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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Symbionts anemones in the reef aquarium – Part 1

If experiences from average marine aquariophiles (aquarists) are to be taken from granted, then sea anemones absolutely do not have anything to share with a reef aquarium. Not only in magazines specialized in aquariology and in books, but also in internet forums discussing this subject, it is continuously read that these animals must not, in […]

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TRIDACNA – Notions on the most well known species – Part 5

Recommendations for the purchase of the Tridacna giant clams The tridacnas are in their body physiology significantly more complex than many sessile animals in the reef aquarium. For this reason, their capacity of regenerating the damaged tissues is not as good as that of various corals. The damages that transport and maintenance cause, often prove […]

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The administration of food to corals

Is an additional administration of food to symbiotic corals necessary, or not? Surely, the aquarists’ opinions on this point disagree, and many completely give up feeding symbiotic corals in their aquarium. However, there should be no doubt on the fact that many species of symbiotic corals take nutritional particles from the water. The zooxanthellate corals […]

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TRIDACNA – Notions on the most well known species – Part 4

Be careful with the suspended sediments In those places where these molluscs are naturally widespread, the water is almost always very transparent. For this reason, even in aquarium they should be kept within a good-quality environment, despite they are rather robust after all. A thick concentration of suspended sediments, like it may happen for example […]

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