Category: Reef aquarium

Best media reactors (rated by sizes) for nano to large saltwater aquariums

Using a media reactor will enhance the water quality of your saltwater tank. They might not be essential but are a good addition to your aquarium equipment. A clean healthy tank means happy fish! In […]

Wave maker: why it important, the bestsellers, and installation

Waves are an integral part of any wild aquatic ecosystem. It creates water movement that circulates the much-needed oxygen and nutrients. Wind, tidal fluctuation and differences in bottom topography are the main reason why waves […]

Top 25+ clean up crew (snails, crabs, shrimp…) for saltwater tanks

The ‘clean up crew’ refers to a group of snails, crabs, shrimp, and starfish that are utilized in saltwater tanks to control aggressive algae growth, excess detritus, and anaerobic sand bed compaction (they sift your […]

Best coral-friendly and easy-to-care fish for beginners’ reef tanks

When you decided to start up a saltwater tank hopefully you did some basic thinking as to what type of tank you want – just corals? just fish? live rock with fish? or a true […]

Quick care stats of Dwarf Seahorse – tank setup, tankmate, feeding

Family: Syngnathidae Scientific name: Hippocampus zosterae Common name: Dwarf Seahorse Origin: Western Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico Max length: 2 inches max (usually smaller) Minimum tank size: 5 gallons Stocking: 4 […]

How to cure live rock to use in saltwater fish or reef tanks


You are most probably reading this article because you have spotted a big tank full of something by the name of “live rock” in your local aquarium store and wondered what it is. Far from […]

LPS corals – 40 popular species (with images) for reef aquariums

LPS corals

LPS corals have large calcareous skeletons with large fleshy polyps. They range in a broad range of care levels from very easy to some of the most difficult. Following are the most popular and colorful […]

SPS corals – 35+ species (Acropora, Montipora, and others)

SPS corals are the most diverse and difficult to keep in a reef aquarium. They should only be kept in well-established aquariums by experienced hobbyists. This article comprises many species of SPS corals with quick […]

Types of saltwater aquarium algae and effective ways to control

Saltwater algae control is probably the biggest problem faced by fish keepers. Having been a fish keeper for quite a few years myself, I have this question asked to me very frequently which surprises me […]

Best coral LED lights (with PAR) for nano to large & deep reef aquariums

Proper lighting is one aspect of reef aquariums that hobbyists need to get right. Reef tanks require lighting that’s distinct from what freshwater tanks require. Selecting the right LED lights for your reef aquarium can […]