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November 01, 2020
T5 vs LED Lighting
T5 vs LED Lighting The last few years have seen a major move away from T5 lighting toward LED lighting. The belief has largely driven that shift change among hobbyists that LED lighting units are more energy-efficient and provide better quality illumination for plants, fish, and corals. So, is that...
November 06, 2016
Fun Facts About Winter Livestock Shipping
A lot of customers worry about shipping in the winter. We don't blame you. It's usually cold, windy, snowing, and nasty out. But don't worry! Truth is winter is probably the easiest and safest season to ship. It is much easier to keep a package warm than it...
July 05, 2016
Acclimate Your Salt Critters Purchase
You just ordered some awesome coral frags from www.SaltCritters.com. You're all excited and waiting for the Fedex driver to deliver your goodies. Finally Fedex shows up! Awesome! Let's get these new corals in the tank! Wooo slow down buddy! You need to acclimate your new coral frags to your tank so you...
May 02, 2016
An Introduction to Marine Coral
While coral are capable of living individually, they tend to grow in colonies to create a colorful world of intricate beauty. The beauty of coral reefs is due to the interesting shapes and dazzling colors of the coral. Coral organisms tend to live in tropical waters close to...
February 23, 2016
4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dwarf Seahorses
Does looking at fish and other aquatic creatures lift your spirits? The ocean and its creatures have and continue to be a source of both relaxation and inspiration for many people. The Hippocampus Zosterae or dwarf seahorse is a fascinating fish and one of the smallest seahorses in the world....
February 23, 2016
The Benefits of Coral and Coral Frags for Marine Health
Coral are actually living organisms that are made up of many individual animals called coral polyps. A coral frag is a piece of coral that has been separated into smaller pieces. Coral provides valuable and diverse ecosystems for marine life. In fact, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral are...
February 06, 2016
Zoanthid and Palythoa both Beautiful and Built to Survive
Zoanthids (Zoas) and Palythoa (Palys) are interesting soft coral that are very similar in many ways. It is easy to distinguish between Zoa and Paly for coral enthusiasts. For example, the eagle eye zoanthid is very easy to identify. However, in many cases it can be difficult to differentiate between...
January 06, 2016
Three Reasons Why Acan Coral are Aquarium Favorites
When many people think of aquariums, a tank with fish is what comes to mind. However, aquarists these days have the option of adding living coral with saltwater fish or enjoying a marine reef aquarium that focuses on coral rather than fish. One very popular coral often selected for these...
October 16, 2014
The Perfect Seahorse for your Desk
Dwarf Seahorses The perfect Seahorse for your desk Dwarf seahorses are a joy to watch. We watch these little guys more than anything else around here.They only require a small simple 1-5 gallon, species only, aquarium. This makes them perfect for a desktop. No need for a fancy aquarium, all...
October 06, 2014
Squomosa x Crocea Hybrid Clam
We got in a very interesting Clam last week. So interesting that AquaNerd did a write up about it. Check it out.
November 08, 2013
Real Coral at Real Prices
Real coral at Real prices! Yep you heard us! Real Coral.. We have Real pictures. No photoshopped fake saturated pictures here like we are seeing more and more on other sites. We even post two pictures of every coral. One picture is under 14K leds and the other is under Royal blue...
November 04, 2013
Lighting is EVERYTHING.
Most reefers know this and a few just refuse to listen and learn. Lighting is everything when it comes to coral color, or the color of anything really.No two lights, no two screens, and no two tanks are going to be identical.Corals will look slightly different in every tank.They look different in...