Aquarium Acclimation System

Doradon Acclimator
I first got this product in 2011. I have used it many times over the years. Originally, I got this product sent to me specifically to review and I did. At the time I did a video on it which is a good way to learn about the product. This product works best with freshwater fish or marine fish in water with salinity levels close to yours. I still own and still use this product for acclimation and for...
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ZooMed Mini Canister Filter

I have used this filter for both marine and freshwater nano tanks. It comes in various sizes but I am not recommending the larger sizes. If you are needed something for a bigger tank (50 gallons or more) then I recommend going with a proper Fluval canister if you are looking for a canister. I used the small (10 gallon) version of this. It provides excellent filtration which includes a media...
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Drama in the Hobby/Industry

No drama sign
I mention this only because I have long disdained drama in the hobby. Some may argue that by posting this I am part of the drama. Perhaps you are right. However, I have found over the years that I have been able to help end the drama by pointing out a different, more neutral, perspective.  I suspect that Reef Builders motives are pure but I also think that doesn't really matter. They love the h...
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Carib Sea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Fiji Pink Sand

Carib Sea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Fiji Pink Sand
There are a couple of things to talk about in regards to this marine substrate. First is the "alive" part. It has bacteria already in it. This reduces cycling time and makes for a much better start to a new tank. But this also means that the consumer has to be cautious when buying this. There is an expiration date on the package. The bacteria will eventually die off and this date is a measure of t...
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