Saltwater aquarium: aeration and decoration of Your underwater world
Any laminated frameless aquariums do not cause fear. In aquariums with a metal frame even under a layer of protective paint may cause rust. Therefore, the top corners of the frame should be rotated outwards and the glass to rise above them by a few inches.
Aeration and filter device
For marine animals in the aquarium is vital for efficient aeration and a well-functioning filtration device.
The filter should be large and have high bandwidth. All the water of the aquarium should pass through the filter for 1 h. For this, choose a water pump which corresponds to the given volume of water. In a pinch you can make air the siphon tube and attach the membrane water jet pump.
Purification from protein foam
Sea water has the property to form a foam. In aquarium foam contains proteins from dead plants and animals, food residues, excrement, secretions. If these proteins are not removed, toxic substance, toxic for all aquarium inhabitants.
Protein substances, while they have not started to decompose, can be removed by using the protein Pinout – divider. There are many different devices, but the operating principle is the same: seawater and small vozdushnaya, forming the foam with the protein waste are removed from the aquarium. Protein penatlies are, therefore, an important technical device for every marine aquarium. In a simple embodiment can be made independently.
The bottom of the aquarium is covered with a thin layer of sand. From driftwood in a saltwater aquarium should be abandoned. Those who want to put in aquarium corals, it is necessary to pre-process them. Pieces of coral should be placed on 2 weeks in a 5% solution of potassium hydroxide (be careful!). Then they were thoroughly washed and 10 days kept in water and change the water frequently. Only after that corals can be placed in the aquarium.
From plants in the seas live mainly algae. In the aquarium can support only a few of them. It depends primarily on the water quality and sufficiency of lighting.
Education on the walls of the aquarium filamentous green algae indicates the suitability of water, but with the front glass must be removed. For warm-water marine aquarium, you can use a diatom Alga Caulerpa gradually habituate her to the lowered water temperature.
Algae improve water quality, their presence in the aquarium is beneficial to animals. But if the plants begin to die, they should as quickly as possible to remove, since they release into the water of toxic substances. In an aquarium with algae in any case you cannot use drugs.