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What I Did About My Murky Yellow Aquarium Water

In Aquariumsby PaulK

Well, when I got around to starting my first fish tank, I made a classic newbie mistake. I filled the bottom with gravel substrate that I had rinsed first and some rocks that I rinsed too, but I collected some tree branches out back so that the plants had something to root on. Oops, I didn’t boil the branches, so …

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What is the Purpose of a Fish Tank Filter?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

  Fish tank filters are used in aquariums to filter out the harmful chemicals that form in the fish tank water. There are three main types of filtration. Biological filters, that filter out the harmful ammonia and nitrates from fish waste. Chemical filters that filter out harmful chemicals like chlorine and metals, and Mechanical filters that filter out solid particles, …

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How You Change Fish Tank Water Without Killing Fish

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

You should be performing water changes regularly to maintain a healthy tank. When you notice your water getting gunky or you have an ammonia spike for some reason (you should find out the cause). Your filter may not be doing its job which is another issue. You need to exercise caution and take some steps to ensure that the water …

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7 Main Reasons Your Fish Tank is Cloudy

In Uncategorizedby 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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How Much Does a 10 Gallon Fish Tank Weigh?

In Uncategorizedby PaulK

You’re probably wondering what type of support you would need to hold the weight of your 10-gallon fish tank. Can I put it on a desk or a table or do I need an aquarium stand? The weight of a 10-gallon fish tank depends on some factors like… Do you have a glass or plastic tank? Glass is much heavier. …

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Tiny Snails in Your Fish Tank: What Are They?

In Aquariumsby PaulK

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

In Aquarium Heatersby PaulK

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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What Happens When Fish Eat Bread

In Tropical Fishby 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. …