Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums By Jenessa Gjeltema Choose Your Aquarium Type The specific aquarium setup will depend upon the requirements of the species you choose. Choose Your Aquarium Type Choose Your Aquarium Type Choose Your Aquarium Type Basic Needs Appropriate enclosure/housing
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By Jenessa Gjeltema
The specific aquarium setup will depend upon the requirements of the species you choose.
Photoperiod (12 hours)
Protein Skimmer: Removes organic material from marine systems
Underground filter: biological and mechanical
badmanstropicalfish.com (originally from www.hagen.com)
Purpose: grow bacteria for nitrogen cycle
Picture from Jeremy Gay’s The Perfect Aquarium
Empty protein skimmer
6 mos. To Yearly:
Change light bulbs
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If you would like to learn more about fish (as well as coral and amphibian) husbandry, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can help you get some hands-on experience!