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Tiny Snails in Your Fish Tank: What Are They?

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Have you started to notice tiny snails in your fish tank and you don’t know what they are or where they came from? Will they reproduce out of control or not? Should you get rid of them and if so how? In this article, you’ll learn… Common types of tiny snails. How to get rid of them. If you should …

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Keeping a Fish Tank Warm Without a Heater

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Let’s say your power suddenly went out or your aquarium heater is malfunctioning and you don’t have a spare one. How do you keep the aquarium warm for your tropical fish? If it’s for a short time, you can use direct sunlight, but be careful not to overheat the tank water. It’s a good idea to have a thermometer to …

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How Many Neon Tetras in a 5 Gallon Fish Tank?

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On the upside, Neon Tetras are a small community fish. They only grow to about 1.5 to 3 inches or so when fully grown. Since tetras are a schooling fish, they prefer to be in a school of other tetras. You would need at least 6 – 10 of them and that’s about the maximum you would want to stock …

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Can Fish Eat Bread? What Happens When Fish Eat Bread

In Tropical Fish by PaulK

I get it. We’ve all been there. You run out of fish food and you’re thinking what do I have around the house that I can feed them in a pinch? Ahh… Bread! I give that to my dogs sometimes and it doesn’t seem to hurt them. Maybe this will tide over the fish until I get to the store. …

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10 Aquarium Accessories You Can’t Live Without

In Aquariums by PaulK

  Aquarium equipment continues to evolve as technology does. I’ve tried many gadgets. Some of them work great and others not so much. Here are ten dynamite tools that I use and cannot live without: API Master Water Test Kit – This is the de facto kit for testing your aquarium water. If you’re like me you are constantly checking …

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How To Remove Algae From Fish Tank Decorations

In Aquariums by PaulK

  The fastest way to remove algae from a fish tank decoration is to remove the decoration, spray hydrogen peroxide on it and let it sit for 5 minutes, brush it off with a sink scrubber or fish tank scrubber, rinse and return it to the fish tank. Make sure to use a water conditioner in your fish tank after …

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Tropical Fish That Can Live Together: What a Difference

In Tropical Fish by PaulK

  I want to make sure that the fish I put in my tank will not attack each other so I did some homework and came up with a guide to compatible fish. Tropical fish will come in three general categories. Docile fish, also known as community fish, semi-aggressive fish, and aggressive fish. At first, a beginner should stick with …

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What is The Best Aquarium Filter Media?

In Aquarium Filters by PaulK

  Not sure what type of filter media you should use? I put together this short guide to help you understand the best type of media to use for each stage in the filtration process. Including some you may never have heard of. If you’re doing a DIY project or you just want to enhance your current filtration system this …