Arizona Fishkeeping For Freshwater & Marine Aquarists
Coral Guide

Which corals are good for beginners?

It's probably the biggest question asked by someone starting their first reef tank: which corals are good for beginners.  Fortunately there are several species that are hardy, easy to care for, and also quite affordable. They can survive most beginner's mistakes and provide an incredible amount of beauty for minimal effort. This article lists several species that are as close to "bullet proof" corals as one can get.

How to choose good live rock

Live rock is foundation for any reef tank, and for many fish only tanks as well. It's important for an aquarist to know what constitutes quality live rock.  Failure to pick good rock can actually result in tank failure, or at the best long term problems with the tank.  In this short guide we will discuss live rock in general and what to look for when making a purchase, as well as what you can expect to pay.

How to keep bubble corals

I don't have any bubble corals, but I really want to.  I am researching them to see if they are viable for my small tank. This article from Practical Fishkeeping (a UK magazine) has very good information such as how to choose healthy specimens, care, lighting, etc.  Take a look and decide if you want to keep bubble corals, or if you already do, let me know how that's going for you.

Coral Selection and Purchase

There have been a few corals I've had my eye on. Before I get anything I really like to know all about it. This pre-purchase research is hugely important as it relates to the overall health of your reef tank. Being armed with some knowledge of your own also helps you to know what questions to ask the guy at your local fish shop.

Words to Eat, Internet Publishing