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Acclimation Guide

Welcome to the definitive Acclimation Guide! Navigating the intricate process of introducing new marine life to your aquarium? Look no further. Here, we’ll unravel the essentials, ensuring your aquatic friends enjoy a seamless and stress-free transition into their new environment. The Purpose of Acclimation Proper acclimation of new arrivals is

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Why You Need a Sieve for Your Tank

You may or may not have heard of the use of sieves in aquaculture. Sieves can be useful in many ways but many people still are not sure why and how they can use them. Here at Aquatic Live Food, we love to share our knowledge and help you find

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What Do Chitons Eat
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What Do Chitons Eat?

What are Chitons? Chitons have a shell on their back made up of eight separate shell plates or valves. On different species, the plates have different colours, patterns, and textures. These plates are made from calcium carbonate and overlap a little at the front and back edges. The plates can

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Copepods as Food for Fish
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Copepods as Food for Fish and Corals

Copepods as Food for Fish and Corals: A Marine Delicacy When we think of gourmet food in the ocean, what typically comes to mind? Perhaps vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish or the enigmatic deep-sea creatures lurking in the abyss. However, one often overlooked delicacy plays a pivotal role

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ALF’s New Micro-plastics Net

An Introduction to Microplastics The destruction of aquatic ecosystems, including microplastics, is a major issue facing aquatic conservationists globally. This issue includes microplastic pollution, acidification, and over-fishing.  Wikipedia defines microplastics as very small pieces of plastic that pollute the environment. We have produced a new survey net at Aquatic Live

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Phytoplankton
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Benefits of a Home Culture System

Why would you culture at home when you can buy a cultured product online and have it delivered to your home?   Well, there are many reasons you would culture at home with a Home Culture System whether it’s a Marine or Freshwater culture. The benefits of having a ready

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Spirulina
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Spirulina

Spirulina (Cyanobacteria): A Deep Dive into its Importance and Potential Risks Spirulina, often touted for its nutritional benefits, is significant in fish food. But what exactly is it, and why is it important for aquatic life? Let’s explore. What is Spirulina? Spirulina is a cyanobacteria, a type of single-celled organism

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Copepods Zooplankton
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All you need to know about Copepods

Copepods Zooplankton are one of our most popular live foods and before people purchase them for the first time, it is common to have questions about them. Although they have heard they are undoubtedly great for the health of their tank, many people are unsure about what copepods really do

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Bryopsis Buster
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Bryopsis Algae – A Cure

Bryopsis algae. Classified as macroalgae, B. pennata and B. plumosa, as it’s formally called, is quite difficult to properly identify and eradicate from your aquarium. What is Bryopsis Algae? At first glance, Bryopsis looks like small patches of underwater grass. In reef tanks, at the start of your outbreak, it

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Quarantine Tank
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Why Set Up A Quarantine or Hospital Tank?

You can’t prevent your fish from falling ill, but setting up a quarantine tank can prevent the spread of disease. No matter how careful you are, your fish will likely get sick at some point during your time in the hobby. Running a quarantine tank is a great way to

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