Common Miss Steps of Beginning Saltwater Aquarists

Keeping a marine aquarium healthy is no easy task. After all, you’re trying to recreate an entire ecosystem within the confines of a box often no bigger than your average piece of furniture. And it’s often not an exact science either. Even with all the knowledge available on the subject today there’s still no substitute for experience and a keen eye. Problem is experience and knowledge often only come after trying and failing a couple times first. To give you a leg up, here are some common miss steps beginning saltwater aquarists often make.   Rushing When it comes to … Continue reading

008: Adding Fish, Corals, And Invertebrates To A Saltwater Aquarium

Once your saltwater aquarium is fully cycled and the rock fully cured it’s finally time to start stocking it with life. Hopefully you already have in mind at least a general idea of what you want to keep. But regardless of whether you plan on only keeping a few simple fish or a full reef a good first addition is a cleanup crew. This will consist of several varieties of snails, crabs, and other detritivores that will keep algae and detritus buildup at bay. Not only will these critters help finish cleaning up the fresh rock but they are also … Continue reading