John Cunningham – the nicest man I knew

John Cunningham – the nicest man I knew

It is with great sadness that I must write this short blog post. My father, John Cunningham, who wrote the content for this website over many, many years was diagnosed with Motor Neurones Disease 6 weeks ago. He met this devastating news with dignity like I have never seen before.

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Seawater Quality

Seawater Quality

As has been often stated the number one quality requirement in the marine aquarium is seawater quality. This is logical to everyone (or maybe nearly everyone!). The number two, at least in the reef aquarium, is lighting. So let’s have a look at seawater quality. Obviously seawater is in direct

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There’s More Than One Marine Aquarist

There’s More Than One Marine Aquarist

Er, yes, I think anyone could work that out for themselves! The thing is, marine aquarists are not alone and there is much experience to be had and made use of. Problems can arise, of course they can, and any help available is more than welcome. Most households nowadays have

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An Easier To Keep Coral For The Reef

An Easier To Keep Coral For The  Reef

Many aquarists, new or existing, are moved to start a marine reef aquarium. Successful aquariums of this type are beautiful. The marine reef can house fish too, provided attention has been given to the maximum load. The number one requirement is high seawater quality (so the total fish load needs

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Sunshine For The Marine Aquarium

Sunshine For The Marine Aquarium

Marine fish come in all sorts of colours, some quite garish, others beautiful but more subtle. There’s one fish that is a ray of sunshine, catching the eye. The fish is the yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) which comes from the Hawaii area. It grows to around 6ins (15cm) so is

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I Like My Aquarium

I Like My Aquarium

When very young I kept an aquarium with goldfish in. It facinated me to an extent but not to the extent that marine types do. Starting a marine aquarium was a very good move, it has kept me interested for many years. I have been keeping marines for about 40

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All Up and Running, What Now?

All Up and Running, What Now?

Well, the first answer is ‘Well done’ and ‘Enjoy’. Though the aquarist will view the new aquarium as terrific, it will not be at its best for a while, maybe a year, perhaps more. If a reef aquarium, the corals have to settle. Also the fish have to become accustomed

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I Would Like A Reef Aquarium

I Would Like A Reef Aquarium

Wandering around a zoo a beautiful reef aquarium is seen. It looks wonderful and it is big. Much too big for the home. But would it be as good in a smaller aquarium? ‘Hmm’ is the thought. Or maybe a friend has such an aquarium and it is beautiful too.

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