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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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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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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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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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Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent?

Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent?

Seawater quality is the number one requirement for a marine aquarium. The close number two for corals is suitable lighting. Given that both of these needs have been met where both fish and corals are present then the aquarist should have a beautiful healthy aquarium population. How

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It’s Number One. It’s Seawater.

It’s Number One. It’s Seawater.

There are many parts to a marine system and much time is spent researching to get the equipment right. Once the system is together more time is spent trying to ensure that the livestock is compatible with the aquarium size and system type and also they’re happy

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What Basically Should Be Measured And Controlled?

What Basically Should Be Measured And Controlled?

It was puzzling and a bit of a battle to get to the prepared aquarium position – what size aquarium, what lights (will there be fish or corals as well), what bio-filtration, what if any additional filtration will there be, what pumps for circulation (will the water

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