Monday December 9, 2013
Saltwater aquarium technology has come a long ways in the last few years. Plug N' Play nano tanks and cubes from 2 to 34 gallons, complete with built in filtration and reef grade lighting systems are available at prices never seen before.
Top 7 Aquarium Kits Make a great gift (even to yourself ;-))
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Friday December 6, 2013
Shopping for the perfect gift for someone who is a saltwater aquarium fanatic can seem difficult. But there are terrific saltwater aquarium equipment gifts that could improve anyone's fish habitat.
Wednesday December 4, 2013
Understanding the nitrogen cycle, also referred to as the biological cycle, is essential knowledge for not only cycling a new tank, but also for preventing dangerous ammonia and nitrite spikes in established tanks, commonly known as New Tank Syndrome. Here is an easily understood explanation of what the nitrogen or biological cycle is and how it works to keep your aquarium functioning properly.
More: Rapid Nitrate Reduction Water Change Method Reducing your nitrates from 100 ppm to 5 ppm can be accomplished in a few hours and uses far less water than doing repeated 20% water changes over time.
More: Top Nitrate Absorbing Products can reduce your nitrate levels to near zero without repetitive water changes. These products are easy to use and very cost effective.
More: The Vodka Method For Nitrate & Phosphate Reduction actually works. Share a vodka martini with your marine aquarium and watch your nitrate and phosphate levels drop to nothing in a short period of time.
Sunday December 1, 2013
Contrary to popular belief, a vast majority of corals are not autotrophic, requiring only light to survive. Autotrophs produce their own food from inorganic material they extract from their surrounding environment, usually using sunlight to synthesize it with the aid of zooxanthellae algae. Giving your corals some extra food can really perk them up and increase their reproduction rate.
More: Exactly What Do Corals Eat?? Corals, for the most part, are carnivorous, feeding mostly on small animals (zooplankton) suspended in the water column of the ocean ...
More: When Do Corals Eat?? You might be surprised... While you are sleeping, guess what your corals are doing?
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