The sea aquarium. John Tulloch advises. Aquarium(General) – Directory of articles – Aquarium world
Known to aquarist John Tullock in his book “Your first marine aquarium” gives five basic tips, or principles, based on which, you can create a wonderful aquarium of sea creatures.
1. Strive for simplicity.
Very often new aquarists think that the harder and more expensive the equipment will be in their “Bank to the sea”, the better and more freedom will feel the fish. Unfortunately, it is not. Even the super advanced equipment can not provide the care that must be performed by the owner of the aquarium. Place greater emphasis on maintaining good water composition, nutrition of fishes and the question of expensive equipment decide after you learn how to keep the aquarium in good condition without sophisticated equipment. In this case, you will be able to accurately determine whether you need additional equipment to get more satisfaction from your hobby.
2. Give the fish space.
Another common mistake is overcrowding the aquarium. When choosing fish, keep in mind their natural habitat, usually marine species need large volumes of water in accordance with their natural way of life. Don’t be tempted to run to the aquarium, “well at least one little fish!”, believe me, that the closer the fish in the aquarium, discomforting feel.
3. Stability and again stability!
Acquiring the inhabitants of the coral reef to their saltwater aquariums, it is useful to know that the ecosystem of the coral reef is one of the most stable natural systems on earth. Reef fish do not possess great abilities to adapt, and therefore it is necessary to carefully monitor the optimal water parameters, needed for any species of fish. Salinity, water purity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature are measured by tests and adjust to the normal range. To ensure the stability of the environment of the aquarium will need special equipment and the constancy of the aquarist is to “test and tweak” parameters at the optimum.
4. Remember clean.
Unfortunately, a saltwater aquarium is not able to reproduce the natural circulation of substances peculiar to the ecosystem of the coral reef. Therefore, if you do not monitor the cleanliness of the aquarium, he will be overgrown with algae. For success in the content of reef fish stick to simple requirements on the content of the aquariums clean: feed your fish sparingly, timely remove their waste products, use, use the siphon to pump dead organic matter and in time podmanivaya water. Your daily care of purity could replace the advertised gimmicks to reduce the growth of aquatic vegetation.
5. What more natural, the better.
Before buying inhabitants for your “sea”, read up on their biology. Try to play for them conditions as close to natural. Breeding success of a marine aquarium depends on your knowledge on the ecology of each species.