Posts Tagged seawater

Do We Really Need Seawater Changes?

Do We Really Need Seawater Changes?

A while ago on a marine aquarists forum I saw a comment that the writer never did any seawater changes. The response was generally hostile with a few reasonable and helpful replies. I thought that the hostile replies were incorrect or at least too early. No question

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The Future

  Wow, now that’s a big title, so it had better be reduced straightaway! What ‘future’? It’s got to be marine aquariums of course, but excluding the gloom concerning the wild reefs. In some areas that could be discussed the future is fairly apparent if only generally.

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Seawater Flow, It Matters

Corals have definite preferences for seawater flow. Some, such as many hard corals, prefer high flow and others, including many soft corals, prefer a lower flow. The general guideline for seawater flow with a soft coral display is 10 times the net seawater gallonage per hour, and for SPS

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Remember The Lighting

What is the most important part of a marine system? Lighting? Well no, it isn’t, seawater quality is the number one with both fish only and reef aquariums. High seawater quality means there shouldn’t be any indication of ammonia or nitrite. Nitrate should be as low as

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Natural Seawater – Is It Recommended?

Mother Nature provides the habitat for the livestock that we aquarists keep in our fish only aquariums or reef aquariums, and this, of course, is the wild reef. Mother Nature is also the provider of the other obvious essential, and that is seawater. Having written the above

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