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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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Saving Electricity In The Marine Aquarium

Saving Electricity In The Marine Aquarium

Saving electricity, now there’s something that everyone is interested in. Usually usage can be lowered to a greater or smaller extent. With the marine aquarium it starts at the planning stage. Buying the correct size heater(s) is important, buying smaller ones doesn’t help, they’ll either be inadequate

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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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