Establishing the Phytoplankton Culture

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Establishing the CultureAdd enough media to the culture to double the volume.  Insert a rigid airline and start a moderate flow of bubbles.  Watch the culture over the next few days.  Diluting the culture should make it lighter in color–when the culture returns to the original color, or darker, dilute …

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Phytoplankton Equipment Set-up

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This post will cover the instructions for setting up the equipment for your phytoplankton culture station: 1) Mount the fluorescent light horizontally on a wall about table-height2) Slide the table up against the wall, just under the light3) Spread your culture bottles out to maximize surface area exposed to the light4) Cut …

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Equipment List for Phytoplankton Culture

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Here is a list of the equipment you will need to culture a phytoplankton species such as Nannochloropsis occulata at homeEquipment List 48″ Shop light 2 x 48″, 40 Watt fluorescent bulbs On/off Timer Air pump ~10 ft. Flexible airline tubing ~ 3 ft. Rigid airline tubing Multi-outlet airline splitter/valve …

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avoid buying mandarinfish as a starter saltwater aquarium fish

Five Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid

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5 Saltwater Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid What is a saltwater starter fish? When you set up a saltwater fish tank, the first fish you put in the tank (the fish you start with) could be considered starter fish. When applied broadly, the term starter fish probably refers …

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Clownfish use sense of smell to find their way back home

Clownfish Can Find Their Way Back to Their Reef Using Sense of Smell

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Clownfish can find their way back to their reef using their sense of smell After clownfish hatch from their eggs, they spend about 10-12 days floating freely in the ocean, as pelagic larvae.  After that time, they often return to the reefs close to shore, where they were born.  The …

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Cleaner Fish Reduce Aggression in Captive Aquaria

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Cleaner Fish Reduce Aggression in Captive Aquaria Aggression among fish is a natural behavior. Competition for resources like food, territory and suitable mates is literally a matter of life and death for many fish. This natural, even instinctual behavior can become exacerbated in the confines of captive aquaria (um…in your fish tank, …

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clownfish-an example of a great saltwater starter fish

Five Saltwater Starter Fish for Beginners

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Five Beginner Saltwater Fish: Also known as Saltwater Starter Fish What makes a fish species a great beginner saltwater fish or saltwater starter fish?  There are a few key attributes that are most important if you are a looking to add a great fish to your saltwater aquarium. Hardiness To be …

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The Best Book about Breeding Saltwater Fish

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Want to know the best book about breeding saltwater fish? Scan a little farther down the page and I’ll show you. The best book about breeding saltwater fish The fourth best book about breeding saltwater fish is… 4. Breeding the Orchid Dottyback: An Aquarist’s Journal, by Martin A. Moe, Jr. Published in …

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5 Saltwater Aquarium Books Every Hobbyist Should Read

5 Saltwater Aquarium Books Every Hobbyist Should Read

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Welcome to Saltwater Aquarium Blog. This is my very first blog post. In fact, when I started, the post was titled, “Hello World”. Before I start sharing some of what I’ve learned in my time as a hobbyist, I thought I would start by sharing with you the books that …

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