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Aquarium Shape, Does It Matter?

Aquarium Shape, Does It Matter?

Aquarium shape is not particularly thought about when an aquarium is being bought. There’s four sides, a bottom and sometimes a top made of sliding glasses or similar. The only thought that usually arises is ‘will it fit the space I have?’. That’s fair enough and quite

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The Bicolour Blenny, A Colourful Character

The Bicolour Blenny, A Colourful Character

     The Bicolour Blenny, scientifically named Ecsenius bicolor from the IndoPacific, is a very good fish to have in the marine aquarium. For the majority of aquarists the qualification for livestock to join the aquarium community requires specific attributes, mainly colourful beauty, or strange and unusual shape

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Lighting The Reef Aquarium, It Must Be Correct

Lighting The Reef Aquarium, It Must Be Correct

Everyone, aquarist or not, sees a healthy established marine reef aquarium as beautiful. It’s an advertisement for Mother Nature, and to humans an alien world. The corals sway in the currents displaying lovely colours and interesting shapes. So what is so important to corals in the aquarium

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Responsibilities Of A Marine Aquarist

Responsibilities Of A Marine Aquarist

‘I love the look of that, I think I’ll have one. It’ll look fantastic in our lounge by adding a lot of interest and colour. Hang on though, I wonder how much the big one is, will it fit?’ Many marine aquarists start out in a similar

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Featherduster Worms

Featherduster Worms

The wild coral reef has a huge range of lifeforms, far more than can ever be kept in an aquarium. However, by careful selection there are many that can be successfully added. One of these is the featherduster worm, also known as the fanworm or tubeworm. They

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Our Apologies…

For a short period there have been some problems in accessing aquaristsonline.com, the first time for years. This was quite puzzling for a while but has now been sorted out thanks to our tame computer wizard (otherwise known as my son Peter). As said, the website should

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Seawater Changes – The Suggested 10%

Seawater Changes – The Suggested 10%

Seawater is the number one most important item in the marine aquarium. If the seawater is of poor quality then there are going to be problems, perhaps sickly fish, unexpanded corals, horrible algae and the like. Definitely not required by any aquarist. Some problems could be caused

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Seawater – The Most Important Thing

Seawater – The Most Important Thing

Just about everyone will stop and look with admiration at a marine aquarium. Marine aquarists will of course, but those who do not possess one will also gaze. It’s a very magnetic picture, Mother Nature’s lifeforms within such a confined space. It’s an achievement for the aquarist

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The Lemonpeel Angel

The Lemonpeel Angel

When marine aquarists start an aquarium they are looking for colour, variety and interest. It follows that the livestock selection process is very important. Get it wrong and at the least there is some disappointment generated. So with a fish only or reef aquarium livestock have to

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Lighting The Marine Aquarium

Lighting The Marine Aquarium

Lighting the marine aquarium, wow, this could be a big subject! In fact it doesn’t need to be, as said on other occasions there isn’t a requirement to wear horn-rimmed glasses and a white coat when enjoying the marine aquarium hobby. Lighting has been written about before

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