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How to grow coral reef in a saltwater aquarium

The aquarium except marine fish are also produced and corals called reef marine aquarium. Fast-growing corals – usually of the genus Montipora, Acropora, Pocillopora and grow in the aquarium polyp for polyp until until grows a micro-reef.

Light for corals

The word “micro-reef” very often means just a small marine reef aquarium. Coral planting in artificial conditions requires intense lighting, which is rather expensive. Therefore, the smaller the size of aquarium, the less need for coverage, the cheaper it costs.

The need for intensive lighting because the light having the wavelength required for photosynthesis, passing through the water, fades with increasing depth. For illumination with a sufficient intensity of a small light bulb aquarium requires lower power than for lighting large. Besides that they consume less electricity they are also cheaper. Another their advantage is that they are less likely to heat the water. When the aquarium light should know that excessive light is as harmful to corals as weak.

Sea current in the aquarium

A saltwater aquarium requires water circulation. Motion credif places natural growth of coral reefs is very strong. Currents, tides provide a powerful turbulent motion of sea water, which cleanses the mucus from corals, sediments and rock fragments. At the same time it provides the coral with nutrients and oxygen. Therefore, the circulation of water in marine aquariums is essential. Unfortunately, you know it’s not all aquarists. Continue reading

Safety on the beach

Jellyfish are attacking the Mediterranean. Biologists-marine painters, studying the waters, is known among the most numerous and diverse populations of marine fauna, are sounding the alarm. If these invertebrates will continue to proliferate at such a pace, will not stand not only marine life, but vacationers here in the summer tourists.

According to Professor Stefano Piraino of Salento University in southern Italy, all 300 (!) kilometers of the beach, which he managed to fly on April 21, swarming with jellyfish. Himself Piraino heads the project control the population of jellyfish in the Mediterranean sea. The shift of the biological balance in the waters in favor of the jellyfish is due, firstly, global warming and, secondly, is due to excessive capture of fish and other edible inhabitants. In addition to jellyfish, thousands of miles of the Mediterranean coast there is no release from tourists onlookers. These “scientists with the air of a connoisseur” and armed with smartphones and “Apple”, relentlessly chasing an umbrella. During the four years of work of specialists in the framework of the mentioned project, the population of jellyfish is only increasing. Experts attribute this phenomenon to global warming. Convince them that the data that come from other areas of the world: is there a process develops in a similar way. Piraino says that on the island of Lampedusa, where the annual resting of about three hundred thousand tourists, you can swim only week of the whole summer. The rest of the time the water is filled with jellyfish.

But that said, the biologist, studying jellyfish at the Institute of Oceanology of Barcelona Jose Maria Gili: “jellyfish have increasingly become a problem around the world, the Mediterranean is no exception. And the farther away from the shore, so they are more insidious and harder to fight them”. This spring off the coast of Valencia Catalogue and specialists of the Institute have recorded a surge of population flowing down jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca . which is one of the most poisonous members of the species. Continue reading

Dangerous dwellers of the Mediterranean sea

Upon closer inspection, the monster turned out to be some third-rate, fit only to frighten their young children. In a word, to the Maldives with their tropical abundance of all poisonous reptiles our sea obviously does not hold. However, read it and was horrified. It turns out that affectionate and warm Mediterranean sea just teeming with all sorts of creatures, ready to grab the tender, defenseless body of the swimmer, to wrest from it a piece of meat to poison or, at worst, a painful sting.

However, in 15 years of searching for adventure and snorkeling the biggest trouble that happened to us, is hopelessly corrupt bottoms, on which “spit” ink a startled octopus out of water.

The main principle for anyone wanting to dive into the sea plain and simple, as a rake: “I don’t know – don’t touch” . The more dangerous animals and the more troubles it can cause the bather, the careless behaves closer and admit to myself, naively believing that everyone is familiar with her bad temper and will not touch.
If you sobiratelnitsa on wild stony beaches, to the main principle “don’t touch anything” it would be good to add another special Slippers . no sea urchin is not terrible. Continue reading

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