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What is the aquarium? This is the most common type of vivarium 1. Typically the aquarium is made of glass or transparent plastic. With fish and plants, invertebrates, molluscs and plants, the aquarist creates a private area of the underwater world and supports its living state.

Previously, under the aquarium knew the dishes for storage of various liquid preparations. In a vessel put the various bottles and kegs which were stored in water. In England the term “aquarium” refers to the dishes for the maintenance of aquatic plants, but not animals. The modern concept of aquariums has been formed in the XIX century.

The General public, the aquarium was presented in 1851 at the world exhibition in London, and the term “aquarium” was proposed by the English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse in his book “the Naturalist on the coast of Devonshire”. The book enjoyed great popularity. With the release of his book “the Aquarium: Wonders of the deep sea” it has become fashionable to keep exotic tropical fish and other animals in the house.

The development of the aquarium over the next 100 years is primarily due to the understanding that the aquarium without adequate chemical and technical support can not provide a comfortable environment for fish and plants. Understanding biological and chemical processes occurring in the aquarium, helped to create a more complex aquarium filters,improved lighting systems, etc. Along with this decreased and the cost of equipment. Adequate price on aquarium equipment has made this hobby available to the majority of the population. Continue reading

How and what to feed tropical fish

Living in the wild tropical fish are not spoiled by an abundance of food, and therefore can long without it. But during the rainy season, forage is enough, this time the fish reach maturity and spawn. In favorable conditions the young grow up without any problems and becomes sexually Mature. The main task of the aquarist is to find a substitute for natural forage, To determine the correct composition of the diet have to be able to distinguish three fish groups.

a) fish feeding on plant food (herbivores)

b) fish feeding on small aquatic fauna, zooplankton and bentoel and plant food (omnivorous)

b) the fish, feeding at an early age small, and later a major animal food and fish (carnivores).

In the natural environment with an abundance of food a certain kind of fish chooses the one that fits him best, and in captivity, fish are totally dependent on what they will offer. So among aquarists can often hear that this or that kind of got used to the unusual stern. However, this can be hidden tricky, because the fish can take the feed of hunger and the addiction to food can lead to later health problems. Good food and regular feeding is especially important for young and breeding fish (manufacturers). Giving the fish a natural food, we thereby satisfy their needs in proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, mineral homestake. Different is the case with artificial food, which is slowly but surely becoming the predominant element in the diet of aquarium fish. It would have been useful information manufacturer about the components of the feed mixture. Continue reading

Marine aquaria.

As a rule, in the aquarium there are two kinds of marine aquariums. The first type – for keeping and breeding fish, and the second (reef) corals and other invertebrates, the functions of which are very demanding to such conditions as the water quality and light levels.

To properly run marine aquarium, you need to:

To consider in detail the decoration.

– Set the aquarium on a flat surface and mount the main part of the scenery. Please note that you do not need to cover the soil and stones.

– Then connect the filter with the filler, but not to include it, then be sure to earth the tank (placing a titanium electrode so that all the time he was in the water). To avoid failure of the charge connecting the grounding a qualified electrician.

– Now in the aquarium must be filled with ordinary tap water, and allow it to stand for 6-24 hours, after which the water is completely drained. Moreover, if during the manufacturing any parts-components were used aquarium chemicals to the water should be kept longer.

– Then, if the aquarium is less than 200 liters, fill with fresh water up to 3/4 full, if the aquarium is larger and its volume is more than 500 litres – at 4/5 of its volume.

To remove the water contained in various substances vrednaja fish, you can add a special aquarium conditioning. Continue reading

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