Building A Healthy Aquarium Ecosystem
Aquarium Depot is here to help you build sustainable, healthy ecosystems where your fish, corals and all of their tank mates thrive. Complete with guides, tips…
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Are you giving your corals the calcium they need? Calcium is one of the major building blocks of aquatic life. It is the primary element of exoskeletons for invertebrates and endoskeletons for vertebrates. It is vital for corals too! Corals uptake calcium in the form of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Hard corals and soft corals have different calcium needs so be sure to check out our blog to ensure you're giving your corals what they need!
Zoanthids, more commonly referred to as zoas, are officially categorized as cnidarians and are typically referred to as colonial anemones by the scientific community. You may also be surprised to know that the zoanthid coral is not actually coral at all, even if they’re popularly referred to as such. The perfect zoanthid garden is highly converted by aquarists. In this step-by-step guide we’ll lead you through how you too can create a zoanthid garden that you will cherish.
This is the ultimate guide for new aquarium hobbyists. Planning well and considering every thing from tank size, to the main fish & animals you like. Many people simply combine the items in such a way that the animals are doomed right from the start – this is heartbreaking for everyone and unfair for the animals. So think ahead when planning your saltwater aquarium. Visit our blog to make a list of what to consider for your saltwater aquarium!
Algae problems are a common aquarium concern. It is a hindrance that aquarium hobbyists have been trying to solve for decades now. But there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent this nagging problem. Some methods are more effective and organic than the others and we will detail a few steps you can undertake as preventive measures and also the most effective ways to get rid of algae from beautiful marine aquariums. Find out how to control algae in your aquarium in blog!
The hobby of maintaining an aquarium is comparatively new but growing in popularity because of how fascinating and different it is. Humans are fascinated by the vast diversity and behavior of aquatic life. Creating a saltwater aquarium ecosystem from scratch is a very rewarding experience. Itcan be daunting but as experts in the field, we'll guide you towards the best beginner saltwater aquarium fish to buy to make your introduction to the world of fish and corals the best experience it can be!
Corals eat in the wild and yet some aquarium hobbyists forget that corals eating in captivity is the job of the caretakers. We must take responsibility for directly providing coral food daily. Target feeding or supplying a large amount of free swimming foods are your best options. It requires patience, dedication and preparation of the food source. You can buy premixed frozen foods or you can make your own by following the recipe in our blog.
Sun Corals are one of the most versatile and beautiful marine aquarium additions on this planet! Their vivid yellow tentacles rise out of the polyp like the sun when it is time for them to feed (at dawn). Several guides claim that these corals are hard to maintain however, Aquarium Depot believes that this is completely wrong! Using our method you can make your sun coral bloom at the same time every day, giving your tank a radiant display of life at the bottom of the ocean.
For beginner hobbyists, saltwater aquariums may seem a bit daunting. There are so many things to think about, and it is a big commitment! When having a tank, you must make sure that everything is healthy, clean, and happy. But does this mean we have to constantly be giving the aquarium attention? We are here to give you tips on how to keep your saltwater aquarium low maintenance so you can enjoy your marine life without it being a strain on your time, energy and money!
Being able to have a mini version of tropical coral reefs in your home is an amazing and rewarding experience. It takes work and dedication. But if done properly, you can have a beautiful, healthy little reef right in your own home. And what is the most important part of that reef? The corals, of course! In this article we will give you a step-by-step guide to acclimating your corals in a new reef tank.
For first-time aquarists, simply realizing that the dream of caring for and successfully growing corals is not as impossible as they first thought. Your first coral garden doesn’t have to cost a fortune or be difficult to care for. In this guide we will show you the corals that are easy to care for, colorful, fast growing, and are hardy or tolerant of common new aquarist mistakes. Visit the blog for the list of the best beginner corals for your DIY coral garden!
Solve your reeft tank algae problems with these crabs that most aquarium hobbyist love. These crustaceans are great natural cleaners for your saltwater aquarium. We're here to help you discover what cleaning crab is the best choice for you and your saltwater aquarium needs!
Looking for the best live feeds for fish in your saltwater aquarium? In this article we list the top live feeds for your saltwater aquarium and the benefits they bring to your fish in your homemade aquarium. Giving your fish a great variety of food means that they will stay healthy. In providing them live food along with any dry food they might like, you are providing your fish a natural diet. This allows your little reef tank ecosystem to thrive!
Are your saltwater community fish shy or spending too much of their time hiding? If you’ve noticed this behavior, don’t worry. This is not unusual, even in a peaceful saltwater aquarium that contains a large amount of live rock. Social fish species are actively searching for possible predators all the time when in the wild. Continuous behavior may suggest an imbalance on the distribution of fish species. Find everything about this in our blog!
Keeping an aquarium is a rewarding experience, as you get to create and develop an amazing, tiny ecosystem. Starting an aquarium may seem a daunting task for beginners, it’s hard to know where to start! Just remember, you can always start small and gradually work up to a larger aquarium. Here are 4 fish species perfect for beginner aquarium hobbyists and saltwater reef tank owners.
You have probably heard a lot of aquarium hobbyists tell you that you need copepods and amphipods in your tank to create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem and keep your fish and corals healthy. But, you might be confused as to why these are considered as the best fish food. We are here to tell you the five reasons why copepods and amphipods are the best fish feed!
An important part of reef tank ownership is unfortunately preventing and eradicating pests and parasites. This includes flatworms, which can block out light that corals’ tissues need or begin to consume the coral tissues themselves. They eat the micro fauna living on rocks. Big issues arise if they get into water pumps or other equipment, if they get crushed they release a deadly toxin with the potential to kill corals and fish. Visit the blog to know how to get rid of these pests!
A great and educational read covering the wonders of a symbiotic relationship in the marine ecosystem as well as saltwater aquariums! Typically, these relationships can last a lifetime as species have evolved to be dependent on each other. This is also a guide on caring for your clownfish, choosing your anemone and their relationship as the best tank mates ever.
Having a saltwater aquarium is a rewarding hobby. If you are new in this hobby, no need to be overwhelmed. We're here to guide you on building the best saltwater aquarium using these 5 components to ensure a happy, healthy, reef tank ecosystem. Read on to discover the top five components to build the best saltwater aquarium!
It’s no secret that owning a pet has measurable benefits for your health, but these benefits are typically associated with traditional pets like dogs and cats. There’s a reason, however, that doctor’s offices and health clinics all over the world have fish tanks in them. Your home aquarium could be just as beneficial for your health as the family dog. In fact, the 2019 National Pet Owners Survey shows that aquarium fish are kept as household pets in over 13 million American homes.
Building a healthy reef tank requires a lot of research and work. Having symbiotic pairs in your saltwater aquarium provides so many benefits to both you and your habitat. It is a great way to keep your aquarium as close to nature as possible and allow the development of a balanced ecosystem. This is a guide for any hobbyist or aquarist who wants to keep their saltwater aquarium healthy and natural for their fish and corals.
As aquarists, we love our beautiful coral aquariums. The color, structure, and diversity corals can bring to a tank is unparalleled. As proud aquarists, our aquariums also provide great tools for education for family and friends as well as ourselves of course. Have you wondered about how these beautiful corals have come about? In this guide, we provide you with everything you have ever wondered about coral spawning.