Portal:Marine Aquariums

From Microcosm Aquarium Explorer

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Stocking Your Marine Aquarium Scott W. Michael
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Marine Tank Setup in 10 Steps Edward Kadunc
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Marine Foods and Feeding Matthew Wittenrich
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New 600-gallon Pinecrest Reef Matthew Wittenrich
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Banggai Cardinalfish Matthew Wittenrich

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With 600 gallons and a bowfront reef, this aquarium dominates a large room with a viewing bar. A crowded fish population is made possible by exceptional water quality. See more of this aquarium...

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The Mystery of the Green Hair

So where do we start on this complex subject of hair algae? I think I will start with something my old Taekwondo teacher used to say (I suspect he lifted it from a movie line): “The best way to avoid a punch is not to be there.”

Well, the best way to deal with hair algae is never to get it in the first place. This sounds simplistic but it is indeed my best advice on the topic of hair algae. I will therefore dedicate the remainder of Part I to techniques for the avoidance of hair algae. Then, in Part Two, we will tackle what to do if you are among the unfortunate aquarists who already have a hair problem and need to be rid of it. Read more...


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Tank Setup in 10 Simple Steps

Knowing you want a marine aquarium is not enough. You wouldn’t go into a car dealership and buy a new vehicle without first making at least a mental checklist of the features you absolutely need, the options you might like, and an idea of how much you want to spend. Read more...