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How To Fight Red Algae In Your Aquarium

How To Fight Red Algae In Your Aquarium

Red Algae, also known as red slime algae, is actually not an algae at all. It is a cyanobacteria. It’s fully photosynthetic, and can be extremely difficult to manage once it gets out of hand. The reason that Red Algae is such a common problem is due to the fact that many aquarists aren’t checking the levels of nutrients in their aquariums as often as needed. How can I get rid of my Red Algae problem? Nutrients: The two main nutrients you need to keep an eye on are nitrates and phosphates. Both of these are constantly being produced in...

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How to Take Care of Coral in a Home Aquarium

How to Take Care of Coral in a Home Aquarium

Maintaining a healthy reef tank can be overwhelming if you don't know the basic needs of coral. To help you keep your coral alive and thriving, here are some things you should know: Feeding Like all living things, corals require a balanced, healthy diet. It's essential to know not only the type of food they eat but also their feeding habits. This mixotrophic species can produce their food and indirectly consume other living organisms in their environment. Using energy from sunlight, corals can create and feed off something called zooxanthellae, which provides the majority of their daily energy requirement. But...

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Caring for a Turtle or a Tortoise

Caring for a Turtle or a Tortoise

Have you thought about adding a new pet to your family? Inviting a turtle or a tortoise into your home can make for a versatile, yet enjoyable pet. Turtles and tortoises are both reptiles, but require different things in regards to their habitats and overall needs. You will want to meet the specific needs of your pet in order to afford it the best quality of care. Turtle Turtles are aquatic reptiles. Turtles and tortoises are both from the classification Testudines or Chelonii. Their shells are typically flatter than a tortoise's, and their feet are clawed,  webbed-like flippers, for swimming....

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What to Consider When Choosing Your Snake Vivarium

What to Consider When Choosing Your Snake Vivarium

Snakes are a relatively easy pet to care for, but providing the right type of housing is important to help them feel at home. You must consider the size of the snake as compared to how it will fit in the enclosure you choose. Everything from the design of the space to the materials used during the creation process should be a factor. Having the right humidity and environment will keep your pet healthy.  Whatever cage you pick should be the perfect choice for your pet.  What Exactly is a Snake Vivarium? A vivarium is a fancy name for a...

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Freshwater Aquaria Introduction: A Guide to Selecting Fish for Your Freshwater Aquarium

Freshwater Aquaria Introduction: A Guide to Selecting Fish for Your Freshwater Aquarium

Starting a new aquarium can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming! There are many decisions that need to be made; tank size, filtration, heating, decor, lighting, and livestock choice all matter in the immediate and long-term health and well-being of your aquarium.  Determining species compatibility before adding them together is critical, both to save your time and money, and also to ensure the health and safety of your fish. In the beginning, it can be really difficult to know what can and can’t go together, but this article is kicking off a series of guides for you so...

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