Posts Tagged Equipment

Enough Light? Must Be

Watching a marine aquarium is a great pleasure and probably one of the major reasons why so many keep them. With a reef system sometimes a new arrival is seen to appear, or a species of coral that is already present appears somewhere else. On a few

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Breeding Seahorses

Despite the fact that more advanced marine aquarists visit Aquaristsonline in increasing numbers the website was originally targeted at beginners. Nothing has changed, so why is anything being written about breeding which is in the area of the more advanced among us? The answer is that earlier,

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Remember The Lighting

What is the most important part of a marine system? Lighting? Well no, it isn’t, seawater quality is the number one with both fish only and reef aquariums. High seawater quality means there shouldn’t be any indication of ammonia or nitrite. Nitrate should be as low as

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Interesting Maybe, But It Doesn’t Matter

Interesting? O3        +  NO2 ………> O2         + NO3 (Ozone + Nitrite ………> Oxygen + Nitrate) Could be, but in the majority of cases the answer is no. A potential marine aquarist or even an existing one keeping a reef or fish only system is likely to shy

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How Did I Know The Rock Had Become Live?

All marine aquarists are aware of live rock. It’s the stuff that perhaps the majority use for bio- filtration and it’s also excellent as décor, be it a reef or a fish only system. Good mature live rock has the usual bacteria present, those that convert the

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An Attached Quarantine Tank

Having a quarantine tank is generally accepted as ‘a good thing’. Strangely, the majority of marine aquarists don’t use one, instead throwing caution to the winds or at least relying on good luck. Perhaps they obtain their fish from sources where they are guaranteed to have been

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Conversions

Here are a few conversions which could be useful to someone, you never know. The ones shown are those that could be applicable to aquarists, maybe! To find volume. Multiply length by breadth by height. (If finding the water space volume of an aquarium it is more

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It Takes Time

Any experienced aquarist can understand why a newcomer to the hobby really wants to see some livestock in their aquarium, because those aquarists have been through the same process. Doing things properly is a patience tester. This isn’t a bad thing because patience is at or very

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Why Should Alkalinity Be Higher In The Aquarium?

The marine aquarium can be so beautiful if the aquarist does straightforward routine maintenance as required, and doing this maintenance includes attention to the all important seawater quality. Seawater quality is maintained by routine changes of sufficient quantity, and at the same time tests are completed to

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A Worrying Failure

Marine aquarists make use of varying types of equipment on their fish only or reef aquariums. This equipment is generally reliable nowadays but nevertheless any device has the potential to fail. There are many canister filters in use for either mechanical or bio-filtration. Though live rock is

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