Archive for the Problems Category

Oh, Not Another Problem – Sailors Eyeballs

Oh, Not Another Problem – Sailors Eyeballs

  Marine aquarists meet some problems along the way, some are more difficult to deal with, for example Aiptasia anemones often called glass anemones. Then there are the annoying problems such as the yukky algae (technical description that!) which is often caused by under-par sea water. The sailors eyeballs mentioned

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An Algae Reducer And Oxygenator?

An Algae Reducer And Oxygenator?

Ah, now the picture above is the way we should feel when we view our aquariums: peaceful, relaxing, colourful and any other fitting words that can be thought of. Many aquarists do get this, including myself. Just sitting and looking, a great stress destroyer. Maintenance becomes more enjoyable, feeding the

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I Didn’t Want Any Algae – Not The Nasty Stuff Anyway

I Didn’t Want Any Algae – Not The Nasty Stuff Anyway

  The marine aquarist builds and stocks the aquarium to produce a beautiful and absorbing picture, lovely fish gliding among wonderful corals. It seems simple enough. After a while when the aquarium is well established, stable and particularly where live rock has been used algae appear. This is hopefully decorative

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Disease!

The very word can strike fear into any marine aquarist. Diseases, particularly ‘velvet’ and ‘white spot’ are real threats. The threat can be minimized of course. Careful selection of fish is the initial way, being careful to ensure the selected ones are as ‘clean’ as they should be. Other intended

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