Buying gourmet sole, you can fall into the trap: instead of this tender and tasty fish sellers often slip cheaper Pangasius
Sole or European solea – a fish flatfish family unit of salts. He lives only in marine waters, mainly in tropical and subtropical seas.
Outwardly, this fish is very similar to flounder: it has the same flattened laterally body structure (only more elongated) and both eyes, like flounder, are located on one side. Sole characterized by relatively modest dimensions: its average height is 30 cm. The color of his scales – grayish brown with dark spots on the top and lighter underneath. Since the body of this fish is “dressed” in melkocheshuychaty cover, it is sufficiently stiff to the touch. And because of the similarity of sole with the shoe soles of the people it is called “salt fish” – from the word Sole, which is present in the names of flatfishes.
This inhabitant of the sea belongs to the category of delicious fish. Once upon a time it was only available aristocracy, and nowadays sole worldwide considered synonymous with fine dining. To us it is a treat brought mainly from Vietnam in various forms – frozen, fresh, smoked or salted dried. Vietnamese manufacturers are also made from sea language various canned and semi-finished products. Continue reading
Aquarium “Sea World”
Aquarium “Sea World” was founded on October 2, 1992. when the governor of Jakarta, Mr. Vyogo Atmodarminto, laid the foundation stone to mark the start of construction of houses for underwater inhabitants. Today, “Sea World” is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. The building with surrounding buildings and territories covers an area of more than three hectares, only one main building – is about 4.5 thousand sq. M of multiple exposures.
The concept of the aquarium is rooted in the mentality of the maritime power in the world, which consists of more water than land. The thread of the 17,000 Indonesian islands stretches more than 5,000 kilometers and forms the coastline of 81,000 kilometers, fringed by coral reefs, famous for its biological diversity. Aquarium “Sea World” is a window wide open, giving everyone an opportunity to see with their own eyes and learn more about the precious and fragile marine life in Indonesia.
The main objective of the aquarium is very simple – to expand the horizons of visitors, entertaining them or providing appropriate educational programs. This is the first offshore development in Indonesia, which uses entertainment and educational concept based on what people can simultaneously watch or participate in underwater adventures, and improve their understanding of living beings and nature that will eventually lead to an understanding of their enduring role for the Environment medium. The mission of the aquarium is in three components: education, recreation and the environment.
The main aquarium sharks, rays and thousands of representatives of 351 species of animals are so close that they could be touched, if not walls 80-meter acrylic tunnel. For the convenience of visitors, the tunnel is equipped with a moving walkway. The area of the aquarium is 38 x 24 m, depth ranges from 4.5 to 6 m, and allows you to accommodate the volume of 5 million liters of seawater. Due to its size is the largest marine aquarium in Southeast Asia. The animals were fed daily with hands divers. View this fascinating spectacle can be at a specially organized show with a guide-lecturer through a large window in the room, which is called the amphitheater. On the second floor is an observation deck, which allows you to admire the main inhabitants of the aquarium top. Closer to communicate with the animals and feed them in the presence of personnel in the special pool. The main aquarium inhabited by dugongs, sea turtles, coral reef ecosystem is reproduced. Continue reading
10 myths about saltwater aquariums
Not so long ago to observe the marine life, sitting in a comfortable chair, could afford to, is that Jacques Cousteau, and then through the glass window. The idea of the contents of the house saltwater aquarium then seemed to most people something out of science fiction. However, over the past few decades in the field of aquarium engineering took a quantum leap, giving the green light to all who wish to arrange a reef saltwater aquarium in his house.
While the technique its way, marine aquariums have time to acquire a large number of myths. We want to publish the most popular delusion, to debunk them once and for all.
Myth one: to start a new saltwater aquarium need to wait about six weeks, until a biological filter will go into operation.
Fact . today the launch of new techniques allow the aquarium to form microflora (in particular the culture nitrobaktery) in just one week.
Myth Two: The only way to reduce the level of nitrates in the aquarium is – water replacement.
Fact: There are various methods to not only reduce the concentration of nitrate without changing the water, but also to prevent their further occurrence.
The third myth. The ideal water temperature in the reef aquarium – 25 ° C.
Fact: The majority of coral were brought from regions of the ocean where the water temperature is above 25 ° C, but does not exceed 29º C.
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