Lighting your saltwater aquarium is one of the most difficult tasks for new hobbyists. Many people buying their first saltwater aquarium are affected by analysis paralysis. They get stuck trying to figure out what light fixture will be best for their aquarium.
Temperate stability in a saltwater tank is very important. There should never be more than a 2 degree fluctuation is a 24 hour period. Buy the best thermometer you can afford. A digital logging thermometer is best as this will help you determine the lowest and highest temperature. Many hobbiests fail in this part and buy the cheap glass thermometer and never know they have a problem.
The effects you can achieve with interior lighting projects can be intriguing. You can really change the whole ambiance of a room with the right kind of lighting. Where you place your lights and how you position them is all part of the technique. One potentially serious issue for the less experienced is running the wiring in the walls. It is unsightly to run the wires on the outside of the walls. Figuring out how to do this properly is well worth the effort. There’s plenty of resources available to help you with this. An extremely important concern is electrical safety. It’s important to be safe and have a qualified person double check your work.
Building a nano reef aquarium seemed to go against every thing that I had figured out quite a few ages in the past when I had a 180 gallon reef safe wrasse. How could I possibly retain water parameters stable enough to house dwell corals with a small tank? I had go through content articles on this topic and decided to give it a try out. I also made the decision to keep SPS corals, which seemed even far more to be a doomed attempt. I purchased the a Present-day Aquapod 24 gallon aquarium with the one hundred fifty watt 14,000k HQI metal halide and six just about every of the blue and white lunar lights. A separate small ability head was installed and arrives on 2 times a day to adjust the water flow.
Mollies: Mollies are freshwater fish but can live in saltwater. Mollies adapt to the saltwater, but prefer its natural state. These fish are popular because they can live in different pH. They are very resilient creatures and can live through many different water conditions. This is what makes them very desirable. Adapting fish to saltwater can be a long process. You start by keeping the fish in a bag of water and slowly drench it with saltwater in an eight-hour period.
Check the equipment. You can ask the previous owner to plug in the light and pump to make sure they run. Lime scale buildup can be a nightmare to clean off plastic parts so keep this in mind when inspecting the equipment.
At the fish store, you’ll find water testing kits. They are easy to use. Be sure and use them to check both the water in your tank and your tap water periodically to check the pH and what chemicals may be in the water. Tap water usually contains chlorine or chloramine. You can dissipate the chlorine easily by letting a bucket of water sit for 24 hours. It will work even better if you can aerate the water with an air stone. Chloramine, however is a combination of chlorine and ammonia. Even using a commercial water conditioner will get rid of the chlorine and leave the ammonia behind. If your aquarium is well-established, the good bacteria that are present will help break down ammonia, though it may take awhile. Watch your fish for signs that they are unhappy.
The water can also contain other contaminants like iron, heavy metals and phosphates. If you call your local water company, they can provide you with a report on the most current testing of water chemistry.
Green Star Polyps- These are beautiful neon green polyps that thrive in virtually any system. They do need good water flow in order to keep dirt and debris off of them. Other then that they grow well under medium light and grow fast. They grow so fast that they often spread to the back of aquarium walls further adding to the tank’s beauty.