Category: plankton

Brown algae

Brown algae growing on coral sand

Brown algae a common problem for new tanks What is brown algae? Brown algae is a form of algae called diatoms that can photosynthesise as well as obtaining chemical forms of sustenance enabling them to survive even in low light levels as long as their alternative food sources are available. Silicate, phosphorus and nitrates are …

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Saltwater fish food

tropical marine fish feeding frenzy

Feeding saltwater fish Different fish have different diets Saltwater fish food is not as easy to get right as for freshwater fish. Depending on the type of marine fish you have, they will have different feeding needs. There are the seafood eaters who will require bits of fish or seafood tidbits. Then there are the …

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Saltwater aquarium maintenance

aquarium-vacuum

Saltwater aquarium maintenance List of recommended Saltwater fish for beginners. Setting up a saltwater tankĀ step by step guide. The importance of live rock and live sandĀ in maintaining a healthy saltwater aquarium. Daily tasks in saltwater aquarium maintenance Once your saltwater aquarium has become properly established with all the fish, corals and invertebrates that you want …

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The nano marine aquarium

The fascination of the nano marine aquarium Larger aquariums are better than nano marine aquariums if you have the money If you are a newbie marine aquarist, then you may be tempted by the lower cost of buying a smaller aquarium. Or you don’t want to commit to a larger aquarium until you know you …

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Breeding tropical marine fish

pair of clownfish breeding

How to start breeding tropical marine fish If you have been successfully keeping saltwater fish in a marine tank for a while then perhaps you would like to move on to breeding your fish. Many keepers of saltwater aquariums are content to just keep fish. For the brave few I will outline the basic steps …

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