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Your In-Depth Guide To Fish Tank Heaters

In Aquarium Heaters by PaulK

  Aquarium heaters are one of the most unreliable pieces of equipment for your fish tank. They are, however, necessary for the health and well being of your fish, so it’s important to find out more about them. In this short guide you will learn: Why you need a fish tank heater. Types of aquarium heaters (and which is best). …

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

In Aquariums by 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. …

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How to Fix a Noisy Fish Tank Filter

In Aquarium Filters by PaulK

  One thing I hate about power HOB filters is they can get pretty noisy. What if you could take that loud filter and make it quiet as an electric car? Firstly though, if you have a newer filter, it may be a bit noisy at first but give it some time to build up enough material inside the filter …

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Fish Tank Heaters – Are They Safe?

In Aquarium Heaters by PaulK

Don’t let this happen to you! Fish tank heaters are safe if you take the proper precautions. Make sure to unplug the heater 30 minutes prior to changing the water or cleaning the tank. If the water level gets too low with the heater running, you run the risk of cracking the glass casing which could electrocute you and the …

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Best HOB Filter: Marineland vs Aquaclear vs Fluval

In Aquarium Filters by PaulK

  Today I’m going to compare three very popular brands of Hang-on-the-Back (HOB) Power filters for your fish tank. We’ll look at reliability, performance, ease of use, quietness, and other features for each brand. MARINELAND PENGUIN SERIES Penguin 100: 100 GPH, Up to 20 Gallon Tank, $14 Penguin 150: 150 GPH, Up to 30 Gallon Tank, $18 Penguin 200: 200 …

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Fish Tank Filters: Power vs Canister – Which is BEST?

In Aquarium Filters by PaulK

  In the world of fishkeeping there are really only two main types of fish tank filtration that people use: power or ‘hang on the back’ filters and canister filters. Sure some advanced aquarists and reefers use sumps and protein skimmers, and there are the old ‘under-the-gravel’ filters and sponge filters, but the vast majority either use a power filter …

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SNAILS That Clean Your Fish Tank: Do You Want Them?

In Tropical Fish by PaulK

  Yes, many people that keep tropical fish use snails to keep their fish tank nice and clean. They are many popular species of snails that eat algae and other waste products in your aquarium. Snails are a nice addition to your fish tank that can help you manage your tank, but should not be the whole solution. You still …

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How To TEST Your Aquarium Water

In Aquariums by PaulK

  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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How I CYCLE My Fish Tanks Like A Pro

In Tank Cycling by PaulK

  So I just bought this fish tank and I was wondering how do I cycle it so that my fish will have a safe environment to live in? Luckily, I found an easy way to do it and I want to share that with you in this blog post. The first thing you want to do is get it …