Category Archives: Aquarium Tips

Sowing the calcareous algae in the marine aquarium

Although continuously claimed, sea urchins do not contribute to spreading the calcareous algae in the aquarium. However, according to various authors, it is possible to literally sow the calcareous algae in the aquarium. For this purpose, it is necessary to fragment a thin fouling layer of the desired algae, pulverizing them. Soon after that, this […]

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Acclimating with the practical air stone 

The setting of the organisms For many organisms a slow acclimatization is necessary. You should let the water of the aquarium slowly drip in that of the transport, to equal their values. Not only the density, but also the pH, the temperature and other parameters, if modified too quickly, can cause serious damages to the […]

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Unstable pH value and Magnesium

If you observe that the pH value of the water in your aquarium floats in an unusually abundant way, you should check the Magnesium concentration. The Magnesium ions have, within the buffer system of the marine water, a significant role. More than half the Carbonate ions form a couple with the Magnesium ones. The tendency […]

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Feeding of particular fishes (Anthiinae)

Many aquarists stop their languid eye in front of an aquarium on sale containing these wonderful fishes. Such school fish is not part of the most loved ones for a barrier aquarium, but it is considered particularly difficult in the feeding. The reason lies in the tiny stomach of this plankton hunter, which makes a […]

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The poisonous Caulerpa taxifolia

The best known crawling algae in marine aquariology, Caulerpa taxifolia, seems to have become a threat for a lot of marine biotopes. The reason is not only its strength, but also a poison. It was common also in many barrier aquaria until a few years ago, growing rapidly among the corals. At the same time […]

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