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Vibrant coral reef discovered in muddy Amazon

Vibrant coral reef discovered in muddy Amazon

Everything that we know about coral reefs, thus far, points to the fact that a vibrant coral reef system existing in the muddy Amazon River should not exist. These conditions would be considered very undesirable for coral let alone a large reef system. The Amazon...

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Chasing Coral: Your next Netflix binge

Chasing Coral: Your next Netflix binge

Anyone who is paying attention to global warming knows the crushing implications coral reefs are facing. Human existence is literally destroying some of the world’s most incredible natural structures, including coral reefs. Wildlife in all of its forms is under...

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Water Motion in Your Aquarium

Water Motion in Your Aquarium

The movement of water is an important factor when keeping any type of aquarium. Depending on how fast or slow the water moves is completely dependent on what marine life you are keeping or planning to keep in the tank. Many beginners find this topic to be a setback...

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Testing Your Water

Testing Your Water

One of the biggest factors that goes into starting up a new aquarium is being able to test the water. As mentioned previously in the Nitrogen Cycle article, there are a lot of factors that go into play when establishing a cycle for aquariums. You need to look at the...

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Anatomy of a Reef Tank Alkalinity Swing (Part 1)

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For those of us who keep SPS corals, maintaining a steady alkalinity has emerged as the key to success in keeping and growing corals. There are a wide variety of methods that you can use to maintain alkalinity that we won't explore in detail right now. What we will...

Clean up in the Marine Aisle: Detritus Feeders Edition

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Clean up in the Marine Aisle: Detritus Feeders Edition By Hannah Henegar Detritus feeders, reef cleaners and aquarium cleaner organisms are collectively lumped into a group of very dissimilar phyla and families and are called janitors, clean up crews, or other...

Starphire Glass: The Clearest Looking Glass for Marine Life

Starphire Glass: The Clearest Looking Glass for Marine Life

Starphire Glass: The Clearest Looking Glass for Marine Life By Hannah Henegar Starphire Glass Starphire glass is the newest trend in glass production. This type of glass achieves both amazing clarity and strong durability. Starphire glass is available in sizes up to 1...

A Beginners’ Guide to the Best Choice for Aquarium Corals

A Beginners’ Guide to the Best Choice for Aquarium Corals

Corals thrive primarily in oceans where the environment is different than in a reef tank, so choosing the appropriate coral for your aquarium is an important choice. The light, UV exposure, temperatures and other conditions are quite different in an aquarium than they...