Archive for May, 2013


How To Clean Algae From A Fish Tank

One of the most asked questions regarding freshwater and saltwater aquariums, is how to clean algae from a fish tank. Algae, in and of itself, is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it is completely natural. It is a sign of an aquarium that is healthy and balanced. Having said that, it can also […]

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Saltwater Aquarium Tips

Whether you decide to go with a fish-only tank, or if you want a fish-only-with-live-rock tank F.O.W.L.R.), or if you want a reef tank, there are certain saltwater aquarium tips that can make the process easier, less expensive and ultimately, more enjoyable. First and foremost, know that people in the marine aquarium industry have varying […]

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Fish Aquarium Pumps

Fish aquarium pumps consist of two types; air pumps and water circulation pumps. Air pumps come in sizes from small enough to fit in a child’s hand to large enough to run entire store systems. The majority of aquarium air pumps are rated to a certain size tank. They utilize air line tubing and air […]

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Aquarium Maintenance Log

You can call it an aquarium maintenance log, a fish tank diary, or just a calendar with scribbles on it. Whatever you call it, it’s important to have a clear way to keep track of some important information for your fish aquarium. There are downloadable aquarium apps for your iphone or android smartphone that will […]

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Aquarium Gravel Size

Aquarium gravel size and type matters. Let’s face it most people setting up freshwater aquariums, just pick the gravel on the shelf at the pet store, no matter how ugly it might be. This author prefers natural gravel, also available in the fish supplies area at the local pet store or fish shop. In the […]

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Are Saltwater Fish Tanks Hard To Maintain?

Are saltwater fish tanks hard to maintain? The truth is that saltwater aquariums aren’t much harder to maintain than a freshwater tank. Just try not to make the common mistakes that beginners tend to make. Hopefully, this article will help alleviate any fears or concerns that you might have. First of all it’s important to […]

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Fish Tanks For Goldfish

Fish tanks for goldfish? Not just bowls? A bowl might be just fine, if it’s ten gallons, maybe. And it has a filter system. Ok. Bowls typically don’t have any filtration. So the fish is left to basically die from the poison created by its own waste. Goldfish bowls also give your pet no place […]

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Fish Aquarium Heater

Which fish aquarium heater is the right one for your tank and why is it needed? Heaters provide consistent temperatures for tropical fish. The right size and type of aquarium heater depends on the size of tank, the requirements of the fish, and the location or placement of the heater in the system. In their […]

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Saltwater Tank Lights

Choosing saltwater tank lights can be difficult at best if you’re not familiar with what is available. The goal of this article is to shed some light, pun intended, on the options for sale. Many people suffer from analysis paralysis. Choices of aquarium lighting for saltwater tanks depends on whether the fish tank in question […]

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How To Design A Fish Tank

Knowing how to design a fish tank can help you tremendously when purchasing an aquarium. Sure, you can always go with the standard rectangular tank design and it will probably be very nice. Even an otherwise average setup can be enhanced by a beautiful stand and canopy (wood, acrylic, metal, etc). But let’s face it, […]

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