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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.

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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!

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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!

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Drop-Off Tank Build – Episode 2: Sump Install + Which Rock Should We Use?

In Episode 1, we took a tour of the tank and presented two sump upgrades for you to choose from. Today we installed the sump YOU voted for. Stay tuned until the end so you can vote for the rock we’ll aquascape the tank with in Episode 3!

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AquaMaxx Reef Welder: Build a Bonsai Tree, Glue Frags to Rock, or Repair a Cracked Skimmer

If you are tired of stinky epoxy sticks that make your skimmer go crazy or gluing your fingers together with coral glue, give AquaMaxx Reef Welder a try!

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Marine Aquarium Rock: Which Rock is Right for You?

The marine aquarium hobby has come a long way. Back in the day, the only option for rock for a saltwater fish or reef aquarium was to use rock taken straight from the ocean, which people called live rock. Fast-forward to today and now many different types of aquarium rock are available to saltwater hobbyists, […]

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Real Reef Shelf Rock: Recreate the Tonga Look and Save a Reef

One of the most important, yet often forgotten, pieces of any saltwater reef is the aquascape. The ideas behind designing great scapes have changed a lot over the years, but the basics are the same: Provide an amount of rock adequate for filtration. Arrange it in a manner that is visually appealing. Leave proper spacing […]

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Aquarium Rock: Live, dry, cured or uncured?

As a new hobbyist, the choices between different kinds of rocks can be overwhelming. Choosing the rock that is right for you is as important as choosing the size of the tank you want. Rock forms the basis of your aquascape, whether you intend to run a FOWLR (fish only with live rock) aquarium or […]

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Black Friday Doorbuster #5: 45% off AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock + 4 Bonus Offers!

Black Friday Doorbuster #5:  45% off AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock + 4 Bonus Offers!

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Aquascape with Base Rock

After moving to a larger tank, I knew I was missing quite a bit of live rock. The live rock I had in my old 18 gallon reef tank plus any rock I had in buckets was not enough to fill my new 60 gallon aquarium. I stacked the rock the best I could and […]

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