Reel aquariums were introduced to North American hobbyists as the product of superior filtration provided by a gadget called the trickle filter. However, as we have mentioned a few times already, excellent success is attained without a trickle filter, and this is how we prefer to nin our systems. This is by no means a new concept and has been practiced in Europe for more than ten years. In fact, it is a modified version of the natural system promoted by Lee Chin Eng over thirty years ago. Today many North American hobbyists have put away their trickle filters and run their aquariums with protein skimmers only.
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The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.