Saturday March 1, 2014
Many SW aquarists consider protein skimmers essential equipment for a SW aquarium. Before you buy a skimmer, knowing what makes the different types work can help you decide which one is best for your tank and your wallet. It can also help you to fine tune your skimmer to get the most gunk out of your tank.
More: Protein Skimming Ain't Rocket Science In spite of what some aquarium product manufacturers would like you to believe, protein skimming ain't rocket science. Protein skimming is simply using air bubbles to... Read More
Compare Prices: Of the Top Hang In/On Tank Protein Skimmers. See the latest in protein skimmers for micro/nano/mini aquariums. The low prices will amaze you.
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Friday February 28, 2014
"Tank Janitors" are the critters (fish and invertebrates) that crawl and/or swim around your tank, cleaning up the crud (detritus, uneaten food, undesirable microalgae, etc.) that builds up in a saltwater aquarium, disrupting the biological balance and appearance. "Reef Tank Safe Janitors" do it without destroying your corals and other tank mates.
More: Reef Tank Safe Hermit Crabs may be the best investment you can make for your reef tank. They clean your tank 24/7 without harming your valuable corals.
More: Reef Safe Rock & Glass Cleaners Looking for something to get rid of all that algae that keeps showing up on your aquarium glass and the Live Rock in your reef tank? These critters are Reef Safe and will do a great job getting rid of that algae.
Photo by Larry Yarbray
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Many marine aquarists don't give it much thought (tho they should) but the biological filter is the very heart of every aquarium. No aquarium, fresh or saltwater, could survive for long without a healthy one. It wasn't all that long ago (shows you my age) that few aquarists even knew what nitrosoma bacteria was, let alone its value or how to cultivate it. The evolution of biological filtration, from the controversial Under Gravel Filter, to the , to canister filters, to Science of Biological Filtration in Marine Aquariums is quite interesting.
Saturday February 22, 2014
Great project for the whole family which will be enjoyed for years to come!! You can build the popular 55 gallon aquarium in just an hour or 2 or you can build the custom aquarium you always wanted in less time than you thought and save BIG $$$! If you can stick a stamp on an envelope, you can build your own tank. Aquarium Glass Thickness Calculator and detailed instructions.
More: DIY Cabinet & Stand Plans Custom design your own tank cabinet or stand.
More: DIY Refugium Plans Many different designs with both glass and acrylic materials.
Photo © Luis Contesini