Archive for the General Category

Can Calcareous Deposits Effect Equipment?

Maintenance of a marine aquarium system, reef or fish only, is accepted as very important to its ongoing health. Water changes are done, filters cleaned and general observations of the interior made. Usually all is well, but sometimes occurrences arise which need dealing with. For example, the aquarist may note

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Do You Go To Any Public Aquariums?

Everyone likes a day out, be it shopping, sightseeing or pursuing some hobby. A day on the golf course is a favourite for many, though in many cases a non golf loving partner may limit those occasions. Aquarists tend to love looking at other people’s aquariums. This could be pictures

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Err – Where’s The Forum Gone?

There have been some recent entries on the forum, which have been answered. Unfortunately, at the moment the forum is not accessible. This is not a technical fault. Very soon a new feature will appear named ‘Aquarists Online Social’ which will include the forum (with the previous entries intact) and

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Testing Synthetic Seawater Against Natural Seawater

A couple of recent comments from users of natural seawater (NSW) started some questions in my mind. One question led to another and I ended up trying to think up a reasonably accurate way of proving the best. With NSW the question of potential pollution and the need for transportation

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Do You Have To Use Reverse Osmosis Water?

Reverse osmosis (R/O) water seems to pop up very regularly in questions and discussions. Some aquarists consider the R/O filter to be another piece of equipment that is not really necessary. There is quite a bit of confusion particularly with beginners, which is understandable when the whole spectrum of equipment

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