I’d like to share my first experience ordering corals directly from Vietnam. It’s been a bit of a wild ride to say the least. I’ve dealt with domestic coral shipments but never oversea shipments before. Many people only share success stories but here is one about my mistakes as well. Hopefully you can learn from me!Continue reading “My First Experience Transshipping Corals”
Sumps In Marine Aquaria
Often we see people talk about sumps when it comes to saltwater aquariums. What is a sump? In short – it’s an additional tank, typically underneath, your display tank. We’ll discuss how to run a sump, why you should, how to make your own, and the benefits it can provide!Continue reading “Sumps In Marine Aquaria”
Refugiums are often talked about when it comes to using a sump. But what is a refugium? Do you really need one? What are the benefits? These are a few of the topics we will hit on in this article that’s all about refugiums!Continue reading “Understanding Refugiums”
Effects of PH in Marine Aquariums
I have learned a great deal about how PH works in our tanks lately. I had a little mishap with my coral quarantine tank and thought I would share some of new new found knowledge with others. While I am by no means a chemist, read on for some simple explanations of why you should monitor your PH!Continue reading “Effects of PH in Marine Aquariums”
Saltwater mentors are important to the hobby
Owning a saltwater aquarium is not for everyone. Saltwater tanks are the minority of aquariums. Out of the saltwater tanks, reef tanks are by far the most challenging type to attempt to keep. Something that can help drastically is having a mentor in the hobby. We’ll discuss a little about why a mentor is a big deal and how you can mentor someone else.Continue reading “Saltwater mentors are important to the hobby”
How to receive corals
Getting a new coral is an exciting time. The temptation to just throw it right into your display tank might be strong but there are proper steps to take first. This article will cover some important steps before that coral ever goes into your tank!Continue reading “How to receive corals”
Why Do Water Changes At All?
I think this is a common question for people brand new to keeping aquariums. It’s easy to think that fish just need water, why do we have to keep changing that water? Just like a water bowl for a dog, we change the water to keep it clean, remove things we don’t want, and supply fresh clean water. This post will talk about the many benefits of water changes!Continue reading “Why Do Water Changes At All?”
Equipment for Receiving Coral Shipments
I thought I would write a little bit about my set up. I am receiving my first transshipped corals and wanted to be ready. Most corals I have shipped to me already come from the United States so this is my first adventure with ordering corals from overseas.
Is Rock Needed?
In Saltwater tanks rock is a very common decoration. Besides looking very natural it also adds other benefits. Porous rock with lots of holes helps to add more area for bacteria to live on. Rocks can be stacked to make caves and tunnels for fish to hide in. If you should decide to get corals one day rocks are perfect to mount them on.Continue reading “Is Rock Needed?”
FO vs FOWLR vs Reef Tanks
I mentioned in my first post that there are different types of saltwater aquariums and in this post we will explore what those types are!