Once thought to be far too difficult for mere mortals, a successful marine aquarium is now well within the grasp of any interested hobbyist. One of the biggest reasons for the increased emphasis on saltwater fishes and invertebrates in the aquarium hobby is that technological advances in aquarium equipment, coupled with advances in knowledge about marine biology, have made the keeping of marine animals of all types easier than it has ever been before. The tanks are better, synthetic sea salts are better, filtration equipment is better, and lighting systems are better. These improvements make it much simpler for aquarium hobbyists to reap the rewards that the marine end of the aquarium hobby can bring, including setting up a miniature coral reef and enjoying its fascinating, colourful diversity of life forms, all with 'no grief to the reef'. Some of the topics covered are; Modern aquarium practices, Ecologically sound advice, Filtration, Lighting, Water, Mini-reef aquariums and much more!
JEFFREY KURTZ is the Associate Editor for the monthly magazines Healthy Living News and Home and Garden News in Toledo, Ohio. He is also a regular contributor to Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine and has been involved in the aquarium hobby for over 20 years.