alytoxin zoanthids palythoa from CDC


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The dangers of palytoxin and why you need to read this article Palytoxin is one of the most toxic marine chemicals and it might be in your home right now. I hope that caught your attention. One way to determine how toxic a chemical is to give it to a …

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How to dose kalkwasser in a reef tank saltwater aquarium

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What is kalkwasser? Kalkwasser is the German word for calcium hydroxide, a relatively inexpensive reef tank additive that will help you keep your calcium and pH levels nice and high in your tank. For some reason, the term kalkwasser has become part of the mainstream vernacular in the saltwater aquarium …

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How to drill a glass aquarium

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Introduction How to drill a glass aquarium With a little confidence, some patience and a variable speed drill, you can put a hole in your tank. I’m serious. Sure, you could buy a pre-drilled tank from your local fish store, or pay to have someone else do the job for you—but …

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9 best saltwater aquarium blogs

The 9 Best Saltwater Aquarium Blogs

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The 9 Best Saltwater Aquarium Blogs: Are you looking for a good saltwater aquarium blog to read? Surfing the net to find out what’s new and interesting in the hobby is one of my favorite things to do. That’s why I have compiled this list of The 9 Best Saltwater Aquarium Blogs …

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Zoanthids care Zoanthids, also called zoas, button polyps or colonial anemones, are a hardy and diverse Order of coral that are suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced aquarists. They are tolerant of a range of aquarium conditions, come in unbelievable bright color morphs and many of them grow very quickly. …

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frogspawn coral care: Euphyllia divisa

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Frogspawn coral care The Frogspawn coral, Euphyllia divisa, is an LPS coral relative of the hammer coral and torch coral. The frogspawn is very similar,in appearance, to the hammer coral, except that the polyps are branched with round lobes, as can be seen in the images on this page. Frogspawn corals …

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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 …

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