Archive for the Nature Category

Take A Tour

Coral reefs are fascinating places with a massive diversity of life. These reefs are the foundation of an aquarist’s interest, it is the reefs that supplies most of the livestock, and from which all of it originated. Some aquarists maintain a mixed reef, probably the most prevalent

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The Basis Of Our Hobby

It’s very easy to identify the basis of the marine hobby that is so fascinating to so many aquarists. The basis of course is the wild coral reef which, despite increasing coral propagation and fish breeding, is where the majority of our livestock comes from. There’s a

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The Coral Reef

For the most part marine aquarists are interested in the wild coral reefs. These reefs offer a diversity of life that challenges, or perhaps exceeds, the rainforests. Very many corals are now being propagated and fish, once thought impossible to breed are also being bred in increasing

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Aquarists And The Declining Reefs

There is little argument nowadays over whether or not there is any decline in the health of wild coral reefs. The discussion now seems to be more about the speed of decline. Some reefs remain relatively fine, but others are getting into a sorry state. Scientists tell

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Artificial Coral Reefs – Good Or Bad?

Speak to just about anyone at all and they will know what a coral reef is in general. What about an artificial coral reef though? Most when asked the question could make a rough guess, saying it’s one built by people or something along those lines. They

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Is It All Doom And Gloom? Total Impending Disaster?

Whatever we read in newspapers or watch on TV there seems to be an element of impending disaster somewhere in the natural world. Is it that bad? First of all it should be remembered that newspapers and elements of TV thrive on ‘doomsday.’ Without bad news there

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Live Rock and Corals – Excellent!

Some conservationists have expressed their concern over the use of live rock in the aquarium hobby. They see this as denuding the reefs, and, if that were shown to be correct, I for one would have sympathy. As I understand it, much of the live rock is

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Coral Reefs In The News

Trying to Save the Coral Reefs – TIME 17 Aug 2007 at 3:02pm Trying to Save the Coral Reefs TIME – Aug 17, 2007 A school of fish pass over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay, Hawaii. Many coral reefs are dying from water pollution. Near the close

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Coral Reefs In The News

Indo-Pacific coral reefs are disappearing – Science Daily (press release) 9 Aug 2007 at 4:53pm Carib Journal Indo-Pacific coral reefs are disappearing Science Daily (press release) – Aug 9, 2007 full story Coral Reef Decline – Not Just Overfishing (August 31, 2005) — Scientists widely agree that coral

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