Bow Front Aquarium–Glass Aquarium

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One question I get when people see my aquarium is, “I’m thinking about getting a bow front aquarium–do you like yours?” So I thought I’d explore the options when selecting a bow front aquarium and share my experiences with you here. Let’s start with some of the basics What is a …

Albert B Ulrich IIIBow Front Aquarium–Glass Aquarium
innovative marine accudrip

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

A hot week and a hard lesson in coral heat stress

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That is a quote from a  Dr. Foster’s article–and right now, it feels like the understatement of the century (hows that for an exaggeration). My story starts a couple of weeks ago, when my tank experienced a relatively sudden temperature change that put stress on my tank and caused me to …

Albert B Ulrich IIIA hot week and a hard lesson in coral heat stress
Easy to use refractometer

7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets

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7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets For most of us, reefkeeping brings a sense of immense joy and reward, quickly translating into a lifetime love for the hobby.We love our technology aquarium equipment and reef tank gadgets almost as much as our fishy (and coral) friends. Even so, the art of aquatics is undoubtedly one …

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refugium by Sean McGrath

Why you should add a refugium to your aquarium

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Why you should add a refugium to your aquarium…if you can A refugium is a great thing to add to your aquarium set-up…if you can. Think of the refugium as a nature preserve within the confines of your aquarium system. It’s a small area set aside for macroalgae and tiny invertebrates to …

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Light Color Temperature

Reef Aquarium Lighting

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Reef Aquarium Lighting One of the most common questions I hear from new saltwater aquarium hobbyists about reef aquarium lighting is, “How much light do I need? Is there a minimum wattage I should consider to keep coral in a reef tank?” I have heard aquarists offer up the advice …

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Equipment Needed to Culture Saltwater Rotifers

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The first step to culturing saltwater rotifers at home is to obtain a starter culture.  If you can’t find a hobbyist (or breeder) growing rotifers locally, you can find them online—just type ‘rotifer cultures’ or ‘live rotifers’ into the GOOGLE search bar on the bottom left margin of this page, and …

Albert B Ulrich IIIEquipment Needed to Culture Saltwater Rotifers