Since carbonate alkalinity is one of the most important water parameters in maintaining reef aquaria, knowing that the boron levels are not causing interference in alkalinity tests is important.
Both are now in my 10-foot reef tank -- more about this in my editorial.
While not yet as well established as turban snails for the 'cleanup crew' in reef aquariums, nerites do have many fans and are gaining in popularity. Considering how prolific nerites are in their natural habitat and how frequently they lay eggs, they would seem to be an ideal candidate for captive propagation.
Media Review: Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems And How They Are Created; Reef Invertebrates: An Essential Guide To Selection, Care And Compatibility
Doug reviews two excellent books this month.
A device originally developed for the chemical industry called an eductor has now become available to hobbyists. It can increase water flow generated by a pump without requiring a larger pump.
Good water flow will keep solids in suspension, which increases feeding opportunities by fishes and invertebrates, and improves filter/skimmer opportunities to export such matter in a well-designed system.
Brief overview: The data presented here is a distillation of a talk I gave in Chicago at the International Marine Aquarium Conference (IMAC) in May 2003. The data was collected from various systems over about six months’ time.
Richard shares his 2000 gallon tank with us.
This article provides background on nitrate in the ocean and in aquaria, and describes a number of techniques that aquarists have successfully used to keep nitrate levels down to more natural levels in reef aquaria.
In this article, I would like to share some observations and photos of C. septentrionalis. If you have not considered keeping one of these beautiful pomacanthids before, I think this piece may inspire you to do so!
These blennies make their homes in dead barnacle shells and can almost always be found on the offshore platforms. This fish would make an ideal aquarium specimen.
Charles reviews the latest publications in the literature. Baird, A.H., Babcock, R.C. and C.P. Mundy. 2003. Habitat selection by larvae influences the depth distribution of six common coral species. Marine Ecology Progressive Series 252:289-294. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another great book review for our readers.