Category: Reef aquarium

Best salt mixes for saltwater fish/reef aquariums & salinity control guide


Keeping a saltwater aquarium can indeed be more challenging than a freshwater one. Aside from making sure proper pH is maintained, you also have to make sure the right amount of substances like calcium is […]

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 […]

How do protein skimmers work and how to choose one?


Protein skimmers utilize different designs and methods to remove the dissolved organic wastes, all with claims of efficiency and ability. So, it is hard to determine which design is the right one for your system […]

Quick care stats of LPS corals (40 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 […]

Quick care stats of 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 […]

PAR for soft/LPS/SPS corals and guide for reef tank LED lighting


The rise of LED technology in recent years has directly contributed to the convenience of keeping corals in home aquariums. LED lights are usually effortless to set up and install. They also produce less heat […]