73 articles submission by the Saltwaterfish.com community.

Twilightgroups Dolphin1 LED aqua light

Created on 2015-01-21 by twilight mmj

led grow lights Part number LED Quantity Input Voltage LED Chip Beam Angle Dolphin-01 108W(36PCS 3W) AC85~265V cree XPE/epistar 60/90/120 degrees Luminous Efficiency Size of Lamp Body Working Temperature(UNIT:℃) Lifespan specturm ratio 8820Lm 380x180x45mm (-20~40°C) 50,000hrs  channel 1:14000K white:Channel 2 460nm:Channel 3 mo> Main features:   Advantage: Economical Long life, low power consumption, high efficiency and cool operating temperatures. LED is a cost effective choice for your Coral reef/aquarium/fish tank needs. 1.Long Lifetime:Recommended useful lifetime of 50,000 hours for LED lights the equivalent of burning a light.18 hours/day, 365 days/year for seven years and seven months. 2.Energy Efficient:To save 70~85%… Read more »

All about the humu triggerfish.

Created on 2015-01-06 by trigger40

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Aquascaping and Water Circulation

Created on 2015-01-03 by snakeblitz33

I felt that since both of these subjects had a lot to do with one another, I would go ahead and try to write an article on them. Aquascaping is the process of substrate and rock placement in order to make the look and feel of a saltwater aquarium. The water circulation around a display tank is mainly dependent upon the aquascape. Knowing the relationship between the two will ensure that you will have a mostly healthy saltwater aquarium.                 There are actually many different types of aquascape, but there are basics that you can follow. This article will not… Read more »

Sumps and Overflows

Created on 2014-12-30 by snakeblitz33

Sumps and overflows   This is a very broad topic of discussion, but something that must be discussed. Very often in this hobby, you will find the use of overflows and sumps. This is because they are very advantageous when implemented correctly. A sump is a container of water, usually a glass or acrylic aquarium, that has been sectioned off into chambers and each chamber has a specific purpose. An overflow is a device that allows saltwater to safely drain into the sump so that it can be pumped back into the display. A sump can be behind, to the… Read more »

75 gallon Fowlr tank with issues

Created on 2014-12-29 by jmac

My tank is 7 weeks old and seems to have cycled. PH stable Ammonia still present Nitrite at 0  Nitrate at 35 PPM I don’t understand why my Ammonia is present and my Nitrate has gone to 0 all together. any help would be appreciated.   Read more »

Refugiums: Setup, Maintenance and Tips

Created on 2014-12-22 by snakeblitz33

Refugiums The use of marine plants to control ammonium, nitrates, and phosphates is not new to the hobby. The extensive use of macroalgae was first experimented with in the 60s and 70s by pioneers in the saltwater industry. Since then, the use of marine plants to control nutrients has been widely regarded as an effective means to control water quality in marine aquariums. This article will cover the benefits of adding a refugium, how to set up and maintain a refugium, different types of algae you can add and other technical aspects of keeping a refugium. A refugium is simply… Read more »

Saltwater Santa is Coming to Town!

Created on 2014-12-19 by candaceswf

As the famous yuletide carol says: “Saltwater Santa is Coming to Town…” The Elves at Saltwaterfish.com want you to know there is still time to get your tank in tip top shape before the holidays. Get that cleaner crew in place or that majestic centerpiece before the holidays get in full swing. This weekend will see the best inventory of the season, so order quickly for best selection…alter all…we don’t want you calling us ‘the grinch’ because what you’ve been watching is now out of stock. The Saltwater Santa Overnight Express leaves every night for arrivals up to December 24th… Read more »

Protein Skimming: What it is, Why and when to do it.

Created on 2014-12-14 by snakeblitz33

     Protein Skimmers have been around for at least the last 60 years and have come in a wide variety of forms and efficiencies. The first protein skimmers were simple triangle pieces of glass that were fit into the side of an aquarium, and powered from the bottom up with a simple wooden air stone. Inside of the unit, there would collect on the glass a very slimy, brown and green sludge which would then be cleaned off manually (Goldstein 46).      Protein skimmers are also known as foam fractionaters. The purpose of a protein skimmer is to remove organic… Read more »

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful, but Inside it’s so Delightful…

Created on 2014-12-12 by candaceswf

Delightful inside the Saltwaterfish.com packaging that is… When you order from Saltwaterfish.com you get the very best in marine Life packaging.  Our system automatically pulls up the weather forecast for every order that is going out, and prints the information on the packing lists for our elite packers to see.  We know whether to add heat packs or cool packs depending on YOUR weather!  We have experience shipping in the high heat of summer in Texas, and the frigid cold of Alaska…. and everything in between.  If we think there may be an issue in your area, we will call you.  Yup… Read more »

Reverse Osmosis / Deionization units and maintenance

Created on 2014-12-07 by snakeblitz33

Reverse Osmosis / Deionization Units   Being a responsible reef keeper means doing everything that we can to ensure the short and long term survival of our aquariums inhabitants. This means starting your aquarium with pure, fresh water. Pure water is important, because it does not contain any nitrates, phosphates, ammonia, medications, bacteria, cysts, sediments, heavy metals and other chemicals that are present in tap water. By starting with pure water, you are no longer adding those chemicals into your tank, which can cause problems, both long term and short term. This article will go into detail of selecting and… Read more »