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How to Clean a Fish Tank

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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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Cycling your aquarium

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The first thing you should learn about keeping fish is cycling your aquarium. Once you understand the basic idea it will be the single most important 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. …

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Saltwater aquarium maintenance

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Saltwater aquarium maintenance List of recommended Saltwater fish for beginners. Setting up a saltwater tank step by step guide. The importance of live rock and live sand in maintaining a healthy saltwater aquarium. Daily tasks in saltwater aquarium maintenance Once your saltwater aquarium has become properly established with all the fish, corals and invertebrates that you want …

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Maintaining a healthy livebearer aquarium

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Healthy water leads to healthy fish Diagnose and treat Livebearer illnesses here. The secret to keeping healthy livebearers is in keeping the water they live in healthy and suitable for them to live in. The major element in maintaining healthy water is the continuous removal of pollution from the water. Where does aquarium pollution come from? Pollution …

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How to cure and prevent cloudy or green water

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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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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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Tropical fish keeping on a budget

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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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