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Introducing your tank’s kidneys If you don’t want your tank to get overgrown with algae and toxic from too much phosphate and nitrate accumulation, you really need to consider setting up a sump. Flavors to consider There are a couple of main types of sumps to consider depending on your…

My Reef Each Journey Begins with a First Step Once the aquarium setup is constructed and the tank filled, much of what follows in the population, cost and maintenance is locked in. So this is the time to figure out what you want and how much time, space and money…

Size Matters Cost – obviously the bigger the tank, the more it will cost. Pricing goes up the more exotic attributes you select. Do you want rimless? Do you want Eurobrace? Do you want Star Fire glass. If you do want Star Fire, do you want that on the front…

How Much Room is Available You need to decide where it makes sense to place your tank. You want it to be a beautiful addition to your home and not an eyesore. This decision has two factors to consider. Where can you place your tank that will be a positive…

Aquarium Setup Each Journey Begins with a First Step Once the aquarium setup is constructed and the tank filled, much of what follows in the population, cost and maintenance is locked in. So this is the time to figure out what you want and how much time, space and money…

Ammonia – Nitrite – Nitrate So, you’ve figured out what tank to get and what equipment it needs and now everything is hooked up and the water is bubbling away. Now what? Well you can either buy a couple of sacrificial fish or use one of the fishless methods to…