Category Archive: advanced

Mar 29

Live rock and live sand

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

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

(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

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 03

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 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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Feb 08

Cycling your aquarium

The first thing you should learn about keeping fish is cycling your aquarium. Once you understand the basic idea it will be the single biggest piece of knowledge that helps you keep your fish alive. Most newbie fish keepers learn about cycling after they have set up an aquarium with fish that have died. Only …

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Jan 14

Koi Pond

Building Your First Koi Pond A well built garden pond is relaxing and creates a feeling of coolness and mystery. You can design and create the perfect garden environment with water by building your own garden pond. You can allow your imagination complete freedom to build a koi pond that looks attractive while still being …

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Aug 24

Giant Betta

Care and breeding of the giant betta. The giant betta (Betta Anabatoides) comes from Borneo in Indonesia. It is the largest know Betta species with males growing up 10 or 12 cm. Males have larger heads and longer pelvic fins than the females. There is a light patch on the front of the anal fin …

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Dec 05

Fancy guppy, platy, molly and swordtail pedigree types

Fancy guppies, platies, mollies and swordtails All the four popular livebearers available in your local shop are pedigree varieties or cross breeds. You will not find wild type (fish found in the wild or resemble fish from the wild) livebearers for sale. These fancy livebearer fish have been developed over many years of selective breeding. …

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