live sand and starfish

What is live sand?

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A new saltwater aquarium is a somewhat sterile, harsh environment for those first few animals to colonize. As a result, some of those first fish and invertebrates we add to our tanks don’t survive. It can be challenging to nail down exactly what this new tank syndrome is, but the bottom …

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xenia species

Pulsing Xenia Coral Care: Xenia Elongata

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Description of the Pulsing Xenia coral The Pulsing Xenia coral, Xenia elongata, also known as Pulse Coral, Pulsing Xenia, Hand Coral, Pom Pom Coral, Red Sea Xenia or Bouquet Encrusting coral in some areas, is a popular, fast growing, easy to frag soft corals species. The pulsing xenia coral gets its …

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Will you share your accomplishments and goals?

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It’s that time of year again where we look back, to reflect on the year past and look ahead to what we want to accomplish this year. I want to hear from you. Did you accomplish something last year that you are proud of? What went wrong? What do you want …

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Top 10 Saltwater Aquarium Blog Articles

Top 10 Articles of 2016

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2016 Year in Review A sincere thank you for all of your support this year. Without your support, I would just be a crazy person typing to himself (and maybe my Mom and Dad). Now I’m a crazy person typing to you, and you’re reading it. I do appreciate that …

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10 most commented on posts

The Best Discussions in 2016

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2016 was a great year for discussions, here on Saltwater Aquarium Blog. Here are the blog posts with the most comments. Please check them out and jump in on the conversation. The Best Discussions in 2016 Five Saltwater Starter Fish for Beginners Jump in and join the discussion about starter …

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Aquarium gravel vacuum & water change siphon product review

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Aquarium gravel vacuum & water change  siphon product review It’s always a great feeling, when you find a box from Amazon on your doorstep when you get home–even if it is just a gravel vacuum. The auto-siphon bulb on my Aqueon auto-siphon aquarium gravel vacuum cleaner stopped working. I had this …

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Ricordea

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Introduction The Ricordea, or flower mushroom coral, is a very popular mushroom anemone (coral) among the saltwater aquarium enthusiasts, because they are relatively easy to keep and have some amazing coloration. The two most popular species in the hobby are Ricordea florida and Ricordea yuma. R. florida inhabits in the tropical …

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mandarinfish or mandarin goby

Mandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium

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Mandarin Goby Care Guide The Mandarin Goby, also called the mandarinfish, psychedelic fish or mandarin dragonet is a very popular but fragile saltwater fish. The scientific name is Synchiropus splendidus, and splendid they are. Their psychedelic coloration is what makes them unique and impossible to mistake for other species. A …

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buying saltwater fish and corals online

Buying saltwater fish and corals online

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Introduction to buying saltwater fish and corals online The advice and support you can get from a local fish store can sometimes be worth its weight in gold, but if you are like some of us in the hobby, you either aren’t located in an area with a lot of good …

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best aquarium reactor brands

Best Aquarium Reactor Brand

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What is an Aquarium Reactor? An aquarium reactor is an optional piece of aquarium equipment that adds automation and improvement to the process of providing clean, healthful water to your aquarium inhabitants. Think of it as part of the filtration system, by which you keep the aquarium water in tip top …

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