Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 31

The nano marine aquarium

The fascination of the nano marine aquarium Larger aquariums are better than nano marine aquariums if you have the money If you are a newbie marine aquarist, then you may be tempted by the lower cost of buying a smaller aquarium. Or you don’t want to commit to a larger aquarium until you know you …

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Jan 30

Keeping aquarium plants healthy

Keeping aquarium plants healthy is vital. However, most aquarists put the welfare of their fish first and are not willing to promote the health of their plants, if it may affect their fish. I will explain how you can do both. And, the two are not mutually exclusive. Healthy plants can promote health in your …

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Jan 29

Breeding tropical marine fish

How to start breeding tropical marine fish If you have been successfully keeping saltwater fish in a marine tank for a while then perhaps you would like to move on to breeding your fish. Many keepers of saltwater aquariums are content to just keep fish. For the brave few I will outline the basic steps …

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Jan 28

15 best plants for beginners

Best plants for beginners to avoid plant failures Here is a list of 15 hardy tropical freshwater plants that are recommended for the beginner. These plants don’t need much attention to grow. No special lighting, no Co2 and no fertiliser. Just tough plants that will grow in normal temperatures and most ph and hardness water …

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Jan 28

Succeed with marine corals

How to succeed with marine corals in your reef aquarium If you have already set up a successful marine aquarium with a host of saltwater fish, live rock, and perhaps even a few invertebrates, you might be entertaining the possibility of keeping marine corals in your tank as well. While you may have heard that …

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Jan 27

Clean and clear aquarium water

Clean and clear aquarium water: A guide to water quality and management Water may appear clean and clear but, actually, be absolutely toxic to your fish. You need to be able to create water that is clean and healthy for your fish. Below I will explain how to create clean and clear water and how …

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Jan 27

Aquarium pests

How to control aquarium pests Your aquarium is very similar to a carefully-tended garden in many ways, especially when it comes to unwanted pests that can accumulate, often rapidly, and begin causing damage to your delicate aquatic ecosystem. There are numerous types of aquarium pests and fish parasites that, if left unchecked, can seriously affect …

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Jan 27

Tropical fish keeping on a budget

Tropical fishkeeping on a budget While aquarists far and wide agree that fishkeeping is a fascinating hobby and trade, it can easily become an expensive one as well. The staggering number of new products always being released is enough to make anyone believe that an aquarium is a major investment. However, if you keep things …

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Jan 22

The plantless aquarium

How to approach plantless aquarium design successfully Plantless aquarium design can be very enticing both for beginning aquarists and for more experienced ones, but making your plantless aquarium a success depends on a number of key factors that need to be kept in mind during your aquarium set up and thereafter as well. Plantless aquariums …

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Jan 19

The dwarf cichlid aquarium

The dwarf cichlid aquarium Often, aquarists are quick to dismiss cichlids as being too aggressive and territorial for their tanks that dig up the gravel and plants. However, if the aquarist instead explores the possibilities offered by dwarf cichlids, he will be amply rewarded. Dwarf cichlids, although closely related to their larger cousins, are much …

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