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    • How to Start (set up) a Saltwater Aquarium Created: Thursday, April 21, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Starting (setting up) a new saltwater (marine) aquarium can be fun if you have all of the information at your fingertips. Here you will find everything from planning the aquarium system, to equipme...
    • Cultivating Macroalgae in Your Saltwater Aquarium Created: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many saltwater aquarists cultivate macroalgae either in their main tanks, or in refugiums and sumps.
    • Picasso Triggerfish Created: Monday, October 06, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Picasso Triggerfish Guide Saltwater Fish Profile - An identification, characteristics, compatibility, diet and feeding profile with other notes from your Saltwater Aquariums Guides about the Rhinec...
    • Top Hydrometers and Refractometers Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Hydrometers and Refractometers are essential equipment for saltwater aquariums. Use these testing devices to maintain the ideal environment for your marine aquarium inhabitants.
    • DSB (Deep Sand Bed) or No DSB? Created: Thursday, November 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Since the Live Sand Filter was created by Dr. Dean Jaubert, the pros and cons of the DSB (Deep Sand Bed) both with and without a plenum have been discussed. Here is a quick overview of both sides o...
    • Tap Water Purification Methods Created: Saturday, April 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Methods for how to purify fresh tap water before using it in saltwater aquarium systems to avoid the potential problems that can arise from doing so." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Power Outages and Saltwater Aquariums Created: Friday, September 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Power outages are never a fun experience, but if you have an aquarium, they can be even more of a problem. Having experienced a 5 day power outage during Hurricane Irene, we found out what works an...
    • Testing Your Aquarium Water Created: Saturday, November 22, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Can you answer these questions about the water in your aquarium in less than 30 minutes? What is the pH level? Is ammonia present? If so, how much? Is nitrate high, or within the acceptable range? ...
    • Phosphates in Your Saltwater Aquarium Created: Thursday, December 01, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Phosphates are in almost everything, including your marine aquarium. While phosphates don't normally affect the fish in your saltwater aquarium, elevated levels promote algae (particularly hair alg...
    • Getting Salt Creep Off Your Glass Aquarium Created: Thursday, February 26, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Getting salt creep off your glass aquarium is a project that many put off as long as they can. Unfortunately, it gets worse and more difficult with time." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Choosing The Right Substrate For Your Saltwater Aquarium Created: Saturday, December 17, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Much more than just the "stuff on the bottom of the tank", the substrate is an integral part of any saltwater aquarium system.there is a wide variety of substrates on the market, each having their ...
    • E-Course - Saltwater Aquariums 101 Created: Monday, February 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This course will guide you through setting up your new saltwater aquarium. In this lesson, learn what type of aquarium is right for you and where to put it." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Checklist of Items Needed to Start a Saltwater Aquarium Created: Thursday, January 28, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Here is a Checklist of Equipment Items Needed to Start a Saltwater Aquarium. If you are new to saltwater aquaria, the number of pieces of equipment needed can seem overpowering. Using this checklis...
    • 11 Most Common Mistakes Made by Saltwater Aquarium Keepers Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      No matter what kind of aquarium keeper you are or may become, basic saltwater, reef, or freshwater, here is a list of what are considered by your About.com Guides to Saltwater Aquariums to be the 1...
    • Red Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria) Description Created: Sunday, May 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Red Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria) in saltwater aquariums: description, causes and cures. Red Slime Algae is one of the ugliest afflictions that can over run your marine aquarium in a matter of days. ...
    • Upgrading From a Fish Only or Fish Only With Live Rock to a Reef Tank Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Thinking that it will be complicated and too difficult to do, many people who have had a Fish Only or Fish Only With Live Rock tank for some time are hesitant to switch to a full on reef tank. Trust us!! It is not hard to do, in fact it can be simpler than you think. Here are the steps to take and the things to take into consideration when switching.
    • Definition of the word: "calcareous" Created: Saturday, April 23, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Definition of the word: calcareous. The word calcareous is defined as it relates to saltwater, marine aquariums.
    • Photos, Pictures and Images of Anthias and Gramma Created: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      View pictures and identify Anthias or Fancy Sea Bass, and Gramma or Basslet fishes through this gallery of saltwater Anthias and Gramma photos.
    • Identification and Control of Nuisance Green Macroalgae in Saltwater Aquariums Created: Sunday, March 11, 2012 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Blue Green Macroalgae in Saltwater Aquariums: Identification and Control. Blue Green Macroalgae can be either a blessing or a nuisance, depending on the species. Here is how to control the nuisance...
    • Buying a Marine Aquarium For a Child or Teen Created: Friday, July 29, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Buying a marine aquarium for a child or teen is actually a good investment. If your child or teen has any interest in becoming a marine biologist in the future, owning a marine aquarium is educatio...
    • Cause of HLLE (Head & Lateral Line Erosion) in Saltwater Aquarium Fish Created: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      A breakthrough study solves one mystery of Head and Lateral Line Erosion in marine aquarium fish." itemprop="description"> Saturday, April 30, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Definition of the term: Dissolved Oxygen. The term Dissolved Oxygen is defined as it relates to saltwater, marine aquariums
    • Definition of the word: Caustic Created: Friday, April 29, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Definition of the word: caustic. The word caustic is defined as it relates to saltwater, marine aquariums.
    • Definition of the word "alkali" Created: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Definition of the word: alkali. The word alkali is defined as it relates to saltwater, marine aquariums.
    • Diagnosing Parasites On Marine Fish Created: Friday, December 17, 2010 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Diagnosing Parasites On Marine Fish can be difficult. Here are description of the symptoms of Cryptocaryon, Marine White Spot Disease, Ich, Oodinium, Marine Velvet, Coral Reef Fish Disease, Brookly...
    • Purchasing Saltwater Aquarium Fish Created: Thursday, December 09, 2010 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Tips from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on what to look for when buying a new saltwater aquarium fish for your tank community." itemprop="description" Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      View this collection of Coral Beauty Angel photos to identify the small Dwarf or Pygmy (Centropyge bispinosus) species angelfish that is found in waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Other Common Nam...
    • Sea Cucumber Family Cucumariidae Profile - Sea Apple Profile Created: Saturday, October 02, 2010 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Sea Cucumber Family Cucumariidae Profile - Genus Paracucumaria & Pseudocolochirus - AKA Sea Apples.
    • Profile of the Parrotfish Family Scaridae/Scarus Created: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Parrot Fish Family Profile - A Profile of the Parrotfish Family Scaridae/Scarus (Callyodon- tidae, Sparisomidae & Scraichthyidae)
    • So, You've Heard Having A Saltwater Aquarium Is Difficult? Created: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      If you have been thinking about starting a saltwater aquarium, but have some doubts about how difficult it may be, this should help set your mind at ease. In spite of what you may have heard, it's ...
    • The Latest in LED Reef Tank Lighting Created: Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      State of the art aquarium lighting has transitioned from the old T-12 (you remember, the big fat tubes that used to go in shop lights) to T-10's and T-8's, which offered an increase in the selectio...
    • Great Aquarium Related Gifts For Under $30 Created: Monday, December 16, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Sometimes it can be difficult to find a present for someone who has an aquarium, if you have no experience with them. These Great Aquarium Related Gift Ideas For Under $30 will get you going in the...

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