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Reef Threads Podcast #245

How much do you know about the salt that makes the water in which your animals live?

It’s salty guest week! Wait, that didn’t come out right. Let’s try: Craig Bingman is our returning guest this week and our subject is salt. If you have questions about the salt you’re using, the salt you’d like to use, or how you’re handling your salt, listen to this information-packed hour about our favorite powder. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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3 Saltwater Fish Beginners Should AVOID!

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Mame Nano Protein Skimmer III Review – Saltwater Conversion In this coralfish12g video, I am going to be reviewing the Mame Nano Protein Skimmer III. I was searching for a smaller and quieter protein skimmer for my 30 gallon reef tank when I found it on Saltwater The Mame Nano Skimmer III is a very small, practical protein skimmer that is specially designed to skim the smallest nano tanks.

Never Leave Your Couch Again!

 Interior design is not for the faint of heart and when it comes to the placement of an aquarium things can get even more complicated.  Reefers have always had to make a decision between the positioning of their tank and that of their TV, forced to choose between two of their favorite things.  Some resort to placing the two side by side or sandwiched around each other, but no more must you decide which you love more! … More:

Back to the Bubble; 30 days later and a LED

Just over one month ago I took on the opportunity to receive, set up and review the Gen 2 BioBubble Animal Habitat. During that time I asked for and received a the optional 10K LED designed to seat in the spot where the usual cap does. Has 30+ days changed my view of this unit? Read on inside to find out what I think today. … More:

A New Era in Aquarium Feeds

Living Color Enterprises Inc is the sole distributor of New Era diets in the USA. For the past 2 years  public aquariums were the distributors main focus. In that time the company’s professional feeds have rounded out the diets of over 40 public aquariums including the Georgia Aquarium, all 3 Sea Worlds and the California Academy of Sciences. This year Living Color has launched New Era into the retail market. 17 diets are available to hobbyists. Whether you are breeding fancy Goldfish, into tropicals and Cichlids, or a are a casual marine aquarium hobbyist, there is a New Era diet designed specifically for the fish you love to keep. Living Color will be showcasing all of their professional, innovative diets at MACNA 2012 in DFW, I was fortunate enough to get a look at the complete marine diet today. Read on to see what I found out. … More:

BioBubble Premium Review

 Since it was released to the market in 2010, the BioBubble Animal Habitat has not undergone many changes in design with the exception of some minor tweaks to the filtration system and appearance. The Gen 2 model was unveiled during the Global Pet Expo last month and I was lucky enough to end up getting the opportunity to use and review one of these interesting multi-use pet systems. … More:

Pay it forward: Mentor a youth, Ensure the future of the hobby

5 year old standing in front of the 90 gallon macro tank on display in the children's clothing store I own with my wife.

 How did your passion for fish keeping begin? For me it was the gift of a 10 gallon aquarium and a few pairs of Guppies when I was a spry 7 year old. The present was given to me by my 1st grade teacher. I can not remember what the first grade project concerning the tank and fish was, I definitely will never forget the fascination I had with the little fish that seemed to have a new batch of fry daily.… More: is the world's leading destination for sustainable coral reef farming and the aquarium hobby. We offer a free open forum and reef related news and data to better educate aquarists and further our goals of sustainable reef management.