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  Brackish water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brackish water is water that is saltier than fresh water, but not as salty as sea water.
Thus, brackish covers a range of salinity regimes and is not considered a precisely defined condition.
The term brackish water derives from the Low Saxon word brackwater or possibly the Dutch word brakwater, which is the water of a brack.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brackish   (354 words)

 * Brackish - (Aquarium): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Brackish water is not quite fresh water and not quite marine water, it is found where the two meet, in lagoons, river mouths, tidal rivers and salt-marshes...
Brackish Water A type of water, which is between fresh and marine climates.
Brackish water is intermediate between the fresh water of most rivers and lakes and the salt water of the oceans...
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 The Brackish Water Aquarium
Most of the fish that we frequently keep in brackish aquaria are either from these areas or adapted to migrate from the sea into the rivers and vice versa.
Generally, the shopkeeper can probably advise you on which species are brackish which are not and, as with fresh water and marine fish, knowing the water conditions to which the fish are acclimatised in his or her tank is important.
The care and maintenance of brackish water fish are no more difficult or complicated than the tropical freshwater fishes that most aquarists keep, and the wide diversity of unusual and interesting species available makes it well worthwhile and rewarding.
www.iowas.co.uk /Brackish.html   (1763 words)

 * Brackish - (Fishing): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Brackish - Water of intermediate salinity between seawater and freshwater.
In lieu of catching live baits, especially in brackish water rivers, a trip to the tackle shop to obtain some live golden shiners is a good trick.
White perch are found in fresh and brackish waters along the Atlantic coast from the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to North Carolina and inland along the upper St...
www.bestknows.com /fishing/brackish.html   (686 words)

 Starting a Brackish Aquarium - An article by Cody Shoup
These brackish waters are home to an amazingly diverse and unique group of animals, some of which are commonly available to keep in the home aquarium.
Brackish water areas always are covered in a sandy, silty, or muddy material and I feel that sand is the best option for a brackish water aquarium.
All of the forementioned brackish set-ups are recommended to have warm water (atleast 80F) and this increases the fish's metabolism, causing them to eat more food and grow faster.
badmanstropicalfish.com /brackish/brackish.html   (1703 words)

 Brackish and freshwater environments -
As such, estuaries are semi-enclosed coastal bodies of brackish water with free connection to the open sea.
Coastal waters are the main area of development for artisanal fisheries and play a key role as nursery grounds for a wide range of marine species as well as being the principle cause of conflict between artisanal and industrial fisheries.
Brackish and freshwater environments range from the coastal environments around the mouths of rivers to large lakes and reservoirs with a corresponding variety of plants and animals, the plants being characterized by the presence of both algae and angiosperms (flowering plants).
www.oceansatlas.org /id/figisTopics13572   (702 words)

 Chesapeake Bay Life > Benthos > Brackish Water Clam
Brackish water clams are commonly found in the sandy and muddy substrates of
Brackish water clams are included in the diets of catfish, freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens), spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), fl drum (Pogonias cromis), river shrimp, blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) and waterfowl.
Brackish water clams are often mistaken for Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) and careful examination should be used in identification.
www.dnr.state.md.us /bay/cblife/benthos/brackish_water_clam.html   (445 words)

 Brackish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Brackish water is water that is neither marine nor freshwater but has a salinity somewhere in between.
Estuaries and mangrove swamps are good examples of brackish conditions and most other examples are where a river meets the sea.
Due to where these conditions arise, brackish water does not have a specific salinity but can fluctuate strongly between the two extremes of freshwater and marine.
www.pufferfish.co.uk /aquaria/water/brackish   (96 words)

Live brackish water plants fulfill the same functions and aesthetics as with freshwater planted aquariums and "reef" type marine set-ups...
I have seen a few articles in recent years that state "any salt" is okay to use to make brackish water from fresh, examples given include table (iodized or not), kosher, ice cream salt (these are all principally sodium chloride).
Brackish water fish are undersold in most pet stores, even though some of the commoner aquarium specimens are brackish species.
www.wetwebmedia.com /BrackishSubWebIndex/bracplants.htm   (1451 words)

 Brackish Water Aquarium FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Secondly, the brackish water aquarium is essentially a marine tank in terms of hardware and maintenance, and many (but not quite all) brackish water fish can adapt readily to marine conditions.
The brackish water aquarium is more forgiving than a marine or reef tank, making it an ideal stepping stone for someone who wants to keep a marine aquarium but hasn't any experience of keeping fishes at all.
Although brackish water aquaria are less frequently created than either fresh or marine ones, brackish water fish are far from uncommon and in fact include some of the hobby's staples.
users.macunlimited.net /n.monks/brackfaq.html   (13586 words)

As a beginner to brackish water fishkeeping, I've found it to be the most informative single resource on the net.
Your section on brackish fishes mentions that loaches, and in particular the Clown Loach are happy in a brackish environment.
And the puffer is possibly a brackish fish, also, and one that may nip the fins of your other fish.
www.wetwebmedia.com /BrackishSubWebIndex/bracfishfaqs.htm   (6396 words)

 Managing water for peace in the Middle East
Brackish water is supplied to the feed-water tank (227 m³) through the existing brackish-water pipeline network.
The groundwater is brackish, with a salinity of 2,500-7,000 mg of TDS per litre.
The feed water is estimated to have an average salinity of 4,000 mg of TDS per litre, a temperature of between 26°C and 37°C, and an average pH of 7.87, ranging from 7.65 to 8.0 (Malik et al.
www.unu.edu /unupress/unupbooks/80858e/80858E0c.htm   (3675 words)

 Aquarium Design, Marine Aquariums and Coral Reef Aquarium Tank, Stand, Canopy, and Aquarium Filter System
Fish that live in this zone are called "brackish" to reflect their tolerance of a wide range of salinity's.
There are many families of fishes in a fish store, but five families are recognized as be truly brackish, with many other families tolerant of the varying salt concentration.
Brackish water in a nutshell means a high metabolism.
www.masla.com /brackish.html   (574 words)

 Brackish Water Aquarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Many brackish water fish are as colourful as saltwater fish.
Brackish water conditions can be obtained by mixing freshwater with saltwater at a ratio of 3:1.
They are found in salt, brackish and freshwater and their flesh carries a toxin.
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 Comparison of a rotating brackish zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Initially, at time t=0, both the interface between the fresh and the brackish water and the interface between the brackish and the salt water are straight and make a 45 degree angle with the horizontal.
The brackish zone is 40 m wide initially; the fresh/brackish interface runs from (x,z)=(150,0) to (x,z)=(190,-40) and the brackish/salt interface from (x,z)=(110,0) to (x,z)=(150,-40).
The fresh, brackish, and salt water are approximated as immiscible (it is realized that this may not be realistic for the simulation of long term effects in a coastal aquifer, but this hypothetical study focuses on the buoyancy-driven part of the flow).
www.engr.uga.edu /people/mbakker/brackish.html   (754 words)

Shells of both brackish and marine molluscs were selected for Sr, C, and O stable isotope analyses, provided by Dr. Eduard Reinhardt at McMaster University, and the results used to quantify paleosalinity.
Brackish and marine bivalves show similar degrees of abrasion and dissolution.
Preliminary isotopic analyses suggest that brackish conditions existed for a time, but that the fauna was subsequently mixed with a more marine fauna.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/2003SC/finalprogram/abstract_50094.htm   (421 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Leasing of Lands at Fort Bliss, TX for the ...
The purpose of the proposed plant is to treat brackish (salty) water pumped from the Hueco Bolson Aquifer to provide an additional reliable source of potable water for use by the City of El Paso and Fort Bliss.
In addition, brackish water is intruding into the aquifer's freshwater layer and has the potential to affect water wells on Fort Bliss and in other areas of El Paso.
Desalination of the brackish water offers a way to extend the life of the freshwater aquifer as a source of potable water that is to the mutual benefit of Fort Bliss and the City of El Paso.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2005/January/Day-28/i689.htm   (935 words)

 FishGeeks :: View topic - Brackish algea eating bottomfeader trash compactor fish, yea
Snail eaters for a brackish tank are puffers, but puffers are not communiy fish, most tend to be quite nippy, even aggressive.
There are some really interesting brackish water fish that require a tank over 100 gallons.
Nerites, Olive Nerites or Zebra Nerites are suitable for a brackish tank.
www.aquaria.info /index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=42685   (709 words)

 Brackish Aquarium - Information and Advice at AquariumFish.net.
I have read recommendations elsewhere of between about 1.005 and 1.006, but several of these recommendation were posted by people that we know just to be writers, who we know, and they have proven to us many time in the past that they are terrible fish keepers.
As you mentioned most of the Brackish Water Fish in our facility are young fish that are less than 2.5" long, and we speculate that generally young brackish water fish prefer water with less salt.
I have followed your suggestions for brackish water by adding 1 tablespoon of salt per 5 gallons water and after measuring the salinity with a swing arm type hydrometer see that the reading is still 1.000.
www.aquariumfish.net /catalog_pages/brackish_water/brackish_p3.htm   (1765 words)

 ABQjournal: Brackish Water Drilling Proposed
Brackish water has more than 0.5 grams of dissolved salts per liter, making it unpotable.
Spencer said the water planning committee had talked about brackish water, and a possible desalinization plant, as a reserve for the basin's needs.
The brine water from the treatment plant would be used to maintain minimum surface areas and depths in the playas and to enhance waterfowl habitat.
www.abqjournal.com /mountain/696199mtvnews05-30-02.htm   (579 words)

 Brack FAQ Part 7: Marine Fish (Version 3, 2005)
True brackish water and freshwater damsels are only rarely seen but for the brackish water aquarist they are a worthwhile challenge.
The freshwater gregory Stegastes otophorus is from the brackish and marine waters along the Caribbean and Panamanian coast.
It is said to occur in freshwater (occasionally), brackish lagoons, and shallow marine reefs with freshwater run-off.
homepage.mac.com /nmonks/aquaria/brackfaqpart7.html   (2806 words)

 Practical Fishkeeping magazine | How to set up a brackish tank
The second was a selection of fish with a slightly brackish feel, and the third was to use some white sand that I have had for some time in storage.
Puffers would do well in this sort of set-up and with plastic plants the decor should remain puffer proof, but they need to be kept on their own, and certainly not with small crabs which could be eaten.
Some brackish fish will benefit from a commercially prepared marine salt at a higher concentration than this.
www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk /pfk/pages/show_article.php?article_id=97   (2195 words)

 New method to desalinate brackish water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
China has recently developed a new method to desalinate brackish water at a lower cost, in its latest bid to ease shortage of fresh water.
Currently, there are approximately 1 million people in western part of China and in the coastal regions have to drink brackish water.
Commercialization of the new brackish water desalination technology will help provide more quality fresh water for water-thirsty areas in the country.
en-1.ce.cn /National/sci&edu/200507/15/t20050715_4194914.shtml   (151 words)

 The Planted Tank Forum - Does anyone have a planted brackish tank? Info?
Brackish fish prefer lots of water movement (not good for most plants), and they are often herbivores.
Foster and Smith suggest that the best way to be successful with a brackish planted tank is to start out with a regular freshwater planted tank.
Gobies and cool inverts and PUFFERS but it seems that the brackish puffers are only in brackish when they are babies.
www.plantedtank.net /forums/showthread.php?t=8155   (433 words)

 Tank of February '02
Another limitation of brackish water is regarding live plants, most species are simply incapable of surviving in such an environment.
Brackish tanks will usually have their pH set between 7.5 and 8.3, moderate to hard water (10 - 20°dH), and a salinity that can vary anywhere from pure freshwater (1000 ppm) to pure saltwater (1025 ppm) but is more often kept closer to the freshwater side, like 1005 ppm.
Fluctuations in salinity and other water parameters are not a problem since they happen all the time in natural brackish waters, and some say it should even be done on purpose in brackish tanks.
www.aquahobby.com /tanks/tank0202.html   (633 words)

 Breeding Mono Sebae, Monodactylus sebae, a Brackish Water Tropical Fish.
Breeding Mono Sebae, Monodactylus sebae, a Brackish Water Tropical Fish.
They measured at least 14" tall, which was much bigger than any brackish water fish that we'd ever seen.
For a couple of years he'd seen adult brackish water fish, such as Monos and Scats, swim upstream, and then weeks later small Monos and Scats going back downstream and out into the ocean.
www.aquariumfish.net /catalog_pages/brackish_water/monos_breeding.htm   (1351 words)

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