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Alternative coldwater aquarium fish

round tailed paradise fish

Choosing alternative cold water aquarium fish Making a coldwater aquarium beautiful used to be a problem because there weren’t enough coldwater aquarium fish to choose from. However, with the better availability of temperate fish and exotic species this is no longer an issue. Here you can choose from the best cold water aquarium fish species …

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Nano fish in a nano aquarium

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The Nano Fish Aquarium: Benefits, Drawbacks, And Guidelines For Use Nano aquariums are increasingly popular because you can keep them anywhere and cost less than larger aquariums. There are a number of reasons why newcomers and experienced aquarists alike may find themselves interested in purchasing and keeping a nano fish aquarium. It is like the aquarium …

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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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Guide to aquarium filters

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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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Aquarium live food rearing

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 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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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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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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How to set up a home-based breeder business

Setting Up A Home-Based Aquarium Fish Breeding Business: An Overview Setting up a home-based aquarium fish breeding business can be an exciting step for any fishkeeping enthusiast to partake in. While experience goes a long way in ensuring the success of your ambitions, just about any aquarist can begin breeding and start realising profit in …

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Floating plants in a bare bottom tank

floating plants bare bottom tank

How To Use Floating Plants For A Bare Bottom Tank The use of gravel or sand as a bottom-lining substrate for aquariums has been a staple of aquarium culture for years, but recently interest has sparked in using floating plants for a bare bottom tank design. These tanks eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming …

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Why the Zebrafish will Never Die of a Broken Heart

male adult zebrafish or zebra danio

Dr Jana Koth works at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, studying how the tiny Himalayan freshwater zebrafish repairs its heart after damage.   More than 6,700 people in Oxfordshire were affected by heart failure in 2011/12.   By looking at the way the zebrafish’s heart repairs itself after …

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