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Keeping Your Aquarium Cool by Keith MacNeil, a Reef Squad Member

Our aquarium inhabitants rely on us for almost everything. Stable conditions including the water temperature within the tank are very important to a successful tank. With summer fast approaching we need to start watching for rising temperatures within our tanks and starting thinking about how we are going to deal with them. There are many […]

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Can real ocean water be used during water changes. I live near the ocean.

Thanks for the question! There is actually no simple answer to your question. Local beaches are often contaminated with sewage, run off, various parasites, organisms, and etc. The water chemistry in your neck of the ocean could also vary slightly from the chemistry that is preferred by the animals that you are keeping. So collecting […]

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Do I need live sand for my tank?

There is actually great debate surrounding sand and substrate choices– live sand included. You can find a wonderful article discussing the merits of various sand bed types here: Great Substrate Debate. So… What is live sand and what does it do? “Live sand” is a loosely used term to describe fine, usually aragonite based sand that […]

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