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Elegance Corals

Catalaphyllia jardinei a.k.a. the elegance coral holds a special place in my heart. Way back when I first started the hobby, the elegance wa...
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Chalice Coral Care

Chalice corals represent a large group of wildly disparate corals that share little in common past their flat, plate-forming appearance. Ther...
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Tidal Gardens New HQ Build Saga Playlist

In late 2017 we broke ground on a giant new facility for Tidal Gardens. This blog post is a video playlist chronicling the whole saga from s...
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Field Trip to Ryan's Tank

This reef tank field trip features a show-stopping 1000-gallon SPS reef by Ryan Reeves that I saw while visiting Dallas Texas. It’s not every...
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Acropora Coral Care

Acropora are the crown jewel of the SPS world. No other genus has the sheer number of species as Acropora and when reef aquarists talk about...
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Field Trip to Nathan's Reef Tank

After a 3 year break, I'm finally back at Nathan's to show you his mixed reef.
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Field Trip to Rico's Reef Tank

Checking out how Rico's new 500-gallon tank is doing.
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Field Trip to Will's Reef Tank

A look at Will's amazing Reef tank.
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New Building Update!

Exciting new building updates!
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Frogspawn Coral Care

Euphyllia Frogspawns have been a fixture in reef aquariums seemingly since the hobby began. Frogspawn corals have long multi tipped tentacles...
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Torch Coral Care

Euphyllia have been a fixture in reef aquariums seemingly since the hobby began. Torch corals have long tentacles tipped with a ball. This la...
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Hammer Coral Care

Hammer corals are an iconic large polyp stony coral (LPS) that has been a staple in the hobby for generations. They are found all throughout ...
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Micromussa Coral Care

Micromussa lordhowensis was formely known as Acanthastrea lordhowensis and share the same care requirments as most Acanthastrea. Space should...
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Calcium Reactors

As you can imagine, water chemistry is a huge deal in reef aquariums and there are many methods to help maintain good water quality. There ar...
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Protein Skimmers

A protein skimmer is a device designed to clean the water in a reef aquarium by removing dissolved organic compounds.  Put even more simply, ...
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Sumps

I hate clutter.  Unfortunately, clutter and reef aquariums come hand in hand especially as the number of devices start to pile up.  Want to a...
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Pests

Hitchhikers make their way into home aquariums by stowing away on pieces of live rock and coral. Some are relatively benign such as the occa...
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