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Marine Aquarium Longnose Butterfly Super Fish

Marine Aquarium Longnose Butterfly Super Fish

There are lots of fish that could be kept in the marine aquarium, some of them for advanced aquarists, some not suitable for reef systems, some over aggressive with care needed in selecting tank mates and others of course suitable for beginners. The fish being considered here

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Coral Reefs, The Big Conservation Group

Coral Reefs, The Big Conservation Group

Did you know that if all the coral reefs in the world were put together they would cover an area the size of France? The coral reefs are under threat we are told. This is because of global warming and also, to a lesser extent, pollution. Reef

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The Sun Coral, A Good Addition To The Aquarium Reef

The Sun Coral, A Good Addition To The Aquarium Reef

Keeping a marine aquarium is popular and understandably so, be it fish only or reef. The reef type is the more natural as it has a mix of corals and fish forming a mini reef. Keeping a mini coral reef is not that difficult nowadays (always subject

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Seawater Movement In The Aquarium

Seawater Movement In The Aquarium

One thing that fish and corals are very used to is seawater movement. The fish are well adapted to it and corals also use it for the capture of food and the disposal of waste. It follows that there should be reasonable circulation in the marine aquarium,

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Substrate Selection For The Marine Aquarium

Substrate Selection For The Marine Aquarium

Substrate of some description is more often than not used in the marine aquarium, be it fish only or reef. This gives a more natural appearance at the same time as requiring more effort in maintenance. Some aquarists don’t use anything on the aquarium bottom, simply waiting

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Disease, A Threat To The Marine Aquarium

Disease, A Threat To The Marine Aquarium

     Disease, the word is enough to make an aquarist shudder. However, though the threat remains, disease is not so likely nowadays because of the increase in containment quality with capture, transport, sale and final home. The threat is still there though.      The first

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Chemical Filtration And The Marine Aquarium

Chemical Filtration And The Marine Aquarium

     A marine aquarium requires high quality seawater, be it fish only or reef. A reef aquarium presents the highest demand but in any system it is irresponsible to allow quality to fall. One method of increasing seawater quality is by the use of chemical filtration: activated

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The Blue Chromis, A Beautiful Addition

The Blue Chromis, A Beautiful Addition

When a marine aquarist is looking for a fish to include in his/her aquarium community there are some requirements such as hardiness, compatibility and colour. The Blue Chromis, properly called Chromis cyanea, is a definite contender. It’s home world is the Caribbean and the fish is beautiful

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Live Rock, It’s Expensive So Why Not Prepare Your Own?

Live Rock, It’s Expensive So Why Not Prepare Your Own?

Live rock is generally agreed as being the best filtration medium for the marine aquarium. It’s a natural method which at the same time produces a natural looking decoration. The major downside is cost. One way of keeping the cost down is to obtain  so-called base rock

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Christmas Aquarium

Christmas Aquarium

     Christmas aquarium? We’ll get to that.      Throughout the year the marine aquarium is fascinating. There’s work involved on a regular basis of course, but this work is undertaken for the most part willingly and with enthusiasm. ‘For the most part’, what’s that supposed to mean?

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