The Sevastopol marine Aquarium – Museum of the Crimea
In 1897, together with the biological station was founded Sevastopol marine Aquarium-Museum. The first building of the biological station has survived. Although, it is known that it was organized on…

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Fishing on the pond Chernoistochinsk
Sunday emerged from the base of the Ditch in area 5 in the morning and anchored about midway between the base and the Stone is opposite a large Creek to…

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Salad "Fish in the pond"
Fish salads are very original and are loved, they are prepared not only on a festive table, but also on a daily. I would love to recommend your recipe this…

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Marine aquarium – Fish – Pets

Marine aquarium, a vessel for keeping marine animals and plants. Is usually large in size (200 litres), as its inhabitants usually larger than the inhabitants of freshwater aquariums. Compared to freshwater marine aquarium is more time-consuming in use, since the secret of the successful maintenance of marine fish is the maintenance of conditions corresponding to their natural habitat.

Often contain well-dressed inhabitants of tropical coral reefs. It is interesting to contain cold-water marine life. Such an aquarium should be in the summer especially cool. Sea water is prepared artificially by division or from commercially available ready mixes for marine aquariums. It must have a salinity of 30-35. pH of 8.0 to 8.4, temperature depending on the content types. You need a constant control of temperature, pH, density (measured by hydrometer) and water salinity.

Most dangerous is the accumulation of toxins in the water due to protein contamination. To combat protein contamination need a strong filtration system and water reclamation, as well as weekly substitution is not less than a quarter of the fresh water well preferirana water of the same density. The destruction of proteins contribute to aquarium lighting UV lamps and ozonation of water. There are also used specialrepresentative — catchers protein.

A saltwater aquarium requires intense lighting, which is necessary for normal growth of algae. Illumination should be organized on the basis of 1 W per 1 cm2.

For decorating aquarium use pieces of tuff that mimic rocks, coral, sea shell. Enliven the scenery of different invertebrates — sea anemones, sea worms, crabs and other animals. The substrate is marine sand fill, and on top of it — coral chips. When selecting fish you need to consider that better together types with similar dimensions, similar in behavior and habitat conditions. It’s better if they float at different levels. The population of the aquarium is made 1 cm length of fish for 5-8 liters of water.

Some marine fish require specialized aft, such as sponges, algae, corals. The content of such fish in an aquarium is difficult, as they often waive any and all substitutes for natural food. Others, such as angelfish (they feed on sponges) and butterfly fish (feed on polyps) caught very young in the aquarium, accustomed to eating live or frozen krill, meat with added cooked vegetables.

Currently there are brand ready to feed, replacing most of the usual fish feed. Under favorable conditions, some fish breed, but breeding is a challenge, due to the high requirements for feed and water.

Saltwater aquarium: first steps
So You've seen a saltwater aquarium. full of exotic tropical fish, and maybe visit the aquarium and decided to organize a piece of the sea into your home? First of…

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Feeding the fish
Proper feeding of fish is one of the most important moments in the aquarium. Wrong feeding is, along with poor water quality (which is also called, for example, over-feeding) the…

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