Reef Aquarium Water Parameters

Aquarists often ask what water parameter levels make for a successful reef aquarium. This article gathers these recommendations in one place, showing them in tables, as well as the corresponding levels in natural seawater.

Scheduled Maintenance Tasks

Scheduled Maintenance Tasks Maintaining water quality in a saltwater aquarium is of the utmost importance for a healthy tank. Aside from the normal day to day upkeep (checking water temperature, feeding animals, overall observations and water top off), saltwater aquariums and all of their components require periodic maintenance and cleaning in order to function properly.

Acclimating Aquarium Fish

John Kahl, an experienced fish owner and member of the the Cleveland Aquarium Society (CAS) and Great Lakes Cichlid Society (GLCS), has excellent advice about the importance of properly acclimating aquarium fish.

Understanding and Treating Ich or White Spot

This is a common parasite which most aquarists eventually encounter. Even if you follow quarantine procedures you may at some point acquire an infected fish, which should be treated before being introduced into your main aquarium.

Marine Aquarium Do’s and Don’ts for Beginners by Doug Kamp

Of Australia, from his website Aquarticles Over the years I have come across a number of helpful do’s and don’ts for marine aquarium keeping that would have saved me a lot of time, money and disappointments. If only I had them all together in a list from the start!

Red Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria) What Is Red Slime Algae?

Red slime algae is actually not a “true” algae at all, but classified as a cyanobacteria. Often considered to be the evolutionary link between bacteria and algae, cyanobacteria are one of the oldest forms of life on earth and date back at least 3.5 billion years. These organisms produce oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis, […]

How to Propagate Coral Frags at Home Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

As reef aquariums gain popularity, the amount of knowledge regarding the husbandry of corals steadily increases,