Disease, A Threat To The Marine Aquarium

Disease, A Threat To The Marine Aquarium

     Disease, the word is enough to make an aquarist shudder. However, though the threat remains, disease is not so likely nowadays because of the increase in containment quality with capture, transport, sale and final home. The threat is still there though.      The first action to combat

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Chemical Filtration And The Marine Aquarium

Chemical Filtration And The Marine Aquarium

     A marine aquarium requires high quality seawater, be it fish only or reef. A reef aquarium presents the highest demand but in any system it is irresponsible to allow quality to fall. One method of increasing seawater quality is by the use of chemical filtration: activated carbon and/or phosphate

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The Blue Chromis, A Beautiful Addition

The Blue Chromis, A Beautiful Addition

When a marine aquarist is looking for a fish to include in his/her aquarium community there are some requirements such as hardiness, compatibility and colour. The Blue Chromis, properly called Chromis cyanea, is a definite contender. It’s home world is the Caribbean and the fish is beautiful without a doubt,

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Live Rock, It’s Expensive So Why Not Prepare Your Own?

Live Rock, It’s Expensive So Why Not Prepare Your Own?

Live rock is generally agreed as being the best filtration medium for the marine aquarium. It’s a natural method which at the same time produces a natural looking decoration. The major downside is cost. One way of keeping the cost down is to obtain  so-called base rock from the dealer,

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The Bicolour Blenny, A Colourful Character

The Bicolour Blenny, A Colourful Character

     The Bicolour Blenny, scientifically named Ecsenius bicolor from the IndoPacific, is a very good fish to have in the marine aquarium. For the majority of aquarists the qualification for livestock to join the aquarium community requires specific attributes, mainly colourful beauty, or strange and unusual shape or comic appearance.

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Lighting The Reef Aquarium, It Must Be Correct

Lighting The Reef Aquarium, It Must Be Correct

Everyone, aquarist or not, sees a healthy established marine reef aquarium as beautiful. It’s an advertisement for Mother Nature, and to humans an alien world. The corals sway in the currents displaying lovely colours and interesting shapes. So what is so important to corals in the aquarium and in the

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Responsibilities Of A Marine Aquarist

Responsibilities Of A Marine Aquarist

‘I love the look of that, I think I’ll have one. It’ll look fantastic in our lounge by adding a lot of interest and colour. Hang on though, I wonder how much the big one is, will it fit?’ Many marine aquarists start out in a similar way and why

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