Garibaldi Fish

Garibaldi Fish: Our Care Guide and Species Profile

If you have a marine or reef tank and want a bold statement fish to add to your collection, you might want to consider the Garibaldi damselfish. Garibaldi damselfish are large, aggressive fish, but their beauty makes them so attractive to aquarists. If you have a large aquarium and have experience keeping big aggressive marine … Read more

Xenia Coral

Xenia Coral Care Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Amateur marine aquarists may be envious of coral reef tanks. After all, it’s common knowledge that corals require ultra-pure water, and even the smallest mistake can result in significant financial failure. What if there was a low-cost, beginner-friendly coral that grew like weeds? Xenia coral is intriguing, gorgeous, and easy to find making it an … Read more

Nano Protein Skimmer

4 Best Nano Protein Skimmer For Your Saltwater Aquarium

Are you thinking about setting up a saltwater aquarium?  While running down the list of recommended equipment you need, you might have seen mention of a protein skimmer. If it’s your first time setting up a marine aquarium, then you might not know what a protein skimmer even is let alone what it does.  No … Read more

Trumpet Coral

Trumpet Coral Care Guide

Trumpet corals are very popular among beginner and advanced reef keepers alike. These corals don’t offer the most coloration, but they are easy to keep and can be placed in a variety of places among the reef.  Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the trumpet coral and if this coral … Read more

Acan Coral

Acan Coral: Our Complete Care Guide

Acan corals are an understated coral. They are easy to care for and can bring intense colors to the lower portions of the tank. Many designer varieties are available that can go for hundreds of dollars, though acan coral care is relatively basic in a well-established reef aquarium. Keep reading to find out everything you … Read more

Best Aquarium Wave Maker

Best Aquarium Wavemaker To Keep Your Aquarium Flowing

A wavemaker might not be the first thing on your mind when starting a new aquarium, but water flow is one of the most important aspects of a successful ecosystem. There are a few things to consider when buying a wavemaker, like power, pattern, and of course, price. Too strong of a wavemaker can make … Read more

Care Sheet: Emperor Angelfish | Pomacanthus imperator

Care Sheet: Emperor Angelfish | Pomacanthus imperator

The emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) is truly one of the rulers of the saltwater reef community. These impressive fish have alternating yellow and dark blue bands with electric sapphire accents and can grow to over a foot long. These fish glide effortlessly through the water, picking at coral and other food that they find among … Read more

Chocolate Chip Starfish: Care Guide For The Spotted Species

Chocolate Chip Starfish: Care Guide For The Spotted Species

Marine enthusiasts will love to have one of these stunning, cute sea stars in their collection. The Chocolate Chip starfish is easy to care for and can be found in many good fish stores. However, unfortunately, the dried bodies of these unusual animals are often seen being sold as tourist souvenirs in their native regions … Read more

How To Best Care For An Arrow Crab: Everything You Need To Know

How To Best Care For An Arrow Crab: Everything You Need To Know

Marine fish and corals are undoubtedly beautiful, but if you’re looking for a creature that’s a little bit different from the run of the mill reef inhabitants that you find in most hobbyist’s aquariums, you might want to consider the Arrow crab. Arrow crabs are weird to look at and exhibit fascinating behaviors that can … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Green Star Polyps

How to Grow and Care for Green Star Polyps

If you’re a beginner to the reef aquarium hobby, Green Star polyps are a great starting point and can add color and movement to your setup. These corals attach to rocks and other hard surfaces, resembling a beautiful field of waving phosphorescent grass once the colony is established. In this guide, we give you all … Read more

Emerald Crab

Emerald Crabs: Beautiful and Fascinating Tank Guests

Second only to the Caridean shrimp, the Emerald Crab is now one of the most popular crustaceans for saltwater aquariums. Their captivating color, robust character, and algae-eating distinction all have understandable allure. But what about the stories of Emerald Crabs eating coral, and attacking fish? In this care guide, we’ll get to the bottom of … Read more

Kenya Tree Coral Care

Kenya Tree Coral Care Guide

The Kenya Tree Coral is believed to be one of the easiest corals to keep in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Although this soft coral doesn’t demand a lot of light and can tolerate imperfect water parameters, the Kenya Tree Coral grows incredibly fast and has been known to become a nuisance if left uncontrolled. Keep … Read more

Mushroom Corals

Mushroom Corals: A Fascinating Choice for Your Aquarium

The ‘Fungiidae’ or ‘Mushroom Corals’ are a fascinating family of corals that include some of the easiest species of coral for first-time reef keepers to care for. But this broad and diverse family also includes some stunning coral groups like Ricordia and Amplexidiscus that can be expensive and more tricky to care for, too. Here … Read more

Salt Water Tank Set Up

How To Set-Up A Saltwater Tank

Ready to take on the challenge of starting a saltwater tank? Don’t worry, we’re here to talk you through every step of the way. The truth is, saltwater isn’t much more difficult to maintain than a freshwater tank, especially if you don’t plan on keeping any demanding corals. The other half of the coin, however, … Read more

soft corals

10 Soft Corals for Beginners (+ FAQs)

If you have a reef tank, soft corals can be just as naturally beautiful as your fish. Corals also provide nutrients for many of the other organisms living in your aquarium. But aren’t corals difficult to care for? Are there any corals that are suitable for a beginner tank? And can you grow corals from … Read more