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Airborne toxins from coral can cause poisoning if handled improperly

August 24, 2015

Setting up and maintaining your aquarium properly is incredibly important—not just for your fish’s wellbeing, but your own, as well. Unfortunately, some people have had to find that out the hard way.

Respiratory problems cause by toxins released by coral

Airborne toxins from coral can cause poisoning if handled improperlyAccording to a CDC report, some people across the nation have reported to emergency rooms with complaints of respiratory problems after handling coral that had been in their home aquariums. The culprit has been found to be zoanthid marine corals can release harmful toxins called palytoxin into the air if handled incorrectly.

For example, home aquarium owner Mario Tango and his wife were…



Angelfish—a Great Saltwater Fish

July 17, 2015

Angelfish—a Great Saltwater FishWhen many think about saltwater fish, the first one that comes to mind is angelfish. There’s certainly striking to behold, and can really make your aquarium pop in terms of your room’s décor. Everyone who sees your aquarium will say “wow” when they watch the angelfish swimming around majestically.

Most angelfish species have laterally compressed bodies with small mouths and large pectoral fins that help them navigate. They originate from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, as well as the western portion of the Pacific Ocean. Their graceful movements and bright colors make them stand out among all other saltwater fish.

One particularly interesting characteristic of most species of angelfish is…



Why the New JBJ Rimless Fish Tank Rocks

July 3, 2015

Why the New JBJ Rimless Fish Tank RocksSouth Bay’s best saltwater and coral source, , is always bringing you top-of-the-line products to fulfill your underwater dreams. We recently added another stellar tank to our lineup of fish tanks for your saltwater fish and coral to enjoy every day—the JBJ Rimless tank. Read on to find out what makes it stand out from the pack, and why you should add it to your aquarium lineup today.

Its full name is the JBJ Rimless Nano Cube 45RL Tank, and here are some helpful stats about it:

  • 45 gallon capacity
  • 8mm bent glass
  • tempered glass lid and clips
  • measures 26.5”x21x19”
  • LED lighting not included

WOW Factor

This tank offers an eye-catching panoramic…



How Does Saltwater Aquarium Filtration Work?

June 28, 2015

Learn about the three main filtration processes for a saltwater aquarium.

How Does Saltwater Aquarium Filtration Work?When setting up a saltwater aquarium, most people are more excited about picking out their fish, corals, and invertebrates than setting up their aquarium equipment. But of course, having the right equipment is absolutely essential to keeping you aquarium residents happy and healthy.

Filtration is probably one of the most important aspects of aquarium setup for a new hobbyist to understand. The topic can seem overwhelming, but once you understand the basics you will be much better equipped to pick out the right filtration system for your new aquarium.

Three Types of Filtration Processes

Keeping your aquarium water clean…



Stars of the Cleanup Crew

June 24, 2015

3 Excellent starfish to add to your saltwater aquarium cleanup crew.

Stars of the Cleanup CrewHaving beautiful creatures in your saltwater aquarium is all well and good. But when you can find creatures that are at once fun to look at and actually useful to the tank environment, that’s a real win-win situation.

This is exactly what you will find with the following 3 types of starfish that will quickly become the “stars” of your cleanup crew.

Micro Brittle Stars

Looks: It’s fascinating to watch the bristly, serpentine arms of a brittle star exploring its environment. Micro brittle stars give you the ability to keep this interesting creature even in a small aquarium.

Cleanup Crew Role:…



Coral Care Myths and Facts

May 25, 2015

Aquatic Fantasy has tons of different corals to choose from plus expert coral care advice.

DSC12331The many different types of corals are fascinating to collect and cultivate. Most are actually not all that difficult to care for, provided you don’t let common coral care myths lead you astray! Get the real facts here and feel free to ask one of our helpful staff members if you have any other questions about coral.

Myth: A Bleached Coral is a Dead Coral.

Fact: Just because a coral has turned white doesn’t automatically mean it has given up the ghost. It may actually recover if the conditions that caused the bleaching are remedied. For soft corals, check…



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