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.
Myth Four. Fish surgeons are very sensitive to higher nitrate levels in the water.
Fact: The sensitivity of fish surgeons nitrate or slightly higher than that of other reef fish. They safely tolerate long multiple fade-nitrate in an aqueous medium.
The fifth myth. a sharp change in the chemical composition of water at events reduce nitrate levels harmful to the aquarium inhabitants.
Fact: The change of the salt composition of water, its density, pH and temperature do not occur abruptly. A decrease in the level of nitrates is beneficial not only to the inhabitants of the aquarium, but also the stability of the positive qualities of water.
Myth Six. shrimp in a reef aquarium can kill fish.
Fact . shrimp cleaners are saltwater aquariums. The maximum aggression to which they are capable of – is to fight with swords, mustaches with the same shrimp. Many home reef aquarium, catching shrimp for opening the corpse of dead fish or invertebrate, lay all the blame on her, but this is nothing more than a delusion. Shrimp – nurses aquarium, not a killer.
Myth Seven. get advice on the marine aquarium can be at the service of your service employees.
Fact . Indeed, professionals can give good advice, but the staff usually consists of young professionals who are just at the beginning of his professional career, and often they can not know, because of their lack of experience.
Myth eighth. bio-balls, and dry and wet filters contribute to the nitrate.
Fact . bio-balls and the other is a porous material – a trap for the detritus and other aquatic pollutants. If they are regularly cleaned and rinsed, they, on the contrary, lead to the reduction of nitrates in the water due to withdrawal of water from biological residues, preventing their decomposition to nitrates.
Myth ninth. microbubbles in water are the cause of eye diseases in fish.
Fact . inflammation of the fish may be due to secondary infection, ammonia burns and mechanical injuries, but no air bubbles in the water.
Myth tenth. infectious agents can be transmitted from one tank to another through the air.
Fact . if tanks could sneeze, then this would have been possible. But as long as they do not possess the property of their infection is possible only through the nets, decorations, hoses and similar accessories.