Marine Aquarium Blog, Resources And Information

So You’re In Charge, Yes?

So You’re In Charge, Yes?

  No this isn’t about domestic arrangements! This is about marine aquariums and the persons they belong to. We, the aquarists decided on having a tropical marine aquarium. We spent a long time deciding on a lot of things, ‘what size should it be?’ and ‘where will it

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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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Avoid Overfeeding

Avoid Overfeeding

Feeding marine fish is very enjoyable, an interaction between the aquarist and his/her livestock. Some fish are usually easy to feed such as damsels and others could be more difficult such as some butterfly fish. Feeding is so enjoyable that there is the danger that too much

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So, Some More Fish Then

So, Some More Fish Then

  Having a stocked reef aquarium is wonderful in many ways. I’ve had reef systems for many years. The latest one has been with me for 11 of these. How do I know the period I’ve had the tank? I keep a notebook and when I opened

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It’s Been Going Quite A While, Now What?

It’s Been Going Quite A While, Now What?

When it all started it was exciting, also frustrating and patience testing. A new marine aquarium can test patience and discipline fairly severely if procedures that are necessary are followed. These procedures are based on research – what is needed for the type of marine aquarium that is

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Why Not Add A Shrimp?

Why Not Add A Shrimp?

Once the reef aquarium is up and running, the fish stocked and the corals settled, many aquarists feel that everything is finished. It could well be finished and the aquarist satisfied and if that is the case all is well and good. However it can sometimes happen

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Heat And The Marine Aquarium

Heat And The Marine Aquarium

We all know that the occupants of a marine aquarium for the most part (there are cold water marine aquariums) come from warm areas of the world. It follows that these creatures have evolved to live within temperature limits and so the seawater within the aquarium has

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Fish Only Or Reef?

Fish Only Or Reef?

Once the initial interest in owning a marine aquarium has been aroused the natural continuation is what type to have. Some potential aquarists will not realise that there is a choice and this is understandable. When the thought ‘marine aquarium’ arises the reef appears, as seen on

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Something Is Wrong!

Something Is Wrong!

So there it is, a beautiful marine aquarium. Maybe it’s a fish only system, a coral only system or a mixed reef. The latter is my system type. Soft corals swaying gently in the seawater currents, decorative algae coloured pink, deep brown and medium green. No trouble

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A Lovely Fish Usually Without Problems

A Lovely Fish Usually Without Problems

Straight away let’s state that the picture above has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject fish! The truth is that I haven’t a picture of the fish so have used one from the internet, the link is given at the end. The fish in question is

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