Terrible Advice Tuesdays

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Feeding and Disease Treatment

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: When your fish are sick, stop feeding them.

The rest of the story: Imagine this, while you are in the hospital getting treated for an infectious disease, you aren’t fed anything. No food is brought to you, …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The Leaky Bulkhead Fix

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: To ensure your bulkheads won’t leak, glue them to your tank with PVC cement.

The rest of the story: Bulkheads (also known as tank adapters) are specifically designed to form a water tight seal with your tank …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Interpreting The Haze

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A haze-like film of algae on your tank’s glass means your tank has a nutrient problem.

The rest of the story: The amount of nutrients needed to grow a haze-like film of algae on your tank’s glass …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Saltwater Tank’s Invisible Drawback

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Saltwater aquariums smell bad.

The rest of the story:  A healthy saltwater tank that has good water quality and good filtration will not smell.

If your saltwater tank does smells bad, the first place to look …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Your Fish Food Could Be Dangerous

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A recent University study has shown that some frozen fish food contains high levels of mercury. Therefore, you should be test your food [for mercury] to make sure your tank is safe.

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Sure-Fire Aquarium Leak Suppressant

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If your aquarium is leaking, just pour in Radiator Stop Leak to seal the leak.

The rest of the story: If taking a substance meant for a car’s radiator system and adding to your saltwater aquarium sounds …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: No Coraline Algae = Unhealthy Tank

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): If your saltwater tank doesn’t have coraline algae growing in it, then your tank isn’t healthy.

The rest of the story: The hunt for coraline algae always amuses me as there are hobbyists who hate it …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The Toughest Aquarium Material Around?

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A glass aquarium cannot get scratched.

The rest of the story: Glass can scratch. Unlike acrylic tanks that have lots of available scratch removal kits, removing scratches in glass is very hard and often times not worth …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The Easiest Starter Anemone For Your Saltwater Tank

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Sebae Anemones (Heteractis crispa) are a great starter anemone for your saltwater tank.

The rest of the story: Sebae anemones are a very tempting anemone to keep as they come in a variety of colors …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: New(er) School Reef Tank Lighting Won’t Get the Job Done

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) won’t grow corals.

The rest of the story: I can’t believe I’m still hearing this idea passed around especially considering mounting evidence of LEDs successfully growing coral. From a scientific standpoint, here’s one …

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