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Should You Run Your Protein Skimmer Full Time Or Part Time?

The protein skimmer assists in the removal of dissolved organic compounds (DOC’s) from the water column. The protein skimmers manufactured nowadays are normally exceptionally efficient – as long as they are kept clean! So what do I mean by running your protein skimmer full time or part time? Well basically

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Aquarium Lighting Advance

In years gone by aquarists lit their aquariums with tungsten lights. They probably had no idea of spectrum, probably had lots of algae growth, and I would imagine the heat output would have caused problems too. Methods advance. Nowadays there are two main lighting systems, fluorescent tubes and metal halide

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How Do You Know Which Aquarium Lighting You Will Need?

The marine aquarium has two main types, the fish only (FO) and the reef. These systems have a good few things in common, one that is not common to them is the aquarium lighting. Water quality is the number one requisite in a marine aquarium, and this is closely followed

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Does A Sump Have To Be An Aquarium?

A sump is an excellent addition to a marine system as it is of great benefit to water quality. The sump may hold additional filtration. It also adds additional gallonage to the system. The usual safeguards have to be taken when considering anything for the marine system. One of these

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The Trickle Filter

Filtration is at the heart of the aquarium system. It is essential for the well being of the livestock. Modern filtration systems usually involve [tag-self]live rock[/tag-self] perhaps with a deep sand bed (DSB). The trend is towards more natural filtration, and often macro algae such as [tag-self]Caulerpa[/tag-self] is used to

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