Category Archives: Aquarium Tips

Reverse Osmosis for the marine aquarium

Marine organisms react in a very sensible way to many different kinds of pollution. In this regard there is a long list of reasons: on one side they enter contact with marine water through all of their body, and many reef animals inside of them even fill the cavities with surrounding water. On the other […]

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Frozen fodder unfrozen in the fridge? It must not happen!

It occasionally happens to every aquarium keeper: the ice cubes housings or the freezer become victims of an electrical blackout, an accidentally unplugged power cable or other structural damage, the kind of which would usually be harmless in and of itself. Temperature will be kept stable for a few hours without power supply, but it […]

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A remedy for smell coming from the collection cup of the skimmer

Every aquarist knows the result of a well performed skimming operation: a smell “soup” of an olive color contained in the collection cup. This liquid consists of a solution comprising of many different substances, all of them removed from the aquarium’s cycle. But a good skimmer will not always make us happy, since in the recipient we […]

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Skimming in marine aquariums

Skimming is a physical procedure for depuration, for removal of certain substances from water. During this process it is not at all needed to distinguish between useful or dangerous substances, so much so that water not only loses those that affect the organic load, but also many mineral elements of vital importance to the aquarium’s […]

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Mechanical filtering in the reef aquarium

“A reef aquarium must be provided with a good mechanical filtering” some say, “a reef aquarium works better without a mechanical filter” is others’ opinion. The strange thing is that both the statements are true. Every reef aquarium should have the opportunity to be filtered mechanically, but there is a good chance that it will […]

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