reef aquarium glove product review

Reef Aquarium Gloves Product Review

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Reef Aquarium Gloves Product Review: This may be a first time for me to ever say this–and it might even be the first time this has ever been stated in the English language, but I’m excited about a new pair of gloves I just bought. They are bright yellow gloves, …

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Keeping the Fire Shrimp: Lysmata debelius

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Introduction to keeping the Fire Shrimp in a saltwater aquarium Scientifically known as Lysmata debelius, the Fire Shrimp has gained a lot of popularity and nicknames over time, because of its striking color. Breeders and hobbyists have called it: Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, Blood Red Fire Shrimp, Taiwan Fire Red, Cherry Red …

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Candy Cane Coral: Caulastrea furcata, a great beginner LPS coral species

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The Candy Cane Coral: (Caulastrea furcata) The candy cane coral is a LPS coral (stands for large polyp stony coral) species that is great for beginner and intermediate reef tanks. While some LPS corals are aggressive and have large, stinging sweeper tentacles, this attractive coral species is mild mannered and has …

Albert B Ulrich IIICandy Cane Coral: Caulastrea furcata, a great beginner LPS coral species
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Coral Beauty Angelfish: Centropyge bispinosus

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Introduction to keeping the Coral Beauty Angelfish The Coral Beauty Angelfish is a very popular saltwater fish among all hobbyist aquarists, because of tis beautiful colors and hardiness. Scientists call it Centropyge bispinosus, while people have given it other common names, such as Spined Angelfish, Dusky Angelfish or Coral Beauty. Its …

Albert B Ulrich IIICoral Beauty Angelfish: Centropyge bispinosus
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SPS Coral

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What is an SPS Coral? SPS coral is the name given to the group of coral species that have a stony  calcium carbonate skeleton with tiny coral polyps. These corals are generally the first that come to mind when someone joins the reef aquarium hobby, sometimes called the ‘true’ corals because they are the corals that …

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Kole tang Ctenochaetus strigosus

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Introduction to keeping the Kole Tang The Kole tang, Ctenochaetus strigosus, is a popular saltwater fish, also known as Yelloweye Tang, Striped Bristletooth Tang, Goldring Bristletooth Tang, Spotted Surgeonfish, Yellow-eyed surgeonfish etc. It belongs to the family Acanthuridae under order Perciformes of class Actinopterygii. Native to the Hawaiian Islands, it inhabits shallow …

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Bubble Tip Anemone

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Introduction The Bubble Tip anemone is the most popular anemone among the aquarium enthusiasts because of its: spectacular coloration general hardiness likelihood of hosting the clownfish species commonly kept in the home aquarium. You may also see this anemone listed as Four Colored Anemone, Maroon Bulb anemone, Bulb Tentacle anemone, Bulb …

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Duncan coral: Duncanopsammia axifuga

Albert B Ulrich III beginner coral, Corals, General Information, how to frag corals, Reef Tank 5 Comments

The Duncan coral, duncanopsammia axifuga, has large, fleshy polyps and looks a little bit like a zoanthid or other button polyp species, but it is really a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. Duncan corals are sometimes also called whisker coral or daisy coral. Like all LPS corals, duncans have a …

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