Archive for the Saltwater Category


LED UPDATE!

I know that it’s been some time since new content has been added to this website.  I also appreciate all of you that have visited even though I have not been updating.  Since so much time has gone by, I have been able to not only use LED fixtures on some of my aquariums, I […]

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Saltwater Fish Tanks For Beginners

What is the best saltwater fish tank for beginners to the hobby? There is no perfect answer to that question.  Most mistakes when starting a marine aquarium are similar to mistakes made in freshwater tanks. Patience, patience, patience. All too often, beginner aquarists aren’t patient and lose a lot of money and fish in the […]

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Saltwater Aquarium Cycle

The saltwater aquarium cycle, same as the freshwater fish tank cycle, is based on the fact that as a new aquarium is started, there are harmful chemicals that build up and must be reduced or eliminated for the fish and invertebrates to survive.  The process starts with waste material produced from fish, uneaten food, or […]

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Nitrate Filter For An Aquarium

For more than twenty years aquarists and manufacturers have been trying to design a nitrate filer for an aquarium.  Some have succeeded and some have failed miserably.  Whether you have a fish only saltwater tank or reef tank the importance of keeping the nitrate level as low as possible is paramount in maintaining the health […]

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Saltwater Fish Maintenance

Saltwater fish maintenance is a necessary part of responsible aquarium keeping. Once your tank is established and up and running, the upkeep can be easy if you plan ahead a bit. Most aquarists check on their tank every day just out of habit while they are feeding. It becomes second nature to take a glance, […]

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Fish Tank UV Filter

As with any fish tank UV filter, it is only effective if set up properly with proper water flows and exposure to the germicidal lamp.  Ever since it was discovered more than a century ago as an affective tool in the fight against the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, ultraviolet light has been utilized to destroy […]

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Marine Aquarium Filtration

Not all marine aquarium filtration systems are created equal.  The myriad of choices, especially to the beginner, can be overwhelming. Many saltwater aquariums can get by with simple easy to use, easy to install and easy to afford aquarium filters like hang on the back style or canister style units. Others, like reef tanks or […]

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Aquarium Filter Media

There are many different kinds of filter media that are offered for water quality in fish tanks and fish aquariums, but which is best for your aquarium and how do they differ? Part of getting an idea into making use of the right filter media for your aquarium is comprehending the stresses on your fish […]

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Aquarium Fixtures

Aquarium fixtures are typically lighting units that either mount inside your fish tank canopy, sit on top of your tank or are suspended from the ceiling or wall.  Which one you choose depends on your needs and the needs of the tank inhabitants.  Fresh water tanks with fish only usually need minimal lighting and a […]

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How To Set Up A New Aquarium

So you want to know how to set up a new aquarium. Assuming that you have chosen whether the new tank is going to be freshwater or saltwater, it’s time to put it together and get something alive in the aquarium. This article will attempt to guide you so that the set up will go […]

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