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Leaving Your Aquarium Behind for the Holidays

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Going away for a holiday should be a relaxing event.  Holidays are meant for unwinding and forgetting about life’s cares. If you have a dog or cat, you can use the services of a kennel or send the pet to a friend’s house. But what about your reef aquarium? Who can you trust with a saltwater ecosystem that relies on …

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Swim bladder disease

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Swim bladder disease When I write articles for the blog, I generally get my ideas from one of four sources of inspiration: I try to think of a mistake I made in the past and write a post that would have helped me avoid making that mistake I pass on the information from something I’ve learned recently I write about …

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The Not-so-True Story of the First Saltwater Aquarium Thanksgiving

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The Not-so-True Story of the First Saltwater Aquarium Thanksgiving You have probably already heard the story of the first Thanksgiving, but I bet you didn’t know the story of the First Saltwater Aquarium Thanksgiving. The First Saltwater Aquarium Thanksgiving is based on a true story, but the names, places and facts have all been changed to protect the innocent…and hopefully …

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What is that strange smell?

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What is that strange smell? What to do when you detect something…fishy…in your aquarium Just about anyone who has kept a marine aquarium has experienced an unexpected biological “meltdown” in their tank. Typical symptoms include a strange odors in the water, cloudy, disccolored water and in the worst cases, fish and invertebrates in distress. Coming home to a biological imbalance …

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Don’t count your corals out before they have had a chance to rally

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Don’t count your corals out before they have had a chance to rally One thing I was reminded of recently was the resilience of some coral species. A little while back, I wrote about a mess I had on my hands when my powerhead detached from the aquarium glass and blew my sandbed all over the tank, toppling over an …

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