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Special Lights On A Reef Aquarium – Why?

Special Lights On A Reef Aquarium – Why?

“The fish are fine under standard non-aquarium lights, even if I buy just white lights they are still ok. Why not corals?” This is an understandable question. Marine reef fish come from the same areas as the corals so why spend more? There is a good answer and no, it

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Avoid Overfeeding

Avoid Overfeeding

Feeding marine fish is very enjoyable, an interaction between the aquarist and his/her livestock. Some fish are usually easy to feed such as damsels and others could be more difficult such as some butterfly fish. Feeding is so enjoyable that there is the danger that too much food will be

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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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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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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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The Mandarin Fish

  There are some spectacularly coloured marine fish and the mandarin fish must surely rank very highly among these. It’s a dragonet and the proper name is Synchiropus splendidus. There is another fish that competes for glory called the psychedelic fish properly called Synchiropus picturatus, the markings are generally circular.

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