Maybe you have not heard of Ons zeeaquarium, the latest Dutch magazine to begin making waves in Europe. Odds are more likely that you’ve heard of a few of their writings staff, such as Tim Wijgerde of CoralScience.org, Tanne Hoff, and Ron Hessing. Below is a translated summary of the second issue from this this […]
Maybe you have not heard of Ons zeeaquarium, the latest Dutch magazine to begin making waves in Europe. Odds are more likely that you’ve heard of a few of their writings staff, such as Tim Wijgerde of CoralScience.org, Tanne Hoff, and Ron Hessing.
Below is a translated summary of the second issue from this this team of expert dutch aquarists. If you’re up to snuff on your Nederlands an annual subscription of Ons zeeaquarium can be had for €30.
Number 2 – October 2009
In this issue include:
Content & Editorial:
January Harbers & Gerben Clean Village
January looks back at the launch of the only real aquarium magazine of the Benelux, and again presents the second edition! This time you can again enjoy a packed full of current magazine articles!
Aquarium beginners guide:
Part 2: Water and water values
In this second part of the beginners guide discusses Ron an essential part of the aquarium and the water. What values are important to water our animals, and how can they be measured? What water can be used for the aquarium? You read it all in this edition.
Walter went to the aquarium portrait this time to visit Eddy Vlyminckx to Hoboken. Eddy is an experienced zeeaquariaan already more than 20 years working on this hobby. His current aquarium shows that people, if sufficiently experienced also in relatively simple technique can achieve a great result.
Chemistry and technology:
Water Preparation: vs. osmosis. ion exchanger
In most places the water is not suitable for our aquariums. To remedy our two devices are available: an osmosis unit or an ion exchanger. Which method is best suited for our purposes? Walter Dorrine makes us around in the world of water treatment.
Type in focus:
Tanne discusses the care of a little-known coral species Rhizotrochus typus. This type of coral stone houses no symbiotic algae, and for that reason a challenge for the advanced hobbyist.
Diseases and pests:
Quarantine for corals and fish
About quarantine is often thought frivolous. Proper application of quarantine, however, provides many advantages and may in the long term, prevent much misery. Michel focuses on the benefits of the “home quarantine” and discusses simple and more complex applications.
Reproduction of Corals – Part 2
Tim In the previous section discussed the importance and the biology of coral reproduction. In this second part the present bottlenecks cited by sexual reproduction in the way, and possible solutions.
Symbiosis – Part 1
Alf J. Nilsen
Translated by Tim Wijgerde
Alf Nilsen discusses the various forms of symbiosis, and this gives some nice examples in the aquarium.
Business in focus:
January visited for this edition in Neerglabbeek Reef Corner, a famous aquarium business in the Benelux for its excellent service and hospitality.
A visit to Eilat
Tim visited the resort of Eilat last November, in the southern tip of Israel. There are many marine research conducted, to include the breeding of hard corals. Furthermore here is a beautiful coral reef to admire, and a public aquarium that is permanently connected to the sea.