Michael Rice

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Tales From The Fish Store | Reef Addiction

Tales From The Fish Store | Reef Addiction

I can't count the amount of times the addictive qualities of aquariums have come up in conversation in the store I work at, but this week I really got to see how very true that is. It's not uncommon to here stories of people addicted to drugs or alcohol staying up for...

Old Rules We All Need to Break

Old Rules We All Need to Break

There's a lot of aquarium rules flying around the hobby with little or no fact behind them, and I think it's time we break from them. some are from the beginning of aquariums and were simply meant as a benchmark. Some are simply correlations that were seen as cause...

The Tidal Tank

The Tidal Tank

I'm always amused by hobbyists getting worried about their corals sitting out of the water for a few minutes during a water change, or keeping them submerged for every second during a move between tanks. Obviously what some people in the hobby don't know is, many of...

Ocean Acidification | Beyond the Clownfish

Ocean Acidification | Beyond the Clownfish

There's been a lot of reports published lately about the acidification effects of the oceans on clownfish, and I'm sure you've read something already, so I'm not going to cover that here. What I would like to talk about is the effects it may have on calcifying species...

Don’t Go Into The Light

Don’t Go Into The Light

Brightness is something I hear hobbyists talk about way to frequently when it comes to reef lighting, but there's much more important things that cannot be measured by the human eye that should be considered when looking at reef lighting. Our eyes work much like a...

Tales From The Fish Store | The Worst Gift Ever

Tales From The Fish Store | The Worst Gift Ever

If it's possible to love something, then there's always going to be someone with the care to make a gift of it. If you're reading this, you should know that marine aquariums are a love, and naturally can be made into gifts quite often. Stories of this range from...

Clownfish Will Host Anything

Clownfish Will Host Anything

The movie Finding Nemo may have been the biggest stimulant this hobby has ever seen, and what epitomizes this phenomenon more than the clownfish and anemone combo? Since that movie hit the box office, clowns have been the inspiration behind many a reef tank, and a lot...

Lessons From Reefing

Lessons From Reefing

Reefkeeping is the most extremely intensive hobby I've ever been involved in, and there is endless stuff to learn. I find myself focusing more and more energy on becoming a more knowledgeable aquarist and devoting more and more time to keeping these amazing creature...

Reef Angel Doser Reviewed

Reef Angel Doser Reviewed

Reef Angel, the open source controller producing company, recently got their new twin pump dosing system on the market. With a price tag of just $109, these may be the cheapest to date. I got ahold of mine this week, and after some testing, I'm ready to come to some...

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