How to Acclimate Corals in a Reef Tank

How to Acclimate Corals in a Reef Tank

When acclimating a new coral make sure you keep it in a separate container from fish and invertebrates that you acclimate at the same time. This slow acclimation method will slowly raise the pH; drip acclimation alters the bucket water to match the aquarium water parameters. Remember to always acclimate in a shaded or dark … Read more

Feeding Soft Corals in a Reef Tank

Feeding Soft Corals

Soft corals are either non-photosynthetic and must acquire all their food from surrounding saltwater or photosynthetic which obtain their food in many ways. One way is through symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae) living in the tissue of coral polyps. Through photosynthesis, zooxanthellae creates nutrients for itself and its host coral. Soft corals also obtain food by actively … Read more

What Do Clownfish Eat, and How Often Do They Need to Eat?

Clownfish food

After good water quality, feeding is probably the next most important aspect in keeping clownfish healthy. There is an overwhelming number of different fish foods available including frozen, dry, freeze-dried, and live foods. Clownfish are omnivores, they can eat a variety of foods. It is best to feed frozen food as a staple and use … Read more

Foxface Fish Care: Are they reef-safe fish?

Foxface Fish Care

Do you want to keep a Foxface in your reef tank and learn some tips and tricks on what they need to thrive? if you do keep reading. The Foxface fish is one of the favorite reef tank fish. They are typically known as Rabbitfish which is because their mouths resemble a hare or rabbit. … Read more

How to Set Up a Quarantine Tank for Saltwater Fish

Quarantine tank for saltwater fish

The term “quarantine” or “Hospital tank” can mean different things to different aquarists. To some, it s a sterile-looking, medicated, a bare tank that houses new fish for a day or two to see if any disease develops, and to others, it’s a second, fully set-up, a smaller tank that maintains new fish and invertebrates … Read more

Learn How to Use a Deep Sand Bed in Your Tank

How To Use Deep Sand Bed

Live sand is coral sand or fine gravel of various particle sizes that have been colonized by nitrifying bacteria and usually also by tiny organisms that live in benthic substrates and process the sand and wastes to provide complete biological filtration. Deep sand bed typically used in conjunction with live rock in saltwater aquariums, but … Read more