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 […]

Tips For Keeping a Reef Tank Cool

It is summer and time to keep an eye on the temperature of your reef tank. I like to keep my tanks in the 78 to 79 degree F range but during the summer months my tanks push 81 degrees […]

How To Setup a SPS Quarantine Tank

Acro Eating Flatworms (AEFW), Red Bugs and other parasitic pests are unwanted guests in a SPS dominant reef tank. They can severely impact the […]

Rappin’ With ReefBum – SPS Masters Series

I am really excited about my next three guests on Rappin’ With ReefBum! This Sunday (11/1) at 7P EST I have the pleasure of welcoming Adam Dickerson from Battlcorals. Adam is one of the most […]

Tips on How to Remove Detritus

In the reef keeping hobby the word ‘detritus’ is a dirty word, literally. Detritus is dead organic matter such as fragments of dead organisms or fish […]

When is it Time To Switch Salt Mixes?

When is it time to switch salt mixes? Well, let’s start by discussing stability. To maintain a successful reef tank it is very […]

5 Money Saving Reef Tank Tips During COVID-19

These are obviously very difficult times and many, many people are already feeling the pinch financially or will be […]

Identify Your Weakest Link…and Strengthen It

There is a saying out there that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In literal terms, this means the strength of a chain is limited to that of the weakest link in the chain, even if


Top 5 Reef Tank Maintenance Tips & Chores

Staying on top of maintenance chores for a reef tank is very important when trying to maintain a healthy tank. These regular […]

How To Ship SPS Frags

Back in the “old” days when I purchased SPS I did so at my Local Fish Store (LFS). It was great to swing by every so often, usually on a Saturday, pick up some corals and talk reef with the owner and fellow reef keepers. For the most part the selection consisted of wild colonies […]