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Water Hardness – What Is It?

Water hardness in the marine aquarium is important. The term ‘water hardness’ is maybe too general. It would probably be better to call it carbonate hardness. Another term that is perhaps more recognised in marine hobby circles is alkalinity. In the sea, the measurement is around 8 dKH (or 2.9

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What Is The Best Salinity To Keep A Saltwater Aquarium At?

The salinity of the marine aquarium is one of the major parameters that must be routinely checked. Salinity can change because of evaporation, and it is important to keep it stable. Daily top-ups of the water to a pre-determined level is an easy way, or using an auto top-up device.

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Should You Clean The Sand In Your Aquarium

Keeping the aquarium clean is imperative to maintaining excellent water quality but should you clean the sand? Well this depends upon what type of sand bed you have implemented into your aquarium. If you have installed a deep sand bed to aid with aquarium filtration then no you should not

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Consider Using An Auto Top Up Device

It always surprises me how much water actually evaporates from a [tag-tec]saltwater aquarium[/tag-tec]. It does depend upon the aquarium of course, how much water movement there is on the water surface, if overflows are used, the type of lighting selected etc. As we know stabilty is required in a saltwater

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