Posts Tagged Filters

An Algae Reducer And Oxygenator?

An Algae Reducer And Oxygenator?

Ah, now the picture above is the way we should feel when we view our aquariums: peaceful, relaxing, colourful and any other fitting words that can be thought of. Many aquarists do get this, including myself. Just sitting and looking, a great stress destroyer. Maintenance becomes more

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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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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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The Long One

Like the majority of aquarists I have a schedule for maintaining my aquarium. With the commitments I have and the time available I’ve found that this schedule saves time – usually. Saving time doesn’t always occur, sometimes, and it is infrequent, something occurs which takes up a

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The Move to Natural Methods

Many modern marine aquariums use ‘natural’ methods as much as possible. This has been achieved by the advances in knowledge that have been made over the last few years. Some aquarists argue that it is impossible to keep an aquarium without using natural methods and I can

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Bio-Media Removed

When I first started my current reef aquarium over six years ago I didn’t use any live rock. Instead, for the bio-filtration I used canister filters. There are two Eheim Ecco canister filters installed and I have to say that they are good, well constructed and to

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Live Rock A ‘Different’ Way

Live rock is quite rightly highly rated by marine aquarists, particularly by those with a reef, for both its filtration capabilities and its appearance. It is natural, what could be better than that? Well, nothing really, but nevertheless there are drawbacks in its use. The first negative

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How Long Should You Leave Refugium Lights On For

Refugiums are becoming more and more popular nowadays as people are starting to realise the beneift that they can have upon the aquarium. Refugiums, as the name states are a refuge for animals to live without fear of predation. It is also an area where macro algae

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The Essential Bacterial Service

There is one area in the aquarium no matter if it is fish only aquarium or a reef aquarium that the aquarist must have. If it is missing or inefficient there will be failure or trouble without doubt. It is generally known as the bio-filter (bio =

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Seawater In The Aquarium

Seawater is very important in the marine aquarium – not a big surprise really! It needs to be of high quality and kept that way. There is an article titled as above on the Marine Depot website. It was supplied to Marine Depot by Aquarists Online and

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