We are the Reef Aquarium Hobbyist’s Go-To Service Company

As a dedicated reef aquarium hobbyist, you have a lot invested in your tank, life support system and livestock – A LOT of cash, sweat and passion. Maybe you have an extra-special rare fish, a one-of-a-kind chalice coral, a Montipora that’s grown spectacularly or a rack full of high-end Acropora frags.

Now that it’s time for a much-deserved vacation, you feel like you’re a slave to your tank. You even consider staying home while your family goes on without you. This is totally unnecessary if you live in the Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area.

Our professional aquarists will come to your home or office and take care of all your aquarium’s needs while you’re away.

Our staff will feed your fish, top-off your RO water and even test and adjust your aquarium’s chemical parameters whether you’re sipping a fruity drink with an umbrella in a bure in Tahiti or visiting your brother in Tehama.

You can rest assured that we’ve seen it and done it all many, many times before and that your reef aquarium will be in great shape when you return.

Contact Us today and we’ll set everything up so you can travel the world stress-free!

Clean, Don’t Scratch Your Aquarium Walls

One surefire way to scratch your saltwater or freshwater aquarium’s glass or acrylic panels is to leave your magnetic cleaner in the tank.

Sure, the various models on the market can be effective at removing unwanted algae from the interior surfaces of your aquarium, (and they can even be fun to swish back and forth as the dry side on the outside moves the wet side almost like magic through the tank walls!) but it is very important to remove them from the aquarium after each use.

This little step will prevent tiny critters such as barnacles (shown in the photo above), limpets, calcareous tube worms and other naturally-occurring saltwater reef aquarium organisms from taking up residence among the soft bristles of the wet side of the cleaner. Even in freshwater, tiny snails may do the same. If the cleaner is left in the water, these animals will surely move in as if you rolled out a red carpet and posted a “Free Rent” sign. When they do, they will attach to the cleaner with the strength of super glue and every time you move it (and them!) across your glass or acrylic, their hard shells will gouge into your aquarium walls.

Taking an extra 15 seconds after using your magnetic cleaner to remove both wet and dry sides from the tank and placing them separately in a dry spot until they are needed again will prolong the beauty of your aquarium and greatly minimize the scratching that inevitably occurs when cleaning algae. But be careful, some magnets are so powerful they can pinch your fingers and are even more prone to do so outside of water.

Keeping your aquarium walls clean is one of the many services we offer at Aquarius Aquarium, Inc. – be sure to contact us and we’ll be there to help!

 

Sea stars

By Aletha Lang

People often ask us about the California tide pool touch tank on display during Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s educational outreach programs.

These sea stars and other animals cannot survive in the typical home aquarium and are actually illegal to possess without proper permits.

For more information about the Institute’s educational programs and to request that the animals visit your child’s school or birthday party, please e-mail Aletha Lang or call 559-490-3474.

Pulsing Xenia


Here is a video focused on a living coral growing in one of our client’s brand new coral reef aquariums. Watch how its polyps, like little hands, grab for plankton in the water as hermit crabs busily clean the beautiful purple coralline algae-encrusted Fiji live rock around it.

A Personal Favorite

Adult blueface angel – we had this one for 15 years!

By Aletha Lang

A personal favorite of ours for the saltwater fish-only aquarium is the beautiful blueface angel, Pomacanthus xanthometopon.

Although some individuals may be considered reef safe, blueface angels will most likely eat the polyps of corals and nip at clams and zooanthids. They do best as the showcase fish and do well on commercially prepared food. Those frozen foods that contain sponges and algae are best for their health.

The juvenile blueface looks much different than the adult – both spectacular!