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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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What is The Purpose of 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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7 Changes That Make a Big Difference in Your Fish Tank

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 …

Cleaning Your Fish Tank With Vinegar – Can You Use It?

  Is distilled white vinegar safe to use to clean your fish tank? Distilled White Vinegar is very safe and effective to use for cleaning your aquarium glass stains and hard water deposits. It is mildly acidic and won’t be harmful to fish. The reason it’s effective is that it contains acetic acid, a mild acid that breaks down the …

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How Much Does It COST To Set Up Your First Freshwater Fish Tank?

  As a beginner, you’re probably wondering how much is going to cost me to set up and run an Aquarium? The cost can range quite a bit anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars depending on how sophisticated of a setup you want. Now as a beginner you probably want to start off small …

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How To TEST Your Aquarium Water

  Testing your aquarium water is one of the most important things you can do. the problem is knowing what to test for and what levels of toxins are acceptable. If you’re struggling with testing your aquarium water, I’ve created a guide below to help you out. The three main things you need to test for are ammonia, nitrite, and …

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Top 5 Aquarium Plants For Beginners

  Getting good healthy plants in your aquarium is crucial for a healthy fish tank. If you’re just starting out with the hobby, you should go with easier plants that don’t require a lot of care to thrive. So to start off the bat I think if you’ve done any research at all you know that Anubias are very, very …

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7 Horrible Mistakes Beginners Make With A Fish Tank

  You may be making these simple mistakes and not even realize it until it’s too late. These are things that are easily correctable and will go a long way to establishing a healthy tank. Let’s start with number 1: Overfeeding Your Fish It’s important to feed your fish, but overfeeding them causes problems like too much ammonia. You’ll only …

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10 Cool Aquarium Accessories for 2019

  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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Ultimate Guide To Aquarium Lights 2019: LED vs Fluorescent

Are Aquarium Lights Necessary? Aquarium lights are critical for live plant growth and for the general look of your fish tank. Plants use light and CO2 in the photosynthesis process in order to grow. Too much light, however, can cause problems. If your plants get too much light for instance, they will be starving for CO2. If they don’t get …