The KISS Method of Reef Keeping

Today reef keepers have many, many options to run a reef tank. There are different methods available that require certain pieces […]

A Complete Guide to Live Streaming on Facebook & YouTube

Using a DSLR, Mirrorless Camera, GoPro or Professional Camcorder
I have a 187 gallon reef aquarium and every now and then I like […]

Why You Should Seriously Consider Using a Surge Suppressor

Well, I learned the hard way. Last week the controller for my Royal Exclsuiv Red Dragon 3 Speedy 80W
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Who Hates Frag Plugs?

Me. Yes, frag plugs serve a great purpose when shipping or displaying frags for potential customers but they look like crap when placed in a display tank. I know, over time a healthy frag will encrust and cover […]

Going Skimmerless – A Failed Experiment

Well, I gave it the old college try. For two months I ran my 187 gallon reef tank without a skimmer. Why did I do this? The primary reason was a nine month battle I was having […]

I Am Not Buying Any Corals For 3 Months!

Ok, I am in the middle of a self-imposed pledge…..I am not buying any corals for three months! Why am I doing this? Because it will force me to minimize the amount of […]

Focus on Fish – Flame Hawkfish

The Flame Hawkfish is one of my all time favorite fish and I have always had one in my reef tank. Their body is a striking red color and they have a black stripe going down their back. Despite their striking coloration, they do look goofy since they are not great swimmers and have these […]

Avoid Chasing Numbers

I have been keeping reef tanks for 25+ years and during a good chunk of that time I tested calcium, alkalinity, nitrate, pH and salinity on a regular basis and that was about it. I hardly, if ever, tested for magnesium or phosphate and my SPS were healthy and happy.

 

225 Gallon Reef Tank Maintained With […]

SPS Deep Dive – $500 Efflo

$500 for a frag? Well, today there are a number of frags out there fetching this price but years ago this sort of price point was not as common. An exception was the $500 Efflo.

 

According to reeffarmers, the original owner of this Acropora efflorescens did not want to part with the coral since it had […]

Focus on Fish – Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish

A Butterflyfish in a reef tank? Surely you jest. You see them all the time in videos and photos of natural reefs but fish in this family are typically housed in fish only with live rock […]