Archive for the Equipment Category

Remember To Test The Output From Your RO Unit

Not more testing! Those aquarists with a reef aquarium will no doubt feel that they do enough already. The testing here is not of the aquarium seawater, it’s what goes into the aquarium in the form of routine seawater changes and evaporation top-ups. These routine seawater changes are designed to

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The Calcium Reactor – When To Decide If You Need One Or Not

There is a variety of equipment to assist in the maintenance of a marine aquarium. Some are essential such as the heater/thermostat, others are supportive for example the auto top-up system. The calcium reactor is often supportive, but in some circumstances it can be argued that it is essential. First

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Aquarium Equipment – The Peristaltic Pump

Aquarists use different types of equipment to assist in the running of their aquariums. These can be very important ‘must haves’ such as a protein skimmer and circulation pumps, or labour saving devices such as an automated evaporation top-up device or calcium reactor. One piece of labour saving equipment is

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Protect Your Livestock By Using Two Heaters

Whatever the size of the marine aquarium, it represents a fair financial investment. That’s just the system comprised of aquarium and support devices. Then there’s the livestock, which again requires a sizeable financial outlay. It is necessary to protect the livestock in as many ways as possible, first because it

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T5 Aquarium Lighting – Suitable For Which Corals?

Aquarium lighting for a reef aquarium is very important. It is second in importance only to seawater quality. The lighting system needs careful consideration if corals are to prosper. In a fish only system the lighting is not particularly important. The fish need to see and also be seen, that’s

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Is An Aquarium Air Pump A Good Way To Add Oxygen?

Though there are other needs, seawater quality is the number one requirement for the success of a marine aquarium. Attention to seawater quality will pay dividends to the aquarist. One of the necessities for high seawater quality is sufficient oxygen content, and there are different ways of insuring that the

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Aquarium Filter Media – Is There Such A Thing As The Best One

The function of the filtration is to ensure that the relevant nutrients in the water are processed. These nutrients occur due to the inhabitants being kept in a closed environment – the aquarium. Of course life in the ocean also creates waste yet the ocean is so vast that the

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