Archive for the Choices For Fish Hobby Category


LED UPDATE!

I know that it’s been some time since new content has been added to this website.  I also appreciate all of you that have visited even though I have not been updating.  Since so much time has gone by, I have been able to not only use LED fixtures on some of my aquariums, I […]

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Office Fish Tanks

Office fish tanks not only bring a beautiful focal point to the area that it is placed, it also brings relaxation for customers and patients.  A beautiful office aquarium can truly calm those people that are waiting for their doctor, lawyer, real estate agent, etc. From fairly cheap fish tanks to aquariums custom built to […]

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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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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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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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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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Aquarium Pet Shop

Whether you are new to the hobby or are a seasoned aquarist, finding an aquarium pet shop that is reputable is a must.  Let’s face it, even if you think you have all the answers for your aquarium, you most likely don’t have everything that you might need to maintain, repair, replace, or even medicate […]

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