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The Price of a Tang and the Future of Our Hobby

The Price of a Tang and the Future of Our Hobby
Being in the desert, our prices have always been somewhat higher than other places. So the $20 price mentioned in the article is somewhat of a dream. A $50 price is more the norm here. I paid $45 for the one I have in my tank now about 6 years ago. If prices really are going to be what the article suggests they are going to be I would never be able to replace the fish when it eventually dies. ...
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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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