Category Archives: Livestock

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.


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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.


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.


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.


Mangroves in the Aquarium: A “How To” Care Guide

Aquacultured red mangroves for the aquarium are a perfect, sustainably unique element of aesthetics to go along with any type of tank, fresh, brackish or marine.


Chasing Coral Color & Growth – The 4 Pillars of Reef Keeping

Chasing numbers often leads aquarists to the misconception that they need to achieve certain parameters to get growth and color in coral. However, what works for one person may not work for another. In this series we discuss the four pillars to support your coral goals.


How to Downsize to a Smaller Tank: Tips and Pointers

Whatever the reason may be, a downsize to a smaller tank is sometimes needed. So Team MD has put together a few tips and guideline to help make the transition a little easier.