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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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10 most common mistakes beginner fish keepers

Typical overcrowded and incompatible fish tank

10 most common mistakes beginner fish keepers make and how to avoid them New aquarium hobbyists are generally an excitable bunch—they are quick to purchase all the tools necessary and eager to begin their first foray into the colorful and rewarding world of fish keeping. That excitement, however, can lead to some important oversights when …

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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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Why do my fish keep dying?

two dead goldfish neglected in an aquarium

Why do my fish keep dying? Mistakes beginner fishkeepers make There can be several reasons for the death of your fish; however for beginners the main reason is new tank syndrome. This is a situation where you have bought new fish and placed them in a newly set up aquarium. Your fish start dying and …

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Fungus – the ever present danger to fish and eggs

This golden julie from lake tanganyika has fungus

Fungus – the ever present danger – to fish and eggs There are many species of aquatic fungus but by far the most common two are saprolegnia and achlya. Symptoms of fungal attack Fungus occurs as white, grey and sometimes brown fluffy growths on the skin or fins of fish or on developing eggs from …

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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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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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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. 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 for your fish. Below I will explain …

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Aquarium pests

An aquarium blighted by algae

How to control aquarium pests Your aquarium is very similar to a carefully-tended garden in many ways, especially when it comes to unwanted pests that can accumulate, often rapidly, and begin causing damage to your delicate aquatic ecosystem. There are numerous types of aquarium pests and fish parasites that, if left unchecked, can seriously affect …

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low maintenance fish keeping

three year old Walstad aquarium

A guide to low maintenance fish keeping Why create a low maintenance aquarium? So you can spend more time admiring your fish, perhaps. People who are just getting started in the aquarium hobby are often taken aback by the level of maintenance that a successful fish tank usually needs. The cultural stereotype of keeping a …

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