Posts Tagged Filtration

Should You Use Cured Or Uncured Live Rock?

Live rock has become a widely used media for filtration. It is a natural way to filter and it deals, within reason, with the full [tag-self]nitrogen cycle[/tag-self]. It is suitable for all marine aquarium systems, and is usually very successful if the quality and quantity are correct. In addition, it

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Does A Sump Have To Be An Aquarium?

A sump is an excellent addition to a marine system as it is of great benefit to water quality. The sump may hold additional filtration. It also adds additional gallonage to the system. The usual safeguards have to be taken when considering anything for the marine system. One of these

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The Trickle Filter

Filtration is at the heart of the aquarium system. It is essential for the well being of the livestock. Modern filtration systems usually involve [tag-self]live rock[/tag-self] perhaps with a deep sand bed (DSB). The trend is towards more natural filtration, and often macro algae such as [tag-self]Caulerpa[/tag-self] is used to

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Live Rock – How Much Do I Need?

Live rock is so called because it bears some of the tougher life forms that have survived the processes between the wild and the dealer’s sale tanks. In addition it harbours beneficial bacteria that are able to deal with ammonia, nitrite and [tag-self]nitrate[/tag-self]. All marine aquarists can use [tag-self]live rock[/tag-self].

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