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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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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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Seawater – The Most Important Thing

Seawater – The Most Important Thing

Just about everyone will stop and look with admiration at a marine aquarium. Marine aquarists will of course, but those who do not possess one will also gaze. It’s a very magnetic picture, Mother Nature’s lifeforms within such a confined space. It’s an achievement for the aquarist

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Seawater, The Real Stuff

Seawater, The Real Stuff

It doesn’t matter what the aquarium is for (as long as it isn’t housing freshwater fish!).  Be it a reef system, large or small or a fish only type there has to be seawater. Not any old rubbish either, it has to be high quality or the

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Heat And The Marine Aquarium

Heat And The Marine Aquarium

We all know that the occupants of a marine aquarium for the most part (there are cold water marine aquariums) come from warm areas of the world. It follows that these creatures have evolved to live within temperature limits and so the seawater within the aquarium has

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Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent?

Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent?

Seawater quality is the number one requirement for a marine aquarium. The close number two for corals is suitable lighting. Given that both of these needs have been met where both fish and corals are present then the aquarist should have a beautiful healthy aquarium population. How

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It’s Number One. It’s Seawater.

It’s Number One. It’s Seawater.

There are many parts to a marine system and much time is spent researching to get the equipment right. Once the system is together more time is spent trying to ensure that the livestock is compatible with the aquarium size and system type and also they’re happy

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Seawater Parameter Guidelines

Over and over the importance of seawater is emphasized

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Seawater Flow, It Matters

Corals have definite preferences for seawater flow. Some, such as many hard corals, prefer high flow and others, including many soft corals, prefer a lower flow. The general guideline for seawater flow with a soft coral display is 10 times the net seawater gallonage per hour, and for SPS

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Are There Any Disadvantages In Using Reverse Osmosis Water?

Marine aquarists, particularly those running a reef aquarium, in the main tend to avoid the use of tap water. This is because tap water quality varies quite a lot depending on where the aquarist lives. In agricultural and/or industrial areas the water may be affected by nitrates,

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