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|It's A Woman's Life In The Marines |
Marine Fish - General Marine Articles
Pondering the mysteries of the universe one evening (you know how one does), a thought crossed my mind ... WOMEN! (Now chaps, don't get too excited!) Just why is it that so few women get involved with the marine side of the aquarium hobby? The question was a serious one and did not elicit a ready answer. I'm not talking about the wornan who helps her partner lug the odd bucket around at water change time but the 100% committed hobbyist. Think about it for a moment, see how many you know; not that many, if any, I would care to venture. A strange situation, indeed.
Is there a reason why more women should not get involved, or does the hobby hold so little attraction? Who better to ask than some of those few already firmly involved. A look at their fishkeeping history rnight also furnish some clues. So with that in mind I set off to interview four likely candidates in what turned out to be one of the most interesting assignments I'd undertaken in a long time,
|Getting To The Roots |
Freshwater Plants - Plants
There's a huge amount of interest in freshwater planted aquaria at the moment. We begin a new series in the January issue of Practical Fishkeeping looking at all aspects of planted tanks, and the author has some interesting and radical suggestions for setting up planted aquaria without necessarily using the full range of equipment - CO2 gas, heating cables, and dedicated lighting...
|Dissolved Oxygen |
Marine Topics - Water Quality
It would be true to say that the majority of aquarists never test for dissolved oxygen (02). Nevertheless, oxygen is an extremely important gas and essential for the survival of the vast majority of livestock that we keep. This is, of course, most evident in fish, which draw oxygenated water in through their mouths, passing it over oxygen extracting membranes within the gills and expelling the depleted water out through the gill slits.
|Marine Fish Foods |
Marine Topics - Marine Foods and Feeding