Acrylic Aquarium

As with anything else, there are choices you’ll be faced with when picking out an aquarium. Do you want an acrylic aquarium or one made of glass? Each one of them have their advantages as well as their drawbacks. The first thing you will notice is that an acrylic aquarium is more costly than a …

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Best 75 Gallon Aquarium

75 gallon fish tank

If you enjoy immersing yourself in the wonders of life underwater you’re going to love a 75 gallon aquarium! Measuring 48x18x21” in its rectangular form, it gives you a lot of space to build a beautiful marine landscape. In addition, you can have up to seventy five 1” fish or up to 37 2” fish. …

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Best 10 Gallon Fish Tank Set for the Money

10 gallon fish tank

Fish make for great pets. They are low maintenance, attractive, inexpensive in most cases, and most landlords allow them over dogs and cats. In order to make your own aquatic world for your fish to live in you will first need a fish tank. Fish tanks come in almost every size and shape, from tiny …

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Successful Disease Treatment for Aquarium Fishes

The first step in the successful treatment of diseases in aquarium fishes is early recognition and proper diagnosis. Even before a disease condition can be diagnosed it must be recognized as existing. Since the fishes cannot simply tell us that they are feeling uncomfortable we must educate ourselves as to their normal and abnormal behaviors …

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Best Freshwater Fish Vitamins For Your Pets

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When talking about fish nutrition for freshwater and marine tropical fish, we’re really talking about a lot of variables and a lot of unknowns. Only the nutritional requirements of only about a dozen fishes have been studied in detail (Fish Physiology: Hoar & Randall, Academic Press, NY) and these have all been fishes important to …

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A beginners guide to starting and maintaining a healthy fish aquarium

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Many people, impressed by tropical fish they see at friends homes, doctors offices or pet shops, decide to enter the tropical fish hobby. Many continue to maintain an aquarium for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, many find the expense frustrating enough to give up keeping fish, albeit, temporary; some give up forever in total …

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About The Aquarist

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Sizes and types of fish varied greatly over the years and I’ve enjoyed the hobby immensely.  My favorite tank was a 30 gallon African Cichlid tank. I loved the colors of the Cichlids and their personality. While working at a pet store in college, the store owner decided to begin selling saltwater fish and supplies, …

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Saltwater Fish Tank Size- What’s the Right Size for a Saltwater Fish Tank?

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One of the first questions people ask when considering starting a saltwater or marine aquarium is, “what size tank should I get?” When visiting your local pet store and looking at aquariums, the selection and variety can often be overwhelming. Not to mention that when you ask this question to different sales people you will …

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Ich Treatment: How to Treat Saltwater Fish with White Spot Disease/Ick

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One of the biggest battles I’ve had with my saltwater aquarium has been with saltwater ich. About 6 weeks ago or so I brought home a yellow tang that within a few days contracted Ich and infected my other fish as well. Two Percula clowns, a Sailfin tang, a Dragonet, and the yellow tang all …

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How to Lower Ammonia in Saltwater Aquarium

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Ammonia is the biggest killer of fish in aquariums. Typically ammonia levels build up when you Nitrogen Cycle a new saltwater aquarium, but ammonia can also build up when the fishes are too many for the size of the aquarium and hence overloading. Dead or decaying materials within the saltwater aquarium cannot be fully cleared …

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Best Freshwater Aquarium Setup

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You may be seeking the type of pet that requires as little maintenance as possible, but at the same time can offer you a great deal of pleasure and relaxation. If that is the case, a freshwater aquarium is just the ticket for you. Freshwater aquariums are easy to maintain, they are clean, they offer …

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How to Start a Saltwater Tank – Step by Step Guide for Beginners

best saltwater aquariums

Before we get started, let me just say that what will be presented here is not the only way to set up a saltwater aquarium. There are as many ways to setup a system as there are people setting up systems. What will be described here is a decent middle-of-the-road system that would work for …

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Best Aquarium Filtration Methods for Fish Tank Water

best aquarium filters

Fish produce ammonia from their gills and in their waste. Ammonia is also released through the decomposition of food and other organic compounds in the aquarium. Ammonia is toxic to fish. In sufficient concentrations, it can kill fish rapidly and in lower concentrations it will kill them if the condition is prolonged. And. Even if …

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Best Aquarium Plants for Beginners

To many people, an aquarium is not complete without live plants and most would agree that though artificial plants have come a long way, the beauty of a tank aquascaped with healthy live plants leaves no comparison. 1. Natural Water Filters Live aquarium plants serve a real purpose in an aquarium. Plants are natural water …

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Understanding Aquarium Filtration

best aquarium filters and filtration systems

The aquarium is a living environment and therefore some natural processes take place. Fish excrete Plant leaves decay And uneaten food rots. All these processes contribute to water contamination and because the aquarium is not affected by the constant cleaning effects of currents, flow and rain present in the wild, the water can quickly become …

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Best Aquarium Filter Reviews and Buying Guide 2021

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Gazing into your aquarium, watching the fish gliding leisurely among the plants, you might think: “What a wonderful, natural little ecosystem I have created.” A pleasant thought, but wrong! What you are actually looking at is a very fragile, artificial environment that would begin to deteriorate within hours if external assistance was cut off. If …

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