Category Archives: How To

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.


Buying a Healthy Coral Frag: A Beginners Guide

Buying corals for your reef can sometimes be a tough decision. Here are a few signs to look out for to help you choose a healthy coral.


How To Size a Return Pump

Water flow is critical for your reef’s health. A return pump moves water through the filter sump and back into the aquarium, creating constant water movement, but how do you size one for your tank?


Getting Rid of Algae in the Freshwater Aquarium

Nuisance algae can be unsightly and hard to control in any tank, for any aquarist. So we have gathered some of our top tips on how to get rid of freshwater algae in the aquarium.


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


How to Raise pH in Your Marine Aquarium

Low pH is a common water quality issue with reef aquariums. Here’s what you need to know on how to raise pH in your marine tank.


How to Dip Coral – Don’t Risk It! Dip It!

So… Why dip? Both wild and cultured corals can carry pests and diseases. Just like fish, coral can be stressed and killed from parasites if left unchecked.


How To: Cycle a Freshwater Aquarium with Dr. Tim’s

Before we get started we should first understand why a tank should be cycled, and then apply that knowledge in how to cycle a freshwater aquarium.


How to Frag and Mount Coral

It is a great practice when replanting them, saving a dying colony, trading with others, or creating a side hustle from it for an extra dose of income.


Cleaning Components of Your Aquarium Based on Material Type

We’ll break down the best ways to clean components of your aquarium, based on the type of material it’s made of.