Category Archive: maintenance

Jul 18

How to cure and prevent cloudy or green water

How to Cure and Prevent Cloudy or Green Water 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 the water so you can correct any problems in the tank. …

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Mar 19

10 most common mistakes beginner fish keepers

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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Mar 05

How to stop your aquarium from getting dirty

How Do I Keep My Fish Tank From Getting Dirty? 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 be cared for with a healthy environment. From harmful chemicals, various toxins to algae, and calcium deposits, they contribute …

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Feb 14

Fungus – the ever present danger to fish and eggs

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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Jan 31

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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Jan 30

Keeping aquarium plants healthy

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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Jan 28

Succeed with marine corals

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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Jan 27

Clean and clear aquarium water

Clean and clear aquarium water: A guide to water quality and management 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 how to create clean and clear water and how …

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Jan 27

Aquarium pests

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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Jan 27

Tropical fish keeping on a budget

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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