarium

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One question I get when people see my aquarium is, “I’m thinking about getting a bow front aquarium–do you like yours?” So I thought I’d explore the options when selecting a bow front aquarium and share my experiences with you here. Let’s start with some of the basics What is a …

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Out of quarantine

Bonus Day

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I know the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge ended on the 31st day, but remember that fish you bought on Day 5 and put into Quarantine? If it was parasite free ever since you added it to quarantine (28 uninterrupted days) you could add it to your …

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Graduation day

Graduation Day

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Welcome to Day 31 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Today’s challenge is simple…literally. What I want you to do is simplify something in your tank. You spent the majority of the last 31 days doing work on or adding things to your saltwater aquarium. But …

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Clean up your lights

Clean your aquarium lights

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Welcome to Day 30 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. It’s Challenge Graduation Eve Day. There’s a holiday that nobody has ever celebrated before today! Today’s task is to inspect your lights, clean things up, and replace the bulbs (if you have them) if they …

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Replace old test kits

Replace your old test kits

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Welcome to Day 29 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. Today’s task is to replace your old test kits. How old are your test kits, anyway? How long have you had your old test kits? Are they still good, or have they expired? If your …

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Day 28 Partial Water Change

Weekly Partial Water Change

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Welcome to Day 28 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge. We are almost there. I can taste it. In case you were wondering, it tastes salty. However, I’m so proud of all you’ve done this past month to work on and improve your tank. I …

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Build a DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

Build a DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

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Welcome back to Day 27 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Saltwater Aquarium Challenge, build a DIY brine shrimp hatchery. Nothing will make your saltwater aquarium come to life like feeding live foods. Earlier in the challenge, we talked about adding phytoplankton, macro algae and copepods. Give your …

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