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How to Start and Maintain a Saltwater Reef Aquarium

Follow These Steps for a Vibrant Saltwater Reef Aquarium! There’s no doubt saltwater aquarium is a stunning piece of living artwork. However, a coral reef makes it even better! After all, it never hurts to add the beauty of one of nature’s most intricate and diverse biomes. Still, a reef aquarium requires a lot of…
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How to Safely Clean Your Acrylic Aquarium

Acrylic Aquariums Require a Gentle Touch to Prevent Scratches [caption id="attachment_3738" align="aligncenter" width="675"] A little TLC goes a long way in avoiding scratches that can mar the view in your aquarium.[/caption] There’s a lot to love about owning an acrylic aquarium. For one thing, acrylic is stronger and more flexible than glass, so it doesn’t…
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How Will a UV Sterilizer Benefit My Home Aquarium?

A UV Sterilizer Solves Multiple Problems in Your Aquarium [caption id="attachment_3732" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Getting rid of algae, bacteria, and other unwanted microorganisms in your tank helps fish thrive.[/caption] If you own a home aquarium, there may come a time when you must combat various issues like algae, bacterial infections, and other nuisances. Wouldn’t it be…
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Is a Coral Aquarium Right for You?

Discover Everything You Need to Know About a Coral Aquarium Eye-catching coral aquariums are riding a wave of popularity as more people take on the special challenges. A coral aquarium requires more attention—and usually costs more—than a typical freshwater aquarium. The extra effort is worth it for many aquarists, however. Technological improvements and all-in-one setups…
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We’re Moving to Crystal Lake!

Living Art Aquatics has a new home! As of November 1, 2018, Living Art Aquatics will begin transitioning to a brand-new facility in downtown Crystal Lake! Although it’s bittersweet saying goodbye to Cary after 20 wonderful years, we couldn’t be more thrilled about starting this new chapter. Our new location will feature a large showroom,…
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Questions You Should Ask Before Getting a Home Aquarium

So, you’re thinking about buying a home aquarium? How exciting! Aquariums make peacefully beautiful additions to most homes and provide hours of enjoyment. But if your aquarist journey has only just begun, there are many things you should consider before taking the final plunge. First and foremost, bear in mind that owning an aquarium is…
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Why Are My Tropical Fish Suddenly Acting Strange?

What Tropical Fish Behavior is OK, and What’s Not? Strange behaviors from your tropical fish can prompt confusion and concern. Picture this: One day you walk over to your aquarium and find one of your tropical fish floating belly-up at the top of the water. Upset, you open up the lid to retrieve your seemingly…
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3 Easy Invertebrate Aquarium Fish — and 3 That are Risky

Find the Perfect Invertebrate Aquarium Fish for Your Tank! Whether you’re a veteran hobbyist or a curious beginner looking to get your feet wet, you’ve probably considered adding invertebrates to your aquarium. They make beautifully diverse aquarium fish that add a distinct personality to any aquatic collection. But some species require a great deal of…
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How Have LEDs Changed Aquarium Lighting?

LED Lights Have Made It Cheaper and Easier to Create the Aquarium Setup of Your Dreams [caption id="attachment_2994" align="alignright" width="400"] LED lights have revolutionized lighting in many areas of life, including aquarium lighting.[/caption] It’s amazing how quickly technology is progressing. In practically every aspect of life, we now have tools at our disposal that we…
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