Starting a marine aquarium
Marine aquarium is perhaps one of the most exciting, challenging and interesting Hobbies. You have to spend a lot of time, nerves and money to create a work of art that will surprise every guest. Marine aquarium in the interior will give your home a unique comfort and sophistication. And care for, unlike common opinion, is not too complicated. Much more difficult proper way to start – it depends on how quickly will be your pond a benchmark and the envy of friends. Therefore, to approach this issue is particularly serious.
Where to properly install the aquarium
First select the location, where the installed capacity. However, space requirements are the same as when you install it freshwater pond. It should not fall to direct sunlight, nearby needs
to be socket (for filters, lighting and other equipment), but the heaters must be located as far as possible.
It would be better if the Cabinet under the aquarium in a marine style, is on the linoleum and not on the Palace or carpeting. The fact is that even with the most careful cleaning your pond, the water will still fall on the floor. Well, wipe outrace with linoleum is much easier than with carpet. Keep in mind that the tank, even the small size is very heavy so the stand must stand steadily and on a solid base.
If your apartment is not too much free space, perfect corner stand aquarium. It will occupy very little space, but it will easily fit a fairly large container, which may be able to answer all your ambitions.
So, are you going to do the aquarium with your hands or you have purchased a ready-made aquarium on 100, 200 or 300, with all the necessary equipment – You will be the first crucial step is the launch of marine life.
The startup process of a marine aquarium
Here there are quite a few subtleties that will be useful to know to avoid the most common mistakes novice Amateurs.
First pour in the water tank is specially prepared — it is very desirable to use the water purification system reverse osmosis – this will prevent chlorine and other dangerous for fish and corals impurities contained in the water from the tap. Water filters reverse osmosis systems are sold almost everywhere, from hardware stores to construction markets.
The reverse osmosis can be very small, for domestic use, and fits in the space under the sink. Also, the permissible use of ordinary household coal filters — still, it’s much better than just pouring water from the tap.
Of course, if the tank is of large volume, it is difficult to quickly “tap” enough water through the reverse osmosis filter, but here see for yourself — the better the quality of the source water — the faster will be the process of the nitrification cycle, and the sooner you start in your pond your first fish.
When the container is filled to about 2/3 the volume, make sure that the walls there are no leaks before proceeding to each step. Note any moisture on the seams is already very alarming. If everything is in order, you can start to increase the salinity of the water. Use sea salt – about 35 grams per liter of water.
The salinity should be 1.024 Ph. It would be better to pre-dissolve the salt in warm water, boiled and cooled, so that it is easier dispersed throughout the volume of the tank, and not left lying on the bottom. Remember that the water temperature at ocean reef 25-26C, accordingly, you must rely on the same figures.
The soil and living stones
You can then continue the run. Pour soil and
share living stones. Ideal either coral chips or coral sand. Some fans suggest that you boil it in advance – even if you bought it in the store, the precaution is not superfluous. Living stones, of course, not necessary to boil, otherwise they quickly cease to be alive! They are not only the backbone of the reef sites for future corals and anemones. but also home to bacteria that will form a unique biological environment! Your every action has consequences and affects the development of BioTrade in your pond.
If you have a fish pond, the soil in it is better to lay under a bias. Then all the waste of the fish will accumulate mainly in one place, delete them from where it will be relatively easy. If you are planning a more complex system – marine reef, lay the ground so that when cleaning the siphon you could reach at least the greater part of its surface.
After laying the ground turn on the pump, line and filters . After this you should leave the pond for at least 2-4 weeks – begins the formation of biocracy. Wait for the disappearance of ammonium, nitrite and measure the nitrate level. You have to make sure that all the indicators for your marine waters returned to normal.