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How Many Guppies in a 5 Gallon Fish Tank?

In Fish Keepingby PaulKLeave a Comment

Guppies are one of the most popular aquarium fish in the hobby. They are a very hardy aquarium fish which makes them great for beginners. Guppies also come in a wide variety of colors because they are one of the most bred fish in captivity. How Many Guppies Can You Keep in a 5 Gallon Fish Tank? The nice thing …

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Perfect Aquarium Fish For a 5 Gallon Tank

In Tropical Fishby PaulKLeave a Comment

Perfect Aquarium Fish For a 5 Gallon Fish Tank When beginners first start off in the fishkeeping hobby, they commonly seek out a small aquarium to start with thinking that it would be much easier. A small aquarium is attractive because you can easily put it on a desktop and you don’t have to worry about setting up a larger …

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What Is New Tank Syndrome and What Is The Cure?

In Tank Cyclingby PaulK

What Is New Tank Syndrome? ‘New Tank Syndrome’ is used to describe the cloudy water conditions that occur in new aquariums. This often results from bacteria blooms that happen because the filter has not established enough beneficial bacteria to handle the toxins in your water. Because there are toxins in the water, bacteria will form there instead of in your …

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What’s The Best Canister Filter Media?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

What’s Nice About Canister Filters With canister filters, you don’t have to go with the media that comes with the unit. All the trays can be filled with whatever media you choose and there’s plenty more room to add more than enough. You can experiment with canister filters. With power filters, you’re sort of limited because of the lack of …

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How to Choose The Right Sized Canister Filter

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

When selecting a canister filter for your fish tank, you want to get one that can do the job! In other words, what is the turnover rate? The turnover rate is how many times per hour the water in your fish tank will go through your canister filter media. Normally, you want to turn over your aquarium water about 4-5 …

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Can a Canister Filter Sit Next To Your Fish Tank?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

So you’ve decided to go with a canister filter for your aquarium and you’re not sure how to set it up correctly. This post will cover where to put your canister filter and other common mistakes to avoid so you can get the most out of your filter. Where to place your canister filter According to the manual on the …

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Do LED Lights Cause Algae Growth?

In Aquarium Lightingby PaulK

There is a lot of speculation that the blue light or moonlight setting in LED lights will cause algae to expand in your fish tank. This is due to blue light being the spectrum of light (380-500nm) that algae use to grow. The truth is that there are a lot of factors that can contribute to algae growing out of …

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Get Rid of a Cloudy Fish Tank Once and For All

In Fish Keepingby PaulK

You wake up one day and find your fish tank water is cloudy. Frustrating right? Why is my fish tank water cloudy and what do I do to get rid of it? Well, the first thing you need to do is determine what color the cloudy water is. You do this by getting a white container like an empty CLEAN …

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Will a Canister Filter Help With Algae Control?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

A canister filter can help control algae growth in an aquarium, but it’s not the cure. Algae tend to grow in stagnant water so the better the water flow, the less algae will have a chance to grow. Canister filters create better water flow in your fish tank and if you use a canister filter with a wavemaker, that will …

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Best Planted Aquarium Lights

In Aquarium Lightingby PaulK

Aquarium lights are critical for live plant growth. Plants use light and CO2 in the photosynthesis process in order to grow. Too much light, however, can cause problems. If your plants get too much light, for instance, they will be starving for CO2. If they don’t get enough CO2, they will start to wilt and turn brown, causing algae to …