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Aquarium Plant Care For Beginners

In Aquariumsby PaulK

So you’re trying to get live plants to grow in your new aquarium and are having some trouble keeping them alive. I did too at first because I didn’t have the know-how to keep the plants growing and thriving in my aquarium. Some would always die, while others just barely hung on. All it takes is some know-how and you …

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What Kind of Fish Tank is Best For Beginners?

In Aquariumsby PaulK

When considering an aquarium for the first time, they’re a few things that you should be looking at. Size, shape and type of aquarium. The size refers to how many gallons of water it holds. Shape refers to the dimensions of the fish tank. Is the tank wide but not deep or is the tank narrow and very deep? It …

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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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How Much Does a 10 Gallon Fish Tank Weigh?

In Aquariumsby 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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10 Aquarium Gadgets You Can’t Live Without

In Aquariumsby 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 water …

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7 Horrible Mistakes Beginners Make With A Fish Tank

In Aquariumsby PaulK

  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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5 Cures For a CLOUDY Fish Tank That Actually Work

In Aquariumsby PaulK

  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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What Aquarium Substrate is Right For Your Fish Tank?

In Aquariumsby PaulK

  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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7 Changes That Make a Big Difference in Your Fish Tank

In Aquariumsby PaulK

Water Changes Water changes are vital for maintaining the vitality and health of your aquarium. It helps to maintain the health and growth of your fish, encourages breeding behavior, and removes organic waste. Now, there are different factors that come into play when determining how much and when you should change the water. Good filtration goes a long way in …