Sea Hare – Hair Algae Eating Machine

The Green Sea Hare, Dolabella auricularia, is a voracious hair algae eating animal. There are many species of sea hares. ¬†They live for about 16 months in nature and fewer in captivity. Because they have no protective shell they have either developed a toxic defense or are naturally well camouflaged. Dolobella auricularia has mostly taken […]

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Berlin Method Reef Aquarium Filtering

Every marine and reef aquarium is a unique living filter, with different animals, algae and bacteria populations. There are however only a few general filtering methods or approaches that have worked over the years. They include the Berlin Method, Algae Scrubber, Deep Sand Bed, Mud Filter and Organic Carbon. Many of these share common components […]

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The Beautiful Marine Aquarium 14 Step Guide to Setup and Maintenance | Marine Aquarium Service

The Beautiful Marine Aquarium

Thanks to all my readers for helping me choose the name of my new eBook. The overwhelming title choice was The Beautiful Marine Aquarium: 14 Step Guide to Setup and Service. I changed it slightly from Service to Maintenance. It is now The Beautiful Marine Aquarium: 14 Step Guide to Setup and Maintenance. You can […]

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Pick the Title of My eBook

I have finished writing my first ebook last night, but I ran into the next challenge. I am not sure what the title should be. I think it would be fun if my readers helped. I have set up a survey below for you to vote on the title, or enter one of your own. […]

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The Best Aquarium Automatic Top Off

Six aquarium Automatic Top Off (ATO) systems, also know as water level controllers, were put head to head in a detailed comparison of their most important aspects. A system engineering sensitivity analysis was done to find and reduce uncertainty until there was no doubt which one was the top pick. The Tunze Osmolator 3155 came […]

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The Most Important Equipment in an Aquarium

Keeping your aquarium stable with everything running is hard enough. When equipment breaks it could make the difference between a total loss or an inconvenience, depending on how critical that piece of equipment is. It is best to invest your dollars in highly reliable equipment but not everything has the same importance to animal health. […]

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The Best Aquarium Heater

Six marine fully submersible 100-Watt aquarium heaters are put head to head in a detailed comparison of the important heater parameters. A sensitivity analysis was done to find and reduce uncertainty until there was high confidence in the top pick. The Eheim Jager TruTemp came out on top as the best aquarium heater.

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