Marine aquarium story
The first of the marine tanks were Venetian glass jars where the Romans kept anemones outdoors, but these systems were very short-lived. First personal marine fishkeeping began on a wider scale in the 1950s, starting with the basic rectangular glass aquariums (usually 20 gallon ), still popular today. Bleached coral along with a base of coarse crushed coral were the norm. Seaweed. including beneficial types such as coralline algae. were viewed negatively and were generally removed. Clean, sterile tank was considered as the most healthy.
The Aztec Empire had 10 ponds of saltwater aquariums at Texcoco.
In the early years of marine aquariums, marine, was collected on local beaches. Natural sea contains many unwanted organisms and pollutants. The aquarium literature of the time suggests that usually contained marine fish were the percula fish-clown. Sergeant major damselfish. small, hard water pufferfish and a Stingray. jeweled blennies. and blue girl. The aquariums were equipped with large air compressors. and heavily ventilated and filtered.
A growing number of people are passionate about their hobby, experiencing the inconvenience of gathering natural sea water and the parallel development of analytical methods of chemistry. led to the study on chemical composition of sea water. Synthetic salt mixes were developed to replicate the chemical environment of the tropical ocean, including trace elements and salts. This progress has made marine fishkeeping popular in areas without access to clean sea water.
The air that is driven, assemblers protein protiviti and reliable submersible electric heaters. was invented in Germany. Various advances in filtration included the trickle. and hang – on filters. both permits a more natural equilibrium in the environment of the aquarium. The advancement of fluorescent lighting technologies. to provide the above products, along with metal halide lighting. let the first aquariums with corals. allowing you to keep corals and invertebrates without natural sunlight .
More efficient chemical testing allowed aquarists to understand the chemical properties of aquariums. By the 1980s biologically based understanding of how to maintain an artificial ocean environment brought more successful and widespread marine fishkeeping.