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Redcap Oranda Fancy Goldfish Profile And Care Guide

Most hobbyists began their lifelong fishkeeping obsession as kids with a pet goldfish.  But, those goldfish were most likely a comet, or common, goldfish rather than one of the more exotic fancy varieties. These types of goldfish are relatively easy to keep, which makes them good…

March 22, 2021
Best Aquarium Bacteria Supplement
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Best Aquarium Bacteria Supplement

If you’re just starting up a new aquarium system, all the various information about the water cycle and nitrogen cycle plus the processes of different beneficial bacteria can get to be a little confusing. In short, aquarium bacteria supplements will introduce the necessary microorganisms…

March 22, 2021
Best UV Sterilizer Freshwater Aquarium
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Best UV Sterilizer For A Freshwater Aquarium

UV sterilizers are used by some hobbyists to kill bacteria and pathogens in the tank without harming the fish. But do you really need a UV sterilizer for your freshwater aquarium? Read on to discover everything you need to know about UV sterilizers, how…

March 11, 2021
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How To Clean A Fish Tank The Right Way

Too many times, beginner hobbyists believe that fish tanks require little to no maintenance after setup. While some experienced hobbyists do run tanks that sustain themselves over years at a time, the rest of us usually need to perform some kind of maintenance at…

January 21, 2021
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New Tank Syndrome: What It Is And How To Avoid It

Poor water quality is the biggest killer of pet fish, and new tank syndrome (NTS) is one of the most common causes of bad water in your fish tank. Overzealous cleaning of an established aquarium and filtration system can cause NTS, too. Did you…

January 15, 2021
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Fish Tank Smells

Most fish tanks are relatively smell-free. However, sometimes aquarium owners notice unusually stinky tank water, and that shouldn’t happen. Basically, if you can smell your fish tank when the lid is closed, and you’re in another room, there’s a problem that requires your immediate…

December 9, 2020
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Turtle Tank Filters

Turtles are cute, and they can make great pets, especially for kids. But setting up your very first turtle tank can be a challenge, as there’s a lot to buy, and the choice of equipment is seemingly endless. Although you may read otherwise, we…

December 7, 2020
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Top 6 Aquarium Water Changers

Carrying out partial water changes each week is an essential part of your aquarium maintenance routine, and it’s vital for the health and well-being of your fishes and other tank residents. In this guide, we discuss the pros and cons of using aquarium water…

December 4, 2020
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How To Lower Ammonia In Fish Tank

If you’re just starting out with a new fish tank, you might have heard something about the aquarium cycle and allowing ammonia and nitrite to both hit 0 ppm before adding fish. It might seem a little confusing at first, but ammonia is an…

November 4, 2020
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What Causes High Nitrites In The Aquarium?

While you might have heard that ammonia is deadly for aquarium fish, you might not have heard that nitrites can also be just as dangerous. It is important to understand what causes nitrites in the aquarium and how to quickly remove them if they…

October 19, 2020
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Best 10-Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top Five Picks

If you’re new to the aquarium hobby, you may want to start small, and a 10-gallon aquarium is a perfect size for a beginner. Also, experienced aquarists often use 10-gallon tanks for quarantine, spawning, and hospital setups. There are so many small tanks out…

September 22, 2020
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Undergravel Aquarium Filter: Top 5 Most Effective Cleaners

Whether you have a 125-gallon reef tank or a 5-gallon betta tank, you need a filter system if you’re going to enjoy healthy, long-lived fishes. How so? Well, all living creatures produce waste products. Those waste products, together with decomposing plant matter, leftover food,…

July 2, 2020