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Calcium reactors Korallin C-1501 e C-3001 – Complete Review


In my story of aquarium keeper I had a chance to try two Calcium reactors Korallin, the C-1501 and C-3001. Both into two different tanks. The C-1501 on a tank of 300 liters and the bigger C-3001 on a tank of 400 liters. Both tanks were full of hard corals (sps). I’ve tried using both arm and natural CaCO3 media. And I must say I was largely satisfied by their operation.

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Reportage Zoomark 2009


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Nella settimana dal 7 al 10 maggio si è tenuto a Bologna il 13° salone internazionale dei prodotti e delle attrezzature per gli animali da compagnia, conosciuto anche come Zoomark. La mostra si tiene ogni due anni intervallandosi con il ben più noto Interzoo di Norimberga, che abbiamo visto e commentato qualche mese fa.

Io c’ero con gli amici del MagnaRomagna… leggete tutto il reportage e guardate le tantissime foto cliccando sul banner sopra o sulla foto sotto:

English Version

In the week of May 7-10 was held in Bologna on the 13th international exhibition of products and equipment for pets, also known as Zoomark. The exhibition is held every two years, interspersed with the more well known Interzoo of Nurnberg, we have seen and commented a few months ago.

I was there with my friends of MagnaRomagna group and with my camera… read on our complete coverage and look every photos by clicking here: Zoomark 2009 Reportage English Version

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Alimentazione dei pesci – The fish feeding


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Chrisiptera parasema e Pseudoanthias squamipinnis si contendono un krill liofilizzato

L’alimentazione dei pesci in acquario è ovviamente fondamentale, mentre non è così ovvio capire cosa sia meglio e più adeguato per i nostri amici pinnuti, nonché per l’equilibrio del nostro acquario.

Leggi tutto l’articolo dedicato all’alimentazione dei pesci in acquario, corredato da diverse foto e da un bellissimo video: L’Alimentazione dei pesci.

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The feeding of fish in the aquarium is of course essential, but it is not so obvious what is better and more appropriate for our aquatic friends, and for balance of our aquarium.

Read on our coverage on fish feeding with many pictures and one video: fish feeding

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I Pesci Chirurgo – The Surgeonfishes


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I pesci chirurgo, in inglese surgeonfishes, abbracciano 3 sottofamiglie, 6 Generi e ben 72 specie. Fanno tutti parte dell’ordine Perciformes, sottordine Acanthuroidei e famiglia Acanthuridae.


Distribuzione di acanturidi in natura, in alto nel blu si vedono Nasi brevirostris, in mezzo si vede un Acanthurus sohal ed in basso si intravede la sagoma di un Acanthurus nigrofuscus

Continua a leggere tutto l’articolo sui pesci chirurgo, sulle cure, le malattie, l’allevamento, l’alimentazione, le varietà e con tante foto, cliccando qua: I pesci chirurgo.

English Version

The surgeon fishes cover 3 subfamilies, 6 Genera and 72 species. They are all part of Perciformes Order, suborder Acanthuroidei and family Acanthuridae.

You can discover all about feeding, diseases, aggressiveness, and many and many pictures by clicking here: The surgeonfishes

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The Light in nature, comparisons with the lighting in our aquariums


La versione italiana è qua: La Luce in natura, comparazioni con la luce in acquario

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During the MagnaModena held Sunday February 8, we had the good fortune to attend a presentation by Nicola Gandini, owner of the company Elos, talked about the function and characteristics of light in nature and in the aquarium. Building on measurable data, and not by the usual thought.

I then took the report and I have expanded it with my knowledge and I have made it more readable, so I thank Nicola for submitting original and I hope that in this way you will better understand the various interactions that are mentioned, for each question, please leave your comment below where I will be happy to respond.

Conferenza
Nicola Gandini on the left and Argobax on the right preparing the conference

Conferenza

To read all the contents click here or on the photos: The Light

Conferenza

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Myrionema amboinense


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Il Myrionema amboinense (anche conosciuto come amboeniensis) è un idrozoo originario dell’Oceano Atlantico dell’Ovest, scoperto per la prima volta da Pictet nel 1893. Per noi acquariofili è divenuto tristemente importante in quanto si è caratterizzato come una delle peggiori pesti presenti in acquario.

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Myrionema amboinense
Myrionema in tutto il loro splendore

Myrionema amboinense
Lotta per la sopravvivenza fra Myrionema e Pocillopora

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The Myrionema amboinense (also known as amboeniensis) is an hydroid, order od hydrozoa, originating in the Atlantic West, first discovered in 1893 by Pictet. For us it has become sadly mportant since it is characterized as one of the worst pests in the aquarium.

You can read the article and see all the photos by clicking here: Myrionema amboinense

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Pompe di risalita: calcolo della portata – Return pumps: calculating the flow


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In questo articolo potrete leggere come dimensionare la corretta pompa di risalita, con consigli utili su come scegliere la propria pompa in base al proprio skimmer ed usando un comodo foglio di calcolo che mette in comparazione diretta molte pompe presenti in commercio, ma altamente personalizzabile con le pompe di vostra scelta. Anche questo articolo è stato pubblicato sull’aggiornamento di Acquaportal di questo mese.

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In this article you will read how choosing the correct return pump, with tips on how to choose the right pump matching its skimmer by using a convenient spreadsheet that makes direct comparison of many pumps in the market, but highly customizable with pumps of your choice. Even this article was published into monthly magazine Acquaportal of this month.

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Zeus by OceanLife – English Version


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One of the most critical aspect in the management of an aquarium is the management of emergencies that comes in the event of an interruption of power line.
The lack of electricity is the first and immediate consequence of the collapse of the oxygen content in the aquarium and then of the pH, and soon after this brings the tank to no longer be heated or cooled properly.

Zeus by Ocean Life

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Aquasmart by Limulus – English Version


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INTRODUCTION

I love electronics. When I begun the Aquarium hobby I thought how to automate it using a dedicated computer. Some time ago I tried Aquarium Controller of Aquatronica (you can read my opinion about it, but only in italian for now), last year I known Roberto Buti at Bologna Zoomark, and I was impressed of his system, Aquasmart. I can assure you that everything you want to do… it’s possible, as you can see continuing reading.

Roberto created Aquasmart for himself and his aquarium, and after, pressed by his friends, has chosen to sell it to everybody, nice job and well done!!!

In the picture above you can see my mounted system, by passing over with mouse you can get out cover.

So I have ordered Aquasmart system: Base module, Power module 8I, Terminal module, GSM module, Vertical level sensor and temperature probe, pH probe adapter and pH probe, Redox probe adapter and Redox probe, Conductivity probe adapter and Conductivity probe, Ethernet module, Tunz adapter, Led module and white led.

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