Archive for the Equipment Category

How Do UV Sterilizers Work?

There are all sorts of equipment that could be used to assist maintain the aquarium, each designed for a specific purpose. Some of this equipment is essential and there is no debate about its need, for example heaters. Other equipment could be cause for debate. A piece of equipment that

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Watch The Heat From That Metal Halide

Metal halide lighting is very popular with reef keepers, particularly those who keep hard (SPS) corals. This is because it is a very powerful light that can penetrate deep into the aquarium provided that the bulb wattage has been correctly selected. Metal halide is likely to be superceded before too

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Is There A ‘Best Size’ Aquarium To Start With

This is probably something which most beginners to this hobby ask themselves and it is a very valid question. A lot of people recommend that beginners start with the largest aquarium which they can both afford and fit into the designated area. This is very good advice however it can

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The Basic Kit For A Marine Aquarium Part One – Fish Only

Despite the number of modern books available and information on the internet confusion continues to arise with a newcomer. This confusion is sometimes caused by the book and/or the internet. Books could be out of date as far as equipment is concerned, and an internet forum could cause confusion by

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Construction and Problems – Acrylic Aquariums

I have only ever used glass aquariums, those boxes glued together with silicone. They are immensely strong and long lasting though there can be problems. The potential problems with a glass aquarium such as a crack or silicone failure (been a bit too hasty with that razor perhaps!) have been

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