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Having an Aquarium - Have Fish That Clean the Tank

Having an Aquarium - Have Fish That Clean the Tank

If you are starting an aquarium then keeping it clean is an essential task that you are going to be spending a lot of time on. So, is filling it with fish that will keep it clean for you a viable proposition? Done properly and the maintenance will be minimal. Done badly and it makes no difference!
Providing Good Koi Care Can Ensure Your Fish Live For Many Years

Providing Good Koi Care Can Ensure Your Fish Live For Many Years

The Koi fish we have today is a descendant of the magoi carp from Japan. With the proper Koi care the Koi can live for twenty years and there have been reports of fish living for hundreds of years. They have been known to weigh over forty pounds and be three feet in length. Known for their brilliant
Deadly Nitrogen Cycle - The Number One Killer of Marine Fish in New Aquariums

Deadly Nitrogen Cycle - The Number One Killer of Marine Fish in New Aquariums

It is vitally important for all aquarium hobbyists to understand the nitrogen cycle. Once you know how the cycle process works you will save the lives of your fish. This cycle begins once you add fish to your aquarium. Your tank will begin a process called the nitrogen cycle.
Frozen Foods for Fresh & Salt Water Fish

Frozen Foods for Fresh & Salt Water Fish

Frozen foods for tropical fish contain fresh ingredients that are frozen solid and only thawed when ready to be served. They provide something similar to what fish would eat in their natural habitat.
Importance of Pond Filtration

Importance of Pond Filtration

If you are building or installing a new pond, or improving an old one, you will want to consider the benefits of filtering the pond water. While it isn't always necessary to filter the water in ponds, if you are planning to stock yours with Koi fish, it really is essential.
Choosing the Right Substrate For Your Aquarium

Choosing the Right Substrate For Your Aquarium

Making sure you have the right substrate to begin a planted aquarium can be a challenge in itself. There are a few signs that you can look out for to determine if it is the right substrate for your tank.
Betta Plant Selection - What Does Your Betta Want in His Little Underwater Garden?

Betta Plant Selection - What Does Your Betta Want in His Little Underwater Garden?

Betta plant selection doesn't usually take too much of an aquarist's time. They see a plant they like, they buy it, get it home and place it in their Betta tank. Done, right? Nope. Just as certain plants preform specific duties in our above water world, choosing the correct Betta plant for
The Difference in Male & Female Swordtail Fish

The Difference in Male & Female Swordtail Fish

Swordtails are a popular and beautiful breed of freshwater aquarium fish. They are named for a pointed extension which grows off the back of their tail fin. There are several differences between male and female swordtails.
How to Build a Cylinder Aquarium

How to Build a Cylinder Aquarium

Building an aquarium is a way to make a custom design for your home and for your fish. It can be also be cheaper than buying a similar aquarium from a dealer. You can build a cylinder aquarium using an acrylic tube and acrylic sheet. Bear in mind the thickness and length of the materials for your ta
Find Out All the Amazing Secrets of Creating a Home For Your Goldfish

Find Out All the Amazing Secrets of Creating a Home For Your Goldfish

Find out everything there is to know about setting up the perfect home for your Goldfish. Where is the best place to keep your aquarium or tank? How big should your aquarium be? Learn this and much, much more inside this article...
About Reef Aquariums

About Reef Aquariums

Reef tanks are fascinating additions to home or office, but they require a great deal of research, care and equipment in order to thrive. If you have never kept a fish tank, a reef tank is not the place to begin. Even for those who have mastered a freshwater or saltwater tank, a reef aquarium can pr
The Black Koi Fish - Fulfilling the Balance

The Black Koi Fish - Fulfilling the Balance

Usually when the topic of koi fish arises, what immediately comes to mind are those decorative carp commonly kept in freshwater ponds that often appear in bright colors of white topped with red, metallic yellow, and calicoes. However, the Kohaku, Ogon and Taisho Sanke or Showa Sanke, respectively, a
Clown Triggerfish

Clown Triggerfish

The clown triggerfish is one of the more popular members of the triggerfish family. It is also one of the largest and most aggressive species. Its scientific name is Balistoides conspicillum and they are commonly collected throughout the Indo-Pacific oceans.
Types of Aquarium Pumps

Types of Aquarium Pumps

Aquariumaquarium fish 9 image by cherie from Fotolia.comAquarium pumps are water devices that are installed to maintain the overall health of an aquarium and all its inhabitants. Their main function is to provide water oxygenation and circulation. The pump is typically a small device that...
How to Clear Up a Milky Goldfish Pond

How to Clear Up a Milky Goldfish Pond

Goldfish ponds can provide a valuable and relaxing focal point in a well-landscaped garden, but if the water in the pond is a milky white color, that value may be greatly diminished. Milky water does not always pose an immediate threat to the health of the goldfish, but it does merit timely attentio
How to Modify Marineland Canister Filters for Turtles

How to Modify Marineland Canister Filters for Turtles

Turtles are interesting creatures to keep in an aquarium or terrarium. These reptiles are messy eaters, though, particularly if they are fed pieces of raw fish or meat. Turtles typically hold food with their front claws and tear bits from it. A fair amount of waste is created by this feeding mode. A
How to Locate Limia Vittata

How to Locate Limia Vittata

Limia vittata, which is endemic to Cuba, is found in the lower reaches of lakes, streams and estuaries. The attractive male fish, with their yellow to orange tail fin that contains bluish speckles, are far smaller than the females. The species prefers brackish and saline water and eats not only plan
Do Fish Make Good Pets for Your Child?

Do Fish Make Good Pets for Your Child?

Fish, fish, and more fish. Who doesn't love to look at beautiful fish swimming and diving in clear clean water? Do fish make a good pet? Here is the down and dirty on fish so you can decide if fish work for your family as the family pet.
How to Set Up Fresh Water Tanks

How to Set Up Fresh Water Tanks

Keeping a freshwater aquarium is an interesting and enjoyable way to interact with aquatic life. An aquarium creates a calming and serene mood in a home, as well as being a conversation piece. Keeping a healthy aquarium for your fish does take some work however, so you must expect to spend a certain
Fish Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

Fish Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

A summary of the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle for beginner hobbyists. This article discusses ammonia, nitrite and nitrate and how long it takes for an aquarium to cycle.