Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Adding a clam to the Ecosystem Inside aquarium Saltwater

Aquariums can make a wonderful addition to the house, and a source of fascination is endless for young and old alike. In a saltwater aquarium The different fish and plant life which are capable of living are both exotic and beautiful, and life under the sea provide a rich introduction. In Their home aquarium, Fish and plants are not the only things which can be found.

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Artificial clam open and blowing bubbles into the water has become part of the aquarium houses over the years. With the increasing desire for the perfect oyster mimic sea floor into an additional common life for the saltwater aquarium. It is not common but not unheard of to produce the pearl oysters that will be offered in addition to home aquarium, however, generally they are less productive relationships that are permanent residents. Because mussels and oysters have more specific needs than many of the inhabitants of the aquarium home aquarium owners need to be sure that they are prepared to make adjustments before installing the oysters into the aquarium.

Oysters require a very "pure" water conditions; this is not the organism of choice for those who tend to be a little lazy to clean their tanks, such as oysters will not last long if the water they become filled with garbage. Fortunately, oysters are also filter the water, so that it can balance itself. They also have special dietary needs will not be filled with generic foods people eat to much salt water. They will need a special organic food specially designed for filter feeders that can be inserted with a pipette upstream of the shells. Each oyster will need to be fed individually, so unless an aquarium owners find themselves with a lot of time on their hands might be wise to keep their aquarium oyster populations to a minimum. These invertebrates also require nutritional supplementation with phytoplankton, some microscopic plankton floating in the water.

Some types of oysters have been shown to have a better chance of survival in captivity than others. Beginners would be wise to look into this breed to start with, move to a more delicate oysters as they become more comfortable with their needs. Common aquarium oysters oysters oysters spiked and barbed; strange names, but accurate for the beautiful creatures and unique.

Oysters are demanding but beautiful addition to any home aquarium, for more information on introducing oysters to consumers home aquarium should talk to retailers who sell them. Remember, no detail too small when trying to retrieve an organism from the natural environment and watch it grow.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Choosing to Setup a Saltwater Fish Tank

Choosing to Setup a Saltwater Fish Tank

Author: Rebeca Rambal

A well set up saltwater aquarium tank is the dream of those who love the hobby. It can be an amazing and striking addition to your home or office and bring you hour of peaceful entertainment.

If you are a beginner, starting with a saltwater aquarium can be a risky business, so I would highly recommend getting the advice of a professional aquarium keeper before setting up your tank. It takes a lot of work and planning to set up the tank just right even before you can begin to introduce fish, corals, and anemones to your new saltwater aquarium.

You will need to monitor the water parameters (temperature, nitrates, ammonia, etc) and some of the aquarium equipment on your saltwater setup. Once a week, or at least once a month, you will need to perform aquarium maintenance on your fish tank, especially water changes and water quality testing. The water in such an aquarium needs to be at the perfect temperature, be at the optimum pH, and have the exact salt content before it is safe for living beings. Salt water fish and other life forms are quite expensive, so it would be wise to have the tank properly set up before you end up with a tank full of sick or dying fish at a high cost.

There are different marine salt mixes in the market and they are all made slightly differently. Unless you're considering a reef tank, most of the commonly available mixes should serve you fine. You will develop your own salt mix preference after you've worked with them for a while.
Prepare and mix your salt water in a special bucket and once you have the perfect mixture you can add the saltwater to your tank. You will have to repeat this process until you have filled the aquarium. If it's a large tank you can mix the salt in the tank, which can be a bit more difficult and messy.

The lighting on the saltwater aquarium is very important. You need light in the aquarium for at least half a day. Plants and livestock need a perfect cycle of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
A well decorated salt water aquarium will be an asset for years to come, so it's worth it to spend time and energy looking for the right d├ęcor and ornaments for the tank. There are many types of decorations for a saltwater aquarium. Driftwood and sand look simply beautiful and are essential elements of saltwater fish natural habitat.

You can opt for real or plastic plants. However, live plants help you bring Nature into your home. Live plants oxygenate the water in the tank. Keep in mind that your fish will use the decorations you place in the tank as shelter and as playgrounds. So, for the benefit of the fish and to maintain the natural beauty of the aquarium, I would advise to use real aquatic plants.

Live rock is great for your saltwater aquarium. It helps formulate the aquarium's ecosystem, vital to aquatic life. Live rock is covered with micro and macro organisms which filter the waste products from the water, making it safe for your aquatic inhabitants.

Some saltwater aficionados keep only living corals and anemones in their tanks. This can be colorful and entertaining, at a more relaxed pace. You could keep fish in these tanks, but be aware that some fish view coral and anemones as food. Shrimps, crabs and snails will also eat any anemones you may have.

Anemones look like plants, but they are living creatures that need to be fed, and feeding them by hand can be a lot of fun. You place the food on top of the anemones tentacles and watch them curl themselves around the food and draw it into their mouths.

Before you bring in the inhabitants of your tank, choose the type of fish that you want. The type of fish will also decide the type of plants you use. You also need to research how the type of fish you are interested in will get along with other types of fish. Remember that the dynamics of a saltwater aquarium will be very similar to that in a real coral reef. Don't mix pray and predators. Do your homework.

Some types of saltwater fish are poisonous, like Lion Fish. They are beautiful to look at and it's an awesome addition to your tank, but the spines on their fins are very toxic if you get stung. You need to get medical help if this ever happens.

Deciding to have a saltwater aquarium is a lot of work. Keeping your fish and plants healthy will require a commitment on your part and it will be a considerable investment. But if you want to invite Mother Nature into your home environment, there is no better choice. You will enjoy this hobby for years to come.

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Rebeca has been interested in animals and Feng Shui for many years and now she wants to share her knowledge of these subjects with people in a very light and personal way. Feng Shui has improved her life in many ways, and her cats and dogs, and the fish that came as a part of her passion for Feng Shui, are now a very important part of her, and she's very happy to share her experiences with everybody. Rating: 4.0
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