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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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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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