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DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: Design Continued

DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: Design (continued) This blog post is a continuation of the last entry where I showed you how to build the horizontal shelf for a DIY Aquarium Rack for your fish room. Please note that the horizontal shelf as described in the last post is represented now …

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DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: The design

Over the next few blog entries, I will walk through the steps for a DIY (Do-IT-Yourself) aquarium rack for a fish room.  This will allow you to use multiple tanks all linked together to a central filtration and circulation system.  It’s a pretty big rack, so you will need some …

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DIY Larvae Snagger

The role of a DIY larvae snagger Here is a question I have heard a few times: Help! I have clownfish laying eggs in my tank. How do I raise the young? Have you ever had this happen to you? The best and easiest thing you can do is take …

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Reef Aquarium Lighting

Reef Aquarium Lighting One of the most common questions I hear from new saltwater aquarium hobbyists about reef aquarium lighting is, “How much light do I need? Is there a minimum wattage I should consider to keep coral in a reef tank?” I have heard aquarists offer up the advice …

Reef Aquarium Lighting: Color Temperature Experiment Results

Reef Aquarium Lighting: Color Temperature Results  This experiment in reef aquarium lighting was a visual, subjective exercise.  Rather than ramble on describing the differences between the combinations, I will let the pictures do the talking.  You can enlarge any of the pictures by clicking the thumbnail and viewing the full-sized …

Reef Aquarium Lighting: Color Temperature Experiment Continued

  Reef Aquarium Lighting: Color Temperature Experiment Continued     A continuation of the reef aquarium lighting experiment detailed in the last thread: The color temperature of aquarium lighting is sometimes described in relative terms of ‘warm’ vs. ‘cool’.  Lamps that appear to be subjectively redder or orange are considered …

Reef Aquarium Lighting: An Experiment in Color Temperature

Reef Aquarium Lighting–An Introduction to the Experiment Over the next several blog posts, I’m going to explore the topic of reef aquarium lighting.  For many reef aquarium hobbyists, lighting will be one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in their system.  Lighting is expensive to purchase and to run …

Rotifer Culturing at Home: Continous Cultures

Rotifer Culturing at Home: Continuous Culture Set-Up and Protocol Growing rotifers as a continuous culture is easy to do, but requires a small amount of work, almost every day. Unlike batch culturing, where the goal is to culture the most rotifers possible in sequential batches, the goal of continuous rotifer …

How to Culture Rotifers: Batch Culturing Protocol

Culturing rotifers at home is fairly easy to do.  Rotifers are a great food source for newly hatched fish larvae and for some filter-feeding invertebrates.  Ironically, the rotifer organism itself provides very little nutritional value to the animals that eat them. It is the content of their guts (the food they …

Rotifer Batch Cultures

Rotifer Batch Cultures Culturing rotifers with a batch culture technique is akin to a manufacturing process.  Instead of focusing on creating a stable environment to keep a relatively low-density culture thriving over a long period of time, the objective of a batch-produced culture is to maximize the yield of the …