Hard Water and Aquarium Fish
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Hard Water and Aquarium Fish

Hard water is a fact of life for most people. Unfortunately, many aquarium owners who have hard tap water are led to believe they must go to great…

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Aquarium Lighting Basics: the Case for LED Fixtures
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Aquarium Lighting Basics: the Case for LED Fixtures

There are many benefits that a fish keeper gets by using LED lights for the aquarium. One of the first things that people love and notice about using…

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What is Seeding a New Aquarium?
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What is Seeding a New Aquarium?

Seeding a new aquarium has become a popular practice. So what does seeding involve? It’s the process of transferring nitrifying bacteria from an established aquarium to a new…

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What Is the Difference Between Chlorine and Chloramine?
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What Is the Difference Between Chlorine and Chloramine?

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was enacted in 1974 to ensure safe drinking water. As a result of this law, the Environmental Protection Agency set drinking water…

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Live Plants in Aquariums are Essential to well Balanced Aquariums
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Live Plants in Aquariums are Essential to well Balanced Aquariums

Why do freshwater fish need live plants for long life, and humane living conditions? Plants are not simple decorations, not just pleasing to the eye of the human…

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Buying an Aquarium for a Child or Teen
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Buying an Aquarium for a Child or Teen

Many of us had our first aquarium experience as children. Unfortunately, first-time fish owners don’t always have the information they need to be successful. As a result, they…

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How Size Affects an Aquarium’s Weight
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How Size Affects an Aquarium’s Weight

Fish aquariums can be surprisingly heavy when they are full of water, so before filling a new or used aquarium, it’s best to know how heavy it will…

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How to Test the Water in Your Fish Tank
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How to Test the Water in Your Fish Tank

Is aquarium water testing really necessary? In a word – yes! In a newly set up aquarium, water testing is critical to avoid fish loss as ammonia and…

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What to Know Before Buying an Aquarium
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What to Know Before Buying an Aquarium

All too often new aquarium owners have a bad first experience with their first aquarium and end up giving up almost before they get started. Considering these basic…

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Live Plants in Community Aquariums, Lighting Requirements
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Live Plants in Community Aquariums, Lighting Requirements

Much is said about special substrate, attention to fertilizers and water conditions to grow healthy green plants. The fact is, with simple lighting and the right choice in…

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