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Betta Fish Care Guide

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Better than a bowl Mari Puts The full guide to setting up a better Betta Fish Tank Of all the fish available in the aquarium trade these days, the most popular species is also one of the smallest. It’s a colorful insect eater with…

January 5, 2020
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Articles Setting up an aquarium

Choosing an aquarium substrate

There are many types of aquarium substrate available nowadays with products ranging from neon-colored gravel to natural-looking sands. Substrates are an important place for beneficial bacteria to grow but choosing the right products can be a bit of a challenge, as each substrate type has…

February 8, 2015
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Articles Water quality

How aquarium filters work

Proper filtration is, as most aquarists know, necessary to keep the aquarium water clean and fish healthy. The definition of “proper filtration” varies depending on factors like water volume, the amount of fish, how much water is changed every week and the amount of…

February 23, 2013
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Aquarium plants Articles

Aquarium plants: pros and cons!

When choosing what kind of decorations you want for an aquarium, one of the first things you’re confronted with is whether or not you want a planted tank. Live aquarium plants can look beautiful, but a lot of aquarists are slightly intimidated by the…

December 27, 2012
Best Aquarium Test Strips
Aquarium equipment

Best Aquarium Test Strips

Providing your fishy friend with clean, healthy water that’s safe for it to live in is crucial if it’s going to thrive. So, in addition to keeping the aquarium clean and maintaining your filter media properly, you’ll need to carry out regular checks to…

March 15, 2021
Oscar Fish
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Oscar Fish Species Profile And Care Guide

Oscar fish are notorious for being aggressive and difficult to keep. But is that the truth or just an urban myth? Oscar fish are more suitable for experienced fishkeepers, partly because of their temperament but also because of their size. However, once you have…

March 2, 2021
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Aquarium equipment

Aquarium Sponge Filter: Our Top 6 Choices

While a sponge filter might not be the first type of filtration you think about for your fish tank, a properly sized sponge filter might be the best option. There are many benefits to using a sponge filter instead of a hang on the…

December 22, 2020
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Caresheets

Fahaka Pufferfish (Tetraodon Lineatus) Care Sheet

The Fahaka pufferfish is an intelligent fish that makes a wonderful pet and can even be taught to take food from your hand. These creatures are one of the cutest in the hobby with their brilliant orange eyes, smiling expression, and strange, bumbling way…

December 14, 2020
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Staghorn Algae (Causes And Treatment)

Unfortunately, algae in your aquarium is an occupational hazard for everyone in the hobby. In fact, algae aren’t completely bad for your tank. These organisms convert waste products into oxygen through the process of photosynthesis, helping to keep your water clean. However, algae are…

October 29, 2020
algae eater fish eating plants in aquarium
Caresheets

Top 8 Must-Have Algae Eater Species For Your Tank

Algae is nearly inevitable. Every tank, at one point or another, has experienced algae. While there are other ways to solve algae problems, like more regular tank maintenance, changing source water, and increasing water flow, sometimes these methods don’t work and a more effective…

September 28, 2020
electric blue hap cichlid (sciaenochromis fryeri) underneath the aquarium
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Electric Blue Hap (Sciaenochromis Ahli) Care Sheet

The electric blue hap is one of the most popular species of cichlid due to the piercing blue coloration of the male fish. These fish aren’t any more difficult to keep than most other species of cichlid and make a great addition to a…

September 25, 2020