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Dinoflagellates – Part 2

Dinoflagellates behave just like algae and absorb your tanks carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen. That’s why you see so many bubbles on and around them. If you lower your tanks Co2 and take that source away and remove the light source for a few days, one type of dinoflagellate will suffer. However, as you haven’t identified the type or types (you could have more than one) you have in your tank you will not know the best way to get rid of them.

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Dinoflagellates Zooplankton
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Dinoflagellates Zooplankton – Part 1

Dinoflagellates have an infamous reputation for aquarium hobbyists and there is a good reason why. Dino’s are essentially a type of algae that grow and reproduce in your tank and some species are even parasites on zooplankton, fish or other organisms.

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prohibited ornamental fish
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The full list of prohibited ornamental fish species.

Understanding Prohibited Ornamental Fish Species in NSW, Australia Navigating through the intricacies of the Biosecurity Act 2015, enthusiasts and professionals within the ornamental fish community in New South Wales (NSW) must comprehend and adhere to the established regulations, especially those about prohibited fish species. The Biosecurity Act 2015 Effective July

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Rotifers: All You Need To Know

Rotifers: Essential Guide to Their Behavior, Diet, and Lifecycle Dive into the fascinating world of Rotifers Zooplankton, microscopic organisms that play a pivotal role in aquatic ecosystems. These minute creatures, often unnoticed and underestimated, are an essential dietary component for various aquarium species. Serving as an invaluable food source, Rotifers

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Amphipods Behaviour & Diet

What are Amphipods? Amphipods are captivating creatures, often unseen but vital in aquatic environments. These tiny, diverse organisms are fascinating due to their unique behaviours and lifecycle and are considered a treasure trove of nutrition for various marine species. As a crucial link in the food chain, amphipoda contribute significantly

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Live Food for Aquarium Fish
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Live Food for Aquarium Fish

Diving into the World of Live Foods for Aquarium Fish Providing optimal nutrition for your aquarium fish is paramount for their health and vitality. While there are myriad food options available, live foods stand out as a superior choice, offering a range of benefits that promote the well-being of your

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Plankton 101: Their Role in Nature and Your Aquarium

What is Plankton? Plankton refers to the diverse collection of small, often microscopic, organisms that drift or float in the oceans, seas, and freshwater bodies. They play a foundational role in aquatic ecosystems and serve as the base for most aquatic food webs. The term “plankton” is derived from the

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The Lifecycle of a Copepod

Maybe you use copepods to feed your fish on a regular basis, or maybe you’ve never heard of them before. Either way, getting to know the lifecycle of these amazing creatures is a step in the right direction for your aquarium hobby. The general state of a copepod It’s important

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Lighting for Algae Cultures
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Lighting for Algae Cultures

Understanding Light and Photosynthesis Discussing illumination for photosynthesis essentially revolves around Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR). PAR encompasses light photons ranging in wavelength from 400 to 700nM, vital for the photosynthetic process. To select the appropriate lighting for your algae culture, consider the following guidelines: First Step: Identify the primary pigments

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