GFO stands for granular ferric oxide, and those who are starting with an aquarium may have heard that this chemical can be used to prevent the growth of algae in reef tanks.
Having kept fresh water fish my whole life, I decided to try salt water fish. One Saturday, I bought – in addition to extra creatures to liven up my fresh water tank – a complete salt water aquarium set-up, three clownfish, one cardinal, one domino, five different kinds of damselfish, and three sea anemones with white-tipped tentacles and bright orange bases.
Although copper is quite effective in treating certain parasitical infections of your fish, it is toxic for most marine organisms. Let’s have a look at some facts about aquarium copper that may help you decide when to use and when not to use copper.
When it comes to caring for the health of marine aquarium fish, there is no bigger concern to worry about than ick. Ick, also known as ich or ichthyophthiriasis, is by far the most common disease that aquarium fish can contract.
When people think about setting up an aquarium in the home, freshwater fish are usually the type that they start out with. This is because most people are led to believe that freshwater fish are a less expensive, easier to keep option than their marine counterparts.
Everyone who has ever seen the movie Finding Nemo is already familiar with the clownfish, and the good news is that these special fish can be a good choice for even the beginning saltwater tank enthusiast.
One of the best things about the aquarium hobby is that there are so many possibilities. When it comes to setting up a tank, your only limitation is your own imagination, and you can make that tank as simple or as elaborate as you want.
There is no doubt that the oceans of the world are home to some of the most stunningly beautiful creatures on earth. From time immemorial people have harboured a desire to bring this beauty into their homes, and recent advances in the saltwater aquarium hobby have made it a great deal easier to enjoy the splendour of the ocean from your living room couch.
A chiller is similar to an air conditioner or refrigerator in that it compresses gas to cool the temperature of aquarium water. A heat exchanger, along with gas, separates heat from the water, carries the heat to a radiator, and releases it from the chiller with a fan. Some chillers are simple to use and some are complicated, requiring some plumbing work during installation.