Category: aquarium set up

Setting up an aquarium aquaponics system

Complete aquaponics aquarium set up

A guide to setting your own aquarium aquaponics system Intrepid aquarists that want to do something special with their tanks will be glad to know that turning an aquarium into a small-scale aquaponics system is not quite as hard as it looks. It may seem complicated, but the underlying science of the matter is stuff …

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14 best fish from Lake Tanganyika

Cyphotilapia frontosa male

14 best fish from lake Tanganyika I will assume that you know how to set up a typical lake Tanganyika aquarium with the correct hard water and high ph paramaters with typically a sandy substrate and some rocky areas with cave like structures. And that you need over filtration and many small water changes to …

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The aulonocara peacock cichlid aquarium

The aulonocara peacock cichlid aquarium If you have previously kept a Malawi cichlid tank and want a change or are considering setting up a new one, then you may consider setting up a peacock cichlid aquarium. Rather than having a wide range of species from lake Malawi, concentrating on just peacocks will give you an …

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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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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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Keeping aquarium plants healthy

Healthy aquarium plants in an aquarium

See also best plants for beginners and succeed with plants and aquascaping for beginners Healthy plants AND healthy fish 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 …

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15 best plants for beginners

Plants flourishing in a planted aquarium

Best plants for beginners to avoid plant failures Here is a list of 15 hardy tropical freshwater plants that are the best plants for beginners. 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 …

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Succeed with marine corals

Final complete marine aquarium set up

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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Clean and clear aquarium water

Clean and clear aquarium water should be all aquarists goal

Clean and clear aquarium water: A guide to water quality and management Also see: Cure and prevent cloudy or green water and Why does my aquarium get dirty 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 …

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Tropical fish keeping on a budget

home made sponge filter

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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