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Saltwater, saltwater aquariums, Sump -

Here’s sumpthing to talk about, why would you want a sump for an aquarium? With the right kind of hang-on-the-back filters, you can successfully run a saltwater aquarium, but sumps do have their advantages. Sumps increase the total water volume of your system, which helps stabilize fluctuations in temperature and chemistry. Sumps give more room for equipment like protein skimmers, phosphate reactors, and biological filtration while keeping them out of view of the display tank. Also, when the water flows down into the sump, it becomes more aerated. Sumps make it easy to add a freshwater auto top off system so the...

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Invertebrate, Saltwater -

Pom Pom Crabs are an invertebrate like no other! These unique crabs keep a small anemone in each claw, which are used to ward off predators for protection. When they do this, they look like they're waving pom poms around. It's amusing to us, be can be scary to a potential threat. The crab will also use the anemones like mops on the substrate which will clean up detritus or leftover food. If one anemone dies, the crab will split one so it can have it's preferred one for each claw. The anemones they hold can bother sensitive corals and...

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Aiptasia, Saltwater -

Aiptasia, or also know as glass or rock anemones, are the ultimate hitchhiker in saltwater aquariums! So much so that every aquarist will encounter them no matter what precautions they take. If you try to remove them with a knife, spores are released which spreads the Aiptasia even more.They are effective filter feeders, but they can sting fish, invertebrates, and corals while taking over precious space in a tank. You can take control of them naturally with Peppermint Shrimp or Aiptasia Eating File Fish, or try Red Sea's Aiptasia-X!   Orders can be shipped, or be put on hold for...

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Saltwater, skimmer -

Want to add more fish to your aquarium? Think about a protein skimmer! These filtration units can be added to almost any saltwater aquarium and can increase the bio-load in your tank. When you see dirty looking foam on a beach, you can use the same principal to aquariums! The skimmer injects fine air bubbles into its chamber and when the bubbles come into contact with proteins (leftover food and everything else that comes from a fish), they flow into a cup where they're collected. This leaves cleaner water and can reduce the amount of water changes needed. Talk to...

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