Water quality

Maintain Correct Saltwater Parameters

Many new hobbyist get confused and in a mess with water chemistry. It is one of the most important things to get right when keeping a Saltwater Aquarium. In this article I am going to explain what should be measured, and in the correct order to check. Salinity . has got to be the most important, for the simple reason ...

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How To Brew A Cup Of Tea

There are many parameters that affect the taste of tea such as the amount of leaf, water temperature, teapot used and steeping time. How much loose tea should I use to make a cup of tea? To make an 8 ounce (250 ml) cup of tea, use the following chart as a guideline. The best is always trial and error ...

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Tropical Fish – Fin Rot

If your tank has poor water quality you fish could be at risk of fin rot. Here I've made a list of symptoms, treatment and prevention for fin rot. Symptoms: – fin edges turn white – fins fray – fins inflamed on the base – entire fin may rot away Treatment: – correct root cause – water change – treat ...

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How to Keep the Environment Clean

The two aspects of our environment most invoked when we talk about keeping the environment clean are litter and water pollution. We will discuss both in this article. Litter Litter is ugly and it can harm people and wildlife. Picking up litter can be cost for cities and highway departments. Dog fouling in public places (another form of litter) is ...

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Tips on Purple Firefish Care

Purple firefish ( Nemateleotris decora ) are members of the family Microdesmidae . These little fish are native to the Indo-West Pacific. Their habitat ranges from the Philippines to Australia. They were first made know to the aquarium trade in 1973 by marine aquatic experts Randall and Allen. Purple firefish are often mistaken for gobies. While they are very closely ...

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How to Discover and Prevent Aquarium Fish Illness

Aquarium fish fall ill just like any other pet. The illnesses are as a result of disease. The common diseases that affect aquarium fish are mostly stress induced. The micro-organisms which cause these diseases may be present in the water as part of the normal micro fauna and grab the opportunity to infest or infect the fish when it is ...

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What You Should Know About Your Koi Fish Health Problems

Low stocking levels and regular maintenance will greatly reduce the risk of infection. An effective immune system will fend off most pathogens when the water is warm, it's quality is good and the fish are fed a nutritious diet. Many health problems seen in koi can be attributed to poor water quality. Often, an irritation caused by increasing nitrite levels ...

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Lab Water Purification System – An Essential Lab Component

When we say essential, there are no options left for clemency in terms of that component. Especially when the equipment is a water purification system that provides ultra purified water for analytical laboratory applications. This is absolute in terms of water quality that we can not compromise on, as we have the responsibility of each application we use this water ...

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Tropical Fish Keeping

If you have been thinking about tropical fish keeping as a hobby, then my simple advice is stop thinking and start keeping them. There is a huge range of fish that you are able to keep successfully with a little effort. If you are new to the idea then I would seriously suggest starting with freshwater fish keeping. There is ...

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How Strict Compliance With Wastewater Pre Treatment Standards Benefits Effluent Treatment

Industrial effluent, prior to its discharge into sewers, is normally treated in accordance with the respective wastewater pre treatment standards set for individual industries in the respective country. Such pretreatment significantly reduces the burden on the effluent treatment plant. In this article, I explain how this precautionary step benefits the treatment process. The standards that are set for pretreatment of ...

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