Category Archives: Miscellaneous

How to build a FOWLR Aquarium (fish only with live rock)

Although it is tempting to start with a small aquarium because of the lower start-up cost, you often pay for it in the long run. With small tanks, it is much more difficult to maintain stable water parameters and for this reason fish loss and a frustration are all too common with new hobbyists. We […]

Finding Dory: How to Care for a Clownfish (“Nemo”) in a Saltwater Aquarium

With Finding Dory coming out, we wanted to give you guys some important tips for keeping clown fish happy and healthy in your aquarium. The cartoon character Nemo was inspired by an Ocellaris Clown fish. Thanks to the Pixar movies, clown fish have become the most iconic marine aquarium fish. What some of you may […]

Finding Dory: How to Care for a Blue Tang in a Saltwater Aquarium

All of us here at MD are getting pretty excited for new Disney-Pixar film Finding Dory.  With the original film Finding Nemo we saw a huge increase in demand for keeping Clownfish and Blue Tangs in an aquarium.  As responsible aquarists, we thought it would be a great idea to take you guys through a […]

How to Get Your Family More Involved in the Aquarium Hobby

Getting your family interested and involved in the aquarium hobby is a great way to not only strengthen your relationships but also allows you to spend the necessary time on your tank and not neglect what matters most in your life. It might also make it much easier to convince your spouse that it is […]

How to Set Up an Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium and Care for Moon Jellies

I’m sure many of us have been mesmerized by gracefully floating jellyfish at a public aquarium at some point. Up until recently, it has been extremely difficult to keep jellyfish at home successfully as they have unique care and feeding requirements. Today we are going to show you the Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium and how […]

How to Build a Custom Sump for Your Reef Aquarium

Today we are going to build a sump and show you guys just how easy it is to build a custom sump filter that is not only effective but also easy on the wallet. When building a fish tank, thorough planning really goes a long way especially when it comes to the sump. So first […]

How to Care for a Flame Wrasse in Your Saltwater Aquarium

Wrasses have always been a family of fish that reefers have been fascinated by. With its huge diversity of about 600 species, it is easy to find a perfect wrasse for any reef tank. Unlike clownfish and many tangs or angelfish, multiple wrasse species or harems of a species can often be kept together in […]

How to Build a Coral Quarantine Tank

Today, we are going to go over setting up a quarantine tank for corals, instead of fish, and show you why it is a smart idea to have a separate tank dedicated to the isolation and observation of corals.  New corals can carry a wide variety of not so pleasant hitch hikers into your tank. […]

How to Build a Fish Quarantine Tank

Fish can be very sensitive animals. Problems with disease and parasites can be really tricky and quite frustrating if you are not armed with the knowledge of how to overcome such ailments. In this blog we are going to go over how to properly set up a quarantine tank and provide some helpful tips to […]

How to Tune a Calcium Reactor to Meet Calcium & Alkalinity Demands

Tuning your calcium reactor can be a little frustrating, especially if you have never set one up before. In this video we are going to show you how to dial in your calcium reactor to help get your SPS corals growing as fast as possible and to provide some helpful insight into how a calcium […]