Archive for the Conservation Category

How To Cut Your Coral

It’s enough to make an aquarist shudder, a beautiful reef with corals that are healthy and expanded, fancy cutting one? Er, not really, no. The fact is that corals that are healthy are going to grow. Growth is of course absolutely normal and occurs with whatever the

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Coral Propagation And Fish Breeding

The home aquarist is often faced with a coral that is increasing in size and threatening to overshadow corals lower down the reef. To ensure the lower corals remain healthy they need light and it is usually not practical to move the overgrown specimen. It is easier

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Do Aquaculture Tanks Have To Be Anything Special

Personally I think that there is a belief that aquaculture aquariums need to be some type of specialist aquarium which is designed purely for aquaculture. I don’t why I believe this and perhaps I am wrong but when I talk to people they believe that aquaculture is

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Coral Propagation – An Interesting Aspect Of The Hobby

I have been keeping marine aquariums now for many, many years and whilst I gain a lot of satisfaction from all areas of the hobby I think that one area where I gain the most satisfaction from is coral propagation. When I first started propagating corals I

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Aquaculture Farms Do Not Need To Be Large

When an aquarist or anyone for that matter start to think about an aquaculture farm they will probably think of huge establishments with exceptionally large volumes of water. From this ‘farm’ hundreds of corals and fish are grown and eventually sold. I think that this perception is

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Interested In Aquaculture? Here’s A Great Book

Aquarists are becoming more and more interested in aquaculture. This is evidenced by the large numbers of corals being cultured by hobbyists which are then swopped with other hobbyists or taken to the local retailer to exchange or get a credit. Then there are the increasing numbers

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Propagation In The Aquarium

Reef aquariums are common in the hobby nowadays. With the increased knowledge of their environmental needs and the ability, with the assistance of technology, to maintain the reefs for long periods, the days of struggling with maintenance should be gone. Some problems have arisen with the ability

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Coral Transplant

I love to just sit and look at my reef when I have the time. Its so peaceful and relaxing. I note the fish doing their thing, the corals swaying in the currents. My eyes automatically pick up any points of special note – it isn’t that

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Why Not Set Up Your Own Coral Propagation Unit

A lot of visitors to Aquarists Online may not yet be in a position to even consider what they would like to do in the future with relation to their aquarium. Aquarists Online is primarily aimed at beginners to this hobby (although we do get a lot

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Reef Gardening – Look At This!

We’ve talked on this website about helping the wild reefs by growing corals from cuttings (“fragging”).

Most of us including me do one or two as and when. But this amateur reef keeper has really taken it on board. Click below:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1215102

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