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How You Change Fish Tank Water Without Killing Fish

In Tropical Fish by 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

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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?

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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 Aquariums by 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 Heaters by 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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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 …