Posts Tagged Water Quality

Seawater Changes – The Suggested 10%

Seawater Changes – The Suggested 10%

Seawater is the number one most important item in the marine aquarium. If the seawater is of poor quality then there are going to be problems, perhaps sickly fish, unexpanded corals, horrible algae and the like. Definitely not required by any aquarist. Some problems could be caused

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Seawater, The Real Stuff

Seawater, The Real Stuff

It doesn’t matter what the aquarium is for (as long as it isn’t housing freshwater fish!).  Be it a reef system, large or small or a fish only type there has to be seawater. Not any old rubbish either, it has to be high quality or the

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Testing Or Testing Patience?

Testing Or Testing Patience?

  Testing is an important part of the marine aquarists routine and includes the obvious one, seawater condition tests. Included though not quite the testing as generally understood is checking powerhead performance and the like. It took quite a while getting the aquarium up and running. Fish

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Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent?

Is Seawater Quality Affected By Fish And Corals To The Same Extent?

Seawater quality is the number one requirement for a marine aquarium. The close number two for corals is suitable lighting. Given that both of these needs have been met where both fish and corals are present then the aquarist should have a beautiful healthy aquarium population. How

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I Didn’t Want Any Algae – Not The Nasty Stuff Anyway

I Didn’t Want Any Algae – Not The Nasty Stuff Anyway

  The marine aquarist builds and stocks the aquarium to produce a beautiful and absorbing picture, lovely fish gliding among wonderful corals. It seems simple enough. After a while when the aquarium is well established, stable and particularly where live rock has been used algae appear. This

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There Is A Bad Reading But The System Should Be Mature

Relating to marine aquariums what is meant by ‘mature’? It means that the aquarium system is ready to support life. In fact there are two levels of maturity: the first is the initial level which is achieved after the system has been set up and the biological

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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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Conversions

Here are a few conversions which could be useful to someone, you never know. The ones shown are those that could be applicable to aquarists, maybe! To find volume. Multiply length by breadth by height. (If finding the water space volume of an aquarium it is more

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It Takes Time

Any experienced aquarist can understand why a newcomer to the hobby really wants to see some livestock in their aquarium, because those aquarists have been through the same process. Doing things properly is a patience tester. This isn’t a bad thing because patience is at or very

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My Lovely Algae

Algae to an aquarist often mean trouble. It is one of the continuing ‘don’t wants’ of the aquarium. Hair algae, slime algae, yuk, no thanks! Then there’s the algae that’s purposely grown in a sump to aid filtration, usually Caulerpa. The algae referred to here is none

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