Category Archives: Practice

Zeolites and bacteria – Experiences with the Zeovit Method – Part 2

Phosphate and natural nitrates values During the initial stages a relevant decrease in nourishing substances can create some degree of apprehension. But natural nitrate and phosphate levels, measured in reef sea water, are equally very low. Fosså & Nilsen (1992) report 0.002 mg/l for nitrates, less than 0.015 mg/l for dissolved phosphates. The result of […]

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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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Zeolites and bacteria – Experiences with the Zeovit Method – Part 1

This article wants to expose experiences obtained with a maintenance method for hard corals with small polyps (SPS, small polyped stony corals), composed by four distinct compounds: a mixture of zeolite, a bacterial culture, a nutritional solution for the latter and a permanent employment of a high quality active carbon. The objective of this method […]

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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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Magnetized water – A new opportunity for the marine aquarium? Part 3

Magnetized water Magic or openness to new opportunities for the marine aquarium? Experiences and observations with magnetically treated water Marine salts and calcareous water Some certainly positive effects of the tap water influenced by physical alterations, can be detected in the solubility level of the marine salts. According to the experiences available at the moment, […]

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