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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Bispira brunnea, the colonial tubeworm

Diffusion Tubeworms originate from the Caribbeans and they are spread in the entire Caribbean Sea, including the Bahamas. Description Bispira Brunnea forms clusters made up by many different individuals able to reach up to 20-30 centimeters in diameter. The sprawling crown of a single tubeworm is mainly of a pale brown color and it gets […]

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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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Symbionts anemones in reef aquarium – Part 2

Feeding I often get asked what is the food of anemones. Do I have to feed my anemone? Like in hard corals, anemone tentacles too contain zooxantelle, which alongside the byproducts of their photosynthesis cover the most part of carbon requirements. Because of their symbiont algae these sea anemones are limited in nature to areas […]

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