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The Aquarium Shop Can Advise Everything?

The Aquarium Shop Can Advise Everything?

Any potential marine aquarist could easily consider that the best source for advice when a marine aquarium is being considered is the dealer. This is completely understandable – who do we ask when there’s a problem with the car or TV or we want advice on a new kitchen? This

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A Spare Heater, It Just Sits There….

A Spare Heater, It Just Sits There….

There’s quite a list of equipment to purchase when a marine aquarium is being set up and keeping a marine aquarium can’t be called the cheapest hobby on earth. However beginning aquarists usually follow the guidelines carefully, ensuring the size of this and the capacity of that is adequate. After

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Using Cover Glasses On A Marine Aquarium

Using Cover Glasses On A Marine Aquarium

  Some ready built aquarium systems are sold complete with cover glasses fitted, often of the sliding type. There could be two or three, perhaps more on a large aquarium. A standard aquarium would need them added. However, when considering a marine system are cover glasses actually required? They do

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Marine Aquarium Lighting Is Really Important

Marine Aquarium Lighting Is Really Important

A well set up and stocked mature marine aquarium is beautiful, even to those who are not interested in having one. Anyone passing by one of these aquariums, be it private or public, will stop and gaze. Setting up a marine aquarium takes time and patience but when done it

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So You’re In Charge, Yes?

So You’re In Charge, Yes?

  No this isn’t about domestic arrangements! This is about marine aquariums and the persons they belong to. We, the aquarists decided on having a tropical marine aquarium. We spent a long time deciding on a lot of things, ‘what size should it be?’ and ‘where will it go?’ are examples.

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It’s Been Going Quite A While, Now What?

It’s Been Going Quite A While, Now What?

When it all started it was exciting, also frustrating and patience testing. A new marine aquarium can test patience and discipline fairly severely if procedures that are necessary are followed. These procedures are based on research – what is needed for the type of marine aquarium that is to be constructed

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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 to be warm.

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Something Is Wrong!

Something Is Wrong!

So there it is, a beautiful marine aquarium. Maybe it’s a fish only system, a coral only system or a mixed reef. The latter is my system type. Soft corals swaying gently in the seawater currents, decorative algae coloured pink, deep brown and medium green. No trouble from the horrid

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