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A Lovely Fish Usually Without Problems

A Lovely Fish Usually Without Problems

Straight away let’s state that the picture above has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject fish! The truth is that I haven’t a picture of the fish so have used one from the internet, the link is given at the end. The fish in question is unusual in shape

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Can You Leave It Alone?

Can You Leave It Alone?

Building a reef aquarium is very interesting and exciting. In the aquarists mind is a picture of the finished article, a beautiful enclosed world created by him/her and, holding hands with nature, all should be well. It usually is too. The information that is available today is vast and a

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A New Marine Aquarium Doesn’t Necessarily Cost A Fortune

A New Marine Aquarium Doesn’t Necessarily Cost A Fortune

We all know that a ‘small fortune’ means a different amount to different people – it all depends on the size of the wallet. Nevertheless, for someone considering starting a marine aquarium for the very first time the price of the set-up can be daunting. Television doesn’t usually help. There

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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 can such a

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Trouble Finding Aquarists Online with Google?

Recently, Google decided to do an ‘overhaul’ of it’s system. Why?….well, that’s a good question! The change has caused considerable consternation to many many websites including this one. For some reason, Aquarists Online has disappeared onto page I don’t know what. It is still there, type in the proper title

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I Didn’t Want Any Algae – Not The Nasty Stuff Anyway

I Didn’t Want Any Algae – Not The Nasty Stuff Anyway

  The marine aquarist builds and stocks the aquarium to produce a beautiful and absorbing picture, lovely fish gliding among wonderful corals. It seems simple enough. After a while when the aquarium is well established, stable and particularly where live rock has been used algae appear. This is hopefully decorative

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What Basically Should Be Measured And Controlled?

What Basically Should Be Measured And Controlled?

It was puzzling and a bit of a battle to get to the prepared aquarium position – what size aquarium, what lights (will there be fish or corals as well), what bio-filtration, what if any additional filtration will there be, what pumps for circulation (will the water move enough), will

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So It’s All Prepared, Now For Some Stock

So It’s All Prepared, Now For Some Stock

It’s taken quite a while and there have been quite a lot of decisions to make. Before those decisions could be made research has been needed which probably meant the purchase of a good hobby book which in turn threw up a lot of questions. Thank goodness for the internet,

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