Paradise Gourami (Macropodus opercularis) species profile added

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Tank Tours :: Doug's 50 Gallon Reef Aquarium

About the Aquarium

Welcome to Tank Tours! This edition features Doug's 50 gallon Oceanic reef aquarium. The main aquarium contains around 75lbs of live rock, a 1 inch deep sand bed and internal water flow provided by a pair of Hydor powerheads on a controller providing intermittent laminar water flow. The external support system consists of a hang on the back CPR refugium, custom built 10 gallon sump with trickle tower wet/dry filter and E-Shoppes protein skimmer.

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Wet/Dry Filtration Systems

Wet/Dry filtration has become one of the corner stones of a well designed aquarium filtration system. Along with the general aspects of Wet/Dry filtration, this guide covers all of the benefits of this type of system including biological filtration, mechanical filtration, water oxygenation, chemical filtration and sump configurations. From the basic Wet/Dry filter to the more recent advancements in these filter systems, this guide bring the aquarium hobbyist up-to-speed on this very desirable aquarium filtration system.

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Whitetip Reef Shark species profile added

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Acclimating Corals to the marine reef aquarium

This Hobbyist Guide focuses on the steps a hobbyist should take to safely add a marine coral to their reef aquarium. The recommended steps are clearly laid out, so that a hobbyist of any level will benefit from this guide. Notes and warnings are included for areas that require special attention or are common areas where new hobbyists typically make mistakes.

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