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Epic Aquarium Heater Fails – How To Avoid Them

  You don’t have to search very far to find horror stories about fires with aquarium equipment. These situations occur with surprising frequency. The damages are real and are often catastrophic. There are in fact things you can do to prevent an aquarium heater failure and prevent loss of fish and damage to your home. The true stories of aquarium …

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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 …

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Is Tap Water Safe For Tropical Fish?

  It occurred to me that I didn’t know if it was safe to use tap water in my fish tank. I did a little research and found out how to test and treat the water to make it safe for tropical fish. Tap water can be safe if treated with the proper aquarium water conditioners. Tap water varies from …

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Can Tropical Fish Eat Fruit?

  Sometimes I run out of fish food and wonder if they can eat fruit and other things? Most tropical fish will not eat fruit and even if they do it’s not a good idea because they’ll foul the water with more waste. Most fruit is too acidic for them and their digestive systems don’t process fruit as well as …

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Glass or Acrylic? What Kind of Fish Tank Should You Buy?

Types of Aquariums Glass Aquariums All glass aquariums are probably the most popular on the market. The glass on these tanks is either tempered, meaning it’s stronger, lighter in weight, and shatter into pieces when they break or plate glass, meaning it’s heavier, thicker, and cracks only when it breaks. Glass fish tanks are then sealed with non-toxic silicone. The …

What is the Purpose of a Fish Tank Filter?

  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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Why Is My Fish Tank CLOUDY With No Fish?

  I’m not sure why my new fish tank setup got cloudy all of a sudden, so I researched it. It’s actually normal for new tanks with no fish to get cloudy from a bacteria bloom. The bacteria start feeding off of the dead organisms that come from the plant or rocks in the tank and grow so fast you …

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How To Cycle a Fish Tank With Goldfish

  I got some goldfish and now I am wondering should I cycle the tank with the goldfish? Cycling a tank with goldfish is taking a risk. It’s preferable to cycle a tank without fish for several weeks to build up enough bacteria in the media to filter out the ammonia waste. There are ways to cycle a tank with …