Category: Starter guide

How to buy healthy fish and acclimate new fish to an aquarium?

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When you buy freshwater fish there are specific steps you must take to ensure you are buying healthy, and vibrant specimens. It doesn’t matter the age of the aquarium, the state of the specimens when […]

Water requirements (temperature, pH, dGH, dKH) for different aquarium kinds

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There are quite a number of aquarium water characteristics that can be tested, but not all are worth it in every case. The most important variables in the water are temperature, pH, Hardness, and the […]

20 gallon fish tank: stocking & setup ideas, kits & equipment, guides

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A twenty-gallon aquarium is a perfect sized tank for those wishing to start keeping tropical fish, it is large enough for a small community (depending on the species you wish to keep) and is also […]

10+ top birthday gifts to choose for aquarium enthusiasts

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Are you looking for a birthday gift for someone who is keeping his/her own aquariums or is an aquarium enthusiast but doesn’t know where to begin? Well, we have you covered! Buying a gift for […]

3 ways to aquarium nitrogen cycle – fishless/with fish/quickest

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The most important step in setting up an aquarium is knowing about the aquarium cycle to make sure that the nitrogen cycle is in full swing before you add your fish. You need to cycle […]

Aquarium fish food: types, choosing and feeding guide

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The most important daily task would probably be feeding your fish. Not only will you find this enjoyable, but it will also give you an insight into your fish’s normal behavior patterns. In time to […]

Beginners’ guide to freshwater aquarium setup

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A freshwater aquarium can provide years of enjoyment for you and your fish if established and maintained correctly. Different fish or flora may require special equipment, or unique filtration, so setting up the tank correctly […]

8 methods to aquarium algae removal & control

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Algae problems are the constant companion of most aquarium fish keepers. Where there are fish in the water there will be algae; in fact, it is probably safer to say that where there is water […]