Why would I recommend dosing silica? Largely because creatures in our tanks use it, the concentrations in our tanks (at least in mine) are below natural levels, and the sponges, mollusks, and diatoms may not be getting enough to thrive.
This article presents an engineering view of plumping and plumbing system design for reef aquariums, and provides a basis for evaluating plumbing designs and selecting pumps.
Nathan shares his awesome tank with us this month.
As you can see from this small introduction, there are many things to take into account when setting up a reef aquarium. Something as straight forward as selecting the proper size or place for your aquarium can lead you to a myriad of other decisions.
The seven spine gobies are great inhabitants for a reef-style aquarium. Their diminutive size, coupled with their willingness to breed in captivity make them an excellent choice for a home fish breeder.
I’m not going to tell you not to buy this fish or any other fish, but I feel it’s important for every aquarist to do their research BEFORE buying living creatures for their aquariums.
This is a recent photo of my female maroon clownfish (Premnas Biaculeatus) and my Stichodactyla Gigantea anemone.
Personally, I do not think that there is anything wrong with keeping sea cucumbers in a reef tank as long as you take the necessary precautions to protect them from an untimely death. I keep at least one sea cucumber in every one of my own reef tanks.
Media Review: Book Review - The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium, Volume 4 by Svein A. Fossa and Alf Jacob Nilsen
For the high quality of the biological and aquaristic material and the outstanding photographic and artistic visuals, this book is truly one of the most important 'must haves' in the library of the advanced aquarist.
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