Equipment

Aquarium Chiller

Do you need an aquarium chiller? Depending on the region and reef type, the ocean’s surface temperature can vary from 70 to 90 degrees. Also remember that saltwater fish are collected at different depths in the ocean, the deeper the water the cooler the temperature. In the end, most reef specimens collected will acclimate to …

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Aquarium Additives

About Aquarium Additives Additives are perhaps the most confusing part of the saltwater hobby. When you walk into a fish specialty store there are often rows of pretty looking bottles that just scream “Buy Me!” So you take a closer look, but there seems to be a supplement for everything. Do I need to use …

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Aquarium Heater

Most saltwater aquariums will require an aquarium heater to maintain an water temperature. An appropriate temperature for most saltwater fish, corals and invertebrates is between 74 and 82 degrees with most hobbyists aiming for 78 degrees. Aquarium Heater Types Although there are many types of heaters, a submersible Titanium Heater is the most appropriate for …

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UV Sterilizer

Aquarium UV Sterilizer Many hobbyists get tricked into buying a UV Sterilizer because the fish store said they need it to keep a Blue Hippo Tang. Although a Fish UV Sterilizer will certainly help prevent and reduce the spread of disease, it will not make up for poor water quality and aquarium filtration. A UV …

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Aquarium Specific Gravity

Best Specific Gravity The best aquarium specific gravity for a saltwater aquarium is open to debate. The level of salt in an aquarium is measured in specific gravity or salinity using a Hydrometer or Refractometer. The ocean has a salinity of roughly 35ppt or specific gravity of 1.026. In general, maintaining specific gravity between 1.024 …

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