Posts Tagged saltwater-aquarium-equipment

Which Is Better – An Acrylic Or Glass Aquarium?

The aquarist when listing the equipment required for a marine system obviously runs into the aquarium questions. These are, first, what size is it going to be, then what shape is it going to be? There may be similar considerations for a sump if one is going to be used.

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Water Circulation – Go Wide And Soft

With water circulation it is better when keeping sessile marine animals to attempt to produce water movement which is both strong andpowerful yet not hard enough to damage the animals themselves.

Traditional powerheads for example can move a tremendous amount of water around the aquarium, however this is water movement which is not very wide, instead they are rather pinpoint.

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The Aquarium Sump – Hidden From View Yet Exceptionally Useful

‘Sump’ isn’t a very exotic sounding word. In reality a sump isn’t. It may be hidden away and seldom seen, but a sump is a very useful addition to the marine aquarium.

So what is an aquarium sump? It is another aquarium that is in addition to and in support of the display aquarium. It adds gallonage to the system which is a good thing from a water quality point of view and they also allow items of hardware to be hidden from view. A sump can house heaters, a protein skimmer etc, so that the display aquarium remains free of technical hardware and nothing is seen apart from the fish and/or the reef. The sump can also contain filtration, which again aids seawater quality.

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