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Data Sheet: Pterapogon Kauderni “Banggai Cardinalfish”

SCHEDA TECNICA Scientific name:  Pterapogon Kauderni Common name: Banggai cardinalfish Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Family: Apogonidae Genus: Pterapogon  Species: Kauderni Description: Pterapogon Kauderni has an ovaloid body with a long caudal peduncle, has two dorsal fins, one smaller and the other more developed. The male compared to the female has a more squared jaw and three small […]

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Data Sheet: Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi “Ram Cichlid”

DATA SHEET Scientific name:  Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi Common name: Ram Cichlid, blue ram, German blue ram, Asian ram, butterfly cichlid, Ramirez’s dwarf cichlid, dwarf butterfly cichlid and Ramirezi. Taxonomic classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinoperygii Subclass: Neopterygii  Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Family: Cichlidae Genus: Mikrogeophagus  Species: Ramirezi Description: The body is tall with the sides compressed, the dorsal fin is tall and long as you can see in the first rays, pointed ventral fins […]

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Data sheet: Cryptocoryne Lucens

DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne Lucens Common name: Cryptocoryne Lucens Taxonomic Classification Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Angiosperme Class: Liliopsida (Monocotiledoni) Subclass: Arecidae Order: Arales Suborder: Alismatales Family: Araceae Genus: Cryptocoryne Species: Lucens Description: Cryptocoryne Lucens has very narrow leaves placed apically to long stolons. Coloring: Green Habitat: It spreads mainly in swampy areas with slow or almost stagnant movement. Water chemistry: Temperature: 22-28°C   pH: 5-8  Water hardness: 1-18°dH GH: […]

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Live phytoplankton in aquarium – Yes or Not?

Today, we will talk about Phytoplankton’s benefits, disadvantages and our experience on dosing live Phytoplankton in the reef aquarium. What is Phytoplankton? The phytoplankton is a set of autotrophic photosynthetic organisms (Micro Algae) or of organisms capable of synthesizing organic matter starting from dissolved inorganic substances, using solar radiation as an energy source.       […]

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How to protect metal temperature probes from salty water

Today I will show you a simple escamotage to protect the temperature probes with metal head from corrosion of sea water. Lately, I have often done DIY projects, especially in aquariums, where the use of temperature probes for salty water in your aquarium was required. As long as these probes are plastic all fine, but […]

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Data Sheet: Tridacna Crocea “Crocea Clam”

DATA SHEET Scientific Name:  Tridacna Crocea Common Name: Crocea Clam Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Subclass: Heterodonta Order: Veneroida Family: Tridacnidae Genus: Tridacna Species: Crocea Description: Tridacna Crocea is a large bivalve mollusk that has a triangular shell with robust and convoluted valves with ribs, where the cloak is hooked  when it is extroflexed. At the center of the cloak is […]

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Data Sheet: Pavona Cactus “Cactus Coral”

DATA SHEET Scientific Name:  Pavona Cactus Common Name: Lettuce Coral, Cactus Coral, Potato Chip Coral   Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa Subclass: Hexacorallia Order: Scleractinia Family: Agariciidae Genus: Pavona Species: Cactus Description: Pavona Cactusis predominantly formed from foliar colonies with polyps on both faces / leaves. Some species are incrustant, laminar or massive. They present small and shallow coral, […]