Archive for September, 2013


Fresh Water Aquariums For Beginners

When it comes to choosing your first fish tank, fresh water aquariums, for beginners, are probably the best way to go.  Not only does a fresh water tank allow you to get your feet wet (pun intended) but it is much less costly than learning salt water.  It’s true that the color and variety of […]

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Best Fresh Water Fish Tanks

The best fresh water fish tanks are the ones that aren’t just enjoyable to watch and show off but are also relatively easy to maintain so that the stress level for you and the fish is kept to a minimum.  Save time, hassle and money by thinking ahead as you plan your new tank or […]

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Fish For A 10 Gallon Aquarium

Types of fish for a 10 gallon aquarium are vast in variety while still providing a nice overall look to the tank.  One of the most popular sizes for the beginner aquarist is a ten-gallon fish tank.  It is a size that can hold a variety of freshwater fish (a tank that small is not […]

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Fish Tank UV Filter

As with any fish tank UV filter, it is only effective if set up properly with proper water flows and exposure to the germicidal lamp.  Ever since it was discovered more than a century ago as an affective tool in the fight against the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, ultraviolet light has been utilized to destroy […]

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Marine Aquarium Filtration

Not all marine aquarium filtration systems are created equal.  The myriad of choices, especially to the beginner, can be overwhelming. Many saltwater aquariums can get by with simple easy to use, easy to install and easy to afford aquarium filters like hang on the back style or canister style units. Others, like reef tanks or […]

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Aquarium Filter Media

There are many different kinds of filter media that are offered for water quality in fish tanks and fish aquariums, but which is best for your aquarium and how do they differ? Part of getting an idea into making use of the right filter media for your aquarium is comprehending the stresses on your fish […]

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Internal Aquarium Filters

Internal aquarium filters represent only one of the many choices of filters that are available for the fish-keeping hobby.  Choices of aquarium filters include, but not limited to, internal filters, wet dry filters, canister filters, undergravel filters and an entire assortment of home made filters and protein skimmers. This article concentrates mainly on internal filters […]

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Aquarium Fixtures

Aquarium fixtures are typically lighting units that either mount inside your fish tank canopy, sit on top of your tank or are suspended from the ceiling or wall.  Which one you choose depends on your needs and the needs of the tank inhabitants.  Fresh water tanks with fish only usually need minimal lighting and a […]

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