Category Archives: Livestock

Corals for Beginners: Cutting your Teeth in Reefkeeping

If you’re new to reef-keeping and considering starting your own reef tank, you’re probably wondering, “What corals should I get? The corals we are talking about today are some of our favorites when it comes to hardy corals that are also easy on the eyes, making them ideal corals for beginners.


Trimming your stem plants like a professional. An illustrated tutorial.

Often fast-growing, stem plants are the aquatic plant of choice for the background or the middle of a tank. They require a substrate to root into and under good water quality and nutrient balance, these plants will soon grow a new root system and grow tall.


Freshwater Aquarium Disease Prevention, Recognition and Treatment

Hobbyists who take proper care of their aquariums will rarely encounter sick fish but there is no guarantee that you will never have to treat your fish for a disease. Almost all health problems can be avoided by maintaining proper water chemistry and pristine water quality, feeding a varied diet of high-quality fish foods, providing fish with an optimum habitat and suitable tank mates.


Coral Rx and Quarantine, Keeping your Coral Critter Free!

When keeping a reef tank in your home, many variables have to be managed. One variable that can easily be managed


The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 3

Filtering your tank using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 3 of a multi-part series, we discuss the similarities and differences of freshwater and saltwater scrubbers. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.


DrTim’s Aquatics Recipes for Success: Fishless Cycling a New Aquarium (Using One and Only, Ammonium Chloride, and First Defense)

The “fishless cycle” is designed to establish biological filtration before any marine life is added. This method relies on a higher initial ammonia dose to “force feed” the bacteria and develop a substantial biofilter before adding livestock.


Public Comment Invited by Aquaculture Science Planning Task Force In Support of Marine Fish Aquaculture

Share your ideas with The Subcommittee on Aquaculture to help them assess national needs for aquaculture research and assistance, coordinate aquaculture programs of Federal agencies, advance aquaculture R&D and technology transfer.


The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 2

Filtering your tank using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 2 of a multi-part series, we discuss the pros and cons of buying an algae scrubber vs. building one. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.


Prime Fuge Review: The Best Refugium Light We’ve Ever Tested—Grow Macroalgae FAST!

The all new Prime fuge was designed specifically for refugiums to promote faster and more robust growth among your macroalgae.


How to Set Up a Refugium: Harvesting Macroalgae To Control Nitrate and Phosphate

The idea behind a reef tank refugium is to provide an isolated environment, separate from the main aquarium for the cultivation of macroalgae, live foods and biological denitrification.