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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 to what life

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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, particularly so with

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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 action to combat

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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 carbon and/or phosphate

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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 without a doubt,

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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 from the dealer,

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The Bicolour Blenny, A Colourful Character

The Bicolour Blenny, A Colourful Character

     The Bicolour Blenny, scientifically named Ecsenius bicolor from the IndoPacific, is a very good fish to have in the marine aquarium. For the majority of aquarists the qualification for livestock to join the aquarium community requires specific attributes, mainly colourful beauty, or strange and unusual shape or comic appearance.

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