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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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Keeping Your Aquarium Alive During a Hardware Failure

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Keeping Your Aquarium Alive During a Hardware Failure I heard a story about a guy who manufactures and maintains custom marine aquariums. He is a bit of a wise guy. When customers ask him about guarantees he always replies “I guarantee that one day your aquarium is going to fail!” He wants his customers to have in the back of their …

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How to treat saltwater ich

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Saltwater Ich, also known as Marine White Spot Disease, is caused by the parasite Cryptocaryon irritans. The term “Ich” is a generic carry-over from the freshwater parasite Ichthyophthiriius. Since both parasites cause white spots on the fish, the disease is universally called Ich, even though they are different parasites. A saltwater ich outbreak in a marine or reef aquarium is …

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When saving a few dollars actually costs you money in the long run

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When saving a few dollars actually costs you money in the long run I’m not going to sugar coat this. I’m mad. Frustrated. Angry. The story actually begins as a happy story, back in the early Spring of 2013. At that time, I was running my 92 gallon display tank, 4 20 gallon and 4 10 gallon tanks. Suffice it …

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Why did my fish die suddenly?

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For marine aquarists, nothing is as disappointing as losing a beautiful fish. We can understand a loss if the fish was unsuccessfully battling a marine Ich outbreak. The symptoms are visible and unfortunately we can witness the fish struggling to recover over a week or longer. Sometimes incompatible fish fight, usually picking on a fish until it is ragged and …

Albert B Ulrich IIIWhy did my fish die suddenly?