Marine

How to convert a freshwater tank to marine

Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish

Keep tropical fish for any length of time and sooner or later you’ll be drawn to the salty side. There’s never been a better time to keep marines because of the experience, understanding, technology and availability, but is it possible to keep the tank that you already have and convert? The answer is yes, as long as you’re prepared to invest in some new equipment and stick to a new set of w...

Marine water chemistry explained

Mastering water chemistry in a reef tank is just as key to success as using the right lighting. Maybe even more so. The chemistry of the earth’s oceans has remained unchanged for millions of years. Take a water sample from the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans and their chemistry will all be very similar. Corals have evolved and adapted to those unchanging conditions, and change is s...

How to set up a marine aquarium

Own an aquarium and there will always be one type which will be sure to allure you - marines. In terms of colour, variety and movement, there is nothing else like it, and set-up a reef aquarium and dreams of keeping clownfish, anemones and corals can all become a reality. The basicsCoral reefs inhabit the tropical oceans, between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. They naturally in...