Category Archives: Rock

Best Aquarium Rock: Our Top Picks

Building an aquascape for a new aquarium is one of the most exciting yet time consuming steps in creating your dream tank. We all want to create a scape that can catch the eye of any viewer and sometimes, that means getting a rock into a position that may be difficult. Fortunately, aquarium manufacturers have […]


Shedding Light on Paludariums: The Best of Both Worlds

Paludariums are a blend of both an aquatic and a terrestrial ecosystem. This fascinating combination allows fish, aquatic plants, terrestrial plants, amphibians, crustaceans, and even reptiles to cohabit in one unique display. Here we discuss some tips, shedding light on paludariums.


Ready to Move Into a Bigger Tank? Tips to Prep for the New Tank

Bigger tanks offer more swimming and growing space for your resident fish collection, room to add more, and they make for a more impactful viewing spectacle. Here are some things you need to know when you’re ready for a bigger tank.


How to Cure Rock for Your Reef

In the early days of reef keeping live rock was harvested from unprotected reefs, shipped by air and then trucked to your home. However, you couldn’t just drop the rock into your tank and expect it to be reef-ready


Live Rock and Sand: How Much is Right for Your Tank?

it’s not that complicated once you understand the roles played by sand and rock in your aquarium. Some are obvious and some are steeped in myth and mystery. Here’s what you need to know!


Floating frag rocks are going to be all the rage in reef

Flick through your reef-related Instagram feed and sooner or later you will stumble across a floating reef. While not floating in the true sense of the word, these structures give the illusion of a floating reef by having all rockwork and corals high up off the bottom in midwater. Most have been created by the […]


How to Grow Coralline Algae In Your Aquarium: The Simple Truth

Growing coralline algae is one of the most discussed topics among reef aquarists. But here’s some good news: there is no magic formula or aquatic voodoo. Growing coralline algae is quite easy—and here’s what you need to know!


The Walt Smith Story: His Rich History in the Marine Aquarium Hobby and the A.D.E. Project

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with industry pioneer Walt Smith about his Aquaculture Development for the Environment (A.D.E.) Project and rich history in the marine aquarium hobby.


2 New Live Rock Alternatives To Consider For Your Aquascape: CaribSea’s Life Rock Shapes and Two Little Fishies’ STAX Rock

We are excited about two new “man-made” live rock alternatives that can make building the aquascape in your reef tank easier and safer: Two Little Fishies STAX Rock and CaribSea Life Rock Shapes!


Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 3: Aquascape + Which Heater Should We Use?

We are setting up a 75 gallon drop-off aquarium and want YOU to help us build it! Today we aquascape the tank with the rock YOU voted for. Pick the heater we’ll install in our next episode!