Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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This information was created as an introduction to estuarine, or brackish water, aquarium keeping for the beginner using simple aquarium gear. Estuarine aquarium set-up and maintenance is easy as long as you have access to brackish water and you have time to devote to the tanks. The following information has been obtained from practical experience gained while maintaining estuarine aquariums using basic systems. You can add more sophisticated aquarium gear and keep animals that require more precise water quality, food and care as your wet thumb improves from experience and through information obtained from other sources.


doi: 10.25773/bj7k-5w68


Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, aquaria

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