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  1. Tridacna Clams

    Giant clams of the Genus Tridacna are a popular mollusk in reef aquariums. It is not difficult to understand why these clams are so popular in the reef-keeping hobby. Tridacna clams have mantles with intricate patterns and a dazzling array of colors. I’ve seen clams that are purple, blue, green, yellow, and even some even have iridescent qualities. more...
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  2. 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 occasional feather duster worm. There are even highly sought after hitchhikers such as commensal hermit crabs that live in some stony corals. This article though is about the top 5 worst pests that I have come across. more...
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  3. 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 add a calcium reactor?  Get ready to deal with power cords going to the main pump, the feed pump, and the solenoid not to mention tubing going to and from the tank as well as the CO2 canister.  Even something as simple as a protein skimmer can involve multiple devices.  As reef keepers add more gadgets and the complexity of the whole system increases, the reef tank can become a snake pit of wiring and tubing.  For neat freaks like myself, a sump is a godsend. more...
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