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10 RULES OF AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE

The old adage of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is very true in aquarium keeping. An aquarium is a closed system and, as such, it requires your intervention to ensure proper water quality is maintained, support hardware is functioning correctly and, of course, that the fish that depend on you are taken care of properly. With that said, here are some simple rules you can follow to guarantee your aquarium [...]

2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00April 4, 2017|FRESHWATER, NEW TO THE HOBBY, SALTWATER|

DETAILING YOUR AQUARIUM

You could argue that a perfectly set-up aquarium is one with glass so clean it defines perfect transparency, and absolutely nothing is out of place; it's a perfectly-scaped gravel bed with no visible debris, the fish are bright and colorful, and the plants or corals pop brilliantly from their placements.Well, if this is your idea of the pristine aquarium, and if you haven't achieved it yet, we could help you by putting into practice what [...]

2018-10-24T05:10:08-05:00April 4, 2017|FRESHWATER, MISCELLANEOUS, NEW TO THE HOBBY, SALTWATER|

TROPICAL FISH ORIGINS: PART 4 – ASIA

The shores of Southern Asia border the South Pacific Ocean and represent an important area with respect to the tropical fish hobby. Countries such as India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and others are rich with tropical biotopes that support many interesting aquarium fish. The large population density of Southern Asia has had an enormous impact on key freshwater habitats. The elimination of many wetlands for agriculture has altered important habitats for fish, plants and [...]

2018-10-24T05:11:51-05:00April 4, 2017|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, FRESHWATER|

TROPICAL FISH ORIGINS: PART 3 – AFRICA

The continent of Africa is home to many very popular aquarium fish, especially those commonly known as African cichlids. In particular, two major African rift lakes, Malawi and Tanganyika, together contain over 1,000 species of cichlids. The physical dimensions of these two enormous lakes are impressive, ranking them high among the deepest and largest lakes in the world. Lake Tanganyika covers an area of approximately 32,900 km2 (12,702 sq mi). Lake Malawi covers an area [...]

2018-10-24T05:13:51-05:00April 4, 2017|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, FRESHWATER|

MOVING YOUR AQUARIUM

Moving your aquarium can be a strenuous task, however, with a little planning, careful lifting and the proper tools, the job can be done with little stress to you and your fish. Following these basic tips will help ensure a smooth and stress-free move. MOVING FISH AND SPECIMENS If you are moving your aquarium within your home: Gently net your fish into a clean, 5-gallon bucket (or other suitable container) filled halfway with aquarium water. [...]

2018-10-24T06:25:36-05:00April 4, 2017|EQUIPMENT, FRESHWATER, MISCELLANEOUS, SALTWATER|

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