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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 move enough), will

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Why Should Alkalinity Be Higher In The Aquarium?

The marine aquarium can be so beautiful if the aquarist does straightforward routine maintenance as required, and doing this maintenance includes attention to the all important seawater quality. Seawater quality is maintained by routine changes of sufficient quantity, and at the same time tests are completed to ensure that the

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What Salinity Should I Keep My Marine Aquarium At?

Marine aquarists use a hydrometer to measure the specific gravity (SG) of the seawater. The hobby hydrometer is not a pure scientific instrument but is capable of sufficient accuracy to enable stability of the SG – provided the aquarist does at least a weekly check. Marine aquariums come in two

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