Posts Tagged deep-sand-bed

Can Decorative Sand Be Used For Filtration

This is a very good question which I was asked recently via email and I thought that I would detail it here for others to read and hopefully benefit from. A lot of aquarists decide to put a small amount of decorative sand in the bottom of

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Mud Bed Aquarium Filtration

Mud bed filtration is similar to that of other sand based aquarium filtration systems, however the substrate is made of such a small grain size that it is very much like mud. A good filtration method to equate a mud bed to is the refugium. In the

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What Is Natural Aquarium Filtration

There is one thing that I have learnt in all my years of keeping aquariums – do not underestimate nature! It still amazes me today how powerful natural aquarium filtration actually is and how many ways there are to actually filter an aquarium or provide additional nutrient

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The Canister Filter – A Thing Of The Past Or Still Useful?

Technology marches on and there are quite a few devices that are available for use with a marine system. The canister filter is not new and has been with us for a considerable period. Canister filters are made by quite a few manufacturers. They are usually shaped,

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Aquarium Filter Media – Is There Such A Thing As The Best One

The function of the filtration is to ensure that the relevant nutrients in the water are processed. These nutrients occur due to the inhabitants being kept in a closed environment – the aquarium. Of course life in the ocean also creates waste yet the ocean is so

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Addition To My Deep Sand Bed

My soft coral reef has been running in excess of 5½ years. 3½ years ago I decided to add a DSB (deep sand bed). I know the above periods are correct as I keep a notebook. The aquarium was running without any problem, the decision to incorporate

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I’ve Got Bio-Balls, Will I Be Ok?

No, no, you’ve got the wrong end of the stick! It’s not some horrible problem at all, but to do with aquariums. Marine aquariums need bio-filtration, and this is provided by bacteria. The bacteria of course need a place to live and to avail oneself of this

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Caulerpa

Mention the word ‘algae’ to a marine aquarist and the aquarist’s face might turn white, before he or she spins round to look at their aquarium and ask, in a panicky voice, ‘Where?’ We are all aware of that concern: nuisance algae! The stuff that covers everything

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Can Tonga Live Rock Provide Enough Filtration?

Live rock as has been said time and time again is a phenomenal filtration medium. There are various different types of live rock available all of which provide the required filtration to the aquarium if enough is placed into the aquarium. There is one in particular however

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Is There Such A Thing As The Best Aquarium Filter?

Filtration in the marine aquarium supports the number one requirement, and that is water quality. Whether the system is a fish only aquarium or reef aquarium, water quality is paramount. The next most important requirement is lighting for a reef aquarium. The question here is a little

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