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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 …

Albert B Ulrich IIIWhat is live sand?
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Innovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator Product Review

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Product Review: The AccuDrip Acclimator by Innovative Marine A simple but helpful little gadget. Shop for the AccuDrip on Amazon.com. This is a small exaggeration, but the Innovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator is one of my favorite aquarium gadgets under $15. Elegantly simple and makes one of the most exciting times in the hobby …

Albert B Ulrich IIIInnovative Marine AccuDrip Acclimator Product Review
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5 Best Selling Saltwater Aquarium Products

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5 Best Selling Saltwater Aquarium Products Are you itching to buy a best selling saltwater aquarium product for your tank? Want to know what other blog readers are buying for their saltwater aquarium?  I have to admit, I was curious to see what other people are buying–and now that I know, …

Albert B Ulrich III5 Best Selling Saltwater Aquarium Products
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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 …

Albert B Ulrich IIIHow to dose kalkwasser in a reef tank saltwater aquarium