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Why cycle a tank?

The purpose of cycling a tank is to get the aquarium into a stable state to ¬†house aquatic life. Many new aquarist¬†get discourage in the beginning of this hobby because they don't understand the pitfalls of the new tank syndrome. So whats a new tank syndrome? Well to summarize its when an aquarium is newly…
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To skim or not to skim?

Many people asked me what's the purpose of a protein skimmer? The purpose of a protein skimmer is to help export the dissolved organics that are in a saltwater aquarium. As the micro bubbles are form inside a protein skimmer the organics that are dissolved in the water column will start to bond with each…
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It’s a hot summer is your tank ready for the heat?

Is your tank ready for the summer heatwave? An aquarium chiller could mean the difference between a thriving reef aquarium or a total tank disaster. Make sure you aquarium is ready for the heat and look at ways to cool it down either by putting a fan blowing over the top of the water or…
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To quarantine or not quarantine fish?

I'm a strong believer in quarantining fishes prior to introducing them to you main aquarium. The logic in this is that by proactively treating a fish for certain diseases the less chance of you introducing it into your active establish aquarium and causing a major catastrophe. It does not take much to quarantine fishes properly.…
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