A Guide to Saltwater Aquarium

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Unformatted text preview: Guide to Saltwater Aquarium Page 1 of 30 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION.........................................................................................................................................4 REEF TANK AND FISH TANK: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE ? ......................................................................... 4 Fish Only Tank...................................................................................................................................... 4 Reef Aquarium ...................................................................................................................................... 4 BEFORE BUYING YOUR FISH.................................................................................................................6 WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SALT WATER AND FRESH WATER ? ................................................. 6 IMPORTANT FACTORS................................................................................................................................. 6 PH of a Marine Tank ............................................................................................................................ 6 Nitrates ................................................................................................................................................. 6 Salinity .................................................................................................................................................. 6 Specific Gravity..................................................................................................................................... 7 Temperature.......................................................................................................................................... 7 WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED ?................................................................................................................. 7 Size of Tank........................................................................................................................................... 8 Fish Densities ....................................................................................................................................... 8 Avoid Direct Exposure to Sunlight........................................................................................................ 8 Selecting the Substrate.......................................................................................................................... 9 Filtration System................................................................................................................................... 9 Decorations........................................................................................................................................... 9 Live Rocks: A natural environment....................................................................................................... 9 RUGF: Reverse flow setups................................................................................................................ 10RUGF: Reverse flow setups....
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Carpenter during the Spring '08 term at Alaska Anch.

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