Top 5 Most Underrated (and CHEAP) SPS Corals

There are SO many SPS corals to choose from these days and many are being sold at ridiculously high prices. Sorry, but I can’t justify paying a few […]

What to Dose For SPS? Supplements, Additives & Coral Food

You can ask successful reefkeepers what they dose for SPS in terms of supplements, additives and coral food […]

5 Tips to Raise pH in a Reef Tank

An acceptable pH for a reef tank is between 7.8 and 8.5. However, I have found my SPS corals do better when pH is in the 8.1 to 8.5 range.


There are several reasons why pH might be […]

When Is It The Right Time to Reboot a Reef Tank?

Sometimes it is obvious when it is necessary to reboot a reef tank but sometimes it is not. Let’s start with some obvious circumstances.


If a tank is […]

Top 5 Fastest Growing SPS Corals

There is a well known saying out there that says good things come to those who wait. This saying is certainly relevant to keeping an SPS reef tank since patience is a critical component to having success. Years ago folks, […]

Fighting Problematic Algae With Chemicals – A Risky Proposition

What is a reef tank? In simple terms, it is an attempt to re-create a slice of the ocean in a home. These captive ecosystems contain fish, corals and […]

Tips on How to Prepare a Reef Tank Before Leaving on Vacation

Vacations are awesome but for a reef keeper they can be a bit stressful. I do get nervous before heading out to decompress away from home, especially […]

How to Reduce DOA’s When Ordering Livestock Online

When fish or corals are shipped via an overnight service, I am a BIG believer in having that livestock delivered to either a UPS or FedEx customer center. […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Coral Stocking Plan

This is Part #20 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.


I like to take my time when stocking a reef tank with corals. One […]

Why Reef Keeping Has Become Harder

I have been tending to reef tanks for many, many years and in my view reef keeping has become harder.  How is this possible? Whether you agree or […]