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Glass vs. Acrylic Aquariums - Which is the Best Choice for You?

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Glass vs. Acrylic Aquariums - Which is the Best Choice for You?

It Never Ends With Just One Aquarium The aquarium hobby has a distinctive feature that is often overlooked or, possibly, never spoken of? No, no, no, it has nothing to do with the environment or politics, we're talking about the addictive aspect. Anyone who has ever gotten a fish tank properly working knows that the very next thing you are going to want to do is to go and get another, and there are so many options! It never fails, that first Betta just looks so good in his newly built home that you created that you'll just want another,...

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Learn the Difference Between LPS (Large Stony Polyp) and SPS (Small Stony Polyp) Corals

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Learn the Difference Between LPS (Large Stony Polyp) and SPS (Small Stony Polyp) Corals

A reef lover's dream… big ones, small ones, every color one can imagine. The possibilities are endless, almost too good to be true… Except they are not, because corals come in all shapes and sizes imaginable!    Whether you are just starting or have been doing this for years, you’ll find corals to match your taste and style. Over time, you’ll learn how to keep them together and to find the perfect combos. Experienced aquarists can sometimes even train their corals to grow in certain ways. It takes years to get this good and to truly establish a full-blown reef....

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Zoanthids - How Your Saltwater Aquarium Could be Your Silent Killer

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Zoanthids - How Your Saltwater Aquarium Could be Your Silent Killer

We regularly talk about things like how to keep our tank parameters in check, what a shame it is that uneducated hobbyists are sold fish in tiny tanks, and what type of LED lights to buy, but we rarely hear about the dangers of the aquarium hobby. It may be a bit of an exaggeration to say how dangerous it is, but the fact that there are fish and living organisms sold in stores on a regular basis that could actually kill you, and it is never mentioned, is a little ridiculous.  The living organism we are referring to...

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