Toxicity in our tanks can have a diverse array of sources. These can range from the use of aerosols or solvents (such as ammonia, hairspray, or spray lubricants) in close proximity to our tanks to the presence of certain corals, fish, or alga within the system to that frying pan in the kitchen that occasionally smokes up the house.
Dave shares his aquarium with our readers this month.
What follows is the first part of an abridged and annotated glossary of terms and concepts I consider essential to setting up a successful reef system. This month, we begin with the technical side of things.
The Breeder's Net: Science, Biology, And Terminology Of Fish Reproduction: Reproductive Modes And Strategies-Part 1
Each tropical species has developed a successful reproductive strategy that allows it to survive in the highly competitive coral reef environment. The reproductive strategies of no two species are exactly alike, but the reproductive modes of closely related species are very similar.
This article provides a series of solutions to common pH problems in aquaria, and should permit most aquarists to diagnose and solve the pH problems that may arise in their own tanks.
In this last article, I will treat the subject of the coral diseases known collectively as 'White Syndromes.'
Joe shares two great photos with us this month.
In short, when freshly imported, these corals are easy to dismiss as blandly colored lumps.
A resourceful reef keeper probably spends as much time in a hardware store as he does in an aquarium store. One of the undervalued resources available to hobbyists is the boat supply store.
Scientists are scouring the sea in search of medicines that may work better than conventional drugs with fewer side effects.
Diatoms and blue-green algae are only two of many groups of organisms that can be studied using a microscope.
Chung shares his awesome aquarium with our readers this month.
Sexuality in fish is quite complex and we still have a great deal to learn about sex and reproduction from fish, but knowing the above terms will be helpful in sorting out who is who, and what, and when, in the aquarium.