Saltwater Aquariums Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

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.

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 Do It Yourself Feeder Plans and Fish and Invertebrate Food Recipes - DIY Fish Foods and Feeders
Here are DIY feeder plans and homemade food recipes that you can make and use to feed saltwater aquarium fishes, corals, and other saltwater livestock with. Do-It-Yourself fish foods and feeders.

DIY Carbon Tube Filtration System
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 Gelatine Mix Fish Food - Making Your Own Fish Food
DIY Gelatine Mix Fish Food - Making Your Own Fish Food. There are a number of advantages to making your own fish food: Less expensive, more variety, more nutrition, can customize for individual fish.

Saltwater Aquarium Deep Sand Beds (DSB’s)- Jalbert/Plenum Method
The Jalbert/Plenum Method of reducing nitrates in a saltwater aquarium has been around since the 1980's. This is a simple method of nitrate reduction hat can be easily utilized in many aquariums.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Decompressing Fish
Understanding why fish collected below 25 feet need to be decompressed and how to do it. Decompressing fish is just another of the steps taken while catching your own fish.

Collect Marine Aquarium Fish on Vacation
Just about every marine aquarist who has snorkeled or dove in tropical waters while on vacation has wanted to catch the fish they see and take them home with them.

Using Canister Filters in Saltwater Aquarium Systems
Canister filters have been popular for use in all types of aquariums for many years. Here is information about canister filters and what they are used for in a saltwater aquarium systems - before you buy considerations and maintenance tips.

Before You Buy a Saltwater Aquarium Canister Filter Considerations
Canister filters have been around for a while. Starting out as simple units with a pleated cartridge in them (used mostly for aquarium water polishing, they have advanced to complete filtration systems.

Marine Aquarium Spring Cleaning - Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance - Marine Aquarium Maintenance
Spring is almost here. Birds are chirping, the weeds in the garden are starting to grow, the lawn will soon be needing the first mowing of the year and many of us will be doing the spring cleaning in the house, getting it spiffed up for the new year. Most of us have a tendency to put off doing the big routine maintenance jobs on our marine aquariums (it doesn't look all that bad, so it can wait another week, right?).

Catalina Goby - Blue-banded Goby (Lythrypnus dalli) Profile
The Catalina Goby, also known as the Blue-Banded Goby (Lythrypnus dalli), with its bright red and blue body is a stunningly beautiful Goby. This Goby is a hardy fish and does well in an marine aquarium if the conditions are right.

What Are Reef Tank Janitors and What Do They Do? - What Are Reef Tank Janitors and What Do They Do?
Your About Guides Debbie and Stan answer the questions of what reef tank janitors are and what they do, as well as provides profiles on hermits crabs, snails, true crabs, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, shrimps, and starfishes as reef tank janitors to help you better understand these animals, and which species within these groups may or may not be suitable choices for saltwater aquarium systems.

Algae - The Chlorophyta Phylum - Part 2: Caulerpa Macroalgae
Algae - The Chlorophyta Phylum - Part 2: Caulerpa Macroalgae. About Saltwater Aquariums

How To Make a Simple PVC Tap Water Purification Filter
If you are using fresh tap water as the source to make-up aquarium saltwater or top-off your system with, here are easy to follow instructions for making a simple PVC constructed tap water filter that can achieve about the same purification results as with a more costly commerical TWP (Tap Water Purifier).

Algae - The Chlorophyta Phylum - Part 4: Bubble Macroalgae - Valonia sp. and Others
Algae - The Chlorophyta Phylum - Part 4: Bubble Macroalgae - Valonia sp. About Saltwater Aquariums

Saltwater Aquarium Fish & Invertebrate Acclimation Methods
Before you buy new fish, invertebrates or other marine life for your saltwater aquarium, it is important to their well being that you first know how to properly acclimate them into their new home. Browse this list of procedures and other acclimation information to learn about the many ways this can be done.

Reef Aquarium Black & Wire/Whip Coral Photos
Members of the Octocorillea subclass, Antipathidae family, here are photos and pictures of what are commonly named Black, and Wire or Whip Corals. Some of the most rare, intricate, and beautiful species in the world, these soft corals live in widely spread colonies at depths to which the average diver never descends, and therefore are seldom seen.

Breeding Saltwater Aquarium Fish & Invertebrates Information
Do you want to breed, hatch out, and rear your own tank-raised marine fish, invertebrates or other livestock? Through these breeding and rearing Bangaii Cardinals, Clownfishes, Dottybacks, Octopuses, Shrimp, and other saltwater fish and invertebrate species information resources you can easily learn how to do it.

Buying / Selecting Saltwater Aquarium Fish & Invertebrates Information
Do you know what to look for and observe when buying a new fish in a pet store? How about which fishes and invertebrates are best choices for beginners, compared to those suitable for advanced aquarists? BEFORE buying any livestock for a new marine aquarium or additions for an established one, learn about these and other factors related to selecting aquarium fishes and invertebrates.

Common Saltwater Aquarium Pests Information
Information about how to remove and eliminate marine animals that are considered by most aquarists to be problem pests in salwater systems, such as Aiptasia Anemones, Bristleworms, and Mantis Shrimps, and although beneficial animals, how to control large populations of Copepods and Amphipods that can become a bothersome nusiance to fish in aquariums.

Saltwater Aquarium Fish & Invertebrate Compatibility Information
Will a Purple Tang get along with a Sleeper Goby, or a Flame Angel with a Coral Banded Shrimp? Before you buy and put any livestock together in an aquarium, browse this collection of compatibility charts and characteristic profile information to learn about and better understand why marine animals act the way they do towards one another.

Foods, Feeding & Nutritional Issues of Saltwater Aquarium Fish/Inverts
Do you know what feeding categories your fishes and invertebrates fall into, or what their primary food preferences are? Here you can learn about these things and other issues related to the feeding and nutritional needs of marine livestock, because it is vital to their health and well being that you provide each individual species with the proper diet they require.

Human First-Aid Help! for Saltwater Aquarists | Treating Cuts, Bites & Stings
Ouch, that hurt! Here are First-Aid Resources on what you can do as a saltwater aquarist to treat cuts, bites, and stings if a mishap occurs with a marine animal, as well as learn about fish diseases that CAN be passed on to people!

Reef Aquarium Colt & Leather Coral Pictures
Pictures of popular soft corals kept by beginning reefers, here is a collection of Family Alcyoniidae - Genera Alcyonium, Cladiella, Lobophytum, Sarcophyton, and Sinularia photos and pictures. These are species commonly named Colt - Devil's Hand - Toadstool - and Finger, Encrusting, Lobed, Knobby, Flexible, Flat, Trough, Cabbage, Mushroom Leather Corals.

Online Bookstore Resources - From About Saltwater Aquariums
Now that you have read saltwater aquarium book reviews from aquarists, go shopping for the books you want to buy for your saltwater reference library through these online bookstore resources.

Poisonous / Venomous Saltwater Fish & Invertebrate Profiles
Because of their venomous stings, bites, or poisonous toxins that can kill other tank inhabitants, as well that can be hazardous to humans, this index contains a collection of all fish and invertebrate species that should be handled with great care and caution. Human first-aid resources are included here.

Reef Aquarium Pulse / Xenia Coral Pictures
Referred to as Pulse corals in general, here is a collection of soft Family Xeniidae - Genera Anthelia, Cespitularia, Efflatounaria, Heteroxenia, and Xenia photos and pictures. These are species commonly named Pulsing, Waving Hand, Glove, and Pom Pom Xenia Coral.

Marine Life Taxonomy, Profile & Database Web Resources
A collection of marine life taxonomy, profile and database resources from the Web where you can obtain taxonomic, classification, biology, ecology, and other information to assist with the scientific identification of all types of marine fish and invertebrates.

Aiptasia Species Anemone Photos
Also commonly named Tube, Glass, and Rock Anemones, here is a collection of Aiptasia species photos to help with the identification of these sea anemones, wich are considered by most aquarists to be a nusiance in saltwater aquarium systems.

Blueface Angelfish Pictures - Photos of the Blueface Angelfish
Photos of the saltwater Blueface Angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon) as a juvenile, sub-adult, and adult. Other Common Names: Yellowface Angelfish.

Clark's Clownfish Photos - Pictures of Clark's Clownfish
Photos of the Amphiprion clarkii species or Clarkii Clownfish, most of which are pictured and identified with host Sea Anemones they are commonly kept with in saltwater aquariums.

Coral Beauty Angelfish Photos | Centropyge bispinosus Species
A popular angelfish for saltwater aquaruims, 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 Names: Twospined and Dusky Angelfish.

Emperor Angelfish Photos | Pomacanthus imperator Species
Pictured in various transitional phases of maturity, view this collection of Emperor Angel photos to identify the large Pomacanthus imperator species angelfish that inhabits waters of the tropical Indo-Pacific region.

False Percula Clownfish Photos | Amphiprion ocellaris Pictures
Photos of the Amphiprion ocellaris species or False Percula Clownfish, most of which are pictured and identified with host Sea Anemones they are commonly kept with in saltwater aquariums.

Flame Angelfish Photos | Centropyge loriculus Species Pictures
View this collection of Flame Angel pictures to identify the small Dwarf or Pygmy Centropyge loriculus species angelfish that is found in warm tropical waters of the Western, South, and Central Pacific.

Maroon Clownfish Photos | Premnas biaculeatus Pictures
Photos of the Premnas biaculeatus species or Maroon Clownfish, most of which are pictured and identified with host Sea Anemones they are commonly kept with in saltwater aquariums.

Masked Angelfish Photos | Genicanthus personatus Species Pictures
An endemic species to Hawai'i, the Masked Angel (Genicanthus personatus) is rarely seen above 300 feet around the Main Hawaiian Islands, but is fairly common at 25 feet or below in the Northwest Islands, particularly Kure, Midway, Pearl and Hermes Reefs, and French Frigate Shoals. View these pictures to identify this medium sized angelfish.

Passer / King Angelfish Photos | Holacanthus passer Species Pictures
Pictures of a large angelfish that inhabits waters of the tropical Eastern Pacific region from the Gulf of California to Peru and the Galapagos, view this collection of Passer or King Angel photos to identify the Holacanthus passer species, and find out what it looks like in the many phases of its lifetime as a juvenile, sub-adult, and adult.

Queen Angelfish Photos | Holacanthus ciliaris Species Pictures
A large Family Pomacanthidae angelfish that inhabits waters of the tropical Atlantic region, view this collection of Queen Angelfish pictures to identify and see the Holacanthus ciliaris species in various phases of maturity.

Seadragon Pictures - Photos of Common and Weedy Seadragons
View pictures of the rare and unique Common and Weedy Seadragons of southern Australia. These tube-snouted fishes are members of the Seahorses and Pipefishes Family Syngnathidae , and are the largest of seahorse allies reaching lengths of nearly 18 inches.

Sea Hare Photos
Here is a collection of Sea Hare photo resources, most of which include scientific and associated common names and often some brief notes with them. Sea Hares produce a purple ink from red algae when disturbed.

Reef Aquarium Star / Daisy Polyps Coral Pictures
Commonly named Star, Green Star and Daisy Polyps, here is a collection of Genus Pachyclavularia coral photos and pictures. Very familiar reef aquarium species of the Tubiporidae family, these soft corals are often misidentified as Family Clavulariidae, Genus Clavularia species known as Clove or Glove Polyps.

Tomato Clownfish Photos | Amphiprion frenatus Pictures
Photos of the Amphiprion frenatus species or Tomato Clownfish, most of which are pictured and identified with host Sea Anemones they are commonly kept with in saltwater aquariums.

True Percula Clownfish Photos | Amphiprion percula Pictures
Photos of the Amphiprion percula species or True Percula Clownfish, most of which are pictured and identified with host Sea Anemones they are commonly kept with in saltwater aquariums.

Reef Aquarium Zoanthid Coral Pictures
Pictures of soft corals contained in the Order Zoanthidea, here is a collection of pictures of Family Zoanthidae - Genera Acrozoanthus, Isaurus, Palythoa, Protopalythoa, Zoanthus, and Family Parazoanthidae - Genus Parazoanthus photos and pictures. Members of these families are commonly known as Zoanthid, Colonial, Button, Snake or Tube Polyps, Sea Mats, Zoanthid Corals and Colonial Anemones.

U.S. Public Aquariums and Aquatic Attractions Index - From About Saltwater Aquariums
Browse this collection of listings and individual state categories to find public aquariums and other marine or freshwater aquatic related attractions located throughout the United States to visit. Hours of operation, admission prices, location and site maps, and more information about an attraction can be found here as well.

Online Book Review Resources - From About Saltwater Aquariums
By reading reviews and descriptions on saltwater aquarium keeping books direct from publisher's Web sites and other online resources, it will provide you with insight on the content of books you are thinking about buying. It helps to do this, because why buy a book that does not contain information that pertains to what you want or need.

Chiller Setups & Aquarium Cooling Issues
Is it necessary to install a chiller? What type is the best choice? How do you cool down the water in a saltwater aquarium system during hot summer weather, or control substantial temperature fluctuation problems? These and other questions about chiller setups and aquarium cooling issues are answered here.

Ocean & Sea Animal Information Web Sites from About Saltwater Aquariums
With the click of a mouse you can have fun learning all about the world's oceans and sea animals on your home or classroom computer through these online educational Web site resources compiled by your Guides.

Did You Know... ? Reports from About Saltwater Aquariums
Here are some interesting marine life and ocean related tidbits and reports from around the world that you can read about to see if they truly are fact, or fiction.

Teaching Tools for Teachers & Parents from About Saltwater Aquariums
Just for teachers and parents, here are activities, printable content, information about online and on site interactive classes, courses, tours, field trips or other educational programs offered by public aquatic institutions, and more tools that can be used in or out of the classroom or home for schooling students of all ages about our oceans and marine life.

Fish Store Reviews & Directories
Are you looking for a good saltwater fish store in your neighborhood or online to do business with? Use this collection of U.S. and International LFS (Local Fish Store) and OLS (Online Supplier) Review Resources, as well as saltwater fish store directories to find a reputable source to deal with.

Save Our Seas Education - Marine Conservation & Ecology Resources from About Saltwater Aquariums
Educate yourself and others on what is being done to protect and preserve our world's natural ocean resources, as well as what you can do to help

Shop for Sea Life Theme Personal & Gift Items
Read before you buy gift giving and shopping tips, then start browsing online for calendars, cards and other paper goods, home and office decorating items, jewelry, personal and other types of specialty items that have an above and below the sea life theme to them to buy for yourself, or to give as gifts for any occasion.

Aquarium Supplies Topic Polls
What type of material is your tank made of? What brand of test kit or sea salt mix to you use? Participate and view the results of these and other saltwater aquarium and reef tank equipment and supplies topic polls compiled by your Guides.

Aquarium Filters & Filtration Systems Topic Polls
What is your main source for biological filtration? Do you use a protein skimmer? Participate and view the results of these and other saltwater aquarium and reef tank filter and filtration system topic polls compiled by your Guides.

Aquarium Fish & Invertebrate Keeping Topic Polls
Have you used or do you practice fish euthanasia to put a sick, dying and suffering fish out of its misery? Other than adding calcium, iodine or other liquid supplements, do you actually

Sea Slug Photos
Here is a collection of Sea Slug photo resources, most of which include scientific and associated common names and often some brief notes with them.

Soft Reef Coral Species Profiles
Aquarium care, propagation, and other profile information about soft octocorals such as Star Polyp, Leather, Tree and Xenia Corals, Gorgonians, Sea Fans and Pens, Zoanthids, Colonial Anemones and Button Polyps, Disc Anemones or Mushroom Corals, and other Subclass Octocorallia species.

Hard (SPS/LPS) Reef Coral Species Profiles
Aquarium care, propagation, and other profile information about hard stony polyped hexacorals such as Acropora, Brain, Bubble, Elegance, Cup, Sun Polyps, Torch, Trumpet, and other Subclass Hexacorallia hard coral species that are commonly grouped together in literature and by aquarists as SPS/LPS corals.

Winning Fish & Critter Pictures - About Saltwater Aquariums Winning Photo Contest Pictures
View pictures of fish, crabs, shrimps, anemones and other invertebrates and crustaceans that were voted the Winning pictures in the many Fish and Critter Photo Contests held at About Saltwater Aquariums.

Winning Coral Pictures - About Saltwater Aquariums Winning Photo Contest Pictures
View pictures of corals that were voted the winning entries in all of the Coral Photo Contests held at About Saltwater Aquariums.

Before You Buy Aquarium Products Tips
Before buying an aquarium heater, automatic fish feeder, protein skimmer, test kits, other equipment and supplies for your saltwater aquarium, read these important Before You Buy Tips from your About Guides.

Invertebrate Photos - Hermit Crabs - Pictures of Hermit Crabs
Photos and pictures of a number of saltwater Hermit Crabs which are frequently found in saltwater aquariums and reef tanks. These hermit crab pictures were submitted to About Saltwater Aquariums for display.

Saltwater Aquariums Jellyfish Photos - Pictures of Saltwater Aquariums Jellyfish
A photo gallery of Jellyfish photos, such as Portuguese Man-of-War, Moon, Lagoon, Box and other Jellyfish species. Most of the pictures include scientific and common name, as well as other facts and information with the images.

Saltwater Aquariums Lobster Photos and pictures - Photos and Pictures of Lobsters
Photos and pictures of lobsters, A picture gallery of saltwater Lobster photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other information with the images. Photos and pictures of lobsters.

Saltwater Aquariums Nudibranch & Sea Slug Photos & Pictures - Pictures and Photos of Saltwater Aquariums Nudibranch & Sea Slug
Pictures and Photos of Saltwater Aquariums Nudibranch & Sea Slug. A picture gallery of Nudibranch and Sea Slug photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other information with the images. Pictures and Photos of Saltwater Aquariums Nudibranch & Sea Slugs.

About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest Archive
Browse this photo contest archive to view and enjoy the beautiful pictures and see which photos were voted the winning entries in all of the past Fish and Critter, Coral, and Reef Tank Photo Contests held at About Saltwater Aquariums from the year 2000 to the present date.

Saltwater Aquariums Product Reviews Index
From books to wavemakers, here is an index to reviews on popular products used in the saltwater, marine and reef aquariums hobby. Organized by types of equipment, supplies and other items, it's easy to browse and find the products you want to learn about as well as shop and compare prices on them through this product reviews index at About.com Saltwater Aquariums.

Saltwater Aquariums Sea Cucumber Photos & Pictures - Pictures & Photos of Saltwater Aquariums Sea Cucumber
Saltwater Aquariums Sea Cucumbers. 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. Saltwater Aquariums Sea Cucumbers.

Saltwater Aquariums Sea Urchin Photos & Pictures - Photos & Picturess of Saltwater Aquariums Marine Sea Urchin
Photos & Picturess of Saltwater Aquariums Marine Sea Urchins. A picture gallery of Sea Urchin photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other facts and information with the images. Photos & Picturess of Saltwater Aquariums Marine Sea Urchins.

Shelled Snail Photos & Pictures - Pictures and photos of Saltwater Marine Astrea, Cowrie, Turbo & Other Species
A picture gallery of shelled saltwater snail photos, such as Astrea, Cowrie, and Turbo species, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other information with the images. Astrea Turbo Cowrie Snail pictures.

Livestock Suppliers | Places to Buy Saltwater Fish, Inverts & More
If you want buy live fish, invertebrates, corals, rocks, sand, algae, plants and other marine life for your saltwater aquarium system, browse the many online aquaria stores listed here to shop around, or go to any one of the specific type livestock categories provided to more quickly locate what you are specifically looking for.

Saltwater Aquairums Shrimp Photos & Pictures - Photos & Pictures Saltwater Aquairums Marine Shrimp
Photos & Pictures Saltwater Aquairums Marine Shrimps. A picture gallery of Shrimp photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other information with the images. Photos & Pictures Saltwater Aquairums Marine Shrimps. Pictures include Cleaner Scarlet Red Ghost Mantis Pistol shrimps.

Saltwater Aquariums Sponge, Sea Squirt & Tunicate Photos & Pictures -
Sponge, Sea Squirt & Tunicate Photos & Pictures. A picture gallery of saltwater Sponge Family Portifera and related Sea Squirt and Tunicate species photos, most of which include scientific and common name, and other information with the images. Sponge, Sea Squirt & Tunicate Photos & Pictures

Saltwater Aquariums Starfish Star Fish Photos & Pictures - Photos & Pictures of Star Fish Starfish
Photos & Pictures of Star Fish Starfish. A picture gallery of Starfish Star Fish photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other information with the images. Photos & Pictures of Star Fish Starfish.

Winning Pictures Archive - About Saltwater Aquariums Winning Photo Contest Pictures
Browse this archive of grouped reef tank, coral, and fish and critter pictures to view all of the photos that have been voted the Winning entries in contests held at About Saltwater Aquariums since 1999.

Saltwater Aquariums Sea Anemone Pictures - Pictures of Saltwater Aquariums Sea Anemone
A photo collection of a number of Sea Anemones found in saltwater aquarium. Most of the pictures include the scientific name information to help with identifying commonly kept saltwater aquarium species.

FAQs & How To's
Are you looking for some basic answers to questions you may have about getting started, setting up, maintaining, or other things you want to know about keeping a saltwater fish aquarium or reef tank system? Browse these FAQ and How To resources.

Quick Reference Aquarium Keeping Charts, Tables & Calculators
Can you convert fahrenheit temperatures to celsius, or calculate exactly how much water is in your aquarium? How about which Angelfish species are the easiest to keep? By using these quick reference weights, measures, temperatures and other conversion and rating charts, tables, and calculators you can easily figure these and many other things.

Saltwater Cephalopod Photos - Pictures of Cuttlefishes, Nautiluses, Octopuses & Squids
Here is a collection of Cuttlefish, Nautilus, Octopus and Squid picture resources that can be helpful in identifying these marine Cephalopods. Most of these pictures include name information and often some notes with the pictures.

Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrate Photos - Pictures of Clams, Scallops, and Other Bivalve Species
A collection of Tridacna Crocea, Deresa, Gigas, Hippopus, Maxima and Squasoma Clam, Scallop, and other bivalve pictures to help with the identification of these various popular saltwater aquarium species.

Aquarium Topic Dictionaries, Glossaries & Encyclopedias
Helpful dictionary, glossary, and encyclopedia resources where you can look up the definitions, pronunciations, descriptions and other information about saltwater or marine aquaria related words and terms.

DIY Undergravel Filter Plans for Saltwater Aquariums
Fast, easy, and inexpensive aquarium filters to build that are best suited for use in fresh and saltwater fish-only tanks, here are plans for making your own Undergravel Filter or UGF.

DIY Wet/Dry Trickle Filter Plans for Saltwater Aquariums
Primarily a biological filter that uses bio-balls and other forms of bio-media, here is a collection of various do-it-yourself wet/dry trickle filter plans and designs for making this type of saltwater aquarium filtration set up.

Other Eel Profiles
Family and species profile information about other types of marine and/or brackish water eels that are non-moray related, such as Conger, Garden, False Moray, Snipe, Sawtooth and other groups.

Emergency Aquarium Help!!
Get fast answers to emergency help problems, such as how to set up a QT quickly, keep your aquarium running when the power goes out, bring aquarium water tempertures up or down in hot or cold weather, fix tank leaks, and other situations that may arise that need immediate attention!

FAQ Topics Index - Saltwater Aquariums
From algae, to disease, equipment, filtration, and more, here are answers to FAQs or Frequently Asked Questions about setting up and keeping saltwater aquariums and reef tanks.

Freshwater Eel Family & Species Profiles
Family and species profiles and aquarium care information about freshwater Eels to help eliminate the confusion and misidentification of these with true saltwater Moray Eels.

Saltwater Aquariums Fish & Invertebrate Care Basics
As the owner of a saltwater aquarium or a reef tank, you are the caretaker of the fish and invertebrates that are kept in it. Here you'll find information on selecting, buying, adding, feeding, moving, compatibility, disease and other fish and invertebrate care topic basics that are important to know about when keeping saltwater animals.

Other DIY Filter Plans for Saltwater Aquariums
Here you will find do-it-yourself plans for contructing other types of saltwater aquarium filters, such as biological filtration carbon tube and fluidized style setups, and a simple PVC tap water purification filter.

Sea Salt Mixes Product Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Care
Product and content information about brand name sea salt mixes. Most information is direct from manufacturers' Web sites but a few other report sources are included as well.

Hermit Crab Facts and Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care - Hermit Crab Facts and Information
Here are facts and information on all types of saltwater Hermit Crabs to learn about their characteristics, identification and care. Photo resources are included. Hermit Crab Facts and Information

Shelled Snail Profile Facts and Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care Facts and Information
Members of the Mollusca phylum, Gastropoda class, here is profile facts and information to learn about and identify Abalone, Astrea, Cowrie, Turbo and other shelled algae grazing marine snails, as well as venomous stinging Cone and Vermetid species that are predatory animals.

Tridacna Species Clam Facts and Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care Facts and Information - Tridacna Species Clam Facts and Information
Tridacna Species Clam Facts and Information. Tridacna crocea, derasa, gigas, hippopus, maxima, and squasoma species facts and information, including identification, characteristic, captive care, and other profile information to learn about keeping these beautiful but high maintenance clams in saltwater aquariums. Tridacna Species Clam Facts and Information.

Jellyfish Facts and information from About Saltwater Aquariums
Facts and information to learn the characteristics, identification and care of various types of saltwater Jellyfishes.

Sea Cucumber Facts and Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care Facts and Information
With many species that can release poisonous toxins that kill other marine life, it is important to know what you are getting. These Sea Cucumber family and species facts, information, profile resources include photos along with captive aquarium care information to learn about these animals before you buy them.

Sea Urchin Facts and Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care Facts and Information
Members of the Echinoderm family, here is a collection of facts and information, photo, and aquarium care resources to learn about Sea Urchins, some of which are harmless, while other have poisonous spines and therefore need to be handled with caution.

Shrimp Facts and Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care Facts and Information
Here are facts and information where you can learn all about the identification, characteristics, dietary requirements, culturing and other profile information about saltwater Shrimps.

Sponge, Sea Squirt and Tunicate Profiles - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care
A collection of Sponge, related Sea Squirt and Tunicate profile and photo resources to learn about the care of these marine organisms, most of which can sting and cause skin irritation in humans, and very often may be toxic to other saltwater aquarium inhabitants.

Saltwater Aquarium & Reef Tank Janitors Information
From hermit crabs to starfishes, there are many types of beneficial crustaceans and invertebrates that act as tank janitors. These are nature's little helpers that perform various maintenance cleaning tasks that are not only for reef tanks, but can be added to any saltwater aquarium set up to help keep things clean and tidy.

Aquarium Discussion Boards, Chat Rooms & Clubs to Join
Personally connect with other saltwater hobbyists through these saltwater and reef aquaria related discussion, buying, selling and trading bulletin boards, chat rooms, clubs and societies, and other interactive forum resources.

Saltwater Aquaria Topic Books and Magazines - Saltwater Aquariums Topic Book and Magazine Resources
Here you can read saltwater aquaria topic book and magazine reviews, shop and compare prices on print publications, locate free or pay to use online style magazine resources for the saltwater, marine and reef hobbyist.

True & Other Crab Species Facts and Information
Here a profiles, facts information about all kinds of saltwater True Crabs and other closely related types to learn about their characteristics, identification and care. Photo resources are included.

Composition of Elements in NSW (Natural Sea Water) - About Saltwater Aquariums Care
Here is a collection of periodic tables of elements and other important information about the composition or make up of NSW (Natural Sea Water) to learn about what major and minor, related compounds and top trace elements are essential to compare to those found in synthetic sea salt mixes.

Aquarium Set Up & Keeping Topic Polls
Polls are a good way to get a consensus by the highest tally of votes what pieces of equipment, brands or types of supplies, choice of systems, and other aquarium set up or fish and invertebrate keeping decisions aquarists have made. Not only that, but by taking the time to participate in them you are sharing your input with others as well.

Marine Worm Information and Facts. - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care
Marine Worm Information and Facts. From flat, to ribbon, to polycheate or bristle, to acron, there are many types of marine worms that are beneficial and harmless in aquariums. Others however can be a nuisance, and some species are stinging and even toxic animals. It is important to identify strange worms you find in your system to help determine whether they should be propagated, or removed.

Nudibranch & Sea Slug Facts and Information - About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrates Care Facts and Information
Here are facts and information that contain identification, characteristics, and other care profile information on Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs to learn about them both in nature and in saltwater aquariums.

Fun Facts & Quizzes About Saltwater Aquariums
Here is a collection of Fun Facts and Quizzes that you can use to test your own knowledge or have fun with to get everyone together to see how much they know about saltwater aquariums, our oceans and the marine life that live in them.

Science Projects & Experiments from About Saltwater Aquariums
For teachers, parents, and students of all ages, a collection of fun and educational hands-on saltwater aquaria, ocean, and sealife related science projects and experiments that can be conducted in a classroom, at home, or used as science fair projects.

Ocean / Sea Life Screensavers & Wallpaper Images
This is the place to find saltwater and reef aquarium, seascape, beach and other ocean or sealife theme screensavers, wallpaper and background images that can be applied to your computer desktop.

Aquatic Attraction & Public Aquarium Listings
Read helpful tips about planning a trip to a public aquarium, zoo, water park and other fun aquatic attraction during your travels, and browse the individual U.S. and International Attractions categories to locate places to visit and get information about them before going there. If you can't get away, take an online virtual tour.

Causes of New Tank Syndrone in Saltwater Aquariums
Whether you have a new or established saltwater aquarium, find out what new tank syndrome is, what causes it, and get solutions to avoiding this problem. You may have already gone through

What is New Tank Syndrome? - What NTS is, what causes it, and solutions to avoiding this problem in saltwater aquariums
Whether you have a new or established saltwater aquarium, find out what new tank syndrome is, what causes it, and get solutions to avoiding this problem. Page 2.

Reef Tank Janitors - Hermit Crabs and Snails
Learn what reef tank janitors are, what beneficial tasks they perform, and what types of saltwater Hermit Crabs and Snails make the best algae eaters. Hermit Crabs and Snails make the best algae eaters, but all of them are reef tank safe..

Choosing Reef Tank Janitors
Learn what types of saltwater Snails make the best algae eating reef tank janitors. Page 2.

Keoki Stender's Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) Picture
Keoki Stender's Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) Picture. Page 4.

Keoki Stender's Curious Wormfish (Gunnellichthys curiosus) Photo
Keoki Stender's Curious Wormfish (Gunnellichthys curiosus) photo.

Keoki Stender's Gray Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) picture
Keoki Stender's Gray Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) picture. Page 3.

Keoki Stender's Galapagos Shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) picture
Keoki Stender's Galapagos Shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) picture. Page 2.

Keoki Stender's Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) picture
Keoki Stender's Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) picture.

Keoki Stender's Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) picture
Keoki Stender's Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) picture. Page 5.

Keoki Stender's Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) picture
Keoki Stender's Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) picture. Page 6.

Keoki Stender's Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) Picture
Keoki Stender's Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) Picture. Page 7.

Yuko Stender's Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) picture
Yuko Stender's Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) picture. Page 8.

Yuko Stender's Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Picture
Yuko Stender's Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Picture. Page 9.

Keoki Stender's Flying Fish (Exocoetus volitans) Photo
Keoki Stender's Flying Fish (Exocoetus volitans) Photo. Page 2.

Keoki Stender's Keeljaw Needlefish (Tylosurus acus)
Keoki Stender's Keeljaw Needlefish (Tylosurus acus) photo. Page 4.

Keoki Stenders Mushroom Coral Pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus)
Keoki Stenders Mushroom Coral Pipefish (Siokunichthys nigrolineatus). Page 3.

Fun, Weird, Strange Marine Fish Photo Gallery
Fun, Weird, Strange Marine Fish Photo Gallery. Pictures of some strange fish in the ocean.

Joanne Adam's Pink Mushroom (Discosoma sp.)
Joanne Adam's Pink Mushroom (Discosoma sp.). Page 8.

Santa Yellow Tang Ho-Ho-Ho! Greeting - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie Hauter
This is a copy of an original watercolor painting I call my face-on Yellow Tang, which I turned into this Santa Yellow Tang DIY Christmas fish card art design with a fun Ho-Ho-Ho! text art greeting message.

Two Santa Yellow Tangs with Best Wishes, Hugs, Kisses! Greeting - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie Hauter
One of Debbie's original DIY Christmas fish card art designs, this two Santa Yellow Tangs image with a

Two Santa Yellow Tangs (No Text Design) - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art Designs by Debbie Hauter
Add your own message to this no text included picture of two Santa Yellow Tangs with holly trim to personalize your DIY Christmas fish cards. Page 12.

Two Santa Yellow Tangs with Happy Holidays! Greeting - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie Hauter
This two Santa Yellow Tangs Christmas fish card art design by Debbie Hauter with a colorful Happy Holidays! text art message makes for a fun inside DIY card greeting. Page 15.

Two Santa Yellow Tangs with Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Greeting - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art Designs by Debbie Hauter
This two Santa Yellow Tangs with text art Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! greeting card design can be used as an inside or outside message on your DIY Christmas fish cards. Page 4.

Santa Yellow Tang Clip Art Image - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie Hauter
This simple Yellow Tang wearing a Santa hat clip art style image I created was the original inspiration for making all of the Santa Yellow Tang designs in my DIY Santa Yellow Tangs Christmas card art collection. Page 2.

Face-To-Face Santa Yellow Tangs - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
This picture of face-to-face Santa Yellow Tangs can be used as is, or you can apply your own message in the blank area I have provided around them and use it to make your own DIY Christmas Fish greeting cards. Page 19.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Card Art Greeting - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
Designed as an inside greeting for your DIY Christmas fish cards, this red and green Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! text art message can be used for other things as well. Page 9.

Santa Yellow Tangs (No Text Horizontal Design) - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
This no text horizontal DIY Christmas Fish card art design with rows of Santa Yellow Tangs picture is best used on the outside of your greeting cards with your choice of one of my text art messages on the inside. Page 7.

Santa Yellow Tangs (No Text Vertical Design) - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
Combined with any of my text art messages as an inside greeting, this no text vertical card design pictured with my Santa Yellow Tangs is best used as the outside image on your DIY Christmas Fish cards. Page 8.

Santa Yellow Tangs Gift Name Tags Picture - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie Hauter
From Debbie's free DIY Christmas fish art designs, just print this fun Santa Yellow Tangs picture onto a piece of printer paper and cut out the DIY To and From gift name tags to put on your Christmas packages. Page 16.

Santa Yellow Tangs w/Merry Christmas Happy New Year! Greeting (Horizontal Design) - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
This horizontal card design Santa Yellow Tangs with Merry Christmas Happy New Year! text message is best used as the outside picture on your DIY greeting cards. If you use this picture on the outside of your cards, you can leave the inside blank and write in your own personal message, or combine it with any one of my text art messages as an inside greeting. Page 6.

Wishing You A Swimmingly Happy Holiday Season! w/Santa Yellow Tangs - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
A colorful Wishing You A Swimmingly Happy Holiday Season! text art DIY Christmas Fish card greeting pictured with fun Santa Yellow Tangs. Page 11.

Wishing You A Swimmingly Happy Holiday Season! Greeting - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
A colorful plain text art Wishing You A Swimmingly Happy Holiday Season! message designed by Debbie, your About.com Guide to Saltwater Aquariums, to use for your DIY Christmas Fish greeting cards. Page 10.

Two Santa Yellow Tangs with Mele Kalikimaka Greeting (Design 2) - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
I had fun making this Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka e Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! greeting card design pictured with two of my Santa Yellow Tangs. The best way to use this image is to place it on the outside of your cards, with my English Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! text art message from this collection on the inside. Page 14.

Two Santa Yellow Tangs with Mele Kalikimaka Greeting (Design 1) - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
This DIY Christmas fish card art design by Debbie Hauter pictures two Santa Yellow Tangs with a combination of Hawaiian and English text message Merry Christmas and Happy New Year greetings. Page 13.

Santa Yellow Tangs Wrapping Paper Picture (Horizontal Design) - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
This picture with horizontal rows of my fun Santa Yellow Tangs is a template style image that I designed for you to simply print onto a standard 8.5 x 11 piece of paper using your printer to turn it into a sheet of DIY wrapping paper. Page 18.

Santa Yellow Tangs Wrapping Paper Picture (Vertical Design) - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
This picture with vertical rows of my fun Santa Yellow Tangs is a template style image that I designed for you to simply print onto a standard 8.5 x 11 piece of paper using your printer to turn it into a sheet of DIY wrapping paper. Page 17.

Santa Yellow Tangs w/Mele Kalikimaka Greeting - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
This fun Santa Yellow Tangs card art picture with Mele Kalikimaka Hawaiian Merry Christmas message can be used as an inside or outside greeting on your DIY Christmas Fish cards. Page 5.

Santa Yellow Tangs DIY Card Art Collection - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie Hauter
I originally created my Yellow Tang Wearing a Santa Hat image as clip art, and although I have transformed it into the many DIY Christmas fish card art designs you see here, they can also be used to make other PERSONAL holiday celebration items like invitations. I have included various text art messages, several template style images to make wrapping paper with, and even one to simply print and cut out gift name tags to put on your packages.

Santa Yellow Tangs DIY Card Art Collection - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie Hauter
I originally created my Yellow Tang Wearing a Santa Hat image as clip art, and although I have transformed it into the many DIY Christmas fish card art designs you see here, they can also be used to make other PERSONAL holiday celebration items like invitations. I have included various text art messages, several template style images to make wrapping paper with, and even one to simply print and cut out gift name tags to put on your packages.

How To Repair Leaks In Glass Aquariums
Repairing small leaks in glass aquariums is fairly simple. The hard part is finding the source of the leak. It's seldom where you think. Here's how to find it

Matching Clownfish (Anemonefish) and Host Anemones
All Clownfish don't just leap into any anemone. Matching a Clownfish to a host anemone can be difficult. Here are some tips to make the marriage a bit easier.

Do It Yourself (DIY) Simple Aquarium Stand
This easy-to-build DIY aquarium stand design can be easily modified to accommodate almost any tank size from 10g to 90g.

DIY Simple Aquarium Stand Graphics
The DIY Simple Aquarium Stand Graphics above are for a 20g tank. They can easily be modified for almost any size aquarium.

DIY Simple Aquarium Stand Material Preparation
DIY Simple Aquarium Stand Material Preparation - Examine the 2 X 4's to determine where you will be cutting them, then mark the material for each cut.

DIY Simple Aquarium Stand - Drilling the Pilot Holes & Measuring the Legs
DIY Simple Aquarium Stand - Drilling the Pilot Holes & Measuring the Legs. Using a drill bit slightly smaller than the screws, drill pilot holes to make attaching the legs much easier and more accurate.

DIY Simple Aquarium Stand - Assembling the Legs
DIY Simple Aquarium Stand - Assembling the Legs

DIY Simple Aquarium Stand - Final Assembly
DIY Simple Aquarium Stand - Final Assembly

How to Manually Generate Heat in Aquariums
When the power goes out and you don't have emergency power to run an aquarium heater here's what you can do to keep the water temperature from dropping

Top Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pumps
Having one of these battery powered air pumps on hand during a power outage can help keep your aquarium running for hours in an emergency.

Acclimating Aquarium Fish With the Drip Line Method
Properly acclimating aquarium fish and invertebrates to their new environment is extremely important if you want to avoid shocking them to death. Here

How To Prevent Aquarium Sump Overflows
Prevent aquarium sump overflows. Simple step by step instructions for preventing your sump from overflowing during power outages or sump pump failure.

Joni Haas' Stony Disk or Mushroom - Fungia sp. Coral Photo
Joni Haas' Stony Disk or Mushroom - Fungia sp. Coral Photo. Page 28.

R. Tebben's Flower Anemone (Actina equina) photo
R. Tebben's Flower Anemone (Actina equina) Coral entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 22.

Tom Hynes' Spotted Red Mushroom Coral (Discosoma sp.) photo
A photo of Tom Hynes' Spotted Red Mushroom Coral (Discosoma sp.), the 3rd Place Winner in the About Saltwater Aquariums March 2003 Coral Photo Contest. Page 23.

Stony Disk or Mushroom Coral Photo
Stony Disk or Mushroom Coral Photo. Page 24.

Phyllis Daniels' Mushroom Corals Photo
Phyllis Daniels' Mushroom Corals Photo. Page 29.

Debbie Hauter's Red Mushroom (Discosoma sp.)Corals photo
Debbie Hauter' Red Mushroom (Discosoma sp.)Corals photo

Martin Hehman's Tongue Coral photo, image, picture
Martin Hehman's Tongue Coral photo, image, picture. Page 27.

Jordy's Mushroom Leather Coral with his pair of Percula Clownfishes and a Radiant Wrasse
Jordy's Mushroom Leather Coral with his pair of Percula Clownfishes and a Radiant Wrasse. Page 26.

Harold's Ricordea Coral in His 180g Reef Tank picture
Harold's Ricordea Coral in His 180g Reef Tank picture. Page 25.

Brian Conger's Fluorescent Green Mushroom Corals
Brian Conger's Fluorescent Green Mushroom Corals. Page 14.

David Manuel's Elephant Ear Mushroom (Rhodactis mussoides)
David Manuel's Elephant Ear Mushroom (Rhodactis mussoides). Page 6.

David Playfair's (Ricordea floridea) Mushroom Corals
David Playfair's (Ricordea floridea) Mushroom Corals. Page 20.

Doug Cunningham's Giant Cup or Giant Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral
Doug Cunningham's Giant Cup or Giant Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral. Page 15.

Howard Wahl's Green Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.)
Howard Wahl's Green Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.). Page 7.

Janet's Blue Mushrooms Picture | Photos of Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones
Janet's Blue Mushrooms Picture | Photos of Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones. Page 3.

Jason Cho's Mushroom Coral
Jason Cho's Mushroom Coral. Saltwater Aquariums. Page 18.

Jesse's Blue Mushrooms Picture - Photos of Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones
Jesse's Blue Mushrooms Picture - Photos of Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones. Page 2.

Joe Martin's Pink/Red Mushroom Corals Photo | Mushroom Corals/Disc Anemones Gallery
Joe Martin's Actinodiscus sp. Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones. Page 5.

Nelson Nunes's Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.) Coral
Nelson Nunes's Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.) Coral. Page 12.

Nelson Nunes's Speckled Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.) Coral
Nelson Nunes's Speckled Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.) Coral. Page 10.

Phyllis Daniels' Striped Mushroom Corals (Actinodisc sp.)
Phyllis Daniels' Striped Mushroom Corals (Actinodisc sp.). Page 19.

R. Tebben's Blue Green Pimple Mushroom Anemones
R. Tebben's Blue Green Pimple Mushroom Anemones. Page 13.

R. Tebben's Blue Mushrooms Picture | Photos of Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones
A photo of R. Tebben's Actinodiscus species Blue Mushroom Corals. Page 4.

R. Tebben's Frilly Mushroom Coral (Rhodactis sp.)
R. Tebben's Frilly Mushroom Coral (Rhodactis sp.). Page 21.

R. Tebben's Green Mushroom Anemones (Discosoma sp.)
R. Tebben's Green Mushroom Anemones (Discosoma sp.). Page 17.

Robert Flannery's Giant Ultra-Green Hairy Mushroom Coral
Robert Flannery's Giant Ultra-Green Hairy Mushroom Coral. Page 16.

Shawn Richey's Spotted Mushroom Corals
Shawn Richey's Spotted Mushroom Corals Photo. Page 9.

Melanie Morin's Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.) Corals
Melanie Morin's Mushroom (Actinodiscus sp.) Corals. Page 11.

Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones Photo Gallery
Photos of Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones which are deemed to be easier to keep in a saltwater or reef aquarium with info on how to keep healthy

Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones Photo Gallery
Photos of Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones which are deemed to be easier to keep in a saltwater or reef aquarium with info on how to keep healthy

Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones Photo Gallery
Photos of Soft Mushroom Corals or Disc Anemones which are deemed to be easier to keep in a saltwater or reef aquarium with info on how to keep healthy

Claire Leighton's Amphipod
Claire Leighton's Amphipod picture. Page 4.

What Does An Amphipod Look Like? | Pictures of Amphipods
Here is an excellent drawing of an Amphipod. Page 3.

What Does An Amphipod Look Like? | Pictures of Amphipods
What do saltwater aquarium amphipods look like? This macro-view picture we took looking through a microscope at one of these tiny crustaceans answers this question.

What Does An Amphipod Look Like? | Pictures of Amphipods
What do saltwater aquarium amphipods look like? This macro-view picture we took looking through a microscope at one of these tiny crustaceans answers this question. Page 2.

What Do Amphipods and Copepods Look Like?
What appears in saltwater systems as little white bugs crawling around on everything are actually Amphipods and Copepods which may actually be good

Keoki Stender's Amphipod Photo
Keoki Stender's Amphipod Photo. Saltwater Aquariums. Page 6.

Keoki Stender's Picture of an Amphipod
Keoki Stender's Picture of an Amphipod. Page 5.

Keoki Stender's Copepod picture
Keoki Stender's Copepod picture. Page 8.

Keoki Stender's Copepod photo
Keoki Stender's Copepod photo. Saltwater Aquariums. Page 7.

Top Saltwater Aquarium Metal Halide Light Fixtures
Metal Halide lights produce a lot of light for reef tanks to grow corals. Here are metal halide fixtures for saltwater reef aquariums.

LED Saltwater Aquarium Lights
LED Saltwater Aquarium Lights have gone beyond being used for Lunar Lights alone. LED lights are now used for primary lighting for reef tanks.

Adrian Nichols' Green Cynarina (Cynarina sp.) Coral photo
A photo of Adrian Nichols' Green Cynarina (Cynarina sp.) that was an entry in the March 2001 Coral Photo Contest. Page 19.

Andy Bajc's Green Open Brain, Finger Leather, Pulsing Xenia and Green Star Polyps Corals
Andy Bajc's Green Open Brain, Finger Leather, Pulsing Xenia and Green Star Polyps Corals. Page 24.

Howard Wahl's Open Brain Coral photo
Howard Wahl's photo of his Open Brain Coral, submitted for entry in a future About Saltwater Aquariums Corals Photo Contest. Page 18.

Larry Jordan's Closed Brain Coral (Favia pallida) photo
Larry Jordan's photo of his Closed Brain Coral (Favia pallida). Larry writes:

Mike & Robin Durons' Green Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) photo
Mike & Robin Durons' terrific close up photo of their Green Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi). Page 21.

Nelson Nunes' Emerald Flat Brain Coral (scolymia cubensi) photo
Nelson Nunes's photo of his Emerald Flat Brain Coral (scolymia cubensi?), submitted for entry in an About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 20.

Sarah Penhollow's Neon Green Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyl) photo
Sarah Penhollow's photo of her Neon Green Open Brain (Trachyphyllia geoffroyl) of the Family Trachyphylliidae. Page 23.

Scott Stanley's Green Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) photo
A photo of Scott Stanley's Green Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi), the winning entry in the Saltwater Aquariums May 2001 Coral Photo Contest. Page 22.

Top Closed & Open Brain Coral Pictures
Closed & Open Brain Coral Photos Gallery Pictures of Closed & Open Brain Coral submitted to About Saltwater Aquariums for display in the Gallery

Fred Lotz's Green Open Brain, Trumpet and Pagoda Corals Photo
Fred Lotz's Green Open Brain, Trumpet and Pagoda Corals Photo. Page 25.

Earl Coleman's Green Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia sp.) Photo
Earl Coleman's Green Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia sp.) that was displayed in the About Saltwater Aquariums March 2000 Photo Contest. Page 4.

Gokhan Altul's close up photo of his Blue/Green Open Brain (Trachyphyllia sp.) Coral.
Gokhan Altul's close up photo of his Blue/Green Open Brain (Trachyphyllia sp.) Coral. Page 5.

John Dillman's Open Brain (Trachyphyllia sp.) Coral Photo
John Dillman's Open Brain (Trachyphyllia sp.) Coral Photo. Page 6.

Lucia Galvan's Brain Star (Goniastrea sp.) Coral Photo
Lucia Galvan's close up photo of her Brain Star Goniastrea species coral. Also known as Honeycomb Coral, Page 7.

Mark Caruana's Red Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) Photo
Mark Caruana's terrific close up photo of his Red Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) with his Red Legged, Hermit Crab (Clibanarius digueti). Page 9.

Martin Davis' Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) Photo
Martin Davis' terrific close up photo of his Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi). Page 10.

Roberto Marion's Moon (Favia species) Coral
Roberto Marion's Moon (Favia species) Coral

Ron Alberico's Tooth Coral Photo
Ron Alberico's Tooth Coral (Cynarina sp.) About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest entry. Page 15.

Ron Williams' Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllis sp.) Photo
Ron Williams' Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllis sp.) Photo. Page 11.

Steve Sinkowitz's Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) Photo
Steve Sinkowitz's Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) Photo. Page 12.

Ted Chant's Closed or Dented Brain Coral Photo
Ted Chant's Closed or Dented Brain Coral Photo. Page 16.

Top Closed & Open Brain Coral Pictures
Closed & Open Brain Coral Photos Gallery Pictures of Closed & Open Brain Coral submitted to About Saltwater Aquariums for display in the Gallery

Top Closed & Open Brain Coral Pictures
Closed & Open Brain Coral Photos Gallery Pictures of Closed & Open Brain Coral submitted to About Saltwater Aquariums for display in the Gallery

Cynthia Warner's Green Open Brain Coral Photo
Cynthia Warner's terrific close up photo of her green Open Brain Coral, submitted for entry in an About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 13.

Dan Tremblay's Green Open Brain Coral Photo
Dan Tremblay's photo of his Green Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia sp.) entered in the About Saltwater Aquariums October 2000 Coral Photo Contest. Page 3.

Dan's Green Closed Brain Coral Photo
Daniel Ross' Green Closed Brain Coral (Favites sp.) displayed in the About Saltwater Aquariums February 2000 Photo Contest. Page 2.

Jason Hendrix's Open Brain Coral Photo
Jason Hendrix's outstanding photo of his Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia radiata) - Order Scleractinia, Family Trachyphylliidae. Page 8.

Larry Yarbray's Pink Lobed Brain Coral
Larry Yarbray's beautiful Pink Lobophyllia sp. coral, commonly called Lobed Brain Coral. Page 14.

Joe Bellantoni's Tomato Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
An outstanding photo of Joe Bellantoni's Tomato Clownfish peeking out from under a Mushroom Coral. Page 32.

Steve Whitt's True Percula Clowns Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Steve Whitt's mated pair of True Percula Clowns (Amphiprion percula) are happy campers in their host Ritteri Anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Page 34.

Mike and Lisas' Tomato Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Mike and Lisa's of their Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) nestled snuggly in a host maroon or rose species sea anemone. Page 33.

Bill Paterno's False Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Bill Paterno's photo of his False Percula Clownfish in its Rose Bubble Tip Anemone. Page 19.

Brad Read's Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Great close up photo of Brad Read's Percula Clownfish nestled it his Long Tentacle Anemone. Page 21.

Bryce Berger's True Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photo Gallery
Bryce Berger's terrific photo of his True Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) and Rose Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). Page 20.

Chris Meyer's Tomato Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photo Gallery
An excellent shot of Chris Meyer's Tomato Clownfish finding shelter amoungst the soft feathery tentacles of a tube worm or Feather Duster. Page 30.

David Playfair's Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
A photo of David Playfair's Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus) in its host Rose Anemone (E. quadricolor). Page 11.

Debbie & Stan Hauters' False Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
An amazing close-up shot of one of your Guides Percula Clownfishes in their 55 gallon semi-reef tank. Page 22.

Jason Hendrix's Tomato Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
An outstanding close-up shot from Jason Hendrix of his Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) nestled inside its host Bubble Tip Anemone. Page 31.

Jenny Mendonca's pair of Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Jenny Mendonca's pair of Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion percula) nestled in their Carpet Anemone. Page 25.

Julio Macieir's White-Striped Maroon Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Julio Macieir's close up photo of his Gold Stripe Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus). Page 10.

Paula Eerdmans' Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Paula Eerdmans' photo of her Gold Stripe Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus), submitted for entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 13.

Paulus Chan's True Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Paulus Chan's Crown Clownfish when submitted, but from references it appears to be a True Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion percula). Page 23.

Peggy Nelson's Gold Bar Maroon Clownfishes Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Peggy Nelson's tank-raised Gold Bar Maroon Clowns (Premnas biaculeatus) and host Bubble Tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor), Page 14.

R. Tebben's Maroon and Gold Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photo Gallery
R. Tebben's outstanding close up photo of his Maroon and Gold Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus). Page 16.

R. Tebben's Maroon and Gold Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
R. Tebben's Maroon and Gold Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus) with his Sebae anemone, (Heteractis crispa) Photo Contest entry. Page 15.

Robert Torres' White Banded Maroon Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
A beautiful picture of a White Banded Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus) that Robert Torres shot at the Westminster, Colorado Butterfly Pavillion. Page 12.

Scott's Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Scott's fantastic close up photo of his Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion percula). Page 27.

Steve Whitt's Juvenile (3 month old) Percula Clown Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Steve Whitt's Juvenile (3 month old) Percula Clowns (Amphiprion percula), the 1st Place Winning entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums June 2001 Fish and Critter Photo Contest. Page 28.

Victor Delgado's Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Victor Delgado's Clownfish playing it its host anemone, the 1st Place Winning entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums April 2002 Critter Photo Contest. Page 29.

Will & Chenoa's Golden Striped Maroon Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Will and Chenoa's Golden Striped Maroon Clownfish nessled inside its stunning bright pink host Sebae Anemone, Page 17.

Jacqui Blagojevic's Percula Clownfishes Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Jacqui Blagojevic's 3 Percula Clownfish as the they were considering whether or not to swim down to the new anemone in the tank. Page 24.

Ricardo Lacerdo's False Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Ricardo Lacerdo's photo of his False Percula Clownfish looking quite content nestled in its host Anemone. Page 18.

Ricardo Miozzo's True Percula Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Ricardo Miozzo's outstanding closeup photo of his True Percula Clownfish in its host Anemone. Page 26.

C. Reik's Maroon Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
C. Reik's photo of his Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus), submitted for entry in an About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 6.

George Nichols' Gold Stripe Maroon Clown Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
George Nichols' Gold Stripe Maroon Clown in its Long Tentacle Anemone(Macrodactyla doreensis). Page 9.

Josh's Maroon Clown Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Josh's close up photo of his Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus) in a Bulb Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). Page 5.

Lori Adelman's Cinnamon Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
This is a great close-up photo by Lori Adelman of her Cinnamon Clown (Amphiprion melanopus) snuggled comfortably into its host Purple Tip Anemone. Page 2.

Marcye Sweeney's Gold Stripe Maroon Clown Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Marcye Sweeney's photo of her Gold Stripe Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus) snuggled into his Green Carpet Anemone home. Page 7.

Mitchell Davis' Saddleback Clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus) - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
An excellent close-up view from Mitchell Davis of his Saddleback Clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus). Page 4.

Steve Kendall's Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
Steve Kendall's terrific photo of his Gold Stripe Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus), submitted in an About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 8.

Anemonefish Photo Gallery - Clown Fish Pictures
Outstanding collection of Clownfish or Anemonefish species pictures that were submitted by site visitors for display here at About Saltwater Aquariums

Anemonefish Photo Gallery - Clown Fish Pictures
Outstanding collection of Clownfish or Anemonefish species pictures that were submitted by site visitors for display here at About Saltwater Aquariums

Anemonefish Photo Gallery - Clown Fish Pictures
Outstanding collection of Clownfish or Anemonefish species pictures that were submitted by site visitors for display here at About Saltwater Aquariums

Dan Dernbach's Clark's Clownfishes Photo - Top Clownfish Photos Gallery
n excellent shot by Dan Dembach of his mated pair of Clark's Clownfishes nestled snuggly in their host Purple Tip Anemone. Page 3.

Peggy Copeland's 29g reef tank Photo, picture
Peggy Copeland's 29g reef tank photo entry in the February 2000 Photo Contest. Page 36.

Tom Hyne's 30 gallon Reef Tank Photo, picture
Tom Hynes' close up photo of his 30g Reef Tank. Note that the Anemones are not Aiptasia. Page 39.

Tom's 30 gallon Reef Tank Photo, picture
Tom Hynes' photo of his 30g Reef Tank shows the array of interesting corals and (not Aiptasia) Anemones. Page 38.

Wayne's 30 gallon Reef Tank Photo, picture
Wayne Sweney's photo of his 30g Reef Tank, which contains a wide variety of corals. Page 40.

Will Aspinwall's 29g Mini Reef Tank photo, picture
Here is another photo of Will Aspinwall's 29g Mini Reef Tank, taken a year later. Page 37.

Alex Choh's 20 gallon Reef Tank Photo, picture
Alex Choh's photo of his 20g Reef Tank which contains one Yellow Tang, Cinnamon Clown, Dwarf Lion, Cleaner Shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, Page 18.

Ann Judd's Reef Tank photo, picture
Ann Judd's photo of her Reef Tank, which she has entered in the About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 22.