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

In Aquariums by PaulK

  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

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 …

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Top 5 Aquarium Plants For Beginners

In Aquariums by PaulK

  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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12 Steps to Setting Up The Perfect Fish Tank

In Aquarium Lighting by PaulK

  You want to get into the aquarium hobby but you’re not sure where to start? These 12 steps should get you going in the right direction at least for now. It’s not as easy as going out and buying a tank, filling it with water and throwing some fish in. You could do that I suppose but your fish …

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10 Great Tropical Fish For Beginners

In Tropical Fish by PaulK

  Hey guys today it’s all about the top 10 fish for beginners. Now let’s start off by saying that this is not a ranking. I’m going through 10 different basic fish that I feel are great for beginners because they have attributes that make them easy to keep, benefit your tank and they’re just a great way to get …

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10 Cool Aquarium Accessories for 2019

In Aquariums by 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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Ultimate Guide To Aquarium Lights 2019: LED vs Fluorescent

In Aquariums by PaulK

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?

In Tank Cycling by PaulK

  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 …