The Banded Coral Shrimp

There are a few shrimps that find favour with reef aquarists. Two favourites are the cleaner shrimps Lysmata amboinensis and Lysmata grabhami. Another is the banded coral shrimp, often called the banded boxing shrimp, properly called Stenopus hispidus. Have a look: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Stenopus_hispidus_1.jpg Where the common name comes from is partly

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Here’s A List Of Active Aquarium Forums

Having a marine aquarium of whatever type is a wonderful individual hobby. It’s also really good to have someone to talk to about it, exchanging ideas, opinions and stories. The very best way is to have local friends who are aquarists. They ideally are marine enthusiasts, but could be keepers

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Marine Aquarium Equipment – The No. 1

The aquarist nowadays has quite a choice of support equipment available. All this aquarium equipment, along with routine seawater changes, makes keeping high quality seawater easier. This is very important for the livestock be they fish or corals or whatever. ‘High quality seawater’ means something a little different to each

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Two Small Spectacular Fishes

The words ‘marine’ and ‘spectacular’ seem to go hand in hand. Consider corals in all their diversity and splendour. The corals don’t have it all their own way; there are spectacular marine fish as well. Many of the colourful fish available are medium to large in size. There are the

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Why The Emphasis On Seawater Movement?

Seawater quality is a high priority in a marine system, and without it the aquarist is going to have niggles and problems. Maintaining seawater quality nowadays is easier with all the technical support equipment available, for example the protein skimmer and the high quality dry salt mixes that are commercially

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Tube Anemones

Tube anemones (Cerianthus sp) are fairly commonly seen in local fish shops (LFS’s). They are different and very attractive. They remind me a little of ‘feather dusters’ in how they live, and also of some fireworks in appearance. The ‘pretty’ fireworks that is, where colourful flames and sparks exit the

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We’re Back…

At last – the website(s) are restored! We have been working with our hosting company over the past couple of days to see what has happened and attempt to rectify the issue which also attempting to ensure that it does not happen again. According to the host it appears to

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