Archive for the Choices For Fish Hobby Category


Free Fish Aquarium

So you see a free fish aquarium in the paper or at a yard sale and think, what luck.  Think again.  There are some factors that you need to consider.  The free dream aquarium could turn into a nightmare and you could find yourself giving away your “free” tropical fish tank after spending hundreds of […]

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What You Need For A Fish Tank

What you need for a fish tank depends on the type of fish you want to keep and where you want place the aquarium.  Decisions have to be made regarding the type of stand you are going to use to place your tank, whether the tank is going to be glass or acrylic, are you […]

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Different Types Of Aquariums

When considering the different types of aquariums available, you have to think about the type of fish that you want to keep, the location that the tank will be placed, the maintenance required and the cost. Aquariums are made out of glass or acrylic. Depending on the location that the fish aquarium is going to […]

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Lighting For Aquariums

Different lighting for aquariums is dependent upon the type of fish tank that you have. Choosing the right aquarium lighting can not only enhance the colors in your fish, invertebrates or corals, but it can limit the amount of undesired algae and promote proper growth of freshwater plants and saltwater corals. Fish only freshwater tanks […]

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Aquarium Fish Care

The following article regarding aquarium fish care is intended for general care rather than specifics. With tens of thousands of species of freshwater and saltwater fish, specific care would be impossible to properly tackle in an article of this size. It is however, true that much of what makes a healthy environment in a freshwater […]

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Wall Aquarium Tanks

So you don’t want or don’t have room for an aquarium in the location that you would like to put one, then consider putting in a wall aquarium tank. When one thinks of a wall aquarium tank, there are two types to consider. One type is not a truly functioning aquarium in the traditional sense. […]

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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 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 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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