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Aquarium Shape, Does It Matter?

Aquarium Shape, Does It Matter?

Aquarium shape is not particularly thought about when an aquarium is being bought. There’s four sides, a bottom and sometimes a top made of sliding glasses or similar. The only thought that usually arises is ‘will it fit the space I have?’. That’s fair enough and quite

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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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Lighting The Marine Aquarium

Lighting The Marine Aquarium

Lighting the marine aquarium, wow, this could be a big subject! In fact it doesn’t need to be, as said on other occasions there isn’t a requirement to wear horn-rimmed glasses and a white coat when enjoying the marine aquarium hobby. Lighting has been written about before

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Marine Aquarium – Big Is Better?

Marine Aquarium – Big Is Better?

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of visiting Dubai, a warm and modern country. It boasts the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall in the world and within the mall the biggest aquarium in the world. Without a doubt an aquarium like

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Simple Aquarium or Super Aquarium?

Simple Aquarium or Super Aquarium?

It seems to be an easy guess that most aquariums bought will come under the ‘simple’ category. New aquarists will be advised what is required – the simple aquarium – and it probably will not be until very much later when considerable experience has been gathered that

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The Best Accessory – A Sump

The Best Accessory – A Sump

There it is, a beautiful fish only or reef aquarium. All is done, a variety of fish swimming about, if a reef among and over colourful corals. What can assist the life in the aquarium and make it more interesting for the aquarist? If fully stocked it

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Special Lights On A Reef Aquarium – Why?

Special Lights On A Reef Aquarium – Why?

“The fish are fine under standard non-aquarium lights, even if I buy just white lights they are still ok. Why not corals?” This is an understandable question. Marine reef fish come from the same areas as the corals so why spend more? There is a good answer

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Have A Successful Marine Aquarium, Don’t Skimp

Have A Successful Marine Aquarium, Don’t Skimp

We more experienced aquarists tend to go on a bit about starting a new marine aquarium. This isn’t because we’re showing off our knowledge though there’s no doubt a bit of that arises occasionally, it’s because we’ve done things in the past that new aquarists often do

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A Spare Heater, It Just Sits There….

A Spare Heater, It Just Sits There….

There’s quite a list of equipment to purchase when a marine aquarium is being set up and keeping a marine aquarium can’t be called the cheapest hobby on earth. However beginning aquarists usually follow the guidelines carefully, ensuring the size of this and the capacity of that

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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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