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Aquarium Salt -iQuatics Ocean Reef Pro Coral-

Aquarium Salt – iQuatics Ocean Reef Pro Coral iQuatics latest aquarium salt has been a huge success, providing customers with a tailored, cost effective way to maintain their aquariums. Since iQuatics have introduced their latest aquarium salt, we have seen more and more happy customers returning to our brand.

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Activated Carbon For Your Aquarium – Airo Carbon – iQuatics News

Activated Carbon- iQuatics Airo Carbon The new iQuatics activated carbon is a proven high quality alternative to the majority of the leading brands of aquarium filter media offered in today’s market.

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Best marine Aquarium Salt – iQuatics Ocean Reef Pro Coral – Reviews

The best marine Aquarium Salt – iQuatics Ocean Reef Pro Coral -Customer Reviews 

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What Does a Skimmer Do?

Keeping your aquarium’s water in tip-top condition is perhaps the single most important part of keeping fish, corals and plants. A healthy and attractive aquarium needs clean, clear water to make the most of the contents…this means keeping toxic substances out of the water. Ammonia and nitrates are just some of the more common nasties…

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Aquarium Lighting, Articles

What Makes Corals the Colour They Are?

Corals are a wonderful addition to any aquarium but they’re not the simple creatures which at first they may appear to be. A myriad of stunning and colourful corals are available to buy commercially today and if you’ve ever wondered what makes them the colour that they are, read on to get the lowdown on…

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Vodka Dosing

Offering your fish a little tipple might not seem like a solution to the problems brought about by nitrates and phosphates in the water but those in the know understand that by adding ethanol…otherwise called vodka, the quality of the water in most notably, reef aquariums will improve.  This common method of improving water quality…

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Should Live Rock Smell ?

This is a question which is often asked and the answer is “Not if you want to add it to your aquarium!” If you’ve bought some live rock and it smells bad, then this means that it’s covered in the microscopic corpses of the various creatures which once inhabited it. The decaying matter is terrible…

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Why is Bituminous Based Carbon better than other forms…and why do Aquariums need carbon?

Bituminous carbon is undoubtedly the best form of carbon for use in aquariums for a number of reasons; when it comes to removing impurities from the water, there is nothing so effective and the fact that Bituminous based carbon is also used in drinking water filtration systems is a good indication of just how useful…

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Sand or Gravel?

One of the most exciting parts of starting out in fishkeeping is making all of the various necessary choices! Deciding whether to go for a saltwater aquarium or a freshwater setup is definitely an interesting journey and of course much of what you decide will be based on your available funds as well as the…

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Ozone…What is it for and is it Safe?

The use of Ozone (sometimes called O3) in reef keeping fell out of favour for many years due to the possibly dangerous side effects in terms of stock but has recently been discussed by many hobbyists once more with some making a return to the once popular treatment. As we have some rather more sophisticated…

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Aquarium Lighting

The iQuatics universal aquarium light mounting kit/hanging system for corner aquariums

Do you have a corner tank or want to buy a corner tank but worried about issues with suspending lighting fixtures over your aquarium? Got a problematic ceiling or a partner who’s not keen on permanent alterations? Not everyone is able to drill into joists to affix their lighting set-ups in the optimum position and that’s…

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Clean up Crew and why we need them

Every aquarium needs a clean up crew; they’re the street sweepers and recycling agents of the ocean and any decently sized tank should have its own established and carefully chosen gang of critters which will make sure that all waste is quickly disposed of.

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Asexual Starfish

Starfish are not only very beautiful creatures but they’re also astounding in that some breeds can reproduce without the presence of a mate. These starfish reproduce either through the loss of an arm…which then generates a new centre disc and new arms…or through the splitting of the starfish in two, which results in the same…

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Aquarium Lighting, News

iQuatics’ Light Hanging Kit…Simplifying Lighting for Aquariums

iQuatics’ Light Hanging Kit…Simplifying Lighting for Aquariums We have pioneered yet another new and ground breaking product. This time it’s the re-thinking of suspension lighting for aquariums of all sizes. iQuatics’ Light Hanging Kit is set to revolutionise the way people deal with suspended lighting at home making it far easier for the average hobbyist to…

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Canister Filters

Can coral sand be used as a biological medium? No, it will quickly compact down hard, preventing proper water flow. What is the correct canister packing to operate an under-gravel filter? If a reverse-flow under-gravel filter is in use, extra biological filtration is unnecessary within the canister and only mechanical media should be used.

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Butterflyfish – Questions and Answers

Can butterflyfish be kept with invertebrates? No. Almost without exception these fish will consume or damage most of invertebrates available to them in the aquarium. Is it possible to keep various species of butterflyfish in the same tank? Species with very unlike markings and colouration will share an aquarium if it is large enough and…

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