Here’s an excerpt from an out-of-print but still very informative book titled Aquarium Ecology. It discusses why two protein skimmers on the same system will probably not perform as well as one larger skimmer. The translation is a bit rough and a few of the sentences aren’t entirely clear, but it’s still...Read More »
If you spend much time reading the online forums you’ll know there’s a lof discussion regarding powerheads and other flow devices. A great deal of time is spent trying to weigh the relative merits of one style of pump over another. This is no small task. When a flow device...Read More »
Ah, carbon. Foundation for everything organic, it’s the building block of life. But as with building blocks of any kind it can be used to build great things, like fish and corals, and it can be used to build, horrible, unspeakable things, like dissolved organics, the forefathers of nitrates...Read More »
The following is an excerpt from the second chapter of Aquarium Ecology written by Axel Tunze. It has been translated from the original German, edited sparingly for clarity, and presented here in hopes it will be of interest to aquarists today.
The veil of secrecy which surrounded the subject of...Read More »
Acorpora grown in aquarium under direct, high-flow conditions. The coral in the foreground was grown from a one-inch frag with a Tunze 6045 placed five inches away.
It’s often repeated that while most corals appreciate flow, very few of them appreciate direct flow. As with so many of this hobby’s...Read More »
The following is an excerpt from a now out-of-print book published in 1998 titled Aquarium Ecology. The book covers a very wide range of topics. Its value today is derived, at least in part, from its many technical explanations. These explanations often expose some of the research that was behind...Read More »