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Best Freshwater Aquarium Fishes for Beginners

Best Freshwater Aquarium Fishes for Beginners

It can be intimidating to start a new aquarium, and freshwater aquariums are generally less complicated and easier for beginners to manage. Not all fish are the same, however, and some species are better suited for beginners than others. By...

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What To Do When Your Fish Are Always Hiding

What To Do When Your Fish Are Always Hiding

Being a fish and pond owner is all about having the chance to relax and watch your fish enjoy its watery home. However, there is nothing more frustrating than skittish fish. Skittish fish will dart away at the first hint...

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How to Switch a Tank From Freshwater to Saltwater

How to Switch a Tank From Freshwater to Saltwater

Keeping fish can be a rewarding hobby, and when many aquarists first get started they often stick solely with freshwater tanks. Freshwater aquariums are simpler, less expensive and easier to care for, but as your experience grows, you may find...

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How Often Should I Clean My Reptile's Habitat?

How Often Should I Clean My Reptile's Habitat?

All pets deserve a clean place to live, free of rotting food, feces buildup and dangerous bacteria. At the same time, however, cleaning a cage or tank can be stressful and unnerving for a pet reptile, so it is important...

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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...

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Saltwater Vs. Freshwater Aquarium

Saltwater Vs. Freshwater Aquarium

It’s tough to choose between saltwater and freshwater aquariums. They both come with many advantages and disadvantages.  There are also many differences in terms of setups, costs, maintenance, and types of fish.  This article is intended to inform those aquarium...

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The Importance of a Varied Diet for Freshwater Fish (Part 1)

The Importance of a Varied Diet for Freshwater Fish (Part 1)

Part of the fun of the aquarium hobby is that Tropical fish come in many different shapes, sizes and attitudes. Included in these differences should be feeding requirements. In freshwater, there are carnivorous (meat eating) mid-water tetras, or bottom feeding...

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Benefits of Magnesium in Saltwater Aquariums

Benefits of Magnesium in Saltwater Aquariums

Often overlooked, magnesium plays a critical role in chemical and biological processes in an aquarist's saltwater aquarium. The magnesium content in natural saltwater is only behind that of sodium and chloride, making it a major element as opposed to a trace element....

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