Posts Tagged Maintenance

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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Marine Aquarium Total Breakdown

Marine Aquarium Total Breakdown

Oh no, this sounds really serious! Sounds like everything has failed, all pumps refusing to pump and the like. What a nightmare that would be. But no, the nearest thing to that would be a power failure as equipment nowadays is generally reliable. What this is all

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So You’re In Charge, Yes?

So You’re In Charge, Yes?

  No this isn’t about domestic arrangements! This is about marine aquariums and the persons they belong to. We, the aquarists decided on having a tropical marine aquarium. We spent a long time deciding on a lot of things, ‘what size should it be?’ and ‘where will it

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Testing Or Testing Patience?

Testing Or Testing Patience?

  Testing is an important part of the marine aquarists routine and includes the obvious one, seawater condition tests. Included though not quite the testing as generally understood is checking powerhead performance and the like. It took quite a while getting the aquarium up and running. Fish

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Heat And The Marine Aquarium

Heat And The Marine Aquarium

We all know that the occupants of a marine aquarium for the most part (there are cold water marine aquariums) come from warm areas of the world. It follows that these creatures have evolved to live within temperature limits and so the seawater within the aquarium has

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Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent?

Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent?

Seawater quality is the number one requirement for a marine aquarium. The close number two for corals is suitable lighting. Given that both of these needs have been met where both fish and corals are present then the aquarist should have a beautiful healthy aquarium population. How

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Automation And The Marine Aquarium

Automation And The Marine Aquarium

There are jobs that can take up time with a marine aquarium whether the system is fish only, corals only or mixed reef. Some of these jobs cannot be automated, such as cleaning the algae off the viewing glasses. However there are some straightforward basic  tasks that

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There Is A Bad Reading But The System Should Be Mature

Relating to marine aquariums what is meant by ‘mature’? It means that the aquarium system is ready to support life. In fact there are two levels of maturity: the first is the initial level which is achieved after the system has been set up and the biological

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Beautiful Encrusting Algae But There’s A Small Downside

Marine aquarists try very hard to create a beautiful aquarium – whether the system is fish only or reef that is the target. These attempts are generally successful and often the picture is enhanced by Mother Nature. Mother Nature obviously provides the ‘eye targets’, the colourful fish

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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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