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Is Your Aquarium Heater Dangerous?

  Did you know your aquarium heater can electrocute your fish and burn your house down? You don’t have to search very far to find horror stories about fires with aquarium equipment. These situations occur with surprising frequency. The damages are real and are often catastrophic. There are in fact things you can do to prevent an aquarium heater failure …

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7 Horrible Mistakes Beginners Make With A Fish Tank

  You may be killing your pet fish and not even know it. Thing is, how do you know what you’re doing wrong? Well, that’s what you’re going to learn in this guide. 7 mistakes you may be making right now and how to correct them. Let’s start with number 1: Overfeeding Your Fish It’s important to feed your fish, …

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Fishkeeping: Advice, Tips & Tricks

  The fish keeping hobby is a really cool hobby. Not only can you add a visually appealing aesthetic to your living space, but you’ll have a beautiful fish tank to show off to your friends and family. There are so many species of tropical fish that come in beautiful arrays of colors that it’s ridiculous. You can always experiment …

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Fix Your CLOUDY Fish Tank For Good: 5 Experts Weigh In

  Struggling with a cloudy, disgusting fish tank? Of course you are or you wouldn’t be reading this article. Now you can have a crystal clear aquarium overnight without starting over. If you want to learn from the experts on how to fix your cloudy water, then this short guide is for you.  But first, you need to understand the …

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Fish Tank Filter Installation: HOB, Canister, Sponge, Under Gravel

  Does this sound familiar? You get a new filter for your fish tank and you’re not sure how to install it or even where to put it. If you’re a little confused about how to install your fish tank filter, then this short guide is for you. Installing a Power/HOB Filter Cartridges: Typically these type of filters come with …

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How To Remove Algae From Fish Tank Decorations

  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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Do You Need Substrate in an Aquarium?

  The substrate you use for your freshwater aquarium plays an important role in the overall biological cycle. Beneficial bacteria will eventually grow on the substrate helping to break down the waste in the fish tank. Substrate is also very useful for anchoring live plants and other decorations in the aquarium. Is it necessary to have substrate? It’s not totally …

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Tropical Fish That Can Live Together

  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, placid fish are also known as community fish, semi-aggressive fish, and aggressive fish. At first, a beginner should …

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Aquarium Filter Media: It’s Not As Difficult As You Think

  I often get the question what is media for in fish tank filtration? In a typical filtration system, there are three different types of filters; mechanical for filtering out particles, chemical for filtering out chemicals and biological for absorbing the ammonia and nitrites caused by fish and other waste. There are different media or filters for each stage in …