Saltwater Aquariums Sitemap - Page 8 2016-09-26

Saltwater Aquarium Fish Compatibility Hub - Saltwater Aquarium Fish Compatibility
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.

Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrate Information Hub - An Index for Information, facts and Pictures of Marine Invertebrates
Here is a hub for information, facts and pictures of invertebrates found in saltwater aquariums, including Anemones, Corals, Nudibranchs/Sea Slugs, Sea Cucumbers, Sea Urchins, Snails & Other Mollusks, Starfishes and True and Hermit Crabs.

Starfish Family Profiles Index including Sea Stars & Cushion Stars, Brittle, Serpent & Basket Stars Feather Stars & Sea Lilies
The Starfish Family Profiles Index includes information and links to more facts and information about the Class Asteroidea (Sea Stars & Cushion Stars), Class Ophiuroidea (Brittle, Serpent & Basket Stars), and Class Crinoidea (Feather Stars & Sea Lilies) Starfishes in the Echinodermata Phylum.

Aquarium Lights & Lighting Products - Aquarium Lights & Lighting Products - Compare Prices, Product Reviews
Aquarium Lights and Lighting Products can be some of the most expensive pieces of required equipment for an aquarium. Here are links to aquarium lights and aquarium lighting products offered on the market today. Read product reviews and compare prices on aquarium lights and aquarium lighting products.

Chromis and Damselfish Profiles - Pictures, Facts and Information on Chromis and Damselfish
Members of the Pomacentridae or Damselfish family, here is a collection of Chromis and Damsel photo, identification, facts, characteristics, compatibility, feeding, aquarium care, and more profile information to learn about these saltwater fishes.

Reef Corals Nutrition, Foods, Supplements and Feeding Information - Reef Corals Nutrition, Foods, Supplements and Feeding Information
Information about what and how corals eat in nature, what kinds of foods different types of corals should be fed in captivity, and which nutritional supplements or additives are required in their diets to allow them to grow and prosper in reef aquariums.

Marine Worms Information Hub - Facts, Pictures and Information about Marine Worms
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.

DIY Denitrator Unit Plans - Plans for DIY Denitrator Units
Fighting the build of nitrate in saltwater aquariums and reef tanks is a common problem that can be solved by adding a coil or other type of denitrator unit. With these do it yourself denitrator plans you can build one yourself to help reduce nitrate, and save money in the process.

Nuisance Diatoms & Slime Algae - Nuisance Diatom Algae & Slime Algae
Solving a nuisance brown/golden (diatom), red/black, blue-green slime (cyanobacteria), or brown slime (dinoflagellate) algae problem is not as difficult as it may seem. Learn all about what makes these organisms grow, what steps you can take to control outbreaks of these so-called microalgaes and get rid of them.

Wet/Dry Trickle Filters Information - Information about Wet/Dry Trickle Filters
A very popular setup for saltwater and reef aquariums, but a type of filter that can become a nitrate factory if not maintained properly, here is information all about Wet/Dry Trickle Filters, such as how they work, the various types of setups there are to choose from, how to maintain one, and more.

Caulerpa Algae Information - Information, Facts and Pictures of Caulerpa Algae
Commonly called Feather, Grape, and Razor Algae, learn to identify, propagate and control Caulerpa species macroalgae in saltwater aquarium systems. While most Caulerpa alga species are considered beneficial in a saltwater aquarium, Feather Caulerpa is one species which is choking out endemic sealife wherever it takes hold.

Top Aquarium Cleaning Tools - Simple and Inexpensive Gadgets That Help Get The Job Done
Face it. Cleaning the aquarium is usually last on an aquarium keeper's list of things to do, and any tool that makes the job easier is worth its weight in gold. Here's a list of some of the best, simple and inexpensive gadgets for cleaning aquariums that are designed to help get the job done as easily and quickly as possible.

"Reef Invertebrates - Vol. 1: An Essential Guide To Selection, Care and Compatibility" - Full Book Review
Don Carner gives his book review on

Acclimating Saltwater Fish the Measuring Cup Way = The Pros and Cons - Instructions and Tips
The pros and cons - instructions and tips for using the measuring cup acclimating method as a way to introduce new saltwater fish into an aquarium.

Top Hermit Crab Photos Gallery
The Top Hermit Crab Photos Gallery included outstanding photos of Hermit Crabs which are found in the ocean and in marine aquariums.

Top Hermit Crab Photos Gallery
The Top Hermit Crab Photos Gallery included outstanding photos of Hermit Crabs which are found in the ocean and in marine aquariums.

Top Hermit Crab Photos Gallery
The Top Hermit Crab Photos Gallery included outstanding photos of Hermit Crabs which are found in the ocean and in marine aquariums.

Freshwater VS Saltwater Moray Eels Revisited - Some True Morays DO live in Fresh and/or Brackish Water
Freshwater VS Saltwater Moray Eels Revisited - Some True Morays DO live in Freshwater and/or Brackish Water. There has been a long debate over whether or not there are saltwater species of Moray Eels which live and reproduce in freshwater. This article speaks as to whether or not saltwater species of Moray Eels which live and reproduce in freshwater.

Freshwater VS Saltwater Moray Eels
Freshwater VS Saltwater Moray Eels Revisited - Some True Morays DO live in Freshwater and/or Brackish Water. There has been a long debate over whether or not there are saltwater species of Moray Eels which live and reproduce in freshwater. This article speaks as to whether or not saltwater species of Moray Eels which live and reproduce in freshwater. Page 2.

More Power Outage Tips - From Other Saltwater Aquarium Keepers
More Power Outage Tips - From Other Saltwater Aquarium Keepers

Marine Fish and Invertebrate Care Ratings - A Key to Your Guides Care Level Star Ratings on Saltwater Aquarium Fish and Invertebrates
Throughout your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums fish and invertebrate profiles a recommended 1 to 4 star care level rating is included. Here are the definitions of those star ratings, which are designed to help you better understand the ease to difficulty of care of any marine fish and invertebrate before you buy them.

Sump-Mounted Venturi Skimmer Graphic Notes
Graphics notes from Don Carner's What Is Protein Skimming, and How Does It Work? article.

True Crab Photo Gallery - Pictures of True Crabs
Here is a gallery of outstanding photos of True Crabs, most of which can be found in the hobby saltwater aquarium trade.

More About Mantis Shrimps Contributed by Dr. Roy Caldwell
More About Mantis Shrimps Contributed by Dr. Roy Caldwell, which contains information about the Mantis Shrimp.

Hyposalinity Treatments - Treating Parasitic Diseases with Hyposalinity
Hyposalinity or OST (Osmotic Shock Therapy) is one of the most effective, non-chemical ways to rid fish and an aquarium of saltwater ich and other parasitic diseases, as well as eliminate undesirable pests in saltwater systems, such as aiptasia anemones. Learn all about how to effectively and safely use this treatment method.

FAQ - How to remove an Eel from a tank?
FAQ - How to remove an Eel from a tank?

Live Sand - Live Sand Filtration
Live sand is one of the most popular mediums preferred by saltwater aquarists as a natural biological filtration source, but it has many other purposes. From adding it to a tank as a shallow or a deep sand bed substrate, to using it in combination with live rock, to setting up a Jaubert/Plenum style NNR filter, learn all about what live sand is, how to cultivate it, and more.

Seachem PhosGuard Product Review
A product review of Seachem PhosGuard a product which removes phosphates from aquarium water.

Hawkfish Photo Gallery
The Hawkfish Photo Gallery contains photos of a number of Hawkfish which are found in the ocean as well as in the aquariums.

Hawkfish Photo Gallery
The Hawkfish Photo Gallery contains photos of a number of Hawkfish which are found in the ocean as well as in the aquariums.

Top Moray Eel Photo Gallery
The Top Moray Eel Photo Gallery contains outstanding photo of a number of saltwater Moray Eels.

Top Moray Eel Photo Gallery
The Top Moray Eel Photo Gallery contains outstanding photo of a number of saltwater Moray Eels.

FAQ - Do fish sleep when the lights are off?
The question

Aquarium Heaters and Heater Set Ups - Information about Aquarium heaters and their uses - Saltwater aquarium heaters - Heaters in a saltwater aquarium
What type of aquarium heater is the best choice, a hang-on-tank heater, submersible heater, or cable system unit? Should one or more heaters be use? What temperature is optimal to maintain a saltwater aquarium and reef tank system at? These and other questions about heater setups and aquarium heating issues are answered here.

Blueface Angelfish Profile - Facts and information about the Blueface Angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopan)
Facts and information about the Blueface Angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopan), including diet and other captive care information.

Top Sea Star Photo Gallery
Top Sea Star Photo Gallery

Top Sea Star Photo Gallery
Top Sea Star Photo Gallery

Seaweed Blenny Profile - A profile of the Seaweed Blenny - Parablennius ssp.
A profile of the Seaweed Blenny (Parablennius ssp.) including a species photo, identification, facts, characteristic, compatibility, feeding, aquarium care, and more profile information.

Ornate Butterfly Profile - A profile and information about the Clown Butterfly
A profile of the Clown or Ornate Butterfly Chaetodon ornatissimus including scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, maximum size, diet and feeding, characteristics, compatibility and reef tank safety.

Copperband Butterfyfish Profile - Facts and Information about the Copperband Butterfyfish (Chelmon rostratus)
Facts and Information about the Copperband Butterfyfish (Chelmon rostratus), including reef tank suitability, diet care information.

Pebbled Butterfly Profile - Information about the Pebbled Butterflyfish
A profile of the Pebbled Butterfly including scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, maximum size, diet and feeding, characteristics, compatibility and reef tank safety.

Pyramid Butterfly Profile - A profile and information on the Pyramid Butterfly Hemitaurichthys polylepis or Hemitaurichthys zoster
A Profile of the Pyramid Butterfly, including a photo, scientific name, other common names, identification, distribution, maximum size, diet and feeding, characteristics, compatibility and reef tank safety.

Tinker's Butterfly Profile - A profile of the Tiker's Butterfly Chaetodon tinkeri
A profile of the Tinker's Butterfly (Chaetodon tinkeri), including a species photo, identification, facts, characteristic, compatibility, feeding, aquarium care, and more profile information about saltwater Butterflyfishes.

Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor) Information
Facts and information about the Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor) including: Scientific Name, Other Common Names, Identification, Distribution, Average Size, Habitat, Minimum Tank Size Suggested, Reef Tank Suitability, Characteristics & Compatibility, Diet & Feeding and Buy Direct links.

Whitemouth Moray Eel (Gymnothorax meleagris) Profile
Facts and information about the Whitemouth Moray Eel (Gymnothorax meleagris), including aquarium compatibility and feeding.

Moorish Idol Profile
A profile of the Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus), including photos, scientific name, identification, characteristics and compatibility, diet, maximum size, habitat, minimum tank size, reef tank suitability.

Spectrum H2O Stable Wafers Profile
Spectrum H2O Stable Wafers Profile includes Manufacturer/Brand Name, Ingredients, Ad Quotes, Recommended Feeding Instructions.

TetraMarineColor Fish Food Profile
TetraMarineColor Fish Food Profile includes Manufacturer/Brand Name, Ingredients, Ad Quotes, Recommended Feeding Instructions.

Hawaiian Mann's Anemone Profile - Facts and Information About the Hawaiian Mann's Anemone
Facts and Information About the Hawaiian Mann's Anemone (Cladactella manni).

Leathery Sebae Sea Anemone Profile - Heteractis crispa - Information about the Leathery Sebae Sea Anemone Heteractis crispa
Information about the Leathery Sebae Sea Anemone (Heteractis crispa), including a photo, description, methods of reproduction, foods preferred and the Clownfish which it will host.

Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria atra) Profile
Facts and information about the Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria atra), including picture, feeding and aquarium compatibility.

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.

Dwarf Seahorse Profile - Facts, Information, pictures and Photos of the Dwarf Seahorse (Hippocampus zosterae)
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.

Magnificent Sea Anemone Profile - Heteractis magnifica - Magnificent Sea Anemone
A profile of the Magnificent Sea Anemone, including scientific name, a photo, description, methods of reproduction, foods preferred and the Clownfish which it will host.

Blood Shrimp Profile - Facts and Information About the Blood, Fire or Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
Facts and Information About the Blood Shrimp, Fire Shrimp, Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp

Tang and Surgeonfish Family Acanthuridae Profile
Tang and Surgeonfish Family Acanthuridae Profile. Information, facts and pictures about the Tang and Surgeonfish Family Acanthuridae.

Saddleback Wrasse Information, Facts, Pictures and Photos - Information, Facts, Pictures and Photos of the Saddleback Wrasse
Information, Facts, Pictures and Photos of the Saddleback Wrasse. This is an aggressive fish which may not be appropriate for most tanks.

New Life Marine Fish Formula Profile
New Life Marine Fish Formula Profile includes Manufacturer/Brand Name, Ingredients, Ad Quotes, Recommended Feeding Instructions.

DIY Multiple Tank Racks - Do It Yourself Racks (Stands) for Multiple Tanks
Here are plans and instructions for building a DIY Multiple Tank rack. Fast, easy and sturdy method to house a number of aquariums in a small space.

DIY Multiple Tank Racks - Do It Yourself Racks (Stands) for Multiple Tanks
Here are plans and instructions for building a DIY Multiple Tank rack. Fast, easy and sturdy method to house a number of aquariums in a small space. Page 2.

New Biological and Mechanical Filtration for a 1000 gallon System
The Animal Jungle, a pet store in Kinston, NC had a huge problem with their 1000 gallon saltwater display system. The mechanical and biological filtration system were just not up to the job of receiving and holding the number of fish being imported. Here is how we fixed the system.

Original Filtration Sytem Graphic
Original Filtration Sytem Graphic. Page 2.

New Biological and Mechanical Filtration for a 1000 gallon System
The Animal Jungle, a pet store in Kinston, NC had a huge problem with their 1000 gallon saltwater display system. The mechanical and biological filtration system were just not up to the job of receiving and holding the number of fish being imported. Here is how we fixed the system. Page 6.

New Biological and Mechanical Filtration for a 1000 gallon System - Original Filtration Sytem
The Animal Jungle, a pet store in Kinston, NC had a huge problem with their 1000 gallon saltwater display system. The mechanical and biological filtration system were just not up to the job of receiving and holding the number of fish being imported. Here is how we fixed the system. Page 3.

New Biological and Mechanical Filtration for a 1000 gallon System
The Animal Jungle, a pet store in Kinston, NC had a huge problem with their 1000 gallon saltwater display system. The mechanical and biological filtration system were just not up to the job of receiving and holding the number of fish being imported. Here is how we fixed the system. Page 4.

New Biological and Mechanical Filtration for a 1000 gallon System
The Animal Jungle, a pet store in Kinston, NC had a huge problem with their 1000 gallon saltwater display system. The mechanical and biological filtration system were just not up to the job of receiving and holding the number of fish being imported. Here is how we fixed the system. Page 5.

Buying, Making & Using Tropical Fish Catch Buckets
Instructions for buying, making & using tropical fish catch buckets for collecting your own tropical fish.

Buying, Making & Using Tropical Fish Catch Buckets
Instructions for buying, making & using tropical fish catch buckets for collecting your own tropical fish. Page 2.

Buying, Making & Using Tropical Fish Catch Buckets
Instructions for buying, making & using tropical fish catch buckets for collecting your own tropical fish. Page 3.

Buying, Making & Using Tropical Fish Catch Buckets
Instructions for buying, making & using tropical fish catch buckets for collecting your own tropical fish. Page 4.

Buying, Making & Using Tropical Fish Catch Buckets
Instructions for buying, making & using tropical fish catch buckets for collecting your own tropical fish. Page 5.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium. Page 2.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium. Page 3.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium. Page 4.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium. Page 5.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium. Page 6.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium. Page 7.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium. Page 8.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish
Collecting Your Own Fish - Capturing Fish. Knowing how a fish acts and what it might do definitely makes a difference in how well you will do at catching them, not only in the ocean, but even in your own aquarium. Page 9.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Making Your Hand Nets
How to build your own tropical fish collecting hand nets. Parts list as well as instructions for making your own hand nest for collecting tropical fish.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Making Your Hand Nets
How to build your own tropical fish collecting hand nets. Parts list as well as instructions for making your own hand nest for collecting tropical fish. Page 2.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Making Your Hand Nets
How to build your own tropical fish collecting hand nets. Parts list as well as instructions for making your own hand nest for collecting tropical fish. Page 3.

Collecting Your Own Fish - Making Your Hand Nets
How to build your own tropical fish collecting hand nets. Parts list as well as instructions for making your own hand nest for collecting tropical fish. Page 4.

Exploring Kelvin Ratings Further
A Kelvin Rating comparison chart to learn more about K ratings in aquarium lights. Page 6.

Why are Differing Kelvin Ratings Necessary?
Understanding the different Kelvin Ratings in lights and why they are important. Page 7.

DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - How to Modify a Rio Water Pump
DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - Step by step instructions for how to modify a Rio pump to replace expensive venturi valves for power protein skimmers. Page 2.

DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - How to Modify a Rio Water Pump
DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - Step by step instructions for how to modify a Rio pump to replace expensive venturi valves for power protein skimmers. Page 3.

DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - How to Modify a Rio Water Pump
DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - Step by step instructions for how to modify a Rio pump to replace expensive venturi valves for power protein skimmers. Page 4.

Saltwater Aquarium Lighting - The Fundamentals of Fluorescent Tubes
The Introduction to Chapter 2 in Saltwater Aquarium Lighting by Don Carner, Learning the Basics about Fluorescent Tubes.

The Reef System Wattage Rule of Thumb Formula
Figure out how much light Wattage you need for a reef tank system using the simple Wattage Rule Of Thumb Formula. Page 2.

Understanding Tube Wattages, NO vs VHO
Why fluorescent tube Wattages are important in aquarium lighting, and tube Wattage rating comparisons. Page 3.

About VHO Ballast Requirements and Lumens?
An important note about special VHO Ballast Requirements, and a discussion about Lumens. Page 4.

About CRI or Kelvin
A discussion to learn about CRI, also referred to as Kelvin in saltwater aquarium lighting. Page 5.

DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - How to Modify a Rio Water Pump
DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications - Step by step instructions for how to modify a Rio pump to replace expensive venturi valves for power protein skimmers.

DIY Hang-In-Tank Refugium
Here is a simple DIY Hang-In-Tank Refugium that really works. Constructed of single strength glass, it is built the same as a DIY aquarium.

DIY Hang-In-Tank Refugium
Here is a simple DIY Hang-In-Tank Refugium that really works. Constructed of single strength glass, it is built the same as a DIY aquarium. Page 2.

Change FO/FOWLR Aquarium Into a Reef Tank in 7 Easy Steps - Step 1: Create a Tank Logbook
Changing either a seasoned saltwater FO (Fish-Only) or a FOWLR (Fish-Only With Live Rock) aquarium into a reef tank system with corals isn't as complicated and difficult to do as it may seem. By making preparations and good choices before adding corals to your aquarium, many of the problems encountered when making this transition are greatly reduced, and may be avoided altogether. Here's how to change a basic FO/FOWLR tank into a reef in 7 easy steps, starting with Step 1: Create a Tank Log.

Step 2: Evaluate Your Lighting - Change FO/FOWLR Aquarium Into a Reef Tank in 7 Easy Steps
The lighting needs for basic FO and FOWLR saltwater aquariums is simple and flexible, but reef tanks have more strict illumination requirements. To see if the lighting you are presently using is going to be powerful enough to support the types of corals you want to put into a converted reef system, here are things you need to evaluate and consider about it first, and ways to easily make lighting upgrades if necessary. Page 2.

Step 3: Check and Correct Water Quality Issues - Change FO/FOWLR Aquarium Into a Reef Tank in 7 Easy Steps
Step 3 when changing a basic saltwater aquarium into a reef is to test the quality of the water. Because most all corals and many other invertebrates do not tolerate high concentrations of bad elements that can build up in aquariums, it is important that you test your water for these problematic elements, and then clean up the system to bring them into their acceptable ranges before adding sensitive animals. At the same time here are good trace elements you need to test for, and supply as well. Page 3.

Step 6: Evaluate and Select Tank Inhabitants
Changing either a seasoned saltwater FO (Fish-Only) or a FOWLR (Fish-Only With Live Rock) aquarium into a reef tank system with corals isn't as complicated and difficult to do as it may seem. By making preparations and good choices before adding corals to your aquarium, many of the problems encountered when making this transition are greatly reduced, and may be avoided altogether. Here's how to change a basic FO/FOWLR tank into a reef in 7 easy steps, starting with Step 1: Create a Tank Log. Page 4.

May 2004 Mini Reef Photo Contest - May 2004 Mini Reef Photo Contest
The May 2004 Mini Reef Photo Contest is displayed in a photo gallery format. These pictures of mini reef tanks are quite amazing.

Anemone Hermit Crab (Dardanus pedunculatus) Profile - Facts, pictures and information about the Anemone Hermit Crab (Dardanus pedunculatus)
Facts, pictures and information about the Anemone Hermit Crab (Dardanus pedunculatus). The Anemone Hermit Crab is a fascinating marine animal. It places sea anemones on and in its host shell for defense and camouflage as it plods along the bottom, scavenging uneaten food, detritus and whatever else it can find to eat.

Yellow Hairy Hermit Crab Profile - Facts, Pictures & Information about the Yellow Hairy Hermit Crab (Aniculus maximus)
Facts, Pictures & Information about the monstrous Yellow Hairy Hermit Crab (Aniculus maximus). This is a Hermit Crab that you really don't want in your reef tank.

Falco's Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco) Profile - Facts, Pictures and Information about the Falco's Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco)
Facts, Pictures and Information about the Falco's Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco), a largely reef safe Hawkfish which may eat small ornamental shrimps.

Spiny Puffer Profile - Facts, Pictures and Information about the Spiny Puffer (Diodon holocanthus)
Facts, Pictures and Information about the amusing Spiny Puffer (Diodon holocanthus). The Spiny Puffer is not a reef safe fish and may nip at other fish as well shrimps and snails.

Damsel & Chromis Picture Gallery - Pictures, Images and Photos of Damsels and Chromis
Pictures, Images and Photos of Damsels and Chromis. Many of these fish are commonly found in home aquariums.

Damsel & Chromis Picture Gallery - Pictures, Images and Photos of Damsels and Chromis
Pictures, Images and Photos of Damsels and Chromis. Many of these fish are commonly found in home aquariums.

Damsel & Chromis Picture Gallery - Pictures, Images and Photos of Damsels and Chromis
Pictures, Images and Photos of Damsels and Chromis. Many of these fish are commonly found in home aquariums.

Damsel & Chromis Picture Gallery - Pictures, Images and Photos of Damsels and Chromis
Pictures, Images and Photos of Damsels and Chromis. Many of these fish are commonly found in home aquariums.

Blue-Eye Hermit Crab Profile - Facts, Pictures and information about the Blue-Eye Hermit Crab (Paguristes sericeus)
Facts, Pictures and information about the Blue-Eye Hermit Crab (Paguristes sericeus), a beautiful hermit crab which is not considered safe for reef aquariums.

Wrassefish Family Labridae Profile - Facts & Information about the Wrassefish Family Labridae
Facts and information about the Wrassefish Family Labridae, including characteristics, pictures and feeding information.

Starfishes Class Ophiuroidea Brittle, Serpent and Basket Stars Profile
An overall identification, characteristics and diet profile on Starfishes of the Class Ophiuroidea class that contains Brittle, Serpent and Basket Stars, which includes some of the best starfish species to use as reef tank janitors in saltwater aquariums.

Starfishes Class Asteriodea Sea and Cushion Stars Profile - Starfishes Class Asteriodea Sea and Cushion Stars Profile
An overall identification, characteristics and diet profile on saltwater Starfishes of the Asteriodea class that contains Sea and Cushion Stars, with the Sea Stars being some of the most commonly kept species in saltwater aquariums and reef tanks.

About Air Driven Counter Current Skimmers - The Basic Components and How Air Driven Counter Current Skimmers Work
Learn what the basic components of air driven counter current protein skimmers. Air driven counter current protein skimmers are among the first and simplest protein skimmers. Page 2.

About Air Driven Counter Current Skimmers - The Basic Components and How Air Driven Counter Current Skimmers Work
Learn what the basic components of air driven counter current protein skimmers. Air driven counter current protein skimmers are among the first and simplest protein skimmers.

About Air Driven Counter Current Skimmers - The Basic Components and How Air Driven Counter Current Skimmers Work
Learn what the basic components of air driven counter current protein skimmers. Air driven counter current protein skimmers are among the first and simplest protein skimmers. Page 3.

Won't letting tap water sit for a few days remove chloramines? Tap Water in Aquariums FAQ
Won't letting tap water sit for a few days before using it remove the chloramines? Get the answer to this question about chlorine and chloramines in tap water frequently asked by aquarium owners.

Mangrove Growth in an Acrylic Refugium
Mangrove Growth in an Acrylic Refugium

Quarantine Tanks & Quarantining Fish - Quarantine Tanks & Quarantining Fish
Here you'll find information all about QT set ups and quarantining aquarium fish and invertebrates, with these and more questions about setting up a QT, how and when to quarantine saltwater animals answered.

Saltwater Aquarium Water Chemistry & Quality - Maintaining Saltwater Aquarium Water Quality
Establishing a regular routine for performing maintenance tasks is all part of keeping your aquarium in top shape. Taking the time to siphon up detritus, clean the filter and other equipment, mix saltwater solutions for water changes and replenishment, test the water and address other water quality issues are just some of the jobs that need tending to regularly.

Step 6: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Put the Animals Into the Prepared Transport Container
Step 6: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Put the Animals Into the Prepared Transport Container. Page 6.

Step 7: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Take Care of the Transport Water and Container During Transit
Step 7: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Take Care of the Transport Water and Container During Transit. Page 7.

Step 8: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Acclimate the Animals, Then Put Them Into Their New Home
Step 8: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Acclimate the Animals, Then Put Them Into Their New Home. Page 8.

Step 4: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Add an Antibacterial Medication to the Transport Water
Step 4: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Add an Antibacterial Medication to the Transport Water. Page 4.

Step 5: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Oxygenate the Transport Water
Step 5: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Oxygenate the Transport Water. Page 5.

Step 1: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Select Transport Containers
Step 1: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Select Transport Containers

Step 2: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Fill the Transport Container with Water
Step 2: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Fill the Transport Container with Water. Page 2.

Step 3: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Add an Ammonia-Eliminating Product to the Transport Water
Step 3: How To Pack-Up and Move Aquarium Pets - Add an Ammonia-Eliminating Product to the Transport Water. Page 3.

Saltwater Aquarium Products and Supplies Buyers Guide - Saltwater Aquarium Products and Supplies - Saltwater Aquarium Products and Supplies
Saltwater Aquarium Products and Supplies Buyers Guide contains descriptions, product reviews and prices of saltwater aquarium products and supplies from a number of on line suppliers.

Seadragon Pictures - Pictures, Photos and Images of Leafy 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.

New Filtration System For an LFS - The Animal Jungle's 2,600 Gallon Shark Tank
The system was surveyed and it was determined that the problems stemmed from 2 areas: (1)Lack of mechanical filtration and (2)Insufficient biological filtration. Page 3.

New Filtration System For an LFS - The Animal Jungle's 2,600 Gallon Shark Tank
Originally, the water was quite yellow in color. There was also a film of DOCs (Dissolved Organic Compounds) on the surface of the water. The test results were: Ammonia .50 ppm, Nitrites 0 ppm, Nitrates 80 ppm. Since the Black Tip Reef Shark is very sensitive to nitrates, it was determined that reducing the nitrate levels and improving the general water quality was very important to the health and well being of the shark. Page 2.

New Filtration System For an LFS - The Animal Jungle's 2,600 Gallon Shark Tank
The 2,600g shark tank at Animal Jungle in Kinston, NC is a popular local attraction and is the pride and joy of the owners, Mike Ingalls and Perry Jones. The tank contains a small (20

New Filtration System For an LFS - The Animal Jungle's 2,600 Gallon Shark Tank
The system was fired up and dosed with Hiatt's SW Right Now! bacteria (put directly in the pond overflow). The original bio-ball wet/dry system was left running side-by-side during the

About.com Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest - December 1999 Contest Entries & Winners
About.com Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest - December 1999 Contest Entries & Winners

Rock Grades For Propagating Live Rock - Rock Grades For Propagating Live Rock in a Saltwater Aquarium - Propagated Live Rock for a Saltwater Aquarium
By Richard Londeree, here is some information on rock grades, or types, used for aquaculturing live rock.

Grouper Picture Gallery - Pictures, Images and Photos of Saltwater Marine Groupers
Enjoy and identify saltwater Groupers and True Sea Basses of the Serranidae family through this gallery of Grouper and True Sea Bass species photos, most of which include name and often some profile information with the pictures.

Lee's Counter Current Protein Skimmer Product Review
A product review of the Lee's Counter Current Protein Skimmer, including installation, adjustment and results.

What the Heck Is This in My Saltwater Aquarium? - Strange Things Seen In Saltwater Aquariums
What the Heck Is This in My Saltwater Aquarium? - Strange Things In Saltwater Aquariums

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

Marine Cephalopods - Cuttlefish, Nautilus, Octopus and Squid Pictures
Cuttlefish, Nautilus, Octopus and Squid Pictures

Copepod and Amphipod Information - Information and facts about Copepods and Amphipods
Here is collection of Copepod and Amphipod information, facts and photo resources to learn about those little white bugs in your aquarium, which are a natural food source for many tank inhabitants, but tiny crustaceans that can become pests if large populations are not controlled.

Saltwater Aquarium Carbon Filtration Information - Carbon Filtration in a Saltwater Aquarium
Information all about carbon filtration and using activated granular, crystal, pellet or other forms of this material used in fresh, brackish, saltwater and reef tank systems as a means of chemical filtration to clear-up yellow water, absorb unwanted contaminants, and other purposes.

Undergravel Filters (UGF) Information - Information About Undergravel Filters (UGF)
Here is information all about standard undergravel and reverse flow UGF setups, which are not ideal for use in reef tank systems because they can become nitrate factories. They are however suitable filters for fish-only saltwater aquariums, as long as this type of filtration setup is properly maintained.

Saltwater Aquarium Water Changes Information - Information about Saltwater Aquarium Water Changes
Water changes are an important part of maintaining good, as well as correcting water quality problems in saltwater aquariums. Since there are no set rules for when, how much and often this task should be performed, research aquarists recommendations, then combine this information with how your own system runs to come up with a formula and routine that works best for you.

Euthanasia, and Coping When Fish Die -
Is using euthanasia to put a sick and dying fish or other aquarium animal out of its misery a humane practice or not? What is considered to be the least painful way to do this? What should you do with a deceased fish? How do you cope with emotions when a loved wet pet dies? This and other questions are discussed here to help when dealing with these personal choice decisions.

Sea Hare Pictures - Pictures of Saltwater (marine) Sea Hares
Sea Hare Pictures - Pictures of Saltwater (Marine) Sea Hares.

Transport Container Acclimation Method - Before Starting Tips and Instructions - How to Acclimate Fish and Invertebrates
Here is a simple method to acclimate both fish and invertebrates (including corals) right inside the transport container before introducing them into their new home.

Marine Fish Food Comparison Table
Marine Fish Food Comparison Table

Bacterial, Fungal, Viral & Other Fish Diseases, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention - Bacterial, Fungal, Viral & Other Fish Diseases
Articles and information to learn about diagnosing and treating bacterial, fungal, viral, and others diseases that can afflict fish in saltwater aquarium and reef tanks.

Parrotfish Picture Gallery - Photos, Pictures and Images of Saltwater Parrotfish
A collection of Parrotfish Family Scaridae or Scarus photos, most of which include name identification and often some brief descriptive information with the pictures.

Moorish Idol and Bannerfish Picture Gallery
Moorish Idol and Bannerfish Picture Gallery

January 2000 Photo Contest - January 2000 Photo Contest
January 2000 Photo Contest

January 2000 Photo Contest - January 2000 Photo Contest
January 2000 Photo Contest

Octocoral Picture Gallery - Pictures, Images and Photos of Octocorals
From the Phylum Cnidaria, here are Pictures, Images and Photos of Octocorals.

Knop C Calcium Reactor - Full Guide Product Review
A product review and 5 star rating from Don Carner on the Knop C Calcium Reactor. It's delivery of calcium and other necessary minerals to the saltwater aquarium or reef tank water chemistry is accomplished via a very simplified design that is set up and running in about 1/2 hour.

About Red Slime Algae - Cyanobacteria - in Saltwater Aquariums - What Red Slime Algae Is - What Makes It Grow & Solutions for Eliminating
About Red Slime Algae - Cyanobacteria - in Saltwater Aquariums - What makes it grow and solutions for eliminating this problem.

About Red Slime Algae - Cyanobacteria - in Saltwater Aquariums - What Red Slime Algae Is - What Makes It Grow & Solutions for Eliminating
About Red Slime Algae - Cyanobacteria - in Saltwater Aquariums - What makes it grow and solutions for eliminating this problem. Page 2.

How To Combat Rising Saltwater Tank Temperatures: Part 1 - Evaluating and Resolving Overheating Problems
When it comes to keeping an optimal temperature of a saltwater system steady, frustration levels can rise just as much as the aquarium's temperature does. To solve a perplexing overheating problem and keep your cool, first you need to understand where heat comes from and evaluate why your aquarium is overheating in the first place. If it is NOT due to hot summer weather conditions, then ask yourself these questions:

About the Naming of Hawaiian and Other Triggerfishes or Humu Humus - by your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums
Learn about the correct identification and naming of Hawaiian and other Triggerfishes or Humu Humus around the world.

What Is a Mini-Reef Aquarium? Concepts of Miniature Reefs, Past, Present, and Tomorrow
What exactly is a miniature reef aquarium, and where did the term mini-reef come from. From how it all started, to changes in the trend, to the trend revisited, and why concepts never stop changing, this and more about the history of what is considered to be a miniature reef aquarium is explained, and it is not what it sounds like, or what you may think one is. Size has nothing to do with it.

What Is a Mini-Reef Aquarium? Concepts of Miniature Reefs, Past, Present, and Tomorrow
What exactly is a miniature reef aquarium, and where did the term mini-reef come from. From how it all started, to changes in the trend, to the trend revisited, and why concepts never stop changing, this and more about the history of what is considered to be a miniature reef aquarium is explained, and it is not what it sounds like, or what you may think one is. Size has nothing to do with it. Page 2.

Saltwater Aquarium 101 - Getting Started.
Saltwater Aquarium 101 - Getting Started.

Saltwater Aquarium 101 - Getting Started
Your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums discuss the first step in setting up an aquarium, deciding on a location for the aquarium and choosing a tank size, material and style.

DIY Rio Water Pump Modifications Project by Don Carner - From About Saltwater Aquariums
Here is a do it yourself project by Don Carner to modify a Rio water pump to replace the expensive venturi valves of power protein skimmers.

Killer Caulerpa taxifolia Strain Spreading
Killer Caulerpa taxifolia Strain Spreading. From your About Saltwater Aquariums Guides: Did you know that in October 1998, over 100 prominent scientists petitioned the federal government to ban the importation, possession and sale of a Mediterranean cloned strain of Caulerpa taxifolia in the U.S., leading to its designation in 1999 as a prohibited species under the Federal Noxious Weed Act.

Reef Tank Janitors - Part 3 - Page 1 - About Sea Cucumbers: Introduction
A profile about Sea Cucumbers of the Class Holothuroidea to learn about the characteristics of these animals used as reef tank janitors in saltwater aquariums.

Reef Tank Janitors - Part 3 - Page 2 - About Choosing Sea Cucumbers: How They Defend Themselves and Feed
A profile about Sea Cucumbers of the Class Holothuroidea to learn about the characteristics of these animals used as reef tank janitors in saltwater aquariums. Page 2.

Saltwater Aquarium Fish Disease Trouble Shooter
Saltwater Aquarium Fish Disease Trouble Shooter from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums

Fish Euthanasia - A Humane or Inhumane Practice? - From About Saltwater Aquariums
Your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums address the issue of using fish euthanasia, and whether or not this is a humane or inhumane practice.

Saltwater Aquarium Fish Disease Trouble Shooter
Saltwater Aquarium Fish Disease Trouble Shooter from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums

Saltwater Aquarium Fish Disease Trouble Shooter
Saltwater Aquarium Fish Disease Trouble Shooter from your About Guides to Saltwater Aquariums.

FO or FOWLR to Reef Tank in 7 Easy Steps
Moving smoothly from a FO (Fish Only) or FOWLR (Fish Only With Live Rock) to a full reef tank with corals and invertebrates isn't really all that difficult. Here's how.

New Marine Ich! Wipes Fish Out in 24 - 48 Hours - Traditional Treatment Resistant Strain Shows Up
After contacting National Fish Pharmaceuticals and consulting with Dr. Brian Aukes for help with treating a severe case of what was diagnosed as Koi Ulcer Disease, my eye caught this N.F.P. Web site caption; Resistant Cryptocarayon Shows Up In 06' - This strain of marine Ich is resistant to traditional treatments with Formaldehyde, Malachite Green, Copper and All the dyes. Greatly peaking my interest, I investigated further, and upon reading this next statement, my interest became concern.

Jaubert Live Sand Filtration
Jaubert Live Sand Biological Filtration method is defined and its use is described in a saltwater aquarium, including the Live Sand, Protein Skimmer and Plenum.

Who Wants to be a Marine Biologist
Who Wants to be a Marine Biologist

Humu-Humu Ho-Ho Hawaiian Triggerfish DIY Card Art Collection - DIY Christmas Fish Card Art by Debbie
I created many enchanting Hawaiian Christmas Triggerfish card art designs for this collection using an original watercolor art painting I fondly call Humu-Humu Ho-Ho. Have fun mixing and matching these pictures of Humu-Humu Ho-Ho with various messages to make your own unique holiday greeting cards.

DIY Reef Type Fluorescent Light Hood Plans For Saltwater Aquariums
An easily made DIY Reef Type Fluorescent Light Hood Plans For Saltwater Aquariums which can take VHO fluorescent or Power Compact lights. Page 2.

Make an Aquarist Gift Giving Ideas List
The easiest way to figure out what to buy an aquarium owner is to first start with a list of gift giving ideas. You can then use this list to pick and choose items you are interested in buying, or use it in the next step as a process of elimination checklist as you find out what the person you are buying for wants or needs for their aquarium. Here are simple and inexpensive, as well as some of the more involved and costly items you can give. Page 2.

Not All Skimmers Are Right For All Systems
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 2, Important Tips and Tricks on various Styles of Skimmers, and Choosing the Right One for your System.

Choosing Your Biological Filter Material
There is a wide variety of materials to choose from for your biological filtration media. Some are more efficient than others, some cost more than others. Here is a breakdown of the efficiency (surface area) and cost for a number of biological filtration materials.

Choosing Your Biological Filter Material
There is a wide variety of materials to choose from for your biological filtration media. Some are more efficient than others, some cost more than others. Here is a breakdown of the efficiency (surface area) and cost for a number of biological filtration materials. Page 2.

Stan & Debbie's Step-By-Step 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up Process
A large reef aquarium is something we your Guides Stan and Debbie had dreamed of for a long time. After much planning and saving for this system, here is a step-by-step outline that simply shows you how we set up our 92 gallon reef tank. By using pictures with brief explanations on each step of the process from start to finish, you can clearly see what we did to put it all together, which is something anyone can do just as easily with any type of aquarium. To begin, here is a list of...

Step 9: Let the Aquarium Cycle, and Turn It Into a Dream Reef
The last and final step in the process of setting up and starting any kind of aquarium is to let it cycle. Once through this phase we began to SLOWLY turn it into our dream system, which you can do as well, whether it be a reef or not. This is a picture of our work-in-progress reef tank taken on March 12, 2008. As you can see much has been added to it since we set it up on October 21, 2007, and it will continue to blossom into the beautiful slice-of-the-sea we have always dreamed of having. Page 10.

Step 1: Put the Aquarium Stand Into Place - Stan & Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up
Step 1: Put the Stand In Place Stan and Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up. Page 2.

Step 2: Place the Sump in the Aquarium Cabinet - Stan & Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up
Step 2: Place the Sump in the Cabinet Stan and Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up. Page 3.

Step 3: Put the Tank on the Stand, and Apply a Background - Stan & Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up
Step 3 Put the Tank on the Stand Stan and Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up. Page 4.

Step 4: Connect the Sump - Stan & Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up
Step 4: Connect the Sump Stan and Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up. Page 5.

Step 5: Add Water and Test the System - Stan & Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up
Step 5: Add Fresh Water and Test the System - Stan and Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up. Page 6.

Step 6: Add the Salt and Substrate - Stan & Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up
Step 6: Add the Salt and Substrate - Stan & Debbie's 92 Gallon Reef Tank Set Up. Page 7.

Step 7: Add the Starter Rocks and Fishes
Step 7: Add the Starter Rocks and Fishes. Page 8.

Step 8: Install the Lights, and Start a Tank Log
With our new 92 gallon aquarium all set up and running, we next installed the light fixtures. To achieve the desired 3.5 to 4.0 watts per gallon to grow the many types of soft corals and some select stony species planned for, when selecting the equipment for this reef tank we determined that we needed two high output fixtures. Working with the odd shape of our tank, this is how we calculated what would met our lighting requirements. Page 9.

Emerald Mithrax Crab (Mithrax sculptus) Profile
A profile of the Emerald Mithrax Crab (Mithrax sculptus), a relatively reef tank safe herbivore which requires an ample supply of green algae to survive in an aquarium.

Easy, Inexpensive DIY Aquarium Stand Project
Are you looking for a stand to put your aquarium on that doesn't cost and arm and a leg? It's easy to make this inexpensive wood and cinder block stand we designed and built to hold one of the many 48

Materials List | Easy, Inexpensive DIY Aquarium Stand Project
Here's a list of the materials you'll need to make this easy, inexpensive DIY aquarium stand that your About.com Guides to Saltwater Aquariums Stan and Debbie Hauter designed and built using wood and cinder blocks. Page 2.

Preparation Instructions | Easy, Inexpensive DIY Aquarium Stand Project
Here's a list of what you need to do to prepare and get everything ready to put this easy, inexpensive DIY aquarium stand together. Constructed using wood and cement or cinder blocks, this simple stand design by your About.com Guides to Saltwater Aquariums Stan and Debbie Hauter is a do-it-yourself project that most anyone can do. Page 3.

Assembly Instructions | Easy, Inexpensive DIY Aquarium Stand Project
Once you have everything ready to go for this project, here's how to assemble and put your new easy, inexpensive DIY aquarium stand together. Page 4.

Display Area Enhancement Ideas | Easy, Inexpensive DIY Aquarium Stand Project
To further enhance and improve the look of the new easy, inexpensive DIY aquarium stand you just built, as well as keep things neatly organized around the aquarium display area, here is what you can do:. Page 5.

DIY Basic Aquarium Canopy Plan
Here is an easy basic plan, graphics and instructions for building a tank canopy. Make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The basics are the same. Page 2.

DIY Basic Aquarium Canopy Plan
Here is an easy basic plan, graphics and instructions for building a tank canopy. Make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The basics are the same. Page 3.

DIY Basic Aquarium Canopy Plan
Here is an easy basic plan, graphics and instructions for building a tank canopy. Make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The basics are the same. Page 4.

DIY Basic Aquarium Canopy Plan
Here is an easy basic plan, graphics and instructions for building a tank canopy. Make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The basics are the same. Page 5.

DIY Basic Aquarium Canopy Plan
Here is an easy basic plan, graphics and instructions for building a tank canopy. Make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The basics are the same. Page 6.

DIY Basic Aquarium Canopy Plan
Here is an easy basic plan, graphics and instructions for building a tank canopy. Make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The basics are the same. Page 7.

DIY Basic Aquarium Canopy Plan
Here is an easy basic plan, graphics and instructions for building a tank canopy. Make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The basics are the same. Page 8.

DIY Reef Type Fluorescent Light Hood Plans For Saltwater Aquariums
An easily made DIY Reef Type Fluorescent Light Hood Plans For Saltwater Aquariums which can take VHO fluorescent or Power Compact lights. Page 3.

DIY Reef Type Fluorescent Light Hood Plans For Saltwater Aquariums
An easily made DIY Reef Type Fluorescent Light Hood Plans For Saltwater Aquariums which can take VHO fluorescent or Power Compact lights. Page 4.

DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Finishing
Finishing the DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet. Page 10.

DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet Graphics
Complete graphics for a DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet. Page 2.

DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet Comments
DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet Comments for the DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet. Page 3.

DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Money Saving Tips
DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Money Saving Tips - Several ways in which to save money on the project. Page 4.

DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Materials
DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - A complete list of the materials required for construction. Page 5.

DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Tools
DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Tools. Page 6.

DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Material Preparation
DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Material Preparation - Instructions for preparing the material. Page 7.

DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet Assembly
Complete instructions for assembly the DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet. Page 8.

Assembly - Continued
Complete instructions for assembly the DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet. Page 9.

Organize Your Aquarium Cabinet - What You Will Need
Quick, easy and inexpensive cabinet organization project which will make it simple to store and find all of the things you use to maintain your aquarium. What you will need. Page 2.

Organize Your Aquarium Cabinet - How To Do It - Step 1
Organize Your Aquarium Cabinet - How To Do It - Step 1. Page 3.

Organize Your Aquarium Cabinet - Step 2
Organize Your Aquarium Cabinet - How To Do It - Step 2. Page 4.

Install the float valve - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
Install the float valve - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 10.

Before You Start - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
Before You Start - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 2.

Pick a water filter - In line tap water filter - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
Pick a water filter - In line tap water filter. - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 3.

Pick a water filter - In line water purifier - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
Pick a water filter - In line water purifier - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 4.

The Saddle Valve - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
The Saddle Valve - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 5.

The Float Valve - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
The Float Valve - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 6.

The Flexible Plastic Tubing - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
The Flexible Plastic Tubing - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 7.

Start Drilling - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
Start Drilling - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 8.

Install the float valve - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System
Install the float valve - DIY (Do It Yourself) Automatic Top Off System. Page 9.

Ways to Find Out What an Aquarist Wants or Needs
When it comes to buying a gift for an aquarist, if you don't need the gift you are giving to be a surprise, this is easy. Just ask them what they want. However if you do want your gift to be a surprise, then of course you'll need obtain information about the owner's aquarium without them knowing what you are doing. To avoid this problem, and rather than having to guess, here are some ways you can simply find out what the person you are buying for wants or needs. Page 3.

Other Aquarium Related Items You Can Give an Aquarist
When buying something for an aquarist, the gifts you give do not have to be directly related to the aquarium set up itself, like a piece of equipment, replacement or refill items. A gift certificate, magazine subscription, books or any of the other simple items listed here make great gifts for any aquarium owner when you don't know what they want and have to guess. Page 4.

Non-Aquarium Related Items You Can Give Anyone
You don't have to be an aquarium owner to enjoy receiving calendars, bed and bath accessories, fun plush stuffed animals, t-shirts, jewelry, fine works-of-art or many other fun and unique items that have an ocean life theme to them. To get an idea of the many types of non-aquarium related items you can give as gifts, here is a list of some of our favorite things we have gotten as presents over the years, as well as have bought for ourselves because we are saltwater aquarium enthusiasts! Page 5.

Co-Current Style Skimmers
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 2, Important Tips and Tricks on various Styles of Skimmers, and Choosing the Right One for your System. Page 2.

In-Tank Co-Current Style Protein Skimmers
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 2, Important Tips and Tricks on various Styles of Skimmers, and Choosing the Right One for your System. Page 3.

Hang-On Tank Style Protein Skimmers
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 2, Important Tips and Tricks on various Styles of Skimmers, and Choosing the Right One for your System. Page 4.

Hang-On Tank Style Protein Skimmers
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 2, Important Tips and Tricks on various Styles of Skimmers, and Choosing the Right One for your System. Page 5.

In-Tank & Hang-On Protein Skimmer
The Introduction to Protein Skimmers-Part 2, Important Tips and Tricks on various Styles of Skimmers, and Choosing the Right One for your System. Page 6.

Keoki Stender's Rusty Volcano Coral (Cyphastrea ocellina) Photo
Keoki Stender's Rusty Volcano Coral (Cyphastrea ocellina) Photo. Page 12.

Keoki Stender's Cymbal Bubble Snail (Haminoea cymbalum) Photo
Keoki Stender's Cymbal Bubble Snail (Haminoea cymbalum) Photo. Page 31.

Keoki Stender's Grey Mouth Volcano Coral (Leptastrea inaequalis) Photo
Keoki Stender's Grey Mouth Volcano Coral (Leptastrea inaequalis) Photo. Page 14.

Keoki Stender's Grey Mouth Volcano Coral (Leptastrea inaequalis) Photo
Keoki Stender's Grey Mouth Volcano Coral (Leptastrea inaequalis) Photo. Page 13.

Adam Rychilk's Green Frogspawn Coral Photo
Adam Rychilk's Green Frogspawn Coral Photo. Page 16.

Hawaiian Orange Fireworm (Eurythoe complanata)
Hawaiian Orange Fireworm (Eurythoe complanata). Page 25.

Morgan Gibbs' 5g Nano Reef Tank Photo
Morgan Gibbs' 5g Nano Reef Tank Photo. Page 37.

Keoki & Yuko Stenders' Rusty Volcano Coral (Cyphastrea ocellina) Image
Keoki & Yuko Stenders' Rusty Volcano Coral (Cyphastrea ocellina). Page 11.

Grey Mouth Volcano Coral (Leptastrea inaequalis) photo
Keoki Stender's Grey Mouth Volcano Coral (Leptastrea inaequalis) photo. Page 10.

Keoki Stender's Black Coral (Antipathes grandis) photo
Another shot of a Black Coral (Antipathes grandis) specimen taken by Keoki and Yuko Stender, but on Keoki's Pinnacle at 130 feet. Page 2.

Keoki Stender's Black Coral (Antipathes dichotomaspecimen) photo
This Black Coral photo is of a (Antipathes dichotomaspecimen) taken on Portlock in Midway at 25 feet by Keoki and Yuko Stender. Page 3.

Keoki Stender's Feathery Black Coral (Antipathes ulex) photo
One of the more delicate looking Black Corals, this Feathery (Antipathes ulex) species photo was taken by Keoki and Yuko Stender on Keioki's Pinnacle at 100 feet. Page 4.

Keoki Stender's Feathery Black Coral (Antipathes ulex) photo
Another shot of the Feathery Black Coral (Antipathes ulex) specimen taken by Keoki and Yuko Stender on Keioki's Pinnacle at 100 feet. Page 5.

Keoki Stender's Precious Black Coral (Antipathes sp.) photo
A photo of a Precious Black Coral (Antipathes sp.) specimen taken on Portlock at 40 feet by Keoki and Yuko Stender off Chromis, Midway. Page 6.

Keoki Stender's Precious Black Coral (Antipathes sp.) photo
Another shot of the Precious Black Coral (Antipathes sp.) specimen on Portlock at 40 feet taken by Keoki and Yuko Stender off Chromis, Midway. Page 7.

Keoki Stender's Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes anguina) photo
Usually found at deeper depths on cliffs in high current areas, this Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes anguina) photo was taken by Keoki and Yuko Stender at Haleiwa Harbor in Hawai'i at 25 feet. Tiny Pontonides unciger shrimps inhabit this coral species, but are extremely difficult to spot when the coral polyps are extended. Look closely! Page 8.

Keoki Stender's Crater Coral - Horizontal Encrusting Form photo
Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Horizontal Encrusting Form photo by Keoki & Yuko Stender, taken in Nanakuli at 25'. Page 2.

Keoki Stender's Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Crowded Form photo
Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Crowded Form photo by Keoki & Yuko Stender, taken at the Electric Beach at 20'. Page 6.

Keoki Stender's Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Smooth Form photo
Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Smooth Form w/ excavated calices, photo by Keoki & Yuko Stender, taken in the Haleiwa Trench at 40'. Page 3.

Keoki Stender's Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Cerioid Form photo
Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Cerioid Form photo by Keoki & Yuko Stender, taken in the Haleiwa Trench at 40'. Page 4.

Keoki Stender's Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Horizontal Encrusting Form photo
Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Horizontal Encrusting Form w/ Odd Colors photo by Keoki & Yuko Stender, taken in Nanakuli at 25'. Page 9.

Keoki Stender's Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Cerioid Form photo
Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Cerioid Form photo by Keoki & Yuko Stender, taken in the Haleiwa Trench at 45'. Page 5.

Keoki Stender's Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Form photo
Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Form, Odd Colors photo by Keoki & Yuko Stender, taken in the Haleiwa Trench at 40'. Page 7.

Keoki Stender's Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Rugose Form photo
Crater Coral (Leptastrea purpurea) Vertical Rugose Form photo by Keoki & Yuko Stender, taken in the Haleiwa Trench at 40'. Page 8.

Keoki Stender's Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes anguina) photo
Another Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes anguina) photo taken by Keoki and Yuko Stender of this specimen at Haleiwa Harbor in Hawai'i at 25 feet. Page 9.

Keoki Stender's Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes anguina) photo
The most common animal associated with this coral, a pair of Bryaninops yongei Gobies will remove living tissue off the coral and deposit their eggs, which often leads to the decline or fragmentation of the host. This photo was taken at the same time and location by Keoki and Yuko Stender as the others. Page 10.

Janet Brassard's Galaxea fascicularis species coral photo
A photo of Janet Brassard's Galaxea fascicularis species coral, which as an entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums June 2002 Coral Photo Contest. Page 2.

Glen Patmore's Galaxy (Galaxea sp.) Coral photo
Glen Patmore's photo of his Galaxy (Galaxea sp.) Coral, submitted for entry in an About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 3.

Annick Carriglio's Scroll Coral (Turbinaria reniformis) photo
Annick Carriglio's Scroll Coral (Turbinaria reniformis) photo. Page 2.

John Bessette's superb Scroll Coral (Turbinaria reniformis) photo
John Bessette's superb Scroll Coral (Turbinaria reniformis) photo. Page 4.

Chris Mempin's Scroll Coral (Turbinaria reniformis) photo
Chris Mempin's Scroll Coral (Turbinaria reniformis) entry in the March 2001 Coral Photo Contest. Page 3.

Darren Bonner's Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) photo
Darren Bonner's photo of his Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), which he has had for over 12 1/2 years. Page 14.

David Keggan's Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) photo
A photo of David Keggan's Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) submitted for display at About Saltwater Aquariums. Page 17.

Ghaleb AL Amad's Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) photo
Ghaleb AL Amad's photo of his Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) which resides in his 75g FOWLR tank with a Niger Trigger, Regal Blue Tang, Valentini Puffer, 3 Percula Clowns, 2 Zebra Damsels, 4 Yellowtail Damsels, a Banded Pipe Fish (Doryrhamphus dactyliophoru and a Mandarin Goby. Page 13.

Keoki & Yuko's Crosshatch Triggerfish Photo
Displayed at About Saltwater Aquairums with permission from Keoki and Yuko Stender, here is a wonderful photo of this rarely seen Triggerfish in its natural habitat. Page 18.

Kyron Cochran's Niger Trigger (Odonus Niger) photo
Kyron Cochran's photo of his Niger Trigger (Odonus Niger), submitted for entry in a About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 19.

RJ Duco's Undulated, Orangelined, or Orangetailed Triggerfish (Ballistapus undulatus) photo
A nice shot of RJ Duco's Undulated, Orangelined, or Orangetailed Triggerfish (Ballistapus undulatus) submitted for display at About Saltwater Aquariums. Page 20.

Steve Howard's Clown Trigger (Balistoides conspicillum) photo
A photo of Steve Howard's (aka Myram) Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum ) that he used to have in his marine aquarium, and was an entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums April 2000 Photo Contest. Page 21.

Steve Howard's Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) photo
A photo of Steve Howard's (aka Myram) Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) that he used to have in his marine aquarium, and was an entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums April 2000 Photo Contest. Page 16.

Tim Misoni's Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus) photo
A photo of Tim Misoni's Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus), an entry in the About Saltwater Aquariums April 2000 Photo Contest. Page 12.

Todd Gunderson's Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicill) photo
Todd Gunderson's photo of his Clown Triggerfish, Olivia, (Balistoides conspicillum), submitted for entry in an About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 15.

Wally Hare's Niger Trigger (Odonus Niger) picture
Wally Hare's photo of his Niger Trigger (Odonus Niger)), submitted for entry in an About Saltwater Aquariums Photo Contest. Page 11.

Chris Coats' Tridacna Clam (T. crocea species)
Chris Coats' photo of his Tridacna Clam (T. crocea species), which resides in his 130g reef tank. The clam is about 6.5

Cris Colom's Tridacna Squamosa Clam
Cris Colom's photo of his unusually colored Tridacna Squamosa Clam which is 9

Dan P.'s T. Crocea Clam photo picture
Dan P.'s T. Crocea Clam entry in the January 2001 Fish & Critter Photo Contest #1. Page 12.

Howard Wahl's Crocea Clam (T. crocea species) photo picture
Howard Wahl's photo of his Crocea Clam (T. crocea species), submitted for entry in a future About Saltwater Aquariums Invertebrate Photo Contest. Page 8.

Janet Brassard's Tridacna derasa species clam photo picture
Janet Brassard's Tridacna derasa species clam displayed in the About Saltwater Aquariums February 2002 Fish and Critter Photo Contest. Page 13.

Jimmy Ng Chee Meng's Blue Maxima Clam picture photo
Jimmy Ng Chee Meng's Blue Maxima Clam photo displayed in the About Saltwater Aquariums January 2000 Photo Contest is quite stunning. Page 15.