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5 Cures For a CLOUDY Fish Tank That Actually Work

In Aquariums by 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 Aquariums by 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 Aquariums by 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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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 …