Posts Tagged Water Movement

Are Rotating Powerheads Any Good?

There are several important factors that should be present if a marine aquarium is to be a success. In both fish only and reef aquariums seawater movement is one of them. One reason for the importance of movement is oxygen intake, if it is adequate the seawater

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Can You Have Too Much Seawater Movement?

Seawater movement in a marine aquarium, whether it is a fish only or reef system, is important for the overall health of the environment. Adequate movement allows for oxygen intake at air/water interfaces, particularly the surface of the display aquarium. A high level of oxygen in the

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Closed Loop Water Circulation

As with many things in this hobby closed loop circulation is a subject matter which can be quite confusing. This topic has been briefly covered before however in this article I hope to cover this area in more detail. Water circulation in an aquarium, especially a reef

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Coralline Algae Is Not Supposed To Be White

Coralline algae in the marine aquarium in my opinion makes the overall appearance much more attractive and natural. There are some people who dislike coralline algae and each to their own. I have a personal hatred to having any on the front glass and as soon as

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Re-iterating The Importance Of Aquarium Water Movement

Seawater that is not moving or sluggish could be close to ‘dead’. In that condition it is not going to carry out the important functions that are necessary. I remember once reading in a marine hobby book that the aquarist needn’t worry too much about fish and

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Why Is Water Movement So Important In A Home Aquarium

Let’s take a quick look at the ocean – it is a vast area which is exceptionally dynamic. The animals which live in the ocean, some of which make it to our aquariums are used to the action of the water movement. The secret of a successful

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Have A Soft Flow For Better Polyp Extension

Seawater movement in the aquarium is a known requirement. This movement is needed by all marine aquarium creatures to a greater or lesser extent. The aquarist who keeps a fish only system may believe that seawater movement is not so important and that belief is correct. However,

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Aquarium Equipment – The Peristaltic Pump

Aquarists use different types of equipment to assist in the running of their aquariums. These can be very important ‘must haves’ such as a protein skimmer and circulation pumps, or labour saving devices such as an automated evaporation top-up device or calcium reactor. One piece of labour

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One Return Pump Or Two?

What is a return pump? These pumps are used for returning seawater from a sump to the display aquarium. They are used in fish only aquariums and reef aquariums, provided the system includes a sump of course. Equipment nowadays is generally very reliable and many aquarists don’t

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Water Movement In The Display Aquarium

Both the reef aquarium and fish only aquarium have certain demands that are very important. Top of the list is water quality, followed by lighting (for a reef anyway). Water quality is of course measured, and for both types of aquarium the four basics are the same

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