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Luis Contesini's 33g Reef Tank

The pictures in these Reef Tank Photo Galleries are the best of the best. Magnificent displays of colorful fish, invertebrates and corals in aquariums from one gallon mini reef tanks to monster 300 gallon reef tanks show you what can be accomplished.

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New Tank Syndrome

Saturday April 19, 2014

Your tank has cycled (maybe for years) and you start seeing spiking ammonia in your tank water tests. You check your nitrites and find that the reading is above zero. Puzzling, isn't it? You might have a case of New Tank Syndrome. It's easy to prevent, but a little tougher to cure.

Forums: How Soon/ How Much? I recently set up a 29 gallon tank. I currently have 30 lbs of live rock, live sand, a Behn's Damsel, a Four-striped Damsel and a cleaner shrimp. How soon should you make new additions...

What is a Sump? Do You Need One?

Thursday April 17, 2014

MegaFlow Sump

Some aquarists are unaware of the many benefits of adding a sump to their systems. Here is a description of what a sump is, how it is used, the many designs and set ups one has to choose from, and what benefits it can provide your system.

More: Easy, Cheap DIY Sumps Why pay a fortune for a custom made sump if you don't have to?

More: Wet/Dry Trickle Filters can greatly increase your biological filter capacity as well as the number of fish that you can hold in your aquarium.

Forum: Sump/refugium question I'm curious about one thing with respect to sumps that also happen to be refugiums. Do people ...

The Latest Mini/Nano Saltwater Aquarium Kits

Tuesday April 15, 2014

MegaFlow Sump

The newest Mini/Nano Aquarium Kits on the market are definitely a leap forward. Some of the new kits contain aquariums with LED lighting that will support corals, dual powerheads controlled by a programmable computer chip, adaptable and more efficient filtration plus a new sleek look are just some of the features offered today. Some retailers are even offering a free stand with kits. Read more...

The 4 Basic Coral Requirements

Sunday April 13, 2014

Phyllis' Leather Coral
All corals have 4 basic requirements which must be met in order to survive in captivity. The specific requirements vary by coral type and species, but the 4 basics remain the same. Once you understand the basics, the rest is easy.

More: Soft Coral Profiles Save yourself a lot of money and heartache by finding out what a coral species requires before you buy it. Soft corals are among the most forgiving so they may be the right kind of coral to start out with. Facts, Information about Soft Corals.

More: SPS/LPS Coral Profiles Hard (SPS/LPS) corals can be a bit more demanding that their soft cousins, but with the right information, you can chose the Hard Corals that will work best in your tank. Here is the information you need to make keeping hard corals in your tank a success.

More: 15 Easy Corals Corals which are more forgiving of less than perfect tank conditions.

Forums: Xenia study Since I pass them each time that I head out onto the reefs, and did notice that wild xenia seem to die off just as our captive ones seem to do. Soooo.....

Photo by Phylis Daniels

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