Why are LPS the Best beginner coral type?
The ocean houses millions upon millions of LPS, SPS and other types of corals that co-exist all over the world. In fact, there are so many species and mutations of corals that it is estimated only a small percentage have been documented and photographed. So where does this leave you? The hobbyist who wants an easy coral LPS as we have be told time and time again, corals are ‘hard’. But lets be honest, everyone has to start somewhere. LPS or ‘Large Polyp Stony’ corals are definitely the place to dive right in.
There are hundreds of species of LPS available to be housed in the aquarium. LPS are relatively inexpensive and can add movement and stunning coloration to the aquarium. LPS are the easiest coral to care for by a big margin. LPS need far less care than sea fans, SPS, or other exotic varieties. LPS corals can be easily recognised by their long tentacles, iridescent colors and swaying movement.
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The AquaClear Power Filter is a hang on the back filter for the aquarium. Thats it. A pump, some filter media and a water intake. Without getting fancy, the Aquaclear Power Filter does exactly what its supposed to do. It keeps your aquarium clean between maintenance and aerates the water. Here is a link to the product in this review.
The main advantage of the AquaClear is this is an affordable filter (~$23 at the time of this article). $23 for a waterproof, electronic pump that has been engineered to work continuously for long periods of time seems to good to be true. I thought the same thing. Until I actually bought one and tried it myself.
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Ram Cichlid Overview
The Ram Cichlid or Electric Blue Ram Cichlid is a beautiful addition to any freshwater aquarium. Most species can be easily identified by their deep red eyes and splattered neon blue scales (primarily around the head region). Ram’s have spiked dorsal fins with long decorated pectoral fins set low on their sides. Despite their ferocious appearance, Rams are very peaceful fish.
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Driftwood adds character to an aquarium. Wood, rocks and stones form the basis of the aquarium hardscape. Choosing the correct wood type and shape is imperative to a healthy and beautiful aquarium. There are different types of aquarium driftwood that come in many colors and shapes. However, any piece of wood cannot be used for aquarium driftwood. Aquarium driftwood needs to be cured & submersible, else it may leak tannins and discolor the water. Below we cover the best types of aquarium driftwood and ways to ensure what you add to the tank will not pollute or contaminate the aquarium water.
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Setting up two Canister Filters can help increase flow in the aquarium. It can contribute to water clarity, reduction of debris and therefore lower nitrates, rotting organics and ammonia levels. Canister filters should generally turn over at least 5x the aquarium volume per hour on the low end and 10x per hour on the higher end. Any lower than this and they fail to function correctly. Continue reading “How to Set Up Two Canister Filters”