ELEVATED LEVELS OF LITHIUM IN THE MARINE AQUARIUM
C.A. Nelson

 

Lithium is relatively toxic to almost all forms of life and has profound effects on reproduction, development, and behavior. Although traces of it are found in nearly all living organisms, it is not known whether lithium has any physiological role within them. Unfortunately, the water in many marine aquaria contain levels of lithium which are significantly greater than those found in nature. These elevated concentrations may have some link with the lack of success in maintaining and reproducing many delicate marine organisms in captivity. Learn about the experiences of other aquarists with significantly different levels of measured lithium, participate in a survey to better understand this topic, or find out what the lithium levels are in your marine environment.



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