My Mistake, No. 3

My Mistake No. 3 – Evaporation!!     When I first started out I had so many worries and concerns. I was monitoring many parameters and was always thinking about something that could go wrong. Is my lighting OK? Is my skimmer working properly? etc.   While testing my parameters one in particular was a […]

My Mistake, No. 2

My Mistake, No. 2   So as I stated at the beginning of this blog I will list and explain all the mistakes that I made on my first attempt at a reef aquarium. You know the list we use to make as kids from the Argos catalog, well this list will be longer than […]

Wavemaker

Let There be Flow!   Everyone who owns a fish tank knows that you need a light, some sort of filter and a heater/chiller. These are some of the most common things needed in an aquarium and most beginners already know they need these three aspects. I mean its common sense right?   But what […]

Protein Skimmer

Protein Skimmer   When I first started off with my saltwater aquarium I had no idea what a Protein Skimmer even was. I came form a freshwater aquarium so I knew the basic need for filtration but never heard of a skimmer. The ‘not knowing’ was a huge set back for me. I didn’t know […]

Blue Planet II – OMG!

Blue Planet II   Guess what is coming to our TV screens very soon? Sir David Attenborough has done it again with an amazing underwater series called the Blue Planet II. Its safe to say that if you love your aquarium you will love this TV series and if you haven’t already seen the first […]

Foxface

The Foxface   The Foxface is a truly bright and beautiful fish that is full of personality. This hardy fish does well in a newly set up aquarium making it ideal for the beginner. The Foxface can be housed in a range of aquariums providing they are big enough. They will do well in a […]

Picasso Trigger

The Picasso Trigger   Possibly one of the bonniest triggerfish is the Picasso Trigger. They have such a unique set of markings that truly are a work of art. They are a very active fish that loves nothing more than swimming in and out of crevices and caves. It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks […]

Niger Trigger

The Niger Trigger   A year or two ago I got my first trigger and it was a Niger Trigger. I loved it but my partner didn’t, so I loved it more!   Triggers are truly unique in the way they look and swim. They are a very active fish that loves to swim around […]

Six Line Wrasse

The Six Line Wrasse   This bright and active little fish has a lot of character for its size. They will stay close to the rock work and dart in and out of crevices and caves. They do a great job of keeping little critters at bay as they hunt for them on the rock […]

Hawkfish

  The Hawkfish   As we sit and watch our aquarium on a daily basis the Hawkfish is the one that will be looking back at you. There are two common types of Hawkfish found within the home aquarium, the Longnose and the Flame. Both are relatively easy to care for and tend to be […]