Advanced aquarists have their own set of concerns and ideas when setting up an aquarium. They are not bothered with learning the basics, but instead are looking for the techniques and design to provide what they didn’t already have with their previous aquariums.
This month, Bethany Bick shares her nano tank with our readers.
Quantification of lamp output quality is, at best, an expensive proposition. However, qualification of spectra is so inexpensive that even the budget-conscious hobbyist can afford a ‘spectrometer’. There are several ‘instruments’ available for just a few dollars from various suppliers.
Terry recounts the tragedy of losing all of his fish from his recent move to Portland, Maine.
This month, our readers give advice on selecting and caring for SPS corals.
Feature Article: Water flow is more important for corals than light. Part 1. Introduction to Gas Exchange
Considerations for water flow are almost always secondary to other decisions made when assembling a reef set up when in fact, water flow is paramount to the health and vitality of a reef system.
Continuing this month, Advanced Aquarist is hosting a series of unique featured aquariums. These aquariums are nano-reefs, more specifically tanks that contain no more than 20 US gallons in total system volume. This month Diana shares her nano tank with us.
If you have deep pockets and a true desire to tinker with and know practically everything about your lighting system and then some, then the relatively low-cost spectrometers and accessories from Ocean Optics just might be for you.
I’ve grown somewhat accustomed to seeing these brightly-colored wayward fishes in my underwater wanderings, so when I happened upon a tiny lionfish clinging to a wooden piling along the south shore of Long Island in September, 2001, it took a moment for me to fathom the implications. This was not just a stray from the tropical Atlantic. This fish was way off course.
Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 400W Metal Halide Lamps: Giesemann, Krystal Star, South Pacific Sunlight, BLV, Catalina
Sanjay tests more 400 watt metal halide bulbs.
This month, our readers give advice on selecting that special clam at the LFS.
The act of feeding an aquarium produces a greater need for filtration. However the reason for feeding is often times to satisfy the needs of particular animals. These animals are themselves serving in a way to help filter the aquarium as they consume the provided foods.