Saltwater Algae Control: Green Algae 2

Saltwater Algae Control: Green Algae
Green algae definitely does not win any popularity contests among aquarium enthusiasts. It’s probably the most common form of algae that gets into your aquarium. It makes your aquarium dirty, looks disgusting and is pretty fast at absorbing essential elements required by corals and other plants in your aquarium making it a pretty big problem ...

5 Reasons Why Artificial Plants Are Better Than Live Plants 68

5 Reasons Why Artificial Plants Are Better Than Live Plants
There’s always a lot of debate among enthusiasts whether artificial aquarium plants or live plants are better for your tank. And one key point always emerges: live plants are better left to experienced hobbyists. Live plants can improve the quality of your water; they can also destroy it. In most cases, they’re more likely to ...

Saltwater Algae Control: Brown Algae 14

Saltwater Algae Control: Brown Algae
Brown algae can be one of the most annoying things in your aquarium as a fishkeeper. Just when you thought you cleaned your tank up squeaky clean you start seeing some brown nasty stuff filling up your tank, brown algae! You wonder where they keep coming from, but without any prior warning they pop up ...

Saltwater Algae Control: Red Algae 2

Saltwater Algae Control: Red Algae
After posting last week’s guide on saltwater algae control, some of you readers have asked me about the different types of saltwater algae. Most were surprised that there are actual benefits to having algae in their aquaria! Judging by the responses, it’s clear that they don’t get much love from you fellow aquarists. So, I’ve ...

4 Simple Ways To Lower Aquarium pH Naturally 49

4 Simple Ways To Lower Aquarium pH Naturally
Aquariums can be a fun and beautiful addition to any home or business, but keeping your aquarium in good shape and your fish happy and healthy can rely on many factors. The most important of those factors is, in fact, the pH level of your aquarium. To simplify it, there are two ways your aquarium’s ...

Saltwater Algae Control: The Ultimate Guide 21

Saltwater Algae Control: The Ultimate Guide
Saltwater algae control is probably the biggest problem faced by fishkeepers. Having been a fishkeeper for quite a few years myself, I have this question asked to me very frequently which surprises me a lot. Although it might sound like a tedious and impossible task to keep the algae out of your aquariums, it’s much ...

Review: Eshopps Cone Protein Skimmer

Review: Eshopps Cone Protein Skimmer
The Eshopps Cone Protein Skimmer is an innovative skimmer designed to operate with the use of a sump. What’s unique about Eshopps protein skimmer is its cone design originally introduced by Klaus Jensen back in 2004. This conical shape has earned a sterling reputation for reducing commotion in the chamber. The result is a more ...

[Tank Diaries] Giancarlo’s 180 Gallon Reef Build

[Tank Diaries] Giancarlo's 180 Gallon Reef Build
As you may already know, the key to becoming a successful home aquarist is by accumulating knowledge and experience. However, gaining experience on your own via trial and error can be a highly time consuming and laborious task. Thankfully, the learning curve can be shortened by leveraging on other people’s experience and knowledge. Studying what ...

15 Uber Cool Aquarium Time Lapse Videos 2

15 Uber Cool Aquarium Time Lapse Videos
What’s one of the best ways to appreciate the wonderful world of aquariums online? Three Words… Time Lapse Videos I personally think that aquarium time lapse videos are great. Not only does it show the beauty of the world of home aquaria but it also makes you appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes ...

Review: AquaC Remora Maxi Jet 1200

Review: AquaC Remora Maxi Jet 1200
The AquaC Remora Maxi Jet 1200 is a unique hang-on protein skimmer that does not require the use of a sump. Instead, the Remora protein skimmer uses the AquaC technology of spray injection. The spray injection system is claimed to produce superior results with the use of a smaller pump over other traditional protein skimmers. ...