March 2017 archive

Mar 29

Live rock and live sand

new live rock

Live Rock and live sand for Your Saltwater Aquarium If you are in the process of setting up a saltwater aquarium in your home and wondering about what live rock and sand are, and how to incorporate it into your tank, you will find all the answers below. What is Live Rock? Live rock comes …

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Mar 25

How to Clean a Fish Tank

syphoning aquarium

This article will explain how to clean a fish tank in a professional way What you are trying to achieve You need to have 2 goals when cleaning a tank. The first is to clean up the appearance of the glass in and out, the gravel, ornaments, equipment and plants, and the other is to …

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Mar 25

Goodeid Fish

male xenotoca eiseni

(A different kind of livebearer) What Are Goodied Fish? The Goodeidae family is an interesting group of fish. Sadly, some of the subspecies are becoming rarer and rarer in the wild and are even thought to be near extinction. The range of their natural habitat is represented by the shallow waters in central Mexico, and …

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Mar 21

Clownfish

Percula clownfish

Getting to Know the Clownfish A lot of you might already be familiar with the clownfish, especially because of Disney’s Finding Nemo cartoon. These little fish are in high-demand all around the world as they make for colorful additions to any marine aquarium. If you’re someone who wants to know more about the clownfish or …

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Mar 06

koi food

feeding koi with koi food

Koi food What You Should Know about feeding your koi Having a pond might be a good idea, especially one that’ll be booming with life. However, you can’t ignore having to feed your koi with proper koi food. With koi being a popular choice for any pond, what most people don’t realize is that they …

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Mar 03

weedy sea dragons

weedy sea dragons

The Subtle Beauty of the Weedy Sea Dragon The Weedy Sea Dragon is well-known for its majestic appearance and the ability to gently move through the water. You can easily lose sight of it when it decides to hide in its surroundings. This sea creature’s tricky nature adds to its overall appeal. The Weedy Sea …

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Mar 02

Brown algae

Brown algae growing on coral sand

Brown algae a common problem for new tanks What is brown algae? Brown algae is a form of algae called diatoms that can photosynthesise as well as obtaining chemical forms of sustenance enabling them to survive even in low light levels as long as their alternative food sources are available. Silicate, phosphorus and nitrates are …

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