Marine

Marine lighting guide

April 8, 2015

The type and amount of lighting is one of the most important considerations when setting up a new marine aquarium. There are types of lighting to suit most budgets, all with their own pros and cons for specific applications. If you are considering a ‘Fish only’ system the amount of lighting is less of a factor in the success of your aquarium than it would …

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The comprehensive guide to marine algae

April 8, 2015

1. Understand Algae and why it occurs All algae requires light to photosynthesise and nutrients on which to feed. Different types of algae prefer different levels of light and different nutrients. It is true that any body of water suitable for maintaining aquatic life will also offer a suitable home to some of the thousands of species of algae. Even the cleanest looking aquariums and …

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Set up a successful marine aquarium

January 29, 2015

Thanks to recent advances in technology and lower equipment prices (not to mention Finding Nemo!!), marine fishkeeping is now appealing to more and more fishkeepers. Whether you are ‘upgrading’ from an existing tropical or coldwater set up, or are completely new to all aspects of fishkeeping, keeping marines can sometimes appear to be a daunting prospect. This definitely does not have to be the case, …

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