Archive for the Maintenance Category

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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Stress And The Marine Aquarium

Stress And The Marine Aquarium

The two just don’t go together, or rather they shouldn’t. The marine aquarium is a peaceful and relaxing world that the aquarist can view with pleasure. The pressures of day to day living can be reduced by just sitting and gazing. Well, usually anyway. With the marine

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Marine Aquarium Total Breakdown

Marine Aquarium Total Breakdown

Oh no, this sounds really serious! Sounds like everything has failed, all pumps refusing to pump and the like. What a nightmare that would be. But no, the nearest thing to that would be a power failure as equipment nowadays is generally reliable. What this is all

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Marine Aquarium Lighting Is Really Important

Marine Aquarium Lighting Is Really Important

A well set up and stocked mature marine aquarium is beautiful, even to those who are not interested in having one. Anyone passing by one of these aquariums, be it private or public, will stop and gaze. Setting up a marine aquarium takes time and patience but

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So You’re In Charge, Yes?

So You’re In Charge, Yes?

  No this isn’t about domestic arrangements! This is about marine aquariums and the persons they belong to. We, the aquarists decided on having a tropical marine aquarium. We spent a long time deciding on a lot of things, ‘what size should it be?’ and ‘where will it

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Testing Or Testing Patience?

Testing Or Testing Patience?

  Testing is an important part of the marine aquarists routine and includes the obvious one, seawater condition tests. Included though not quite the testing as generally understood is checking powerhead performance and the like. It took quite a while getting the aquarium up and running. Fish

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Heat And The Marine Aquarium

Heat And The Marine Aquarium

We all know that the occupants of a marine aquarium for the most part (there are cold water marine aquariums) come from warm areas of the world. It follows that these creatures have evolved to live within temperature limits and so the seawater within the aquarium has

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Can You Leave It Alone?

Can You Leave It Alone?

Building a reef aquarium is very interesting and exciting. In the aquarists mind is a picture of the finished article, a beautiful enclosed world created by him/her and, holding hands with nature, all should be well. It usually is too. The information that is available today is

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So You Want A Marine Aquarium….

So You Want A Marine Aquarium….

Maybe a friend’s aquarium or some in a dealer’s have been seen and they are so good – good in more than one way, they are relaxing and the aquarium world is very interesting. A marine aquarium doesn’t build itself of course; they have to be constructed

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Automation And The Marine Aquarium

Automation And The Marine Aquarium

There are jobs that can take up time with a marine aquarium whether the system is fish only, corals only or mixed reef. Some of these jobs cannot be automated, such as cleaning the algae off the viewing glasses. However there are some straightforward basic  tasks that

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