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Seawater – The Most Important Thing

Seawater – The Most Important Thing

Just about everyone will stop and look with admiration at a marine aquarium. Marine aquarists will of course, but those who do not possess one will also gaze. It’s a very magnetic picture, Mother Nature’s lifeforms within such a confined space. It’s an achievement for the aquarist

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Seawater, The Real Stuff

Seawater, The Real Stuff

It doesn’t matter what the aquarium is for (as long as it isn’t housing freshwater fish!).  Be it a reef system, large or small or a fish only type there has to be seawater. Not any old rubbish either, it has to be high quality or the

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Salinity In The Marine Aquarium

We all know that the fish and corals we keep are salt water creatures. That’s why we buy those expensive packets or buckets of dry salt mix.

Fish only or reef aquaria are normally kept at a specific gravity (SG) of 1022 to 1026. It has been said that it is advantageous to keep a fish only system at 1022, as it is claimed that certain pathogens do not do well at a lower SG. Fish can be treated for some infections by lowering the SG even more. Reef aquaria are normally kept at 1024 to 1026, this seems to be the usual.

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Aquarium Safety – This Post Is Very Important

As aquarists we strive to ensure that the life placed in our care is maintained to the best of our abilities. I’m not just talking about salt water aquariums but any aquarium – cold water, tropical, marine, ponds etc etc.

All aquariums have one thing in common – they all have water in them.

The majority of aquariums require items to ensure that the life can be maintained correctly – the majority of which require elecricity to operate – you can see where I am going with this can’t you.

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