Archive for January, 2010
When feeding your livestock, be sure to turn off your return pump. This will prevent foods from being sucked into the overflow and into your sump where it will not get eaten (unless of course you have fish or inverts in there).
Continuing on with our review of the LED products by Ecoxotic, we are focusing now on the Ecoxotic Stunner LED light strips. These strips will make nice additions to any preexisting light setup as they can function as supplemental actinics or simply add the shimmer affect to a fluorescent light setup.
Starting our review of the new LED lighting equipment sent to us by Ecoxotic, we are highlighting the new Ecoxotic Panorama LED module. This module is the same one found in the Panorama LED fixtures, with the exception that they are standalone and designed to be used as retrofit light.
Tired of replacing lamps on your metal halide or T5HO fixture? With LEDs, you may never have to replace a bulb again. The bulbs last for 50,000 hours, which equates to years and years of lighting for your reef tank.
More sad news from the business side of the aquarium hobby. Sapphire Aquatics, the acrylic products manufacturer that specialized in protein skimmers for nano aquariums, is shutting its doors.
© 2010 Foster & Smith, Inc. Reprinted as a courtesy and with permission from http://www.LiveAquaria.com Back in June of last year, LiveAquaria shared with the world their rare achievement of breeding McCulloch’s clownfish. We pounced on the story and wrote multiple articles following updates from LiveAquaria. We watched with amazement as the clownfish grew to [...]
We are excited to announce the newest sponsor on the AquaNerd Blog, Ecoxotic. Ecoxotic is an LED lighting company that makes the Panorama LED Fixture, as well as several retrofit LED setups. Ecoxotic has sent the AquaNerd staff a bunch of new LED lighting equipment and retrofit kits for us to review. And at the [...]
Undergravel filters are terrible for saltwater aquariums. They are very outdated and trap detritus in the sand bed, where it decays and releases nutrients back into the water.
Most aquarium service companies are, in my opinion, a disgrace to the aquarium hobby. Why do I take this harsh stance? While working in local fish stores, I had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with several service companies first hand. And in virtually all experiences, the impression that I got was a negative [...]
Large, carnivorous fish might be an attractive venture for saltwater aquarists. But most of these wild-caught fish will be very picky when it comes to eating and may only accept live foods. Feeder fish are available at local fish stores, but oftentimes they are freshwater fish that aren’t part of your fish’s natural diet. Try [...]