A chiller is similar to an air conditioner or refrigerator in that it compresses gas to cool the temperature of aquarium water. A heat exchanger, along with gas, separates heat from the water, carries the heat to a radiator, and releases it from the chiller with a fan. Some chillers are simple to use and some are complicated, requiring some plumbing work during installation.
GFO stands for granular ferric oxide, and those who are starting with an aquarium may have heard that this chemical can be used to prevent the growth of algae in reef tanks.
Candy Cane coral (Caulastrea furcata) is one of the most popular choices of coral for beginners to the reef and marine hobby.
If you’re having problems with green hair algae–you’re not alone. Many of us have struggled with this problem algae in our tanks. It can be a big pain because it can “take over your aquarium” in a short amount of time. So let’s dive a bit deeper into what causes the problem and how to…
When people think about setting up an aquarium in the home, freshwater fish are usually the type that they start out with. This is because most people are led to believe that freshwater fish are a less expensive, easier to keep option than their marine counterparts.
Introduction to caring for the Toadstool Leather Coral The toadstool coral is a perfect beginner coral for the saltwater aquarium. They are saltwater reef soft coral and require the conditions typical for success with just about any reef tank. Toadstool leather corals are often sold as different varieties, based on their colour or the size…