It is that time of year again where the climate is starting to change to the colder type. It is not the type of weather I personally am a fan of. I like warm weather where time can be spent in the garden, have barbeques, play withRead more →
Whatever the size of the marine aquarium, it represents a fair financial investment. That’s just the system comprised of aquarium and support devices. Then there’s the livestock, which again requires a sizeable financial outlay. It is necessary to protect the livestock in as many ways as possible,Read more →
Aquarists keeping cold water systems very often employ chillers (coolers) to prevent the seawater warming up excessively. Warm water systems that are in naturally warm areas may well need to do the same to prevent overheating. Whatever the warm water system, be it a fish only aquariumRead more →
As with anything in the saltwater home aquarium hobby one of the areas which all aquarists must attempt to maintain is stability.
Temperature is one of these factors.
Allowing the temperature in the aquarium to fluctuate cause stress on the corals, fish etc which can bring out diseases etc or at worst even death.
When you are starting your home aquarium one of the factors which you need to research is how much heating wattage you will require. In a lot of cases where this has been worked out the aquarist goes out and purchases a heater to suit the desired wattage.Read more →
In some areas of the world, including mine, it isn’t often that the words “isn’t it warm” can be heard. Often it is the pitter-patter of rain, or in the winter the howl of winds and the formation of snow drifts.
There are places in the world where it is always or mostly warm (coral reef areas are an obvious example). In the summer the weather can be warm and very pleasant where I live. Well, no problem with that says I! It can be a problem, though, if you keep a salt water aquarium.Read more →