We will continue building our annotated glossary focusing on the basic language and concepts of captive reef system chemistry.
Randy discusses the importance of calcium supplementation using a variety of techniques .
In 1986, I had my first encounter with S. latus. This initial contact was not underwater, but in one of the holding tanks at Aquarium Fish Fiji.
This photograph was taken of a sessile animal living in my 115-gallon aquarium.
I wanted to make a point of emphasizing that the survival record of flame scallops in captivity has traditionally been extremely poor.
Richard discusses the usage of fiber optics for aquariums.
Terry discusses the latest 'trend' in the United States - artificially dyed corals, which is a thoroughly despicable practice.
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.