Ocean Painting

Paintings and Murals of Fish, Corals and Anemones


Aquarium Philosophies and Techniques

While I have only been painting for a little while, I have been taking care of aquariums for about 20 years now. I’ve realized that I have quite a bit of knowledge and experience to share so I figured I would post some of my philosophies and techniques for taking care of an aquarium.  Hopefully over time I can create a small resource that introduces people to the different aspects of reef tank care. I believe that if done properly, one can set up an aquarium for a affordable price (not cheap, affordable) and have it be the most beautiful piece of artwork in the home or office.

I believe that the best advice anyone can get about aquariums is by listening to the countless testimonies and experiences from other aquarist. The majority of the information in this blog is gleaned from my own experience and the experience of hobbyist aquarist all over the world. That’s not to say that this information doesn’t come from “experts” in the field, but in my experience when dozens of people have the same answer for the same problem, more than likely, that answer is correct.

You’ll notice with these posts that I look to nature for helpful answers. It is easy to get caught up in the technology and mechanics behind aquariums, but in many cases, especially on small systems, less equipment might be better. There are many people who have state of the art equipment on their tanks and they have beautiful systems and I beleive there are many ways to set up a tank. My philosophy and many others out there, is to try and limit the number of outside variables that influence the balance of aquariums.

So stay tuned for a few more posts on how to maintain an aquarium.


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