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A comprehensive guide to saltwater ich treatment

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A lot has been written about saltwater ich treatment, one of the most important and most common challenges in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Articles on the topic, including those I’ve written in the past, are often littered with cliches like: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, because …

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10 ways to fight red slime algae

Red Slime Algae Cyanobacteria

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What are Red Slime Algae? Red Slime Algae is the common name for an aquarium troublemaker otherwise known as red cyanobacteria. Since the term cyanobacteria sounds like either a bizarre Crayola Crayon color or the bacterial strain in a Michael Crichton novel (how’s that for a dated reference), the more popular term …

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Chasing perfection when good enough is good enough

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Chasing perfection when good enough is good enough One  of the things I love the most about this hobby is that it is an art, as much as it is a science. However, inadequate success with the artful side of things can also be maddeningly frustrating. Our tanks are not just a comprehensive …

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to drip or not to drip

Drip acclimate or not

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To drip acclimate or not to drip? That is the question. A few weeks back, I published an article about a small piece of equipment that I use to help make it easier to drip acclimate your new arrivals. I was surprised when a loyal and helpful reader sent me …

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Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Save You Some Money

5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money

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5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money The saltwater aquarium hobby is an expensive hobby–there is no hiding or avoiding that. But that doesn’t mean you have to waste money to enjoy it. Here are 5 tried-and-true saltwater aquarium tips to help you save money. 5. Switch to LED …

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this is what happens when you put 2 tangs together

This is why you don’t try to keep two tangs in the same tank

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This is why you don’t try to keep two tangs in the same tank. I took a trip to (what used to be) my favorite local fish store today. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I arrived at the store 10 minutes early and waited, in anticipation, for the …

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Fish Antibiotics and Other Aquarium Medications

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Fish Antibiotics and Other Aquarium Medications One question that came up recently for a friend of mine (and newsletter subscriber) was what to do about two fish that had cloudy eyes. The person was already using one popular product and wasn’t seeing any improvement, and they wanted to know what …

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10 Aquarium photography tips and the gear that won’t break the bank

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Aquarium photography tips and essential gear to take great fish tank photos One thing we all seem to share, in this hobby, is being able to sit and appreciate the wonders of the ocean from our homes. It is no surprise, then, to see that there are a whole lot …

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aquarium grounding probe

How to install an aquarium grounding probe in less than a minute.

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Want to know how to install an aquarium grounding probe? It’s easy. I’ll show you how. Installing the probe in my saltwater tank took me less than one minute. In fact, it took longer to take a few pictures and open the package than it took to install. How to …

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nothing good ever happens quickly in the saltwater aquarium hobby so use patience when adding the new stuff you got for christmas

Nothing good happens quickly in the saltwater aquarium hobby

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Ironically, the topic of today’s blog post is patience–something I don’t have a lot of–and chances are, if you don’t have a lot of patience yourself, it may be too late for you. For the last several weeks, I wrote Holiday Gift-Giving Guides to help along the sometimes awkward conversations …

Albert B Ulrich IIINothing good happens quickly in the saltwater aquarium hobby