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Aiptasia Anemones – This Means War!

Aiptasia Anemones – This Means War!

The reef aquarium is beautiful and the aquarist is delighted. Corals are open and swaying in the seawater current. Fish flit about busily hoping to find some food. The rocks of the reef look good and settled. No problems. Lovely! One day the aquarist sits and views

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Food And The Marine Aquarium

Food And The Marine Aquarium

Everything in the world requires food of one type or another and obviously so do marine creatures. It would seem that food is a simple matter but some marine aquariums literally fall foul of it. Before any kind of sea creature is purchased hopefully the aquarist has

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Saving Electricity In The Marine Aquarium

Saving Electricity In The Marine Aquarium

Saving electricity, now there’s something that everyone is interested in. Usually usage can be lowered to a greater or smaller extent. With the marine aquarium it starts at the planning stage. Buying the correct size heater(s) is important, buying smaller ones doesn’t help, they’ll either be inadequate

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Coral Reefs, The Big Conservation Group

Coral Reefs, The Big Conservation Group

Did you know that if all the coral reefs in the world were put together they would cover an area the size of France? The coral reefs are under threat we are told. This is because of global warming and also, to a lesser extent, pollution. Reef

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Chemical Filtration And The Marine Aquarium

Chemical Filtration And The Marine Aquarium

     A marine aquarium requires high quality seawater, be it fish only or reef. A reef aquarium presents the highest demand but in any system it is irresponsible to allow quality to fall. One method of increasing seawater quality is by the use of chemical filtration: activated

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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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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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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

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