Breeding fish is a complex task. In addition to having the determination to maintain the aquarium, fish owners should have knowledge and expertise in handling all of its functions. Firstly, they should know what saltwater aquarium supplies they would need for their fish. Much of these depend on the species, the capacity for breeding, and the external settings used for the purpose. Secondly, owners should know what every device stands for. To elaborate, the kit comprises various components including probe holders, powerheads, protein skimmers, dosing pumps, aeration pumps, refractometers, and thermometers to name a few. Each of these stands for numerous functions that aim at sustainable breeding.
Protein skimmers are devices that I have been familiar with for quite some time. My previous neighbors had managed to accommodate a skimmer in their old fashioned tank. Earlier, skimmers were probably one of the few aquarium gadgets available for common consumers. The one that my neighbor had was pretty advanced for its time. It resembled a multi-tiered filter with an outlet and a rare end that led it to a power source. The device functioned like a filter with some advanced functions. The uniqueness of this product lies in its ability to attract protein molecules by means of polarization. Its role was to create a water interface by projecting bubbles into the column. The rapid water movements cause diffusion of the organic molecules, enabling them to accumulate on the surface. As the bubbles on the surface multiply, they push the organic molecules towards the waste collection cup that eventually discards them from the tank.
Such equipments need to be maintained regularly. The collection cup acts like a conventional water filter that needs to be cleaned from time to time. Fish tanks like swimming pools tend to become dirty overtime, accumulating an array of substances including fish food, poop, dirt, and some accidentally thrown objects. These things gather up in the cup, clogging its filtering surface completely if not scooped out. I have witnessed my neighbor opening up the parts and cleaning them on Sundays. He always encouraged his kids to join him in such tasks, teaching them how to take them up independently. They were made to feed the fish and clean the tank equipments almost every weekend and the best part was they seemed to enjoy every moment of it!
One of the highlights of keeping aquariums is hosting aqua illumination, a device that was in its nascent stage when my neighbor purchased it. Earlier, these illumes were only broad neon tube lights or bulbs and the concept of multi colored lights was still to be introduced. My family boasts of a huge, compartmentalized private aquarium today that features dozens of lights at various intervals. My father is passionate about breeding various saltwater species and he prefers breeding them in isolation. He makes it a point to regularly replace marine salts and substrates, thereby ensuring that the fish thrive in the most hygienic environment possible. His passion for these species resembles the anxieties of a parent who goes out of their way to keep their children safe.
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