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So, Some More Fish Then

So, Some More Fish Then

  Having a stocked reef aquarium is wonderful in many ways. I’ve had reef systems for many years. The latest one has been with me for 11 of these. How do I know the period I’ve had the tank? I keep a notebook and when I opened

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A Large Aquarium Re-Start

There are all sorts of aquarium sizes that are kept at home, though none as large as can be seen at a public aquarium as far as I know. Successful small aquariums from the very small 10 gallons to the larger 50 gallons, fish only or reef,

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What Is An Invertebrate?

To avoid becoming a squishy heap on the ground humans have a skeleton. Quite a good invention really, not having a skeleton would cause quite a few difficult problems. Humans aren’t alone with the possession of a skeleton of course; there are all sorts of life forms

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Goldfish And Marine Aquariums

I’ve been involved with aquariums for 40 years or more and no, I’m not going to try advising the secret of keeping goldfish in salt water! What I’m going to do is remember, if I may. Over 40 years ago I had nothing to do with fish.

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How About An Apple?

Most marine aquarists are only too happy to have something different in their aquariums, as long as that something fits in with the current population. The apple being talked of here is the Sea Apple which is definitely different! As can be seen it’s colourful too. An

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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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Things Change

Pretty obvious really! The weather is an example. But no, we’re concerned with marine aquariums of course. In a fish only aquarium the changes are usually, strangely enough, to do with fish. New additions, growth, the cave/hole they live in and the like. In a reef system

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The Royal Gramma

Mother Nature provides some really lovely life forms; they come in all sorts of shapes and colours. Fish are usually the number one life form for the marine aquarist (for others is it perhaps corals?). One fish that is an excellent addition to many aquariums, fish only

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Public Aquariums

Most aquarists like to visit a public aquarium from time to time and once there are drawn to the marine areas. Usually the displays are excellent but not always, even the professionals can make mistakes or have mishaps. My local public aquarium made a very basic mistake

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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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