Review: K1 Micro filter media from Evolution Aqua

Deceptively simple, this meticulously engineered filter medium has huge potential for tropical freshwater and marine aquariums as well as for ponds. Price: Available in various pack sizes from £ for one litre up to £ for 50 litres. More info at or call 01942 216 554. Why not take out a subscription to Practical ...

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HOB/Power Filters: Can They Be Used On Saltwater Aquariums?

A HangOnBack (HOB) or Power Filter can be used on smaller saltwater aquariums with Live Rock a Protein Skimmer to provide the 3 means of filtration required for a healthy reef tank. HOB filters are mainly used for housing chemical filter media. Many successful saltwater aquariums are run using HOB filters and correct selection, sizing and ...

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How To Keep Sand Clean In A Saltwater Aquarium? The Beginners Reef

CaribSea''s Fiji Pink is one of the most popular sands in the hobby and it is the sand I select for many clients aquariums and my own It''s very easy to keep clean. Depth Of Sand Although not as popular nowadays, but Deep Sandbeds was the norm 20 years ago as this was the main area to colonize aerobic and anaerobic nitrifying bacteria.

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RowaPhos why waste your money? | DD The Aquarium Solution

In saltwater aquariums and reef aquariums in particular we would recommend that your phosphate level is maintained at between zero and ppm (PO4). Some test kits may express the results as the concentration of phosphorous ion P and in this case it should be below ppm (P).

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How to Cycle a Saltwater Tank Saltwater Aquarium Blog

Now, rather than the drop and pray method, the best method of how to cycle a saltwater tank is to use the fishless cycling method. Instead of dropping in a fish and hoping it survives, you drop in a small chunk of fish food or raw seafood and let it sit. It will go bad (rot) in the tank and give off plenty of ammonia, ringing the dinner bell ...

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How to clean aquarium sand Help Guides

Avoid builders sand as it will be dirty and will adversely affect pH. Clean sand thoroughly before you place it in the aquarium. New sand can turn the water cloudy, so rinse in a bucket for adding it. Use a thin layer. Sandbeds over deep are more prone to compacting and turning anaerobic.

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Carib Sea ACS00050 Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquarium, 40Pound

AQUANATURAL Oolitic Aragonite 10lb Aquarium Sand for Reef, Saltwater and Marine Tanks and Aquariums 297 14 . 71 Carib Sea ACS05820 Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5Pound 1,306

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Marine Substrates Sand for Saltwater Tanks | Petco

Marine Aquarium Substrates. Selecting a substrate can be a personal preference but for a marine aquarium you may want to select one that will help to keep the pH buffered, many aquarists opting for an aragonite sand, Oolite or crushed coral substrate. Substrate is more than just something to cover up the bottom of the tank, marine substrate facilitates surface area for beneficial bacteria ...

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Ultimate Zoanthids Coral Hacking Guide With Amazing Pictures ReefHacks

Ultimate Zoanthids Coral Hacking Guide for New and Experienced Reefers. Several weeks ago, a reefing buddy called to complain about his tank. I''ll spare you the boring details and get right to the point. His tank isn''t as attractive as he wants. As I sat and listened, his disappointment and frustration felt too familiar.

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How to clean aquarium sand Help Guides

Clean sand thoroughly before you place it in the aquarium. New sand can turn the water cloudy, so rinse in a bucket for adding it. Use a thin layer. Sandbeds over deep are more prone to compacting and turning anaerobic. Don''t mix fine sand with coarser grits and gravels as the sand will work its way to the bottom, leaving the larger ...

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How To Clean Sand And Gravel In An Aquarium Bulk Reef Supply

Cut the bag of sand open and fill a bucket 1/3 full with substrate. Place the bucket under the faucet inside a large sink. Turn on the water to maximum output so that it vigorously jets into the sand without sending the sand or gravel boiling over the edges down your drain.

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How to properly care for mangrove trees in ''aquaria'' Reef Builders

The inspiration for this write up came from a visit we made to the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego. Behind the scenes we saw one of the most beautiful groves of Rhizophora mangrove trees which were being tended to while we were there. The mangroves at the Birch Aquarium were given the white green thumb treatment with a dedicated ''deep sand'' section in ...

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Silica In Reef Aquariums

In some of these tests, typical aquarium foods ranged from 20540 ppm silicon. 32 A 5gram spoonful of food that contained 540 ppm Si would actually only contain mg of Si. If all of that were a soluble form, then putting it into a 100gallon reef tank would raise the dissolved silica concentration by mM ( ppm SiO 2 ).

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5 Best Saltwater Clams To Add to Your Reef Tank The Aquarium

They prefer a sand bottom instead of rocky surfaces. Tridacna Squamosa grows to 16 inches across (12 inches in aquarium). The Squamosa Clam requires calcium levels of 400480 mg/L, and a carbon hardness of 7 to 12 degrees. Proper levels of strontium and iodine are also needed.

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do you wash live sand? Beginners Discussion NanoReef Community

Posted October 9, 2009 I read on the Dr foster Smiths site that it suggests rinsing your live sand in a bucket of salt water to remove some of the fine dust particles that float around Is this a good thing should I do it before putting it in the tank.

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Quick question about washing dry sand | REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef ...

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