Fish Coloration: Affects and Getting the Most Out of It

Fish have an almost endless variety of color, hues and patterns, but ever wonder why fish lose coloration? In this article we discuss some of the main causes of color loss and how to prevent it from happening.

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The Algae Buster Profiles Part Two

Dealing with aquarium algae can be one of the most frustrating aspects of the hobby. While there are plenty of products on the market to help combat invasive algae, introducing a clean up crew can help with natural removal before it ever becomes a significant issue. In part one of this mini series, we dove […]

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3rd Pillar of Reef Keeping – Chasing Coral Color & Growth

Welcome to Part 3 of this four-part series, Chasing Colors, Not Numbers, where we learn about the latest research about feeding corals and what coral nutrition means for the reef aquarist.

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The Algae Buster Profiles: Part One

Dealing with algae can be one of the most frustrating aspects of the aquarium hobby. While there are a plethora of products on the market to help combat invasive algae, introducing a well built clean up crew can help naturally remove algae before it ever becomes a significant issue. Within this article we will break […]

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Dealing with Aggressive Tank Mates when Introducing a New Fish

Mirrors? Acclimation boxes? Feeding? How do you deal with tank bullies when introducing a new fish? Here are a few methods we at MD and many aquarists have used to reduce the aggression.

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Valentine’s Day Special: Symbiotic Relationships Within Aquariums

Valentine’s day is reserved for the special someone in your life and to go along with this theme, we are featuring some of the most unique symbiotic relationships in the aquarium world. Having someone to rely on helps these livestock species survive and thrive in an aquarium environment. Within this piece we are going to […]

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Setting Up a Nano Tank: When Big isn’t an Option

Sometimes owning a larger reef tank is just not in the cards. Well, if you can’t picture not having a reef tank, don’t fold your cards just yet, because nano tanks can be just as fulfilling as a large tank at a fraction of the cost.

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A Little Introduction to the Walstad Planted Aquarium Method

Also referred to as the “dirted” style of planted tanks, the Walstad Method is a low-tech method to keeping a thriving aquarium using organic processes of the ecosystem within.

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Best Budget Skimmers: Our Top Picks

While there is no shortage of expensive aquarium supplies to splurge on, it is still possible to be an aquarium hobbyist on a budget. One of the equipment categories that can really have you shelling out some dollars are protein skimmers. While their primary purpose is to remove excess organics from your tank, they have […]

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2nd Pillar of Reef Keeping – Chasing Coral Color & Growth

Ocean tides constantly flush the reef, washing away waste and bringing in nutrients, making water flow key in chasing coral growth and color to keep them in peak health.

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