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Oddball Reef System Symbiosis

Oddball Reef System Symbiosis

Symbiotic relationships are among the most interesting aspects of this hobby. A coral reef is a battlefield for real estate; however, there are still amazing examples of cooperation between completely different animals. Everyone is very familiar with clownfish and anemones, and for good reason! This combination is likely responsible for drawing more people into the hobby than … [Read More...]

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The Yellow Clown Goby: A Practically Perfect Nano Candidate

The Yellow Clown Goby: A Practically Perfect Nano Candidate

Nano marine aquarium enthusiasts must be very discerning in their livestock selections to ensure any specimens they choose won’t outgrow their systems. Reaching a … [Read More...]

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How Can You Prevent Marine Fish from Jumping Out of Tanks?

How Can You Prevent Marine Fish from Jumping Out of Tanks?

Take away their trampolines, of course! Okay, being serious now, far too many marine fish are lost unnecessarily when they leap from their tank and become … [Read More...]

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Sponges, Sponges Everywhere!

Sponges, Sponges Everywhere!

If you do any diving anywhere, you will see sponges everywhere. Some of them are more colorful than corals, and some of them you can sit in. All sponges are water pumps and filters, which makes them useful in the sea and in our reefs. Sponges don't move, … [Read More...]

Life After Purchase: A Guide to Introducing New Fish to Your Aquarium’s Social Dynamics

Life After Purchase: A Guide to Introducing New Fish to Your Aquarium’s Social Dynamics

Moving can be tough on a kid. New places, new school, making new friends, meeting new bullies . . . I’m sure some of you can relate. So can your fish. Life can be tough even after getting shipped halfway around the world. So how can we, as responsible … [Read More...]

Facing a Saltwater System Downsize? Try One of These 5 Setups

Facing a Saltwater System Downsize? Try One of These 5 Setups

Next year, our daughter will be heading off to college and our son will already be well on the way through his senior year at OSU. With two kids almost down and none to go, my wife, Melissa, and I will soon (more or less) be empty-nesters. It also means we’ll … [Read More...]

Saltwater Smarts Headed To C-SEA Frag Swap!

Saltwater Smarts Headed To C-SEA Frag Swap!

The folks at the Cleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts Association (C-SEA) may be situated near Lake Erie—one of our freshwater Great Lakes—but on Saturday, October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., they’ll be steeped in salt water as they host the 2016 C-SEA Frag … [Read More...]

A Proven Method for Treating Bacterial Infection in Anemones

A Proven Method for Treating Bacterial Infection in Anemones

Recently I had an urge to get back into keeping anemones and planned on setting up an anemone-specific aquarium with the 90-gallon tank I resealed. I knew I wanted to start looking at what has been out in the market recently and understand in what state of … [Read More...]