Posts Tagged Problems

It’s Been Going Quite A While, Now What?

It’s Been Going Quite A While, Now What?

When it all started it was exciting, also frustrating and patience testing. A new marine aquarium can test patience and discipline fairly severely if procedures that are necessary are followed. These procedures are based on research – what is needed for the type of marine aquarium that is

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Disease!

The very word can strike fear into any marine aquarist. Diseases, particularly ‘velvet’ and ‘white spot’ are real threats. The threat can be minimized of course. Careful selection of fish is the initial way, being careful to ensure the selected ones are as ‘clean’ as they should

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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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A Question About Algae

Algae could be the aquarist’s friend and at the same time an enemy, it all depends on what type it is. A question arose recently about algae and my immediate reaction was ‘Oh no, not again, algae!’’ In fact it wasn’t so bad. The question came from

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Potential Problems With A Fish Only Aquarium

The fish only system is probably not as popular as a captive reef but there are plenty of aquarists who maintain one. There are advantages to it as well. The fish only aquarium can house fish that would not be welcome on a captive reef because they

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Algae – Friend Or Foe?

Mention the word ‘algae’ to different marine aquarists and the reaction could be mainly one of two, a look of horror perhaps bordering on panic or a smile and a nod. It all depends. To some aquarists algae is most definitely a foe. These aquarists are, in

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Do You Fancy Finding One Of These In Your Aquarium?

I know I certainly wouldn’t – If I saw this I would run a mile. Aquarium staff from Cornwall, UK’s Blue Reef Aquarium have located a huge 4 foot worm in one of their display aquarium which was attacking corals and fish within the aquarium. For many

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Marine Aquariums Are Great, But Need A Bit Of Weeding

We all know that a successful marine aquarium doesn’t get that way all on its own. Nature has a very large part to play, and the aquarist needs to carry out ongoing maintenance. Marine aquariums nowadays are generally successful. There are those that fail for one reason

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Planarians

Planarians are otherwise known as flatworms. They can be fairly colourful and a few in the aquarium could be accepted by the aquarist as another life form on the captive reef to create more interest. Unfortunately this is not so. Flatworms can definitely be placed in the

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Algae I Didn’t Know Was There!

Today (Sunday) is maintenance day when closer attention is given to the aquarium. During the week it is feeding and when needed a manual water top up. Anyway, as said, maintenance. Maintenance was carried out as usual without any problems. I noticed a coral (a toadstool) was

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