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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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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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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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The importance of being consistent with your saltwater aquarium

Albert B Ulrich III Aquarium Maintenance, Books, Saltwater Fish 2 Comments

Consistency is one of the most important concepts when it comes to having a successful saltwater aquarium. The animals we keep in our tanks tend to do best when the water quality is high and the conditions are stable. That’s why it is so important to create a routine and …

Albert B Ulrich IIIThe importance of being consistent with your saltwater aquarium
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copperband butterfly

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The Copperband butterfly, a beautiful saltwater aquarium fish The Copperband butterfly is a beautiful and iconic saltwater aquarium fish species. The long nose, honed by evolution for picking meals from tiny crevices in the live rock. The alternating black-lined goldfish yellow copper-colored bands and white coloration pattern. The false eyespot on …

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How to make saltwater from reef salt mix

Albert B Ulrich III aquarium water parameters, Beginner, how to make saltwater, Saltwater Fish 6 Comments

How do you make the saltwater for a saltwater reef tank? Have you ever looked at a saltwater tank at a city aquarium, or even a dentist’s office and thought, “I wish I could have one of those!” but don’t even know where to begin? For example, where do they even get the …

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Neon Goby, Elacatinus oceanops, easy breeder or challenging

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While others before me have characterized the Neon goby as an easy to breed saltwater fish species, my personal experience with Elacatinus oceanops suggests they are not always quite that easy. Where my Neon goby story begins My affair with the Neon Goby began the same way as many affairs do …

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Quarantine tank setup

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This post explains the need for a quarantine tank setup and provides a checklist to help you get started. Why quarantine your fish? Saltwater fish, in the aquarium hobby, are prone to injury, disease, infection and parasites. The collection and transportation from the aquaculture facility or reef can cause damage …

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