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Aquarium Fish Care Tips

ACCLIMATION TIP: The key to a healthy transition

The purpose of acclimation is simple: the aquarium water that the fish or corals are packaged in has different temperature, pH, and salinity parameters than your aquarium water. Fish, and especially in-vertebrae (including coral), are very sensitive to even minor changes in these parameters, therefore proper acclimation is the key to ensuring their successful relocation.

QUARANTINE: Recommended for new arrivals

While many fish enthusiasts dedicate their time and energy on their main show tanks, very few invest in a quarantine tank. Prevent costly losses by having a quarantine tank. We recommend to quarantine all new arrivals for 3 to 4 weeks. This will not only allow you a chance to monitor the fish, but you can immediately medicate any sick fish as needed, without medicating and causing harm to your main show tank.

LIVE ROCK: Why should you cure live rock

If you prematurely add improperly cured live rock to your fish tank, it can harm, and even kill existing tank inhabitants with toxic ammonia. Also, if proper aeration and temperature is not maintained during the curing process, you may experience excessive die-off, which will cause an immediate spike in toxic Ammonia. Once properly cured, the biological diversity of the live rock will return as it establishes itself in the aquarium. This time frame may take 3 to 4 weeks.

PROPER AQUARIUM LIGHTING: The key to sustaining photosynthetic corals and healthy fish

Providing aquarium lighting that can mimic the natural spectrums of light found in nature, including a Kelvin range from 8,000 Kelvin to 20,000 Kelvin will help you sustain your corals and help them to thrive. We at "OCReef" use LED Aquarium Lighting to keep and grow our corals.

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