Category: algae

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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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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Saltwater fish food

tropical marine fish feeding frenzy

Feeding saltwater fish Different fish have different diets Saltwater fish food is not as easy to get right as for freshwater fish. Depending on the type of marine fish you have, they will have different feeding needs. There are the seafood eaters who will require bits of fish or seafood tidbits. Then there are the …

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Your first saltwater aquarium: Step by step guide

Typical beginners saltwater fish tank set up

Your first saltwater aquarium: Step by step guide Buy and assemble all the equipment Equipment you will need A 120 litre 4 foot tank. This is a basic minimum size. Buy a hood with a normal lighting system. You will also need a protein skimmer, An external power filter, 300w heater, A thermometer and hydrometer …

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How to cure and prevent cloudy or green water

An aquarium blighted by algae

How to Cure and Prevent Cloudy or Green Water How to achieve clear water here Why your tank gets dirty There are a number of potential causes for cloudy or green water in a fish tank or aquarium. It is important to be able to determine the cause of the cloudiness or green color in …

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How to stop your aquarium from getting dirty

Clean and clear aquarium water should be all aquarists goal

How Do I Keep My Fish Tank From Getting Dirty? Related articles Learn how to clean a fish tank. Keep your water clear. Maintain a clean aquarium long term How to keep your aquarium clean? Fish-keeping is enjoyable and rewarding for people of all ages. However, as with all the other pets, fish need to …

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Lake Malawi biotope aquarium

Malawi biotope aquarium with algae on rocks

Lake Malawi biotope See also perfect Malawi Aquarium and Breeding Malawi Reasons for creating a Lake Malawi Biotope Now more than ever, is a good time to set up a natural biotope of Lake Malawi. For instance, there is a lot of information on the behaviour and environment of most species inhabiting Lake Malawi. Which …

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Keeping aquarium plants healthy

Healthy aquarium plants in an aquarium

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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