Saltwater Aquariums Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

Top T5 HO Light Fixtures - T-5 HO Light Fixtures - Top T5 HO Light Fixtures - T-5 HO Light Fixtures
T-5 (T5) HO saltwater aquarium lights are state of the art fixtures used for reef tanks. The thin (5/8

Aquarium Products and LED Lighting Buyers Guide
Saltwater Aquarium Equipment & Products Buyers Guide

Aquarium Products and LED Lighting Buyers Guide
Saltwater Aquarium Equipment & Products Buyers Guide

Top Aquarium Power Filters - Descriptions, Product Reviews, Compare Prices on the Top Aquarium Power Filters on the market
Here's a list of top aquarium power filters recommended by your About Guides as being some of the most efficient and best aquarium power filters to choose for filtering not only saltwater aquariums, but freshwater systems as well. Page 11.

Top Aquarium Powerheads - Top Saltwater Aquarium Powerheads
Not all aquarium powerheads are created equal. While there are only a few units suitable for running wavemakers, there are many that have a lot of lifting power that are suited for using with protein skimmers or as a water pump, while others work best for UGF enhancement. Most all can be used for generating water movement and circulation in aquariums, but taking the time to compare maintenance requirements, cost, features, and GPH rates will help you make a wise choice. Page 12.

Top Saltwater Aquarium Reverse Osmosis (RO DI) Units - Top Saltwater Aquarium Reverse Osmosis (RO) Units
Using an individual reverse osmosis, deionization, or a combination RO/DI water filter unit to purify tap water sources before use in either fresh, brackish, or saltwater systems provides far superior water quality. These types of filters remove nitrate, phosphate and other chemical elements found in tap water that can lead to algae blooms and other problems. If you have a high level of contaminants in your tap water, a high performance Reverse Osmosis unit for maximum filtration is recommended. Page 13.

Top Hang In or On Sump Protein Skimmers - Hang In or On Sump Protein Skimmers - Protein Skimmers for Saltwater Aquariums
In-sump protein skimmers offer the widest variety of skimming methods for aquarist, today. Air, venturi, spray bar, needle wheel and downdraft driven models are available from a number of manufacturers. Sump mounted skimmers are much easier to configure with use of mechanical and biological filtration hardware, which makes them quite versatile. Page 15.

Top Hang In or On Tank Protein Skimmers - Hang In or On Tank Protein Skimmers
In/On Tank counter current protein skimmers were the first type of skimmers to appear in the saltwater aquarium hobby. They were simple devices which used an air pump driven airstone, the bubbles from which collected proteins and deposited them in a collection cup. These skimmers are the least expensive and easy to install and operate. With in-tank skimmers, there are no worries about wet floors. Page 14.

Top Saltwater Aquarium Heaters - Saltwater Aquarium Heaters - Heaters for saltwater aquariums
Too often an aquarium heater is thought of as a simple and inexpensive device. An aquarium heater should be considered a critical piece of equipment, just like a filter that is essential to the livelihood of your tank inhabitants. One of the most efficient and popular types with aquarists are submersible, and here is our list of top pick units that have some of the best features one should look for when buying a heater for your aquarium. Page 16.

Top UV Ultraviolet Sterilizers - Top UV Ultraviolet Sterilizers - Ultraviolet UV Sterilizers for Saltwater Aquariums
UV (Ultra-Violet) sterilizers are used in aquariums and ponds to kill bacteria and parasites as well as help eliminate unwanted free floating algae. The effectiveness of a UV sterilizer is determined by the power (displayed in watts) of the lamp, the

Top Wet - Dry Trickle Filters - Top Wet - Dry Trickle Filters - Wet - Dry Trickle Filters for Saltwater Aquariums
From a basic wet/dry only, to a wet/dry with sump, to a wet/dry with sump and built-in skimmer included, trickle filters are available in an array of styles and sizes to fit your particular fresh or saltwater aquarium's filtration needs. Designed to utilize biological, mechanical and chemical mediums, and a place to put a heater, skimmer or other additional aquarium equipment, installing an under cabinet overflow unit such as these Top Picks can make keeping a tank clean and tidy much easier. Page 18.

Most Common Types of Aquarium Seahorses
There are a large number of Hippocampus genus member seahorses that inhabit tropical, sub-tropical and temperate waters around the world, but only a handful of species are typically encountered in the aquarium trade. From the few wild and numerous tank-bred specimens one finds for sale, H. kuda and erectus are at the top of the list of the most common species of seahorses that are seen in aquariums.

Brian Tissot's Medusa Photo
Brian Tissot's Medusa Photo. Saltwater Aquariums. Page 33.

Shirlie Sharpe's Sea Apple Cucumber Photo
Shirlie Sharpe's Sea Apple Cucumber Photo. Page 34.

Adrian Howe's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor) photo
Adrian Howe's Sea Apple Paracucumaria tricolor photo, entered in the About Saltwater Aquariums February 2002 Fish & Critter Photo Contest. Page 13.

Black Sea Cucumber (Holothura atra) picture
Keoki Stender's Black Sea Cucumber (Holothura atra) picture. Page 19.

Cecilia Shepherdson's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor) photo
Cecilia Shepherdson's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor) in full bloom. Page 14.

Keoki Stender's Chocolate-Chip Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp.) Picture
Keoki Stender's Chocolate-Chip Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp.) Picture. Page 17.

Christopher Vogt's Sea Apple (Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus) photo
Christopher Vogt's terrific close up photo of his Sea Apple (Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus). The colors of this critter are really quite stunning. Page 10.

Enrique Fuentes' Sea Apple (Australian Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus) photo
Enrique Fuentes' photo of his Sea Apple (Australian Pseudocolchirus oxiolugus) in his Eclipse II 37G Reef Tank. Page 12.

Keoki Stender's Black-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner - a fantastic close up view of this fascinating Black-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria sp).

Keoki Stender's Hawaiian Spiky Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner, a Hawaiian Spiky Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.). Page 2.

Keoki Stender's Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens)
From Keoki's Fish Corner, a photo of the Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens). Page 3.

Keoki Stender's Keferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner - a photo of the Keferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini). Page 4.

Keoki Stender's Leopard Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pardalis) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner - a Leopard Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pardalis). Page 5.

Keoki Stender's Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner - a photo of the Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi). Page 6.

Keoki Stender's Plump Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga obesa) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner, a photo of a Plump Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga obesa) which is found in Hawaii. Page 7.

Keoki Stender's Stubborn Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pervicax) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner, a picture of a Stubborn Sea Cucumber (Holothuria pervicax). Page 8.

Keoki Stender's Teated Sea Cucumber (Holothuria whitmaei) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner, a photo of the Teated Sea Cucumber (Holothuria whitmaei). Page 9.

Keoki Stender's White-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga mauritiana) photo
From Keoki's Fish Corner - a fantastic close up view of this fascinating White-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Actinopyga mauritiana). Page 11.

Keoki Stender's Paradoxical Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia paradoxa) picture
Keoki Stender's Paradoxical Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia paradoxa) picture. Page 16.

Zoltan Tolmacsi's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor) picture
Zoltan Tolmacsi's Sea Apple (Paracucumaria tricolor) photo entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums February 2002 Fish & Critter Photo Contest. Page 15.

Sea Cucumber Picture Gallery
A picture gallery of Sea Cucumber photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other facts and information with the images.

Sea Cucumber Picture Gallery
A picture gallery of Sea Cucumber photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other facts and information with the images.

Keoki Stender's Argus Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia argus) picture
Keoki Stender's Argus Sea Cucumber (Bohadschia argus). Page 31.

Keoki Stender's Ashy Sea Cucumber (Holothuria cinerascens) Picture
Ashy Sea Cucumber (Holothuria cinerascens) Picture. Page 20.

Keoki Stender's Conspicuous Sea Cucumber (Opheodesoma spectabilis) Picture
Keoki Stender's Conspicuous Sea Cucumber (Opheodesoma spectabilis) Picture. Page 29.

Keoki Stender's Difficult Sea Cucumber (Holothuria difficilis)
Difficult Sea Cucumber (Holothuria difficilis). Page 22.

Keoki Stender's Edible or Burnt Hotdog Sea Cucumber (Holothuria edulis)
Edible or Burnt Hotdog Sea Cucumber (Holothuria edulis) picture. Page 21.

Keoki Stender's Hawaiian Yellow-Tip Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.)
Keoki Stender's Hawaiian Yellow-Tip Sea Cucumber (Stichopus sp.). Page 26.

Keoki Stender's Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens)
Keoki Stender's Impatient Sea Cucumber (Holothuria impatiens). Page 25.

Keoki Stender's Kerferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini) Picture
Keoki Stender's Kerferstein's Sea Cucumber (Polyplectana kefersteini) Picture. Page 30.

Keoki Stender's Light-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria hilla)
Keoki Stender's Light-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria hilla). Page 24.

Keoki Stender's Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi) Picture
Keoki Stender's Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber (Euapta godeffroyi). Page 28.

Keoki Stender's Sand Sea Cucumber (Holothuria arenicola)
Keoki Stender's Sand Sea Cucumber (Holothuria arenicola). Page 18.

Keoki Stender's Warty Sea Cucumber (Stichopus horrens) Picture
Keoki Stender's Warty Sea Cucumber (Stichopus horrens). Page 27.

Keoki Stender's White Sea Cucumber (Eupentacta quinquesemita) picture
Keoki Stender's White Sea Cucumber (Eupentacta quinquesemita). Page 32.

Keoki Stender's Yellow-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria flavomaculata) Picture
Keoki Stender's Yellow-Spotted Sea Cucumber (Holothuria flavomaculata). Page 23.

Sea Cucumber Picture Gallery
A picture gallery of Sea Cucumber photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other facts and information with the images.

Lined Seahorse Picture - Hippocampus erectus Photo - Seahorses Pictures Gallery
This H. erectus seahorse was black, but changed to these beautiful gray and pink shades of color with dark and light markings to match its new aquarium setting. Looking at this Lined Seahorse picture along with the two previous Hippocampus erectus photos included in this gallery of seahorse pictures, you can see for yourself just how astonishing seahorses are when it comes to the art of camouflage. Page 9.

Lined Seahorse - H. erectus Picture with Seahorse Color Facts - Hippocampus erectus Photo and Facts on the Many Colors of Seahorses
Light and dark gray striped and pinkish colored, this H. erectus seahorse shows there's no limit to color when it comes to a seahorses camouflaging abilities. The Hippocampus erectus or Lined Seahorse is typically described as ranging from black to yellow in color, but you can see from this picture that seahorses are truly masters of camouflage. Page 8.

Lined Seahorse H. erectus Picture and Facts on Why Seahorses Change Colors - Seahorses Pictures Gallery Image
Seahorses have many colors, but like the Lined H. erectus seahorse in this picture that was black, they can change their color and how they look to match what is around them. Learn more about how all Hippocampus seahorses use camouflage as a main line of defense. Page 7.

Keoki Stender's Smooth Seahorse (Hippocampus kuda)
Keoki Stender's Smooth Seahorse (Hippocampus kuda) picture. Page 21.

Debbie's Atlantic Seahorse Picture
Debbie's Atlantic Seahorse Picture. Page 6.

Debbie's Atlantic Seahorse #2
Debbie's Atlantic Seahorse #2. Saltwater Aquariums. Page 5.

Debbie Hauter's Myrtle Beach Aquarium Baby Seahorses Picture
Debbie Hauter's Myrtle Beach Aquarium Baby Seahorses Picture. Page 2.

Debbie Hauter's Myrtle Beach Aquarium Seahorse Picture
Debbie Hauter's Myrtle Beach Aquarium Seahorse Picture. Page 4.

Debbie Hauter's Myrtle Beach Aquarium Potbelly Seahorse Picture
Debbie Hauter's Myrtle Beach Aquarium Potbelly Seahorse Picture

Debbie Hauter's Myrtle Beach "Seahorse Tree" picture
Debbie Hauter's Myrtle Beach Aquarium

Gorgonian Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) Picture - a picture of the Gorgonian Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti)
A picture of the Gorgonian Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti). Page 18.

JGOERDT's Seahorse Photo - Top Seahorse Photo Gallery
A photo of JGOERDT's 6 month old female Seahorse having lunch, which was a entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums October 2002 Fish & Critter Photo Contest. Page 13.

Keoki Stender's picture of a Smooth Seahorse (Hippocampus kuda).
Keoki Stender's picture of a Smooth Seahorse (Hippocampus kuda). Page 17.

Female Hippocampus sp. Seahorse Photo by LaTonia Hohweiler - Seahorses Pictures Gallery
As another way to blend into their surroundings, from this female Hippocampus seahorse photo by LaTonia Hohweiler you can see how some seahorses grow filamentous skin extensions on their body. Page 10.

Lisa Francis' Seahorse Photo - Top Seahorse Photo Gallery
A terrific close up photo of Lisa Francis' Hippocampus hystrix Seahorse submitted for display at About Saltwater Aquariums. Page 15.

Pregnant Male Cape Seahorse Photo by Marcia Wills - Seahorses Picture Gallery
Marcia Wills took this picture of her male Cape Seahorse (Hippocampus capensis) when he was pregnant. It is male seahorses that bear and give birth to the babies, not females. The male becomes pregnant after receiving eggs into his pouch from a female during a long and fascinating to watch mating dance. Page 11.

Keoki Stender's Panamic Seahorse (Hippocampus ingens) photo
Keoki Stender's photo of a Panamic Seahorse (Hippocampus ingens). Page 16.

Plucked Chicken Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus denise)
Keoki Stender's picture of a Plucked Chicken Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus denise). Page 19.

Dwarf Seahorse - Pregnant papa H. zosterae seahorse photo by Sorin Damian - Seahorses Pictures Gallery
A pregnant male Dwarf H. zosterae seahorse like any male seahorse gives birth to babies about 3 weeks after eggs are deposited into the brood pouch by a female. This is what a male Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae) looks like when it's pregnant, and Sorin Damian calls this his pregnant papa Dwarf Seahorse photo. Page 12.

Hippocampus Species Seahorses Pictures Gallery
Want to see what an H. erectus, ingens, kuda, reidi or other seahorse looks like? Browse this index of Hippocampus species seahorse photos and look at pictures of Lined, Smooth, Pacific, Brazilian and other seahorses in this gallery to find out.

Hippocampus Species Seahorses Pictures Gallery
Want to see what an H. erectus, ingens, kuda, reidi or other seahorse looks like? Browse this index of Hippocampus species seahorse photos and look at pictures of Lined, Smooth, Pacific, Brazilian and other seahorses in this gallery to find out.

Rich DelPizzo's 2 Brazilian Seahorses Photo - Top Seahorse Photo Gallery
A wonderful photo of Rich DelPizzo's two Brazilian Seahorses, which was an entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums January 2001 Fish and Critter Photo Contest #2. Page 14.

Jamie Myer's Ocean Rider Seahorse Photo
Jamie Myer's Ocean Rider Seahorse Photo. Page 20.

DIY Refugium for Saltwater Aquarium
Here is information about setting up a refugium for your saltwater aquarium, which is a safe haven for sessile inverts and other delicate species, and a place to cultivate macroalgae and live foods such as copepods and amphipods.

How to Adjust Protein Skimmers
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Protein Skimmers for Dummies - A simple explanation of how skimmers work
A simple explanation of how skimmers work. Protein skimming is not rocket science.

Creating a Saltwater Community
If you want to start a saltwater aquarium, but don't know where to begin, this simple step-by-step how to plan a saltwater system outline will help guide you along. The first step in planning a saltwater aquarium is to decide what kind of system you want. Here are the options you can choose from.

Step 3: Make a Shopping List - How to Plan a Saltwater System
If you want to start a saltwater aquarium, but don't know where to begin, this simple step-by-step how to plan a saltwater system outline will help guide you along. The first step in planning a saltwater aquarium is to decide what kind of system you want. Here are the options you can choose from.

Step 5: Make a Species Community List - How to Plan a Saltwater System
If you want to start a saltwater aquarium, but don't know where to begin, this simple step-by-step how to plan a saltwater system outline will help guide you along. The first step in planning a saltwater aquarium is to decide what kind of system you want. Here are the options you can choose from.

Reducing Nitrates in a Saltwater Aquarium
Here is a method to quickly reduce high nitrate levels in your aquarium and save money at the same time. Rather than doing a 10% - 20% every week or so to reduce your nitrates by a small percentage, this method can be done in a couple of hours and will reduce your nitrates and other toxins by 95%.

Animated Graphic of Rapid Nitrate Reduction
Here is a method to quickly reduce high nitrate levels in your aquarium and save money at the same time. Rather than doing a 10% - 20% every week or so to reduce your nitrates by a small percentage, this method can be done in a couple of hours and will reduce your nitrates and other toxins by 95%. This animated graphic helps to describe the process.

Yes, It really is Safe
Here is a method to quickly reduce high nitrate levels in your aquarium and save money at the same time. This method really is safe for your tank critters.

Who Wants to be a Marine Biologist Quiz
Who Wants to be a Marine Biologist? Fashioned after the popular TV quiz show

To Use a Deep Sand Bed or Not
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 of the debate.

Lighting for a Saltwater Aquarium
FAQ - What kind of lighting do I need for my saltwater aquarium? There are a lot of different aquarium lighting fixtures out there. Which is best for your tank?

Open Your Own Saltwater Aquarium Business
Thinking about opening your own Saltwater Aquarium LFS or pet shop? There might be a lot more to it than you might think. There are many things to consider: location, size, financing, demographics and what you will or will not carry just to name a few.

DIY Glass Aquarium Building Tips
Page 1 - An Introduction from your About Expert to Saltwater Aquariums on how to calculate the correct thickness of glass to use when building your own DIY glass aquarium, which includes considerations on the quality and characteristics of the choice of material as well.

DIY Aquarium- Working With Silicone & Application Tips
Page 4 - Tips from your Expert to Saltwater Aquariums on how to economize and save time and money on construction of a do it yourself custom glass tank, as well as other other helpful constructing tips.

DIY Custom Glass Aquarium Building Tips - Page 2 - How To Economize on Construction, and Other Constructing Tips
DIY Custom Glass Aquarium Building Tips - Page 2- Tips from your Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on how to economize and save time and money on construction of a do it yourself custom glass tanks, as well as other other helpful constructing tips.

DIY Custom Glass Aquarium Building Tips - Page 3 - Other Construction Tips
DIY Custom Glass Aquarium Building Tips - Page 3 - Tips from your Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on how to economize and save time and money on construction of a do it yourself custom glass tanks, as well as other other helpful constructing tips.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - Installing the Denitrator Cap, Base & Fittings
DIY Coil Denitrator Plans. Installing the Denitrator Cap, Base & Fittings

Do-It-Yourself Coil Denitrator Plans
Plans and instructions for building a coil denitrator that actually works.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - How it all works.
Plans and instructions for building a coil denitrator that actually works.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - The Denitrator Cylinder
Plans and instructions for building a coil denitrator that actually works. Here is the Denitrator Cylinder.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - Denitrator Cap, Base & Fittings
Plans and instructions for building a coil denitrator that actually works. Here are the Denitrator Cap, Base & Fittings.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - Making the Coiled Tubing.
Plans and instructions for building a coil denitrator that actually works. Making the coiled tubing for the denitrator.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - Using Pre-Coiled Tubing
DIY Coil Denitrator Plans. Using pre-coiled tubing, instead of coiling your own.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - Installing the Biomedia
DIY Coil Denitrator Plans. Installing the biomedia in the cylinder.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - Installing the drive pump or powerhead.
Plans and instructions for building a coil denitrator that actually works. Installing the drive pump or powerhead.

DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - The Denitrator Ball Valve.
DIY Coil Denitrator Plans - Plans and instructions for building a coil denitrator that actually works. Installing the Denitrator Ball Valve.

Dwarf Saltwater Angelfishes for Beginners
More commonly known as Dwarf or Pygmy angels, these angelfish are typically hardy, fairly easy to care for and adapt readily in captivity.

Which Marine Angelfish are Best for You?
Which saltwater Angelfish are right for your tank? They're not all the same. Small, medium or large? Here is information to help you decide which will work best for you.

Saltwater Aquarium and Dissolved Oxygen Levels
The level of the dissolved oxygen in your marine aquarium water is extremely important. Testing and raising the DO to a safe level is fairly simple.

Colorful Algae Picture Gallery
Algae Picture Gallery - Photos of a number of alga types including Brown Algae, Red Algae, BrownGolden Diatom Algae, Green Algae, Purple/Pink Coralline Algae and Red Slime Alga pictures.

Cultivating Coralline Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium
How to Grow Coralline (coralline) Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium explains what Coralline Algae requires to grow well in a saltwater aquarium. How to Grow Coralline (coraline) Algae.

Coralline Algae Lighting - How to Grow Coralline Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium
How to Grow Coralline Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium explains what Coralline Algae requires to grow well in a saltwater aquarium

Coralline Algae Water Chemistry - How to Grow Coralline Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium
How to Grow Coralline Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium explains what Coralline Algae requires to grow well in a saltwater aquarium

Causes of Disappearing Coralline Algae - How to Grow Coralline Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium -
How to Grow Coralline Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium explains what Coralline Algae requires to grow well in a saltwater aquarium

Starfish / Sea Star Facts and Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care Facts and Information
Here is identification, characteristic, biology, natural history, ecology, and other profile facts and information to learn about Starfishes or Sea Stars, and how to care for them in saltwater aquariums.

Light Shock and White Coralline Algae
This picture was taken to document a fascinating event that occurred when we did a 50% water change on the 75 gallon coral holding tank at Animal Jungle. You can clearly see in the photo that it appears as if someone just drew a line vertically through the aquarium. The coralline algae on the bottom half of the tank is purple, while the top half has turned white. How did this strange bleaching of the coraline algae happen?

Health Benefits of Aquariums
Do fish aquariums help reduce stress and provide other therapeutic health benefits to humans? Many health professionals believe they do

Therapeutic Health Benefits of Aquariums - Page 2: Research Findings
Research findings report that using fish aquariums as therapy do provide many positive health benefits. Page 2.

Therapeutic Health Benefits of Aquariums - Part 3: The Other Side Of The Coin
Salt and freshwater fish aquariums are known to reduce stress and provide other therapeutic benefits in humans, but can keeping one be stress inducing as well? Page 3.

Using Mangroves in a Saltwater Tank
Find out how to use Mangrove Plants for natural filtration to remove nitrates, phosphates and other organics in your saltwater aquarium.

Saltwater Lighting in Your Aquarium
Saltwater Aquarium Lighting - Chapter 1 - Page 1 - Introduction - How Not to Drive Yourself Insane Broke or Both.

Calculate GPH Water Flow for Saltwater Aquariums
How To Determine GPH Water Flow Rates of Saltwater Aquarium Pumps and Filters. About Saltwater Aquariums

How To Determine GPH Water Flow Rates of Saltwater Aquarium Pumps and Filters
How To Determine GPH Water Flow Rates of Saltwater Aquarium Pumps and Filters. About Saltwater Aquariums. Page 2.

Saltwater Tank Temperatures - Using Aquarium Heaters
Learn all about the various types of heaters that are used to heat a saltwater aquarium, what size heaters to use for aquariums, when to use multiple heaters and how to choose and use them properly to regulate tank temperatures.

Lemonpeel Angelfish Guide to Care
Facts, Information, profile and captive aquarium care rating on the Lemonpeel Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus)

Starfishes - Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea and Crinodea
Information about the characteristic and identification of Starfishes and what to look for when choosing them as reef tank janitors in a saltwater aquarium.

How to Keep Your Aquarium Safe When the Power Goes Out
These manual oxygenation and heating methods will help you to prevent a complete aquarium disaster from striking when the power goes out.

What Do Corals Eat? - It's More Than a Lot of Light
Many corals in Saltwater Aquariums require more food than they derive from light alone in order to grow and propagate.

How Many Fish Should I Put in My Saltwater Aquarium?
How many fish in a saltwater aquarium Rule of thumb: One inch of fish per 5 gallons of saltwater -- far less than in fresh aquariums. Here's why.

Wet/Dry Trickle Filters In Saltwater Aquariums
What is a wet/dry trickle filter and how does it work? Wet/dry filters are very adaptable with a number of functions in a saltwater aquarium.

A Profile of the Yellow Tang
A profile of the Yellow Tang, one of the most popular fish for saltwater aquariums. The Yellow Tang gets along with just about everything in the tank.

Saltwater Aquarium Lighting for Corals
Coral lighting - How corals grow. Explains the relationship between lighting and coral growth, how changes in aquarium lighting affect corals.

Coral Lighting - How Changes In Lighting Effects Corals
Coral lighting - How corals grow. Explains the relationship between lighting and coral growth, how lighting changes affect corals. Page 2.

Reef Safe Algae Eaters - Rock and Glass Cleaners
Reef Safe Algae Eaters - Rock and Glass Cleaners consume both micro and diatom algae safely and efficiently in a saltwater aquarium.

The Canister Filter - Multiple Filters In One Small Package
Canister filters in saltwater aquariums efficiently handle mechanical, chemical, biological and other filtration jobs efficiently at the same time.

Optimal Tank Temperatures for a Saltwater Aquarium
What is the optimal temperature for a saltwater reef aquarium? There are a number of factors that come into play - Where the tank critters came from..

How to Make Saltwater Using Sea Salts
How to Make Saltwater Using Sea Salts the right way. It's simple, it's easy and the seawater you make the right way will work every time

Using Activated Carbon in Saltwater Aquarium Systems
Find out what activated carbon is, what it does, how often it should be changed and used in saltwater aquarium systems as well as the pros and cons

Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, Aka Cat Shark - Profile
Commonly known as the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, because of the barbels at the mouth that look like a cat's whiskers it is also called a Cat Shark.

Flatworms In Reef Tanks: Rust Brown & Acropora-Eating
Have you noticed that the corals in your reef tank are dying off? The Rust Brown Flatworm or the Acropora-Eating Flatworm may be the cause.

Growing Out Brine Shrimp for Fish Food
Grow out your own Brine Shrimp from hatched Brine Shrimp eggs. Hatching and growing out brine shrimp is an inexpensive way to feed your tank critters

What Is A Saltwater Aquarium Biological Filter?
Without a biological filter, your aquarium couldn't function. What Is A Biological Filter and why is it essential to have in a saltwater aquarium?

Marineland Magnum 350 Canister Filter Product Review
A full product review and 4.5 star rating from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on the Marineland Magnum 350 Canister Filter,

Brown Diatom Algae In Saltwater Aquariums
Brown Diatom Algae appears in every saltwater aquarium, usually right after the biological cycle is complete. Here are the simple causes and cures.

Solving Leaky Glass Aquarium Problems - Tool List
Solving Leaky Glass Aquarium Problems - Page 2 - A list of items needed for making repairs on small or minor leaks, large or major leaks

Solving Leaky Glass Aquarium Problems
Why leaks occur in glass aquariums, and common mistakes to avoid making repairs to a leaky fresh or saltwater glass aquarium,

Black Spot or Tang Disease - Diagnosis and Treatment
Black Spot Disease or Black Ich is actually the Genus Paravortex member turbellarian flatworms, which live in the aquarium substrate. To rid the fish

What Is a Sump - Do You Need One for a Saltwater Aquarium?
A discussion on what a sump is, the benefits a sump can provide to your saltwater aquarium, and if you really need one.

Small Saltwater Aquarium Setups, Tips and Advice
Can you have a successful small saltwater aquarium of 40 gallons or less? Absolutely! There a few things to be careful about, though. Here is how.

Reef Tank Lighting: What to Know Before You Buy
How much tank lighting? Here is a simple explanation of how much lighting you will need for your reef aquarium and light fixture pricing information.

How to Eliminate Aiptasia Anemones With Lemon Juice
How to perform an effective and easy lemon juice injection procedure to eliminate pesky Aiptasia Anemones from saltwater aquarium reef tank systems.

Cycling a New Saltwater Aquarium With Fish
Cycling a New Saltwater Aquarium With Fish - Tips From Your About Guides For Making Good Tank Starter Fish Choices

Cure & Control Green Hair Algae
Green Hair Algae can be a real problem in saltwater aquariums if allowed to go unchecked. Fortunately, curing it in marine aquariums is fairly simple

What Is a Fish-Only Saltwater System?
What is a fish-only saltwater system? What kind of fish are good for this type of set up? What are the fundamental requirements of a FO system set up?

Reef Tank Safe Sand Sifters - Facts and Information
Sand sifters keep the substrate in your aquarium clean by sifting through the sand, removing detritus, uneaten food and other tank debris.

Choosing a Filtration System for a Saltwater Aquarium
Choosing A Filtration System For Your Saltwater Aquarium discusses what type or kind of filtration is best for you. Not all filters are suitable for

The Benefits of Wavemakers in Saltwater Aquariums
The Benefits of Wavemakers in Saltwater Aquariums, especially reef tanks are quite numerous. Some of the new wavemakers can generate any wave pattern.

What Do Reef Coral Need to Survive? - 4 Basics
All corals have 4 basic needs. Water quality, food, light, and water movement. Each coral species has its own specific requirements, which must be met

Easy Soft Live Corals for Reef Aquariums
These beautiful, easy beginner soft coral species are a good choice for any reef keeper, but are ideal for beginners to start a reef tank with.

How Do You Remove Chloramines From Tap Water?
How do you remove chloramines from tap water? Here are three methods that are most commonly used to remove chloramines from tap water for aquarium use

R. Tebben's Frilly Green Mushroom Anemones
R. Tebben's Frilly Green Mushroom Anemones

R. Tebben's Flower Anemone (Actina equina) Coral
R. Tebben's Flower Anemone (Actina equina) Coral

R. Tebben's Blue Green Pimple Mushroom Anemones
R. Tebben's Blue Green Pimple Mushroom Anemones

Growing, Cultivating or Culturing Amphipods and Copepods
Cultivating Amphipods and Copepods for a natural, highly nutritious food supply for your saltwater fish and invertebrates is really quite easy.

Brian League's 75g Reef Tank photo
Brian League's 75g Reef Tank Photo Contest entry. Outstanding rock formation. Page 27.

Delock's 75g FOWLR Tank photo
Delock's 75g FOWLR Tank entry in the December 2000 Tank Photo Contest. Page 26.

Greg Sander's 75g Reef Tank photo
Greg Sander's 75g February 2000 Reef Tank Photo Contest entry. Page 25.

Jamie Maldonado's 75g FOWLR tank photo
Jamie Maldonado's 75g FOWLR tank photo entry in the April 2000 Photo Contest. Page 23.

Ronald Alberico's 75g Bow Front Reef Tank photo
The right side of Ronald's 75 gallon bow front reef tank. Included are pseudochromis fridmani (orchid dottyback) on the right, Amphipron ocellaris. Page 24.

Stan Clark's 75g Reef Tank Picture
Stan Clark's 75g Reef Tank. Saltwater Aquariums. Page 28.

Alex Sotelo's 75g Reef Tank photo
Alex Sotelo's 75g reef tank entry in the May 2000 Photo Contest. Page 22.

Bill Coleman's 75g Reef Tank
Bill Coleman's 75g Reef Tank photo

Carl Musial's 75g Reef Tank photo
Carl Musial's photo of his 75g Reef Tank which contains 1 Royal Gramma Basslet, 1 Fox Face, 1 Scooter Blenny, 1 Coral Beauty, 2 Percula Clowns, Page 13.

Cliff Bright's 75g Reef Tank Pictures
Cliff Bright's 75 gallon reef tank really shines. These pictures not only show off the many clusters of Yellow Sponge, Mushrooms and Button Polyps. Page 29.

Christopher Addick's 75g Reef Tank photo
Christopher Addick's 75g Reef Tank entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums May 2002 Reef Tank Photo Contest. Page 19.

Cliff Cornelison's 75g Reef Tank photo.
Cliff Cornelison's photo of his 75g Reef Tank, containing 1 Coral Beauty Angel, 4 Blue Green Chromis, 1 Pacific Eel Goby, 1 Seabae Clownfish. Page 16.

Eric Richardson's 75g Reef Tank photo
Eric Richardson's 75g Reef Tank entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums December 2002 Reef Tank Photo Contest. Page 15.

Frank Cresencia's 75g Reef Tank
Frank Cresencia's photo of his 75g Reef Tank, Page 3.

Ghaleb AL Amad's 75g FOWLR Tank
Ghaleb AL Amad's photo of his 75g FOWLR which contains: a Clown Trigger (Balistoides conspicillum), Niger Trigger, Regal Blue Tang, Page 9.

Hishman Osman's 75g Reef Tank photo
Hishman Osman's 75g Reef Tank entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums March 2002 Reef Tank Photo Contest. Page 20.

Jason House's 75g Reef Tank photo
Jason House's photo of his 75g Reef Tank, in which he grows Xenia frags to sell back to his LFS. Page 12.

Jason Smith's 75g Reef Tank
Jason Smith's 75g Reef Tank photo shows his outstanding arrangement of corals and Anemones. Page 7.

Jeffrey Hill's 75g Reef Tank
Jeffrey Hill's 75g Reef Tank photo shows his terrific variety of corals. Note the beautiful patch of Duster Cluster Tube Worms. Page 5.

Mike Temple's 75g Reef Tank
Mike Temple's 75g Reef Tank which contains his Purple Tang, Lawnmower Blenny, Orange Clownfish, Yellow-head Jawfish, Page 8.

Paul Wyman's 75g Fish Only Tank photo
Paul Wyman's 75g Fish Only tank is in the middle of cycling. The brown algae on the back of the tank is a good indication that he is producing nitrates. Page 18.

Reuben Mosqueda's 75g Reef Tank photo
Reuben Mosqueda's 75g Reef Tank entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums October 2001 Reef Tank Photo Contest. Page 17.

Scott Brown's 75g Reef Tank photo
Scott Brown's photo of his 75g Reef Tank was the winner of the 2nd Place Honorable Mention Winner May 2000 Photo Contest. Page 21.

Shelly Gimple's 75g Reef Tank photo
Shelly Gimple's 75g Reef Tank photo. Shelly's tank contains Yellow Tang, Desjardins Sailfin Tang, Finespotted Fairy Wrasse, Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse. Page 14.

Susan Switzer's 75g Reef Tank Photo
Susan Switzer's photo of her 75g Reef Tank which contains a beautiful variety of both hard and soft corals. Page 11.

Thomas Stoklosa's 75g Reef Tank
Thomas Stoklosa's photo of his 75g Reef Tank which contains 2 Sailfin Tangs, 1 Yellow Tang, 1 Foxface, 1 Hawaiian Blenny, 1 Six Stripped Wrasse. Page 10.

Bob Mills' 75g Reef Tank
December 1999 Photo Contest photo of Bob's 75g tank. An unbielevable array of fish and coral specimens are just the beginning. Page 2.

Frank Santiago's 75g Reef Tank
Frank Santiago's photo of his 75g Reef Tank, Page 4.

Jun Lansang's 75g Reef Tank
Jun Lansang's photo of his 75g Reef Tank, Won 3rd Place in the About Saltwater Aquariums October 2005 Reef Tanks Photo Contest. Page 6.

Top 75 Gallon Reef Tank Photo Gallery
Reef Tank Photos submitted to About Saltwater Aquariums for display, on photo pages and in About Saltwater Aquariums Reef Tank Photo Contests

Top 75 Gallon Reef Tank Photo Gallery
Reef Tank Photos submitted to About Saltwater Aquariums for display, on photo pages and in About Saltwater Aquariums Reef Tank Photo Contests

Corals Need More Than a Lot of Light
Corals in Saltwater Aquariums require more food than they derive from light alone in order to grow and propagate.

Bird Wrasse (Gomphosus varius) Fish Profile
Photos with info about the two species of Bird Wrasses, Gomphosus varius and caeruleus. Named for their distinctive bird-like beaked snouts.

Feather Duster Marine Tube Worm (Sabellastarte sp.) Profile
Facts, information and pictures of the Feather Duster Marine Tube Worm (Sabellastarte sp.) including feeding, characteristics and aquarium care

Probiotics in Your Marine Aquarium - Probiotics in Your Saltwater Aquarium - Probiotics in Your Marine Reef Aquarium
What the heck is

Using Probiotics in Your Saltwater Aquarium
What the heck is

What To Look For When Buying Saltwater Aquarium Fish
Tips from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on what to look for when buying a new saltwater aquarium fish for your tank community. Page 2.

Purchasing Saltwater Aquarium Fish - What To Look For When Buying Saltwater Aquarium Fish
Tips from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums on what to look for when buying a new saltwater aquarium fish for your tank community.

Eliminating Aiptasia Anemones From Saltwater Aquariums
Aiptasia anemones, while beautiful to many marine aquarists, can be a definite nuisance due to their ability to reproduce rapidly. A single Aiptasia anemone can multiply at a rate which will overrun a reef tank in a short period of time, killing off corals, fish and invertebrates. There are a number of proven methods to control aiptasia anemones which do not cost a lot of money, only perseverance.

Longfinned Batfish (Platax Penatus) Information
Information about and pictures of the Longfinned Batfish (Platax Penatus)

Eliminating Aiptasia Anemones From Saltwater Aquariums - Methods to Remove Aiptasia Anemones From Marine Aquariums
Aiptasia anemones, while beautiful to many marine aquarists, can be a definite nuisance due to their ability to reproduce rapidly. A single Aiptasia anemone can multiply at a rate which will overrun a reef tank in a short period of time, killing off corals, fish and invertebrates. There are a number of proven methods to control aiptasia anemones which do not cost a lot of money, only perseverance. Page 2.

Setting Up a Saltwater Aquarium 101 - Day 3 - aquarium lighting, live rock, sea salts and substrate.
On day 3 we will be covering aquarium lighting, adding live rock and substrate as well as choosing a sea salt mix. Aquarium lighting is not cheap, so do the research before buying. Quite often, the most expensive lighting is a lot cheaper in the long term (sometimes in as short a time as 1 year) than the the bargain basement fixtures.

What Do Corals Eat? - Part 3 - When Do Corals Eat?
Corals in Saltwater Aquariums require more food than they derive from light alone in order to grow and propagate, but their routine changes in an aquarium

How To Clean & Rejuvenate Old Air Stones
Save some pennies by learning how to clean and rejuvenate old clogged air stones to reuse them with these simple instructions from your Guides.

How To Clean Dirty Bio-Balls
Bio-Balls don't

Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus comes) Information
The Tigertail Seahorse (Hippocampus comes) is one of the most popular seahorses which are kept in aquariums.

Mangrove Filtration In Saltwater Aquariums
Using Mangroves in saltwater aquariums for Dissolved Organic Content filtration and toxic chemical removal. It is amazing what mangroves can do for a saltwater aquarium.

Defining Micro and Macro Algae


Easy Routine Aquarium Maintenance
Make aquarium maintenance easy by following these 7 simple steps which will make your tank maintenance faster and easier.

Make Aquarium Maintenance Easy - Aquarium Maintenance Made Easy
Make aquarium maintenance easy by following these 7 simple steps which will make your tank maintenance faster and easier. Page 2.

Collecting Your Own Tropica Aquarium Fish - Collection Nets
Collecting Your Own Tropical Aquarium Fish - Collection Nets Building your own tropical fish collection nets for capturing tropical fish.

Saltwater Aquariums
Saltwater Aquariums. Page 2.

Cheap, Easy DIY Saltwater Aquarium Sumps
Cheap, Easy DIY Aquarium Sumps are everywhere. Why pay a fortune for a commercially made aquarium sump if you don't have to?

Haddon's Saddle Carpet Anemone Stichodactyla haddoni Profile - A profile of the Haddon's Saddle Carpet Anemone
Information about the Haddon's or Saddle Carpet Sea Anemone Stichodactyla haddoni, including feeding and aquarium compatibility and hosted Clownfish.

Are QT's (Quarantine Tanks) Really Necessary for your Saltwater Aquariums?
Is It Really Necessary To Use A Quarantine Tank? What Is a QT and What Are The Benefits of Using One When Keeping a Saltwater Aquarium?

Are QT's Really Necessary for your Saltwater Aquariums?
Is It Really Necessary To Use A Quarantine Tank? What Is a QT and What Are The Benefits of Using One When Keeping a Saltwater Aquarium? Page 2.

Seahorses in Saltwater Aquariums
It hasn't been until fairly recently that seahorses could be successfully kept in saltwater aquariums for any length of time. Since many seahorses are now aquacultered, the dream of keeping seahorses in a marine aquarium is now possible to fulfill.

Salt Water Aquarium Test Kits - Reviews
Read the reviews and compare prices on these standard and advanced reef aquarium, as well as pond and freshwater aquarium version water testing kits.

Saltwater Aquariums 101 - Day 5 - Quarantine Tanks, Aquarium Maintenance, Water Changes, Feeding, Parasites
Day 5 covers Quarantine Tanks, Aquarium Maintenance, Water Changes, Feeding, Parasites as well as preparing for potential power outages. This will complete this course.

Saltwater Aquariums 101 - Getting Started
Saltwater Aquariums 101 - Getting Started introduction. The gateway page to the Saltwater Aquariums 101 class. The

Saltwater Aquariums 101 - Day 4 - Selecting fish, invertebrates and corals
Now we will be choosing the miscellaneous components that you will need to complete your marine aquarium, putting it all together and selecting which fish will work best for your particular tank.

Buying a Marine Aquarium For a Child or Teen - Tips For Buying a Saltwater Aquarium For a Child or Teen
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 educational and a great way for them to

Nocturnal Marine Aquariums - Saltwater Aquariums Which Thrive at Night
Some of the most beautiful and fascinating animals in the oceans are seldom, if ever seen during the day. Nocturnal Marine Aquariums can be a showcase of the ocean at night. When well designed, they can incorporate both nocturnal and diurnal fish and invertebrates.

Saltwater Aquarium 101 - Day 2 - Filtration, Sumps, Protein Skimmers, Canister Filters, Wet/Dry Filters
Now that you have selected your new tank and determined where you are going to locate it, you will want to determine which filtration system you will be using in your tank if you tank did not already come with a filter.

Hawaiian Hog Wrasse Profile - Facts, information, photos, pictures and images of the Hawaiian Hog Wrasse
Facts, information, photos, pictures and images of the Hawaiian Hog Wrasse.

Got An Aquarium For Christmas? Now What?
So someone gave you an aquarium for Christmas Or any other occasion). Maybe you had it in the back of your mind that you might want to have a saltwater aquarium (after you saw

Top Mini/Nano Aquarium Kits
The demand for smaller (mini ano), more efficient aquarium kits under 30 gallons has continued to grow. To meet the demand manufacturers has developed smaller aquariums with the newest, more efficient lighting and filtration as well as including built in powerheads. Here are the latest mini/nano aquariums on the market today.

Saltwater Aquarium Set Up - Adding More Fish and Corals
Page 9. Saltwater Aquarium Set Up. Now that everything is running, your lights are installed, you have some livestock and corals in the tank and it is cycled, you can slowly add more livestock.

Pest Control Products - Top Products For Controlling Aiptasia, Problem Worms, Mantis Shrimps and Fish
Compare prices of products offered to help you control pests such as Aiptasia Anemones, rogue fish, Mantis Shrimps and Flatworms in you marine aquarium.

Lined Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) Profile - Facts, care information and pictures
Facts, care information, pictures and more on the Lined or Erect Seahorse, Hippocampus erectus, a Western Atlantic seahorse that is one of the most common species in the aquarium trade.

Top Saltwater Aquarium Thermometers
The fish, corals, and other invertebrates kept in marine aquariums are extremely sensitive to water temperature changes. Here are the top aquarium thermometers on the market today. Choose the one that best fills your needs for convenience and accuracy.

Gorgonian Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) Information
The Gorgonian Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is arguably one of the cutest critters in all the oceans. Discovered in 1969 near New Caladonia, these fish are fairly new to the aquarium trade.

Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae) Information
Facts, Information, pictures and Photos of the Dwarf Seahorse. As the name Dwarf Seahorse implies, this is a tiny species that attains less than two inches in size, which makes them ideal for mini or nano-reef tanks.

Soft Coral Species Pictures, Photos and Images Gallery Hub - Pictures, Photos and Images of Soft Coral Species
Soft Coral Species Pictures, Photos and Images Gallery - Pictures, Photos and Images of Soft Coral Species.

Open/Create Your Own Local Fish Store/Pet Shop
Getting totally frustrated with the quality of service at your LFS? Think you can do a better job and still make a living? Don't give up your day job, but you might be able to provide a heck of a service to people in need while you get your feet on the ground in your own pet store.

Peppermint Shrimp Information (Lysmata wurdemanni) Profile
Identification, care and feeding the Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni). The Peppermint Shrimp is often confused with the Camel Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis). The Peppermint Shrimp will eat aiptasia, the Camel Shrimp will not.

Sea Cucumber Family Cucumariidae Profile - Genus Paracucumaria & Pseudocolochirus - AKA Sea Apples
Sea Cucumber Family Cucumariidae Profile - Genus Paracucumaria & Pseudocolochirus - AKA Sea Apples.

Protein Skimmers - Part 3 - Installation Options
Protein skimmer installation tips from Don Carner for various types of skimmer set ups, including in sump.

Protein Skimmers - Part 3 - Installation Options
Protein skimmer installation tips from Don Carner for various types of skimmer set ups, including in sump.

Protein Skimmers - Part 4 - Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 4, Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer, or Old One for That Matter. Subjects covered include: What is a Sump?, Overflow Boxes, Pre-Skimming, Advantages of a Sump-Mounted Installation and Collecting The Gunk.

Protein Skimmers - Part 4 - Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 4, Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer, or Old One for That Matter. Subjects covered include: What is a Sump?, Overflow Boxes, Pre-Skimming, Advantages of a Sump-Mounted Installation and Collecting The Gunk.

Protein Skimmers - Part 4 - Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 4, Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer, or Old One for That Matter. Subjects covered include: What is a Sump?, Overflow Boxes, Pre-Skimming, Advantages of a Sump-Mounted Installation and Collecting The Gunk.

Protein Skimmers - Part 3 - Installation Options
Protein skimmer installation tips from Don Carner for various types of skimmer set ups, including in sump.

Protein Skimmers - Part 4 - Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 4, Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer, or Old One for That Matter. Subjects covered include: What is a Sump?, Overflow Boxes, Pre-Skimming, Advantages of a Sump-Mounted Installation and Collecting The Gunk.

Protein Skimmers - Part 4 - Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 4, Sump-Mounting Your New Skimmer, or Old One for That Matter. Subjects covered include: What is a Sump?, Overflow Boxes, Pre-Skimming, Advantages of a Sump-Mounted Installation and Collecting The Gunk.

Bulb Tip - Bubble Tip, Rose or Maroon Sea Anemone - Entacmaea quadricolor profile
A profile of the Bulb Tip, Bubble Tip, Rose or Maroon Sea Anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor including scientific name, description, methods of reproduction, foods preferred and Clownfish which it will host.

Corkscrew Tentacle - Long Tentacle Anemone - Marcodactyla doreensis
Information about the Corkscrew Tentacle - Long Tentacle Anemone (Marcodactyla doreensis), including scientific name, description, methods of reproduction, foods preferred and Clownfish which it will host.

Brazilian Seahorse Profile - Facts, Information, pictures and Photos of the Brazilian Seahorse (Hippocampus reidi)
Facts, Information, Pictures and Photos of the Brazilian Seahorse (Hippocampus reidi). Being one of the easier seahorses to maintain in captivity, this Seahorse is popular in the marine aquarium trade.

Refugiums in Saltwater Aquariums - Refugiums in Marine Aquariums
A refugium is nothing more than a refuge from predation. Sessile inverts, macroalgae and other delicate species need a place to call their own and the advent of the refugium was just the ticket! Isolated, but connected to the main display tank, the refugium allows for common water filtration while keeping aggressive fish from impacting it. Refugiums have been found to be an excellent platform for growing food sources (amphipods, copepods and macroalgae) in a separate but still attached system.

Acclimating Saltwater Aquarium Fish & Invertebrates
Since their old environment (salinity level, pH) will, in all likelihood, not be the same as their new one, properly acclimating both freshwater and saltwater fish and invertebrates to their new environment is critical to their health and survival. It doesn't really cost anything other than a little time.

2013 Top Saltwater Aquarium Protein Skimmers
Foam fractionating, or protein skimming in saltwater aquariums has become more than just an option for many marine aquarists. Protein skimmers remove proteins from the aquarium water before the biological filter has to deal with it. Protein skimmers have developed over the years to include innovative ways to generate and collect the bubbles required for the skimmer to do its job. While efficiency has increased, the prices of good quality skimmers has steadily dropped to where they are affordable for almost any saltwater aquarist.

Why Water Current is Important in Saltwater Aquariums
Water movement (current) in saltwater aquariums is important, but particularly so in marine reef tanks. Water currents in a reef tank increases the dissolved oxygen in the water as well as stimulates coral growth.

Scrambled Egg Nudibranch Profile - Scrambled Egg Nudibranch Profile Sea Slug Phyllidia varicosa Family Phyllidiidae
The Scrambled Egg Nudibranch or Sea Slug (Phyllidia varicosa) and other Family Phyllidiidae members typcially feed on posionous sponges, of which they store the toxins eaten in their own bodies and then use it as a defense mechanism to prevent predation. This and other related phyllidids are highly toxic animals that should NOT be kept in aquariums... learn more

Live Rock - About Live Rock - Cycling, Buying, Grades, Curing, aquascaping live rock
Live Rock - Buying, Grades, Curing, aquascaping and cycling with live rock. Live rock serves a number of purposes is a saltwater aquarium.

Scorpaenidae Family - Genus Pterois Species Profile
From your About Guides Poisonous and Venomous Species Profiles, commonly referred to as Lionfishes, here are photos with identification, characteristic, habitat, diet, feeding and other captive aquarium care information about Genus Pterois Scorpionfishes, which includes P. sphex, volitan, antennata, radiata, russelli, and mombasae.

The PAR/PUR of Your Reef Lights - The Importance of the PAR/PUR of Your Reef Lights - The PUR/PAR of Your Reef Lights Grows Corals
PAR, or Photosynthetically Active Radiation designates the spectral range (wave band) of solar radiation. PUR, or Photosynthetically Usable Radiation is that fraction of PAR that is absorbed by zooxanthellae photopigments. If your reef tank lights aren't in the right ranges, your corals won't grow very well. If they are in the right ranges, your corals will flourish. Here is how to save money on your reef tanks lights and grow great corals.

The PAR/PUR of Your Reef Lights - The Importance of the PAR/PUR of Your Reef Lights - The PUR/PAR of Your Reef Lights Grows Corals
The PAR, or Photosynthetically Active Radiation your reef tank lights produce determines how fast your clams, anemones and corals can grow and reproduce. Photosynthetic zooxanthellae produce food for many of your tank's invertebrates. Without the right PAR, your Photosynthetic zooxanthellae can't thrive.

Head and Lateral Line Erosion Disease (Cause, Treatment)
Saltwater Aquariums, information about how to identify the fish disease head and lateral line erosion (HLLE), what may cause it and how to treat or reverse its effects

Cause of HLLE (Head & Lateral Line Erosion) in Saltwater Aquarium Fish - Cause of Head & Lateral Line Erosion
A breakthrough study solves one mystery of Head and Lateral Line Erosion in marine aquarium fish.

Identification and Control of Nuisance Green Macroalgae in Saltwater Aquariums
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 algae and enhance the growth of the desirable algae.

VHO Fluorescent Lighting - Saltwater Aquarium VHO Fluorescent Lighting - Marine Aquarium VHO Fluorescent Lighting
VHO Fluorescent Lighting is still very popular for Saltwater Aquariums. The low cost of both the fixtures and bulbs make them the fixture of choice for beginners and advanced aquarists alike.

Stan's DIY 12g Tank Plans - The Final Step - Clean Up and Test the Tank
With your DIY 12 gallon tank fully assembled, it's time to clean it up and test the tank for any leaks before starting up your new aquarium. Here's what to do.

Stan's DIY 12g Tank Plans - Design Introduction
This little DIY 12 gallon tall aquarium was originally inspired as a special design for housing seahorses, but it can be used as a small community fish or reef tank as well. Just follow these easy step-by-step instructions to build one just like ours.

Stan's DIY 12g Tank Plans - List of Items Needed to Build Your Own 12 Gallon Glass Aquarium
For building Stan's DIY 12 gallon glass tank, here is a list of all the items you'll need to have before getting started.

Stan's DIY 12g Tank Plans - Prepare the Glass Before Tank Assembly
Before you start building your own 12 gallon aquarium using Stan's DIY 12g tank plans, first all the pieces of glass need to be cleaned. Here's how to prepare the glass before tank assembly.

Stan's DIY 12g Tank Plans - Step 1 of Tank Assembly - Install the First Pane of Glass
With all the pieces of glass cleaned up and ready to go, now it's time to start assembling your DIY 12 gallon tank by installing the first pane of glass. Here's how.

Stan's DIY 12g Tank Plans - Step 2 of Tank Assembly - Install the Second Pane of Glass
With the first pane of glass in place, now install the second piece of glass. Here's how.

Stan's DIY 12g Tank Plans - Step 3 of Tank Assembly - Install the Third Pane of Glass
With the first and second pieces of glass in place, not install the third pane of glass. Here's How.

Stan's DIY 12g Tank Plans - Step 4 of Tank Assembly - Install the Fourth Pane of Glass
Having assembled the first, second, and third pieces of glass to build Stan's DIY 12 gallon tank, now install the fourth pane of glass to complete assembly of your aquarium. Here's how.

Setting Up Your New LFS Pet Shop - Location, Back Room, Saltwater or Freshwater Filtration Sytems
From the experience of creating our own pet store, here are our mistakes and what we learned in the process. We cover the location, the back Room, office, SW and/or FW?, and filtration systems

Setting Up Your New LFS Pet Shop - POS, Check Out Counter, Packing Station
Setting up your new pet shop includes considering such things as including a fish packing station, freight access, tank locations,including other animals other than fish, a point of sale system, gondola (display) locations and the check out counter as well as what to include in your primary stocking order from your suppliers.

Marine Aquarium Filtration Systems
There are a growing number of marine filtration systems to choose from whether you are setting up a new saltwater aquarium, or retrofitting an existing one. The improvements in the technology and designs is quite impressive.

Power Outages and Saltwater Aquariums - How to Deal with a Power Outage When You Have a Marine Aquarium
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 and what doesn't work when it comes to keeping your tank critters alive and your saltwater aquarium running. Page 2.

FAQ - Starting A Tank; How Many Gallons, Type of Filter, Etc.?
FAQ - Starting A Tank; How Many Gallons, Type of Filter, Etc.?

The DIY Skip/Pallet Aquarium Cabinet
Complete Parts List and Instructions For a DIY Aquarium Cabinet constructed from a basic skip/pallet. You can make an aquarium cabinet from just about anything. All it takes is a bit of imagination and determination.

DIY Aquarium Cabinet - Disassembling The Skip Skip/Pallet
Disassembling the the skip without damaging the wood can be a bit tricky.

Cutting the notches in the vertical pieces.
Cutting the notches in the vertical pieces is not difficult if you have a table saw.

The Notch At the ends of the vertical boards
The Notch At the ends of the vertical boards isn't that difficult to make if you have a table saw.

Assembling the end Panels
Assembling the end Panels isn't difficult is you have a square or measuring tape.

Assembling the Front Cabinet Panel
Assembling the Front Cabinet Panel goes fairly quickly.

Assembling the Back Panel of the DIY Aquarium Cabinet
Assembling the Back Panel of the DIY Aquarium Cabinet

Assembling the Pallet Aquarium Cabinet Door
Assembling the Pallet Aquarium Cabinet Door

Assembling the Pallet Aquarium Cabinet
Assembling the Pallet Aquarium Cabinet

Power Outages and Saltwater Aquariums
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 and what doesn't work when it comes to keeping your tank critters alive and your saltwater aquarium running.

Marine Aquarium Biological Filtration Science
From the lowly Under Gravel Filter to the modern, efficient filtration systems available on the market today, the advances in the science of biological filtration in marine aquariums is quite amazing.

Buying Used Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
Setting up a saltwater aquarium system is not cheap. Between the aquarium, the filtration system and all of the miscellaneous gegahs that we put in our tanks to make them run right, the price runs up. Buying used equipment instead of new equipment can save you a ton of money over the long haul. The downside is buying used equipment that is worn out, broken or has just exceeded its useful life.

DIY Carbon Tube Filtration System - DIY Carbon Tube Filtration
Instructions for building a simple, efficient carbon tube filter that incorporates the use of Hiatt Distributors Limited TBPC (Tri-Based Pelletized Carbon) for biological filtration. These tubes can be made in any size and provide a huge biological filtration platform for their size.

DIY Carbon Tube Filtration System - DIY Carbon Tube Filtration
Instructions for building a simple, efficient carbon tube filter that incorporates the use of Hiatt Distributors Limited TBPC (Tri-Based Pelletized Carbon) for biological filtration. These tubes can be made in any size and provide a huge biological filtration platform for their size.

Automatic Aquarium Top Off Systems
There are a number of innovative automatic top off systems which will take the drudgery of keeping your aquarium water at the perfect level.

DIY Carbon Tube Filtration System - DIY Carbon Tube Filtration
Instructions for building a simple, efficient carbon tube filter that incorporates the use of Hiatt Distributors Limited TBPC (Tri-Based Pelletized Carbon) for biological filtration. These tubes can be made in any size and provide a huge biological filtration platform for their size.