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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The bristle worm

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What is a bristle worm? A bristle worm is a nocturnal, segmented worm from the family polychaete, which means ‘many hairs’ in Latin. One glance at these critters and you’ll know where the scientists who discovered them came up with their name. Most of the bristle worms you will find in a saltwater …

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Success Fragging Corals

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 In article # 1, we talked about our shared dreams to have a thriving reef aquarium, filled with corals and set the stage that fragging corals is a great way to increase the number of rapidly growing coral colonies in your tank and also creates an opportunity for you to …

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Introduction to Fragging Corals

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When I ask friends to describe their ideal coral aquarium, there are two major themes that come up. Many people want to have a large tank filled with Acropora (Acros), Montipora Plate corals and other  Small Polyp Stony (SPS) Corals. Others hope for a mixed reef tank, buzzing with color …

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Secrets of Coral Fragging: How to Frag Corals Successfully

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Are you new to the hobby and want to learn how to frag corals successfully? Are you an advanced aquarist and you’re looking for a few of the secrets of coral fragging and want to have better success fragging your own corals. Is your local aquarium club hosting a coral frag …

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How to Cycle a Saltwater Tank

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How to cycle a saltwater tank In the last blog post I wrote about how to set up a saltwater tank. The article was several thousand words long, but since I was covering so much material, I wasn’t able to give adequate coverage to how to cycle a saltwater tank. …

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Aiptasia: Proven Pest or Unjustly Persecuted?

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Last night, I performed a little surgery in my reef tank to eradicate a notorious pest in the saltwater aquarium world–I found the dreaded aiptasia anemone (sometimes spelled aptasia on forums), on a coral I recently purchased. After carefully inspecting the subject (a piece of live rock with mushroom corals …

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Saltwater Ich

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Saltwater ich—the war in your aquarium and how to stop it I was surfing the old world wide web for interesting content and found a very scientific article about treating saltwater ich, written by Steven Pro. I have included a link to it at the bottom of this post–I encourage you to check it out–it is …

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