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 55 Gallon Fish Tank: Top 10 Aquarium Reviews

55 gallon fish tank dimensions

If you’re looking for a fish tank that can accommodate multiple fish species, plants, and decorations, a 55-gallon fish tank is a great option. Not only does it provide enough space for your aquatic pets to thrive, but it also offers ample room for you to express your creativity and create a beautiful underwater world. …

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Best 20 Gallon Long Aquarium

20 gallon long aquarium

Welcome to my comprehensive guide on the best 20-gallon aquariums! As an aquarium enthusiast myself, I know that finding the right aquarium can be a daunting task. However, with the right information, you can make an informed decision that will provide a comfortable and healthy environment for your aquatic pets. Firstly, a 20-gallon aquarium is …

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Effective Fish Disease Treatment and Prevention

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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Fish Tank Photography: 7 Tips for Taking Amazing Photos of The Fish in Your Aquarium

fish photography

At one time or another, most of us have thought about photographing the fishes in our aquariums. Some of us just let the thought pass while others made the attempt, had horrible results, and vowed never to do it again. Photographing fish in an aquarium can be challenging, but with the right tips and equipment, …

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Best Vitamins for Aquarium Fish

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Essential Vitamins for Fish While fish require a wide range of vitamins, some of the most essential ones include: VitaChem is a vitamin supplement designed specifically for aquatic animals. It boasts a potent blend of essential vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D3, E, and K, among others. These vitamins …

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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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Best Size for Saltwater Aquarium

saltwater fish tank size requirements

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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Saltwater Tank Setup Checklist

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When you are setting up your saltwater fish tank, you should aim, if possible, to simulate the conditions that your fish enjoy in their wild habitat. For example, shy; nocturnal fish will want some rocks to hide behind, whereas other, more adventurous fish will need plenty of open water. What Do You Need for a …

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Best Itch Treatment for Saltwater Fish

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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 Levels in a Fish Tank

reduce ammonia in aquarium water

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

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

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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

best aquarium filters

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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