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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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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 …

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How To Remove Algae From Fish Tank Decorations

In Aquariumsby 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 …

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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 …

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

In Aquariumsby PaulK

  Do you want to kill your fish? Probably not, but you could if you use detergents or even common dish soap to clean your fish tank. If you want to know what is safe to use then read on….. Distilled White Vinegar is very safe and effective to use for cleaning your aquarium glass stains and hard water deposits. …