Posts Tagged Care

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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If Seawater Tests Are Fine But…

We are often going on about the quality of seawater and we believe quite rightly so. Seawater quality is the number one priority, no matter what type of aquarium it could be, fish only, coral only, or mixed reef. Of course, even if seawater quality is correct

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The Constituents Of Seawater

The seas and oceans cover the majority of the planet surface. Within those seas the wild reefs have grown and all of their needs are met, be that calcium or whatever. The life on the wild reef has had a very long time to adapt to the

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Equipment – The Refractometer

The refractometer is a very useful tool in the aquarists arsenal. It is a very accurate device which is used to measure the amount of salt in the water i.e. the specific gravity. A tool which is quite often used is the hydrometer however one of the

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Fish Diseases

When we become sick we are able to tell other people where it hurts, what is wrong etc. Fish however do not have that ability therefore it is up to the aquarist to attempt to identify potential problems as soon as possible and provide the relevant treatment

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My Diminutive Algae Scrubber

I had my glass aquarium built for me with a few additions inside. At the left end is a small triangular area which contains four pumps and also the intakes for canister filters, an anti-phosphate filter, a denitrator (not now in use), and a protein skimmer. The

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Algae – Nothing Wrong With It!

Certain types of algae invasion are most definitely unwelcome. Finding green filamentous algae waving in the currents is not a good sight, particularly as it could spread rapidly. Brown, or more correctly diatom algae is another bothersome arrival, but this one is likely to disappear once the

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Aquarium Care Is Important

There is a common saying which goes ‘good things take time yet bad things happen quickly’. This is a saying which is very true in the aquarium hobby. An important aspect of the aquarium hobby is performing the correct care and maintenance. This aspect is also quite

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Acclimatising New Corals And Fish The Correct Way

The purpose of acclimatisation is simple – the water that the animal is packaged in may have a different temperature, pH and salinity than that of your aquarium. Aquatic life (especially corals and invertebrates) are very sensitive to minor changes in water parameters therefore acclimatisation is a

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The Seahorse – Should You Put One In A Reef Aquarium

Seahorses come in different types and they are all endearing, interesting and super to keep. In the wild they are, unfortunately, under intense pressure from collection. They are gathered by the millions; some are for the aquarium hobby but most are for alleged medicinal purposes or dried

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