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Coral Is Too Big, What Shall I Do?

Coral Is Too Big, What Shall I Do?

Marine aquariums need to be looked after, pretty obvious. This means the aquarist needs to keep an eye out for changes as not all changes are good and need attention. This is not difficult and gets easier as experience grows. Cleaning my aquarium takes place once a

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A Shrimp For The Marine Aquarium

A Shrimp For The Marine Aquarium

The first things that come to mind when considering livestock for the marine aquarium are fish, completely understandable. Then, how about corals for the reef aquarium, very and understandably popular. The aquarium needs to be carefully set-up with seawater quality, inmate life security (no unwanted predators or

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Marine Aquarium, The Pulse Coral

Marine Aquarium, The Pulse Coral

The successful marine reef aquarium is a wonderful sight, not just to the aquarist but to anyone. It shows Mother Nature’s creations supported by human invention, but basically it’s just beautiful. Achieving a successful captive mini-reef requires the usual – patience and research, the latter is easy.

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My Marine Aquarium, My Interest

My Marine Aquarium, My Interest

I now have just the one reef aquarium, I’ve had others but the day arrived when my wife and I moved home. The original aquariums were closed down. Eventually a new one was opened, which was initially mature on 21st October 2002 (I know this as I

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Marine Aquarium Longnose Butterfly Super Fish

Marine Aquarium Longnose Butterfly Super Fish

There are lots of fish that could be kept in the marine aquarium, some of them for advanced aquarists, some not suitable for reef systems, some over aggressive with care needed in selecting tank mates and others of course suitable for beginners. The fish being considered here

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Featherduster Worms

Featherduster Worms

The wild coral reef has a huge range of lifeforms, far more than can ever be kept in an aquarium. However, by careful selection there are many that can be successfully added. One of these is the featherduster worm, also known as the fanworm or tubeworm. They

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