Category Archives: Saltwater

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.


Forging a Better Future For Coral Reefs

Reef aquariums have come a long way in a very short amount of time. Whether it’s the technology behind them or the plethora of information continuing to enter the hobby. We all want to create an aquarium that can give viewers a glimpse into what a thriving natural coral reef looks like. While general interest […]


Kalkwasser Explained and How to Mix Your Own Solution

Maintaining calcium and alkalinity levels is important because an imbalance in either one can limit the growth of your corals and make it harder to keep your water chemistry stable. Using kalkwasser solution is a safe way to maintain calcium, alkalinity, and also stabilize pH in reef aquariums. Here’s how to make your own solution.


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.


How to Set Up a Mantis Shrimp Tank

Known for clubbing their prey to death with lightning speed Mantis Shrimp are deadly predators, but can you care for one in a tank? These once known hitchhikers are starting to have a following amongst hobbyists looking for a species specific tank.


How To Restore a Neglected Aquarium – Reviving a Reef

Life sometimes demands a lot of your attention, and your reef pays the price. With a little effort, restoring a neglected aquarium can be done in a few steps.


Venomous – Proceed with Caution

Sharp fins, venomous spines – oh my! Did you know that some available species of fish can pack a punch? Here we discuss some of the top venomous species you can find in the hobby – proceed with caution.


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?