There are several reasons why you should join a local aquarium club. Aquarium clubs are a great way to meet other like minded people in the hobby that live in your area. When you need a helping hand moving a tank or installing a new piece of equipment, it's good to know that you have friends in the area that are willing to lend a helping hand. Likewise, you can receive great satisfaction helping a fellow fish friend in need, or lending your expertise to a problem they may be having with their fish tank.... (READ MORE)
The Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni) hails from the Caribbean, and can grow to a maximum size of about 1.5" inches long. They require a minimum tank size of 10 gallons or larger and prefer bright, reef type lighting. Peppermint shrimps can live up to 4 years in captivity if given the proper conditions.... (READ MORE)
In case you missed it, here's a roundup of this week's ocean, reef & aquarium news from around the web..... Ever wonder what an underwater sea lab looks like after being submerged for over 50 years? Take a look at this write up about the ConShelf projects to find out. History making captive bred Yellow Tangs from the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University made their debut this week at the Global Pet Expo 2106 in Florida this week, raising concerns about HLLE and hobby trade viability. The SCUBA Diver Girls were in Southern California this week and saw some...
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Marine fish can easily die from shock if not properly acclimated to a different aquarium or quarantine tank. To help avoid this, we have put together this simple list of how to drip acclimate saltwater fish... (READ MORE)
For some freshwater aquarists, making the switch to a saltwater system can seem like a daunting task. However, aside from a few minor differences, keeping a saltwater aquarium is really not that difficult as compared with a freshwater aquarium. There are a few things to consider, so let's take a look at those and learn how to convert a freshwater aquarium to a saltwater aquarium.... (READ MORE)
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