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Zoanthid Reef Aquarium Care & Lighting

Last Updated 2-24-16 Zoanthids are quite popular due to the wide variety, general easy to moderate care requirements, and the fact many are captive raised (fragged/aquacultured). First let me provide some basics of these popular reef aquarium inhabitants. What is a Zoanthid? This is the common term for all members of the Zoanthidae family, including… Read More »

Tropic Marine Center (TMC) Vecton, & Advantage UV Review

Revised 1/7/2014 TMC has long been a leader in the aquarium/pond products industry in both innovation and price. In the case of their UV Sterilizers, TMC is not the ‘first’, nevertheless what they have done is build a well designed Ultra Violet Sterilizer line based on the most proven and practical design. These Sterilizers are… Read More »

Aquarium Fluidized Bed Filter Review; TMC V2, Merlin, Lifeguard

FSB (fluidized sand bed) Filters as a solution to increased bio load needs of large aquariums, a better, less expensive solution over large canister filters such as the Fluval FX5 or Eheim 2080, especially for freshwater planted aquariums Revised 1/10/17 This Article/Review includes a section about Installation later in the article. The Fluidized Sand Bed… Read More »

Purchase Aquarium LED Lighting; What to Know

Purchase Aquarium LED Lighting; What to Know? Most recent revision 10-29-14 With LED Lighting advancing at a fever pace, there is a lot to know and as well there is a lot of good information available, but there is also a lot of bad or simply misleading information too, especially when it pertains to what… Read More »

SHO Lighting Review; New Planted Aquarium Light Technology

Further Revised: 1/8/14 Although the SHO (Super High Output) CF Light is not all that new, yet for some reason it is still not all that well known in the Aquarium Hobby. These high output CFLs are quite well known among indoor nurseries and Hydroponics operations, and somewhat known among aquarium professionals. That said, since… Read More »

TMC, Tropic Marine Center Aquarium Products

Revised 3-5-16 Tropic Marine Centre Aquarium & Pond Products have been known for years in Europe (decades actually) as THE PREMIER fresh/marine aquarium as well as pond equipment company. As well TMC is the authorized distributor for Quality Marine USA marine fish exports, who are the world leaders in ethical marine husbandry and healthy marine… Read More »

Aquarium Lighting; Newer Technology: T2 Light Review, more

Quick Review of: *LED Aquarium Light *T2 Aquarium Lights *SHO Aquarium Lights Revised 1/10/14 This post will look at just a few types of aquarium lights/lighting, but is not meant as an exhaustive list. These lights are primarily cutting edge, so if the reader is not familiar with these, it is partly due to the… Read More »

Unique Aquarium (& Pond) Information Articles

This post will provide links/resources to a few “Unique” aquarium/pond articles dealing either lesser known subjects or subjects that are often unfortunately “ripe” with myths due to cut and paste posting on the internet via Forums, Yahoo Answers, about.com, eHow, and now Google with its spam ridden algorithm update that favor Amazon even in science… Read More »

Aquarium Heaters

Aquarium Heaters Revised 1/17/2014 There are many aquarium heaters now to choose from. Through about 35 years in the industry, we’ve had experience with many of them and have come to know some of the best. We have use basic automatic (non pre-set economy) heaters, to the very popular glass submersible pre-set (thermostatic) heaters, to… Read More »

Sponge Filters for Aquarium, Pond, Sump

Sponge filtration is an often overlooked type of aquatic filter device for freshwater tanks, ponds and bowls, and even marine aquariums. Many persons look past their simplicity as ineffective, but therein lies their quality. Sponge Filters   For the best in Aquarium Sponge Filters by ATI For stand alone filters, please see our Sponge Filter… Read More »

UV-C Bulb Specifications; Aquarium and Pond

For a Aquarium & Pond Supply’s COMPLETE UV Bulbs Reference Guide: UV Replacement Bulbs, Cross Reference Guide Most recent revision 10-29-14 In this article post, I’ll describe the differences in the many UV bulbs and why most UV Bulbs purchased at a low price are simply a waste of your money. If your goal is… Read More »

Rena Filstar XP Filters

Filstar XP Filter The extremely quiet Filstar XP Filters are excellent for use in Fresh and saltwater of aquariums. It has a large bio mechanical and chemical media capacity, strong flow rates and solid construction combined with ease of maintenance. *Simple Installation *Easy to Use *Maximum Performance & Reliability *Complete with ALL media needed! For… Read More »

Featured Items

Lowest Prices for first quality low pressure mercury, level 1 or 2 capable Quartz UV bulbs! Compact UV Bulb (UVC) for; 5 through 36 Watt Sterilizers/Clarifiers Compact UV Bulbs in PLL (G11) and PLS (G23 & GX23) styles, now including the proprietary G11 UVC lamp to fit some Tetra UV Sterilizers. For T5, T8, T10… Read More »

Aquatic Information & Supplies

AQUARIUM DECOR; Synthetic Coral (Yellow Leather, Blue Ridge, Mini 4 Pack Coral Replicas & Red Pipe Organ DeCoral); Castles, and artificial plants; Driftwood, Mango Wood specimens! AQUARIUM AND POND PRODUCTS; Filters such as the Rena Filstar Filter & RO Water Filters; Pumps (water, air) such as Economy Aquarium Air Pumps, & Rio Pumps; Lights and… Read More »