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Seawater, The Real Stuff

Seawater, The Real Stuff

It doesn’t matter what the aquarium is for (as long as it isn’t housing freshwater fish!).  Be it a reef system, large or small or a fish only type there has to be seawater. Not any old rubbish either, it has to be high quality or the aquarist will […]

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Wall Aquarium – A Good Idea?

Wall Aquarium – A Good Idea?

     A wall aquarium, mmm. In itself it could seem a bit tricky and difficult to achieve but at the same time a really decorous way of doing things. Well, both of these thoughts are correct but installing a wall aquarium is not as difficult as it […]

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Sand – Decorative In The Aquarium?

Sand – Decorative In The Aquarium?

Sand – many new marine aquarists see it as an essential and obvious requirement for the aquarium. It’s very often sold in shops so it must be a requirement? It should be said that some aquariums that have sand look really good as they are properly maintained. […]

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Marine Aquarium – Big Is Better?

Marine Aquarium – Big Is Better?

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of visiting Dubai, a warm and modern country. It boasts the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall in the world and within the mall the biggest aquarium in the world. Without a doubt an aquarium like […]

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Introducing Corals To The Aquarium

Introducing Corals To The Aquarium

Owning a reef aquarium is the ambition of most marine aquarists and understandably so. There are those who have a fish only system as they believe it imposes less work and discipline than corals but this is not wholly correct. It’s true that there are disciplines required but […]

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Fish and False Representation – the Firefish

Fish and False Representation – the Firefish

There are many fish on the coral reef, from small to very large. Some could hide quietly. Others cruise the rocks in a particular area, alone or in a shoal, and take algae. Others are omnivores and eat more or less anything they can cope with. Nothing […]

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Simple Aquarium or Super Aquarium?

Simple Aquarium or Super Aquarium?

It seems to be an easy guess that most aquariums bought will come under the ‘simple’ category. New aquarists will be advised what is required – the simple aquarium – and it probably will not be until very much later when considerable experience has been gathered that […]

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Fish Loss And Replacement

Fish Loss And Replacement

The reef aquarium looks beautiful, walking by it always attracts the eye. The aquarist is so pleased, everything that was said about research and patience was worth it. The inner aquarium world is settled, healthy and vibrant. It has been said by me before that the aquarist […]

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Do We Really Need Seawater Changes?

Do We Really Need Seawater Changes?

A while ago on a marine aquarists forum I saw a comment that the writer never did any seawater changes. The response was generally hostile with a few reasonable and helpful replies. I thought that the hostile replies were incorrect or at least too early. No question […]

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An Algae Reducer And Oxygenator?

An Algae Reducer And Oxygenator?

Ah, now the picture above is the way we should feel when we view our aquariums: peaceful, relaxing, colourful and any other fitting words that can be thought of. Many aquarists do get this, including myself. Just sitting and looking, a great stress destroyer. Maintenance becomes more […]

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