Posts Tagged natural reef

The Basis Of Our Hobby

It’s very easy to identify the basis of the marine hobby that is so fascinating to so many aquarists. The basis of course is the wild coral reef which, despite increasing coral propagation and fish breeding, is where the majority of our livestock comes from. There’s a

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The Coral Reef

For the most part marine aquarists are interested in the wild coral reefs. These reefs offer a diversity of life that challenges, or perhaps exceeds, the rainforests. Very many corals are now being propagated and fish, once thought impossible to breed are also being bred in increasing

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Aquarists And The Declining Reefs

There is little argument nowadays over whether or not there is any decline in the health of wild coral reefs. The discussion now seems to be more about the speed of decline. Some reefs remain relatively fine, but others are getting into a sorry state. Scientists tell

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Detecting Pollution With A Robot Fish

British scientists from the University of Essex have developed a robot fish which has the capability to be able to detect pollution in water. Each of these fish has an associated cost of £20,000 and a shoal of five of them are shortly to be released into

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Artificial Coral Reefs – Good Or Bad?

Speak to just about anyone at all and they will know what a coral reef is in general. What about an artificial coral reef though? Most when asked the question could make a rough guess, saying it’s one built by people or something along those lines. They

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Are You A Scuba Diver?

Scuba divers are those strangely garbed people who flip-flop in an ungainly manner down the beach toward the sea, or roll into the sea from the side of a boat. Once in the sea it is a different matter. Within safety parameters the diver is free to

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Live Rock and Corals – Excellent!

Some conservationists have expressed their concern over the use of live rock in the aquarium hobby. They see this as denuding the reefs, and, if that were shown to be correct, I for one would have sympathy. As I understand it, much of the live rock is

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