Tips for Saltwater Aquariums

  Check accuracy of your hydrometer by measuring salt content of freshwater. pH and alkalinity are not the same thing. pH is a measure of the hydrogen ions concentration. Alkalinity is the measure of how much acid it takes to bring water down to a certain pH. In a reef tank you need to test your alkalinity. You cannot assume that alkalinity is OK if your pH is fine. The water that evaporates from your tank is freshwater, not saltwater. New saltwater is used to replace the water removed when you perform water changes. Use a hydrometer to monitor specific gravity. When cycling a tank, you need to monitor the ammonia and nitrite. Once...

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ReefMax

Maintaining Good Water Quality is most important for the Success of keeping marine fishes and corals  . The basis methods of maintaining good water is to change water and add additives on a regular Basis. Reefmax Additives have been extensively used in the keeping and growing of fishes and corals for many years with excellent result evidence by many reports on growth and good health of corals and fishes . Corals , plant and coralline algae flourish and live exceptionally well when Reefmax Additives are put regularly as indicated and many species of corals and plants started coming out of the liverocks when Reefmax additives are added in sufficient quantity . Acropora , Montipora ,...

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Sea Star

Sea Stars are commonly referred to as Starfish, but they actually are not fish at all but echinoderms. Starfish characteristically have five arms extending from a central disk like a star, hence the common name Starfish or sea stars. Represented by over 2,500 species, families of importance to the aquarium include the Oreasteridae, Himerometridae, Ophidiateridae, and Ophiomyxidae. Found in all oceans, they prefer rocky crevasses and sandy regions in reefs. Most are found in inter-tidal zones, but a few are found in deep water. Most prefer to live singly, though they will congregate for sexual reproduction. They are rarely bred in the home aquarium. Perhaps the most intriguing feature of the Starfish is their...

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How to Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium

What do I need first? That’s easy, you need information! Get informed before a drop of water hits the aquarium. Decide what type of saltwater aquarium you want. Is it going to be fish only, coral only or a full reef aquarium?  You’re decisions will determine what type equipment and lighting you will need. A saltwater aquarium cycles differently than a freshwater aquarium. Today’s modern aquarists predominantly use live rock (which is rock taken from the ocean) and live sand to help not only cycle the aquarium but also process waste products on a constant basis. Your aquarium should be stocked with approx. 1 lb. to 1 ½ lbs. of live rock per gallon...

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