December 2014 archive

Dec 31

Breeding freshwater cherry shrimps

adult female red cherry shrimp

Breeding cherry shrimp Shrimp are usually bought as a scavenger that is supposed to eat uneaten leftover food. This can lead to incorrect care and failure of your shrimp to thrive and breed. Instead, if the shrimp were treated with the same care you give to fish then they will amply pay you back in …

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Dec 20

Setting up a tropical aquarium: step by step guide

fish tank set up

Setting up a tropical aquarium professionally This is an easy to follow step by step guide on setting up an aquarium for the beginner aquarist. Following these steps closely will allow you to have a successful aquarium set up at home, even if you don’t have any experience in keeping fish. You will avoid the …

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Dec 20

Guide to aquarium filters

various filters

Your guide to aquarium filter types: what kind of filtration is best and why   Without a doubt, aquarium filters represent one of the most important elements of a properly functioning fish tank. Without proper filtration, your fish cannot possibly survive in the tank habitat you introduce them to. The process of keeping the water …

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Dec 19

Aquarium live food rearing

daphnia swarm

 How to reap the benefits of aquarium live food rearing for your fish If you have spent great amounts of time and effort reproducing a natural habitat for the fish in your tank, yet you still feed them commercially prepared fish food, it might be a good time to consider rearing live food. There are …

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Dec 17

Succeed with aquarium plants

planted aquarium

How to succeed with aquarium plants: a guide to aquarium plant care While the beginning aquarist spends a great deal of time learning how to tend to fish and give them an environment in which they can thrive, aquarium plant care is, by comparison, a subject that is rarely given the full attention it deserves. …

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Dec 16

Rocks for your aquarium

planted rocky malawi aquarium

How to select the right rocks for your aquarium While many aquarists around the world have no problem discovering their favourite varieties of fish, finding them, and then creating the perfect underwater environment for their fishkeeping hobby, determining how to select the right rocks for your aquarium can be a different story altogether. Many beginning …

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Dec 16

Aquarium maintenance: long term

aquarium-vacuum

Making your aquarium last: tips for long term aquarium maintenance For most aspiring fish keeping enthusiasts and beginner aquarists, just getting the aquarium to function well enough to keep your fish alive and happy in the first place is enough of a challenge, but this article will focus on how to keep it that way …

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Dec 16

Get sophisticated with aquarium lighting

Advanced lighting freshwater aquarium

Get sophisticated with your aquarium lighting When considering all of the different elements that go into creating a successful aquarium, it is easy to let things like filters, tanks, and water circulation distract you from paying appropriate attention to aquarium lighting. The truth of the matter, however, is that lighting is an incredibly important element …

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Dec 15

Beginners guide to newly bought fish

The beginning aquarist’s emergency setup: new fish survival guide Beginners guide to newly bought fish It seems perfectly reasonable to a newcomer; excited to be entering the world of fishkeeping, purchasing their first batch of fish at the spur of the moment and taking them immediately home to introduce to their brand new aquarium habitat. …

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Dec 15

Setting up the perfect Malawi aquarium

A quick guide to setting up the perfect Malawi aquarium There are many aquarists and fish keeping hobbyists interested in setting up the perfect Malawi aquarium, and for good reason: The African Great Lake is home to more fish species than any other lake in the world, including about one thousand separate species of cichlids. …

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