Archive for the Freshwater 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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Low Maintenance Aquarium Plants

Before choosing your low maintenance aquarium plants, consider the water quality, the temperature, lighting and the type of fish that you are planning to keep.  Conditions that might be fine for the fish may not be ideal for live freshwater plants.  Water quality including regular maintenance and water changes can make all the difference in […]

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Good Fresh Water Aquarium Fish

This article attempts to help the beginner aquarist understand the importance of choosing good fresh water aquarium fish.  Though many factors will go into your choice for the right fish for you, it’s imperative to realize that not all fish will get along.  The beginner should keep several things in mind: size and location of […]

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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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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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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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How To Set Up A New Aquarium

So you want to know how to set up a new aquarium. Assuming that you have chosen whether the new tank is going to be freshwater or saltwater, it’s time to put it together and get something alive in the aquarium. This article will attempt to guide you so that the set up will go […]

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