Rocco Basile On Salt Water Tank Construction

If you are interested in conserving water or keeping fish in your compound, you need to consider using modern tank construction methods to save on materials and to achieve the perfect structure that can give you lasting results. One of the options you have in salt water construction is glass, which, unlike metal, is recommended because of the fact it does not get corroded by the salt.

Rocco Basile is an expert in construction whose contribution to building technologies has brought new solutions that target offering easy ways of developing structures while upholding the qualities needed to maintain usefulness for a long period of time. Rocco founded Avo Construction and has been working with clients in different fields who seek construction solutions from him. He points out some of the things you should, as a developer, focus on when building a salt water aquarium.

Plan ahead

Without planning, a construction project is as good as dead. You need to have a concise plan that enumerates some of the things you are sure will help you implement your ideas swiftly and with high levels of accuracy. This could include choosing what technologies to work with as well as the materials to use on the project. You also need to lay out your budget so as to come up with solutions to the materials that are necessary to give you a perfect tank while saving on overall cost of construction.

Maintaining accuracy

For those doing DIY projects for tanks, measurements are a vital part of the project that you must pay attention to. Taking the right measurements is as important as availing quality materials. Lack of accuracy could lead you into errors that could turn out costly to fix in the long run. You need to ensure everything that should be fixed is worked on well to avoid future costs on unnecessary repairs and replacements. Remember your tank will be as reliable as you will make it to be.

Choosing the right adhesive

If glass is your preferred material for building a salt water tank, you need to choose the right adhesive. There are many variants in the market that you could choose but you should only focus on reputable brands that hold glass well and for a long period of time. It would be better if you chose adhesive that is specifically made for glass fittings. You also need to apply the adhesive correctly and in the right amounts to achieve the effect you want.

Economizing on construction

There are many ways you could minimize costs of construction and this ranges from having the right materials to using your own custom methods to cut on labor costs. You can increase safety by choosing thicker glass and this allows you to prevent costs of repairs due to breakages. The point is to keep costs low even after completion and this can only be achieved with the right construction methods. Also shop around for materials to land suppliers who are willing to offer you discounted prices.

Promoting Saltwater Reef Tanks for Enhanced Environmental Awareness

55_Gallon_Reef_TankThere have been increasingly sophisticated efforts made at addressing environmental issues such as the continuing loss of coral reefs throughout the world, but perhaps there is an incredibly simple approach that can utilized to assist in addressing the problem in a complementary way. After all, the issue has become so problematic that the highly sophisticated measures currently being implemented are absolutely necessary to properly address the issue, but it does not mean that the additional use of supplemental strategies such as the ones popularized by Behrman Communications are not worth including in the overall effort.

Approaching the issue of the worldwide decline of coral reefs from a PR perspective could indeed generate a greater degree of support for the more advanced methodologies currently being investigated. Through the widespread promotion of saltwater reef tanks, those who take up this wonderful avocation will surely develop an emotional connection with all of the vast and diverse forms of marine life that depend on coral reefs for their continued survival as a species. This is certainly an indirect approach to the issue, but it will nonetheless succeed in yielding significant increases in the level of interest and support for addressing the problems affecting the coral reefs before it is too late.

As it currently stands, there are still far too many people who view the care requirements of a saltwater reef tank as being too demanding and too time-consuming to be worthwhile. Despite this perception, a wildly popular film like “Finding Nemo” was still able to generate a significant spike in the interest in maintaining a saltwater reef tank. Through a focused PR approach that generates similar interest while also dispelling the idea that caring for a saltwater tank is time-consuming or complicated, reef tanks will be able to become far more commonplace and will result in a greater degree of interest in addressing the existing threat to the survival of the world’s coral reefs.

Reefs2Go Corals Review

Cabbage CoralsIn creating and maintaining a visually appealing saltwater tank that also provides a stable environment for its inhabitants, it is very difficult to overstate the importance of utilizing the right corals based on the unique needs of the tank. Longtime tank enthusiasts will understand the nuances relating to how corals have differing needs that may make them ideal for one tank but poorly suited for another.

It is therefore important to find a provider that makes a vast array of corals available so that it is possible to find those that are both aesthetically pleasing but also suitable additions to an existing tank. After having used the services of, it appears that such a provider has been found. occupies a unique niche in the world of online commerce, providing an incredibly vast selection of sea life and equipment that can be shipped directly to the customer. Founded by a pair of aquarists who developed such a deep love for their “Wet Pets” that it became clear that the only logical course of action would be to build a business around their passion, offers tremendous value to customers who utilize the services it provides.

The sea life offered by includes everything from anemones to sea stars, but the intent of this review is to discuss the corals that the company provides through its online store. As far as the selection and the diversity that the company is able to offer, it is hard to imagine that there is any other company that can rival’s exceptional inventory, and its stated desire to educate its customers with regard to proper handling and acclimation is certainly laudable as well.

The selection of corals available through the company is vast, representing corals of various shapes, sizes, colors and textures. The corals include those that are quite commonly found in most tanks along with others that are exceedingly rare and thus very difficult to find. These in-demand corals are not priced as though they are exceptionally rare, however, and it is fairly often that they can even be found at a reduced price through the site’s daily specials page. categorizes its corals in a number of ways, sorting them by type, cost, lighting requirements or by the availability of package deals. Regardless of how they are grouped on the site, it is exceptionally likely that just about any coral can be found through The company has hard corals and soft corals, large-polyp stony corals and small-polyp stony corals, Palythoas, Zoanthds and coral frags. It has corals that thrive in everything from low-light environments to high-light environments, making it more than likely that there will be more than enough coral options regardless of the type of tank.

With regard to the pricing of these corals, it is hard to imagine a more cost-efficient company to utilize. The corals are already priced at rates that are more than fair considering how they typically sell, and it is often the case that reduces the price of even the most in-demand of corals. The company’s inventory is so expansive that it appears that it is able to offer corals at prices that seem impossible to match elsewhere, and that is before checking out the daily specials that further reduce these costs.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the site’s offerings is how visually striking all of corals appear. There are certainly corals that have functional benefits and are ideal for practical purposes, but the aesthetic appeal of’s many corals is an obvious reason for the site’s ever-growing popularity. It is possible to order these corals at a deeply reduced cost by opting for coral frags, which can be ordered in increments beginning with 1-by-1-inch frags.

Since specializes in shipping its products, it is important to note the level of care the company consistently uses in packing. In addition to its policies that work to protect the consumer despite the rarity with which damage occurs during the shipping process, the company goes to great lengths to ensure that all of the corals it ships arrive safely to customers. While customers are sure to appreciate this level of care, the company’s philosophy is to value the well-being of its “Wet Pets” above all else. When the corals arrive via shipment, it is clear that has wholeheartedly adopted this philosophy.

Crab, Pet or Food

untitled (373) untitled (372)Crab owners are a little taken aback by the fact that their chosen pet is also food.  They spend hours watching the little critters play in the reef tank.  There is just so much you can do with a crab.  They don’t fetch and cuddling is out of the question.  The stupid crab wont even come when you call its name.  Here crabby…crabby.  No…nothing.  If I wanted a crab for a pet I would go with a stuffed one.  Kim Bettasso is a proud crab owner and would never eat a crab.  If only crab would not be so yummy.

Lost Crab

OK, I haven’t told the wife but the crab is missing.  Will it show up in her bed?  Will it get crunched under her shoe.  I know that the reef tank was all my idea but the escaped crab is a problem. imagesB85U5RHH untitled (323) If the little bugger does not show up soon he will die and stat smelling.  If he stinks up the house I will be in trouble.  The tank stunk enough but escaping crabs will not be acceptable to the wife.  I don’t have a clue where that crab has gone. Home For Life Animal Sanctuary has told me their ideas on where crabs hide and I will be looking there as soon as I can without the wife noticing.

Crabby Pants

When my reef tank needs cleaning I get the crabby pants.  It is not my favorite thing to do.  In fact it is one of my chores that I avoid like the plague.  If you have a nasty reef tank you know what I mean. images5E5EXJZR Those crabs can poop a lot and don’t care to clean themselves.  Crab poop is not pleasant.  As poop goes crab poop really stinks and is sticky. imagesWO6MJPVX  Normally you could wait for the poop to dry out thus making it easier to pick up.  In a reef tank everything stays wet. The news story is here if you care to see it.  images4YRS4NFG

If I were a Crab

If I were a Crab I would love my reef tank for a home.  I would enjoy regular meals and not have to dodge that pesky sea gull.  My home has a great reef of rocks and sandy beach area. crabster-with-crab-450 untitled (266) I would want for nothing as my owner love to take care of me and the reef tank.  The lights in the tank keep me warm and I love not having to scrounge for something to eat.  The food is the best as in the wild I would have to settle for rotten left overs.  I even get to watch  Mo Howard West Virginia Football on my owners TV .

My Dream Fish Tank

I sit here in the dentist office waiting my turn staring at this fish tank in the waiting room with exotic fish of multiple colors. I now think to my self what is my dream fish tank if I had to choose a shape or color and what type of fish would I want to have swimming lazy like in my dream tank.  Would it be animal or human or place . I like my home décor as southwestern so I think it may be down to animal or human.  Then now the color it has to be clear of course but the sand or rock would be multicolor tan and brown.  Animal buffalo ?  Native American Indian  female or male Praying to the havens. This is what I in vision my dream tank looking like. So now I want a fish tank and some one to make it for me.  Saleh Stevens untitled (206)imagesQ5F0XXDCis on my side.

Crabs, Getting Started

Setting up your crab environment is an interesting endevour.  The old fish tank will not be the right appraoch.  You will need a Reef TankimagesI9JRZ4XP imagesTKDXJDEP to pull this off.  If you do not provide a good ecosystem for your crabs they will not thrive and may dis so heads up, you need to set up right.  Crabs need rocks to clinb on that rise above the water.  Salt water is the rule of the day and your cabs will need the right feed to survive.  Just read up and be prepared.  Dont let the details change you desire to build that Reef Tank. is a good place to start that set up.

Seek Inspiration for Reef Tank Additions While Diving on Vacation

ae5978f3c7bffc7fab7eb3d4fd9c0051When it comes to choosing the next addition to an existing reef tank, we are often overtaken by tremendous selection anxiety. It certainly does not help that every pet store is simply overloaded with beautiful options that make it nearly impossible to choose just one. Saltwater tank enthusiasts who are having trouble making decisions on what to add to their reef tank should take a deep breath and allow their next vacation to make this important decision instead.

It certainly seems drastic to have to travel outside of the country to choose a new addition for a reef tank, but this is not to suggest that the sole purpose of the vacation is to select the next fish, crab or coral for your tank. Since most of us travel to tropical beaches that have an abundance of coral reefs, all that is being suggested is that you simply wait until your next vacation to make your selection.

Many of the recent Occidental Vacation Club reviews have made numerous references to the highly personal experiences vacationers felt while scuba diving or snorkeling in the crystal blue waters off the coast of Aruba. Taking a vacation and blocking off a day for diving could provide the type of inspiration you are looking for, and the type of fish or crab that you add to you tank can also serve as a perpetual reminder of your vacation and dive experience.

So rather than taking a trip to the pet store while hoping to be moved by one of the thousands of fish swimming through tank upon tank, allow the fish to come to you while on a dive in a beautiful and natural coral reef.