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ReefRack Customizes Coral Frag Storage and Display

ReefRack Customizes Coral Frag Storage and Display

Over my many years in the marine aquarium hobby, I’ve constructed various and sundry coral frag racks out of egg crate light diffuser, ranging from simple one-tiered platforms to somewhat more complex stair-step configurations. It’s relatively easy to do; I just use a pair of diagonal cutters to snip out sections of the egg crate in the desired geometric shapes to form the … [Read More...]

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An Award-Winning Coral Aquaculture Business Plan

An Award-Winning Coral Aquaculture Business Plan

Have you ever considered turning your reef aquarium addiction into a side business? I have. The reef aquarium hobby, like many hobbies involving livestock, is an … [Read More...]

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Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani)

Orchid Dottyback: Hardy, Peaceful, and Just Right for Reef Tanks

Captive breeding of marine fishes has been a boon to our hobby in any number of ways, one of which is democratizing access to formerly really pricy species such as … [Read More...]

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The Reef Aquarium After Hours: Four Reasons to Keep That Flashlight Handy

The Reef Aquarium After Hours: Four Reasons to Keep That Flashlight Handy

Anyone who has done any night diving knows that nighttime activity on coral reefs is very, very different from what goes on there during the day. A dramatic “changing of the guard” occurs, with diurnal fish seeking refuge in the reef and nocturnal predators … [Read More...]

MACNA 2015 – Nation’s Capital Soon To Be Salty

MACNA 2015 – Nation’s Capital Soon To Be Salty

In a little more than a week, thousands of marine aquarium hobbyists and industry professionals will shoal in Washington, D.C. for the 27th annual MACNA (Marine Aquarium Conference of North America). If you attended MACNA last year in the Mile-High City or in … [Read More...]

Innovative Marine Launches Line of Versatile Lagoon-style Aquariums

Innovative Marine Launches Line of Versatile Lagoon-style Aquariums

An interesting trend in marine aquarium aquascaping is taking advantage of the space above the water surface to create more complex habitats for livestock while enhancing the system’s visual impact. With their new Fusion Lagoon aquariums, Innovative Marine … [Read More...]

How Much Live Rock Do You Really Need?

How Much Live Rock Do You Really Need?

Once hobby newcomers learn what live rock is and all the benefits it can provide in marine aquariums, the next big question they invariably ask is, “How much of it do I need for my tank?” More experienced fellow hobbyists, eager to be of help, typically … [Read More...]

My Marine Fish Are Plotting Against Me!

My Marine Fish Are Plotting Against Me!

A little-known fact about marine fish kept in aquariums is that they’re passive-aggressive and churlish and enjoy mocking their owners. Okay, I know we’re not supposed to anthropomorphize our livestock, but based on a recent disastrous attempt at an aquarium … [Read More...]