Archive for October, 2013


Aquarium Questions

Most aquarium questions pertain to similar things whether the tank is a freshwater or a saltwater setup.  What should the temperature be kept at? What type of lighting is needed in the type of tank I have? What is pH and at what level should it be maintained? How is salinity or specific gravity determined […]

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Wet Dry Aquarium Filters

One of the best choices for an aquarium filter whether your tank is a freshwater aquarium or especially a saltwater or reef tank is the wet dry aquarium filter.  Filtration systems like internal filters and canister filters do a good job on freshwater tanks and an adequate job on saltwater tanks that aren’t too large […]

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Aquarium Biological Filtration

Among the most delightful kinds of leisure is discovered in the satisfaction of a fish tank, particularly if the fish tank includes aspects such as live rock, anemones and coral to provide a more practical sense of an ocean environment or even live plants in a freshwater tank. Along with the satisfaction of a fish […]

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An Easy Aquarium

If you want an easy aquarium to set up and maintain, then truly the freshwater community tank is the logical choice.  If your idea of an easy aquarium is to have some one else set it up and maintain it then the sky is the limit, or at least the checkbook is the limit.  Like […]

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Aquarium Tap Water Filter

Not every fish tank needs an aquarium tap water filter.  The first thing that any would-be aquarist should do before spending money on a filter for the water coming out of their tap is to get from their local water company or municipality the CCR (consumer confidence report) that will tell them exactly what is […]

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Nitrate Filter For An Aquarium

For more than twenty years aquarists and manufacturers have been trying to design a nitrate filer for an aquarium.  Some have succeeded and some have failed miserably.  Whether you have a fish only saltwater tank or reef tank the importance of keeping the nitrate level as low as possible is paramount in maintaining the health […]

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Aquarium Components

Ok. You’ve decided that you want a fish tank in your home or office. Now what?  If you’re new to the hobby there are certain aquarium components that you must consider before you dive in headfirst.  Depending on whether you end up with a fresh water or a saltwater tank, there are several components that […]

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Crystal Clear Aquarium Water

Why does everyone else have crystal clear aquarium water and you don’t?  There are several reasons for water, whether it’s a fresh water tank or a saltwater aquarium, to appear cloudy, milky or just not quite as clear as you think it should be.  It could be that you are experiencing an algae bloom (greenish), […]

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Reef Tank Care

What makes reef tank care different than any other saltwater aquarium care?  With typical saltwater aquariums, the aquarist has to worry about the health of the saltwater fish by maintaining temperature, feeding quality foods, and changing the water regularly so that even the least hardy fish has a chance to thrive and survive.  In a […]

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Saltwater Fish Maintenance

Saltwater fish maintenance is a necessary part of responsible aquarium keeping. Once your tank is established and up and running, the upkeep can be easy if you plan ahead a bit. Most aquarists check on their tank every day just out of habit while they are feeding. It becomes second nature to take a glance, […]

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