Everyone, aquarist or not, sees a healthy established marine reef aquarium as beautiful. It’s an advertisement for Mother Nature, and to humans an alien world. The corals sway in the currents displaying lovely colours and interesting shapes. So what is so important to corals in the aquariumRead more →
Lighting the marine aquarium, wow, this could be a big subject! In fact it doesn’t need to be, as said on other occasions there isn’t a requirement to wear horn-rimmed glasses and a white coat when enjoying the marine aquarium hobby. Lighting has been written about beforeRead more →
“The fish are fine under standard non-aquarium lights, even if I buy just white lights they are still ok. Why not corals?” This is an understandable question. Marine reef fish come from the same areas as the corals so why spend more? There is a good answerRead more →
A well set up and stocked mature marine aquarium is beautiful, even to those who are not interested in having one. Anyone passing by one of these aquariums, be it private or public, will stop and gaze. Setting up a marine aquarium takes time and patience butRead more →
Something I have thought about for quite some time now is clouds – and should we be simulating them in our home aquariums.
The fish, corals etc which we keep in our saltwater aquariums come from the wild unless that are either captive raised or coral frags. In nature the coral reef, dependant upon the location of the coral reef is exposed to a tremendous amount of sunlight. On some days the skies are blue and the sun beats down on them all day long.Read more →
A UV filter glass is normally used on a metal halide lighting unit. The reason for this is that it prevents any harmful rays from ‘hurting’ the corals.
However do you really need to use one?Read more →
The aquarium is beautiful. That’s good, because a lot of effort, both research and money, has gone into it. Sitting back and viewing the result is a great pleasure.
The aquarist has realised that he/she has to do maintenance. If maintenance isn’t done, there’ll be changes in the aquarium – deterioration will set in. That would be a shame and there is no need for it. Just a few simple guide lines and all should be well. Testing the water for example. There is one other that sometimes is missed, and that is lighting.Read more →