Blue Lobsters Are Real!

Lobsters are supposed to be red right? … Well, yes and no. Most live american lobsters are naturally colored an olive green or mottled dark greenish brown. In rare cases, lobsters come in shades of bright blue, white (albino), yellow, black, and red have been reported from time to time. Perhaps the most unusual colors […]

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Aquarium Setup and Design

Dimensions Tank dimensions are determined by the individuals inside your aquarium. Some fish require swimming space, and the length of the tank may be important. Some corals require intense light, and the height of the tank may be important. Some plants grow like bushes, and the width of the tank may be important. Also, the […]

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Comprehensive Lighting Guide

Why Lighting? The simplest, most economic choice of lighting is sunlight. No tech aquarium folks believe there is no substitute. For many applications, aquarium lighting demands specific technology. When you heat something, that something’s temperature goes up. At room temperature, this something will emit energy in the infrared (below red) range of light. However, hotter […]

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Acrylic vs. Glass

Acrylic vs. Glass Acrylic has greater impact resistance than glass. Joining acrylic results in very strong bonds, and acrylic aquariums have been in service for decades without failure. Acrylic can be machined very easily with the proper tools. Because of this, plumbing can enter from the bottom, back, or sides of an aquarium instead of […]

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