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AQUARIUM HEATERS: WORTH THE INVESTMENT

Tropical fish: what happens in the wild? Most fish and invertebrates are ectothermic poikilotherms, meaning their environment dictates their internal body temperature - more generally, they are known as cold-blooded creatures. Considering the stable but still slowly changing nature of tropical climates, native aquatic life requires a consistent temperature, with any changes taking place gradually and in small increments. Speaking of slight changes, the tropical rainy season is exactly that type of period. The [...]

2021-01-25T16:37:18-04:00January 5, 2021|Equipment, Freshwater, Saltwater|

CLOWNFISH, MOST POPULAR MARINE FISH

If there was a marine aquarium fish that could be said to be the most popular, it would have to be the Clownfish. Clowns (aka anemone fish) consist of 30 species all belonging to the genus Amphiprion, with one exception being the Maroon (species biaculeatus), which belongs to the genus Premnas. Part of a sub-family of damselfish, the little Clownfish is as feisty and tough as they come. I once personally kept a pair [...]

2020-08-06T17:49:06-04:00August 6, 2020|Fish, Plants & Corals, Saltwater|

CIRCULATION PUMPS IN AQUARIUMS

While circulation pumps are almost always present in marine aquariums, they are often overlooked in freshwater tanks, despite having the potential to benefit a number of species commonly kept in the hobby. Many popular freshwater species live in fast-flowing river environments and tend to do better in aquariums when strong water currents are present. Bodies of water characterized by stronger water movement typically feature greater concentrations of dissolved oxygen: providing species native to these [...]

2020-07-03T17:42:48-04:00July 3, 2020|Filtration & Pumps, Saltwater|

9 TIPS FOR SETTING UP A REEF AQUARIUM

If you're planning to set up a reef aquarium, get off to a good start by doing a little research on the types of inhabitants you plan to keep. It's especially important to understand their natural environment so that you can recreate a similar world in your tank. Building an aquarium habitat that closely simulates real ocean conditions will allow your reef community to thrive. You'll also need to determine what type of reef aquarium [...]

2018-12-20T17:43:41-04:00December 13, 2018|Saltwater|

M-SERIES AQUARIUMS, A CUT ABOVE

The Fluval M-Series of marine aquarium kits represent a stylish offer with some really unique cool features, both aesthetic and functional. In fact when this series was designed, we built in a back filter from another perspective altogether. THE BACK FILTER We incorporated flexibility into how and what the aquarium keeper wants to use as a filter system. We consider a protein skimmer to be mandatory so we included a nice energy-efficient modular unit that [...]

2018-12-20T17:43:48-04:00December 13, 2018|Saltwater|