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Just Relax!

The marine hobby is very relaxing most of the time. There could be times when it is stressful for the aquarist, for instance when a fish is in trouble or there is some other serious problem. This stress could also occur when nuisance algae invade and the

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The Dwarf Lionfish

Lionfish are known to marine aquarists for two main reasons these being their predatory nature and their finnage which is unusual. There are several lionfish types, probably the most well known one being the common lionfish, Pterois volitans, which is also the one usually most available. This

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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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Let’s Go Clubbing!

Receiving an invite like that normally means getting into something really comfortable and going to town to study the nightlife, usually through a glass of alcoholic beverage. In this case though it’s a bit more sober – usually – but still a lot of fun. Aquarists love

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What’s In Marine Aquariums – The Beginners Guide

We have had a few people contact us asking what is in our new book and who it is beneficial for. We have replied to them but I thought it might be beneficial if we listed this information on Aquarists Online as well. Basically the book is

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How Do You Transport Aquarium Fish?

Obtaining fish from the LFS (local fish shop) is really exciting. Maybe the aquarium is being initially stocked, or perhaps an ‘extra’ is being added (I hope that this doesn’t mean overstocking!). Whatever the reason for the purchase, the fish need to be taken to the aquarist’s

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Are We Creating A Home Or A Habitat?

At first glance it seems a strange question to be asked. We’re concerned with marine aquariums, so what is meant by ‘home’ and ‘habitat’? It’s pretty obvious that whether the marine aquarium is a reef or fish only system there’s going to be livestock in it. So

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How Can You Diagnose Fish Disease?

Reading marine aquarium potential disease pages in a book could be enough to make an aquarist’s hair stand on end! Various problems appear to be lurking ready to inflict doom on the unsuspecting livestock. It doesn’t ever have to be a problem – disease that is. The

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Catching A Fish – It Requires Patience

The aquarist could own a fish only or reef aquarium, whichever it is there is one action that is very low in popularity – catching a fish. The natural reaction of a fish when anything seemingly threatening approaches is to move away and hide. This is the

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Is There A ‘Best Size’ Aquarium To Start With

This is probably something which most beginners to this hobby ask themselves and it is a very valid question. A lot of people recommend that beginners start with the largest aquarium which they can both afford and fit into the designated area. This is very good advice

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