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Potter’s Angelfish – Beautiful And Not Too Big

Potter’s Angelfish – Beautiful And Not Too Big

The marine aquarium can pose a problem, although this problem is usually short-lived. The problem is that a beautiful fish has been seen but is it too big for the aquarium? This arises for example when the aquarist views aquariums in the pet store and sees a

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The Mandarin Fish, Beautiful But The Beauty Isn’t Free

The Mandarin Fish, Beautiful But The Beauty Isn’t Free

There are some really beautiful creatures that live on the reef and the aquarist is very lucky that some can be kept in a suitable aquarium. Some of these beauties are fairly easy to keep, all needing care of course. The Mandarin fish however is not easy

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External Heat And The Marine Aquarium

External Heat And The Marine Aquarium

Heat has an effect on all organisms including humans. Of course marine aquariums don’t have to be tropical, there are cold water seas as well. However, a guess suggests that most aquariums kept are tropical, fish only or reef. All aquariums, tropical or cold water, can be

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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

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Aiptasia Anemones – This Means War!

Aiptasia Anemones – This Means War!

The reef aquarium is beautiful and the aquarist is delighted. Corals are open and swaying in the seawater current. Fish flit about busily hoping to find some food. The rocks of the reef look good and settled. No problems. Lovely! One day the aquarist sits and views

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Coral Is Too Big, What Shall I Do?

Coral Is Too Big, What Shall I Do?

Marine aquariums need to be looked after, pretty obvious. This means the aquarist needs to keep an eye out for changes as not all changes are good and need attention. This is not difficult and gets easier as experience grows. Cleaning my aquarium takes place once a

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A Shrimp For The Marine Aquarium

A Shrimp For The Marine Aquarium

The first things that come to mind when considering livestock for the marine aquarium are fish, completely understandable. Then, how about corals for the reef aquarium, very and understandably popular. The aquarium needs to be carefully set-up with seawater quality, inmate life security (no unwanted predators or

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Marine Aquarium, The Pulse Coral

Marine Aquarium, The Pulse Coral

The successful marine reef aquarium is a wonderful sight, not just to the aquarist but to anyone. It shows Mother Nature’s creations supported by human invention, but basically it’s just beautiful. Achieving a successful captive mini-reef requires the usual – patience and research, the latter is easy.

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My Marine Aquarium, My Interest

My Marine Aquarium, My Interest

I now have just the one reef aquarium, I’ve had others but the day arrived when my wife and I moved home. The original aquariums were closed down. Eventually a new one was opened, which was initially mature on 21st October 2002 (I know this as I

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Food And The Marine Aquarium

Food And The Marine Aquarium

Everything in the world requires food of one type or another and obviously so do marine creatures. It would seem that food is a simple matter but some marine aquariums literally fall foul of it. Before any kind of sea creature is purchased hopefully the aquarist has

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