Posts Tagged marine reef

Can You Imagine Them Yesterday? – Yesterday They Couldn’t Imagine Us

Wild coral reefs don’t think (if they could) in terms of ‘yesterday’ as we understand it. Yesterday could be a thousand years ago or more. This is the wild reef overall of course, not the multitudes of organisms that make it up. The ‘yesterdays’ in that case

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Reef Loss – Some Very Worrying Information!

It seems to me that if captive reef aquarists love their corals it follows that they love the wild coral reefs. Surely so, it’s where the corals, for the most part, came from. We all know of the threat of global warming – no, don’t switch off,

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Jellyfish

Jellyfish are usually recognized as those squishy things with trailing bits. There are few people with any in depth knowledge, particularly among aquarists. However, they are one of the oldest species in the seas and oceans. Some jellyfish can be big, some small. Some have short stubby

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The Bubble Coral

This coral adds to all the differing shapes and colours of corals that could be added to the reef aquarium. It belongs to the stony or hard coral type. Besides bubble coral other common names are octocoral, bladder and grape coral. The proper name is Plerogyra sinuosa.

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Large Aquarium!

Marine aquarists who have a successful system, no matter what the type, fish only or mixed reef, are mainly satisfied. A successful marine system can be stunning to see and this applies not only to aquarists who know ‘what goes on’ but to the uninitiated as well.

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The Pulse Coral

The pulse coral belongs to the soft corals and is well known. It is often seen in local fish shops and though often at a higher price than many other soft corals, is not out of the reach of most aquarists. These corals are attractive in general,

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The Best Of Both Worlds?

The reef aquarium is the most popular within the marine hobby and there are considerable numbers of aquarists who keep fish only systems. I don’t know what the actual ratio is. Keeping either type is fascinating and has advantages, the reef system with its beautiful corals and

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Sea Hares

Many reef aquarists who have some experience in maintaining their aquariums that is maintaining seawater quality at a high level are constantly on the lookout for something that could fall into the category of ‘unusual’. The life form that is found – if found – has to

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‘Big’ To The Marine Aquarist

Most marine aquarists keep mixed reef aquariums, some of them are very small ‘nano’ systems and others could be six footers, large in the hobby world. There are a few who own aquariums even larger. Other aquarists have fish only systems that could be the same in

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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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