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The aquarium setup stage of your marine reef tank is now over and many new stages are beginning. There is so much to learn about the corals, fish and invertebrates we keep and it can be quite fun learning about these animals while watching our reef tanks thrive. If you didn't use the sump or refugium in your setup, maybe you can start learning more about these systems with the hopes that you could eventually incorporate them into your reef tank. They will add stability to your system.
The lighting used over a reef aquarium is critical to the health of the inhabitants, but not all fish and corals need the same type or amount of light. Our reefkeeping expert continues his Marine Aquarium Basics series with tips and tricks on picking the right lighting for your tank.
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Information on live rock and some of the benefits of using it in your saltwater tank. What in the World is Live Rock?Live Rock is rubble that has broken off a coral reef structure by natural means such as hurricanes and tropical storms. This rubble is called live rock because of all the living organisms that are found on and within the rock. Many types of algae, crabs, marine worms, small crustaceans, bacteria and other life forms make their homes on the reef structures found in the ocean. When you buy live rock you'll most likely be getting some of these organisms. We discuss the importance of using live rock and the benefits for your saltwater fish.I wouldn't recommend that a newbie start a saltwater tank without live rock. There are just too many benefits to having it in your marine aquarium. It's a great biological filter, provides food for various species, provides hiding places and homes for others and it looks great. There are other benefits too. Check out the article on for more information. Setting up and keeping a marine fish tank stable without live rock can be more difficult than starting one with ample quantities of good quality live rock. DIY article on how to create a home-made algae scraper for glass tanks. A good scraper can really make a difference when it comes to getting the encrusting coralline algae off you marine fish tanks. It's a good idea to know what kind of saltwater fish you want to keep before you purchase your aquarium. Do a lot of research on the various types of marine fish to determine which fish you would like to get. Some marine fish only grow to be an inch or two, whereas other types can grow to 12 or 18 inches! Knowing what kind of marine fish you want will help you decide the size of the aquarium they will need. Many books stress that you shouldn't get started in the saltwater hobby unless you have at least a 40 gallon. But if you've done your research and thoroughly prepared, there is no reason why you can't start with a smaller tank. Be warned, a smaller tank will pose more challenges and will force you to perform more frequent water testing and maintenance.