Equipment Review: Inexpensive Aquarium Thermometers - Bargains or Reef Killers? Plus Notes on Thermometer Calibration
It is not uncommon to see an aquarium housing hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars worth of exotic animals while using a very inexpensive thermometer to report this critical parameter. Is this practice a shrewd use of financial resources, or frugality inviting disaster?
AmericanReef Video Podcast: Tank Tour with Dr. Sanjay Joshi of the 500 Gallon Penn State Reef Tank - Part One
AmericanReef.com visits with Dr. Sanjay Joshi at Penn State University to discuss his large 500 gallon aquarium.
After being in the marine aquarium hobby and trade for almost 20 years, and diving many times around Indonesia, I've had a lot of experience with this particular anemone.
How do you provide circulation for the critters under your care?
Jake highlights numerous products seen at InterZoo 2010.
October 16, 2008 — Wired Science gets the scoop on how the elaborate coral exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences was created, and how the museum introduced the coral into it's new environment.
As with trying and testing all new things, long term performance is what really counts so I was greatly looking forward to seeing if my initial impressions with the 4-part would be similar to my long term experience.
AmericanReef Video Podcast: A Personal Tour of the PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo with Aquarist Bob Snowden
AmericanReef.com returns to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium for a personal tour with aquarist Bob Snowden.
Media Review: The Complete Illustrated Breeder’s Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes by Matthew L. Wittenrich
Should someone interested in breeding marine ornamental fish read this book? Read the review to find out.
Do you blog about your reef aquarium or about things going on in the reefkeeping hobby? If so, tell us about it!
LED lighting for reef tanks is on its way to becoming a reality. Different LED fixtures address the lighting problem in several different ways, small number of high power LEDs with optics or with large numbers of low power LEDs with no optics.
Based on personal observations of corals' minimum and maximum light requirements using a Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM) fluorometer, it appears that the Blue Moon Aquatic 90-watt LED unit is capable of meeting the maximum light requirements of the most demanding corals. Read more for the details.
Never forget, regardless of how difficult it may be, it's better to be patient and thoroughly check out a potential purchase, rather than acting hastily and having something die in your aquarium.