Best of Saltwater Aquarium Blog 2012: Fish and Coral Blog

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Best of Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2012: Fish and Coral Blog As 2013 draws near, I thought I’d share a recap of the Best of Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2012. A lot has happened over the last hear. Several weeks ago, I took down the template and updated it with a …

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Vodka dosing in a reef tank

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Vodka dosing in a reef tank This sounds like a strange concept–and it is–but it works. Vodka dosing in a reef tank is a proven method to improve the water quality by removing nitrates and phosphates from the water. Let me share some of the benefits of vodka dosing in …

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Six Simple Words for Aquarium Success:

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Six Simple Words for Aquarium Success: Water changes, water changes, water changes…      Perform 10-20% partial water changes weekly   When I was younger, I used to play basketball—and I remember my Uncle telling me that the most important things to practice on my own came down to five …

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How to Culture Rotifers: Batch Culturing Protocol

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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 rotifers organism itself provides very little nutritional value to the animals that eat them. It is the content of their guts (the …

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Rotifer Batch Cultures

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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 …

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Equipment Needed to Culture Saltwater Rotifers

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The first step to culturing saltwater rotifers at home is to obtain a starter culture.  If you can’t find a hobbyist (or breeder) growing rotifers locally, you can find them online—just type ‘rotifer cultures’ or ‘live rotifers’ into the GOOGLE search bar on the bottom left margin of this page, and …

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Culturing Saltwater Rotifers–Introduction

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Culturing Saltwater Rotifers: How to Culture Live Rotifers at Home for Your Saltwater Aquarium Culturing rotifers is easy to do at home. In order to get started, you have to obtain a starter culture. If you don’t find automatic success with your homegrown rotifer culture, don’t worry. It took me a …

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Quarantine Tank for Saltwater Fish

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Next to the protein skimmer, the quarantine tank is one of the most important pieces of equipment you can purchase. Adding fish to a tank without the proper quarantine period is like playing Russian Roulette with your fish tank. You can get away with it for a few rounds, but after a while the odds stack up against you, and your fish will pay the price.

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