Aquarium Care Articles

A Primer on Water Chemistry
A Primer on Water Chemistry
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All you Ever Wanted to Know about Water Hardness
All you Ever Wanted to Know about Water Hardness
The degree of wat...
Aquarium Aeration
Aquarium Aeration
  Aerating an aquarium is very important to the overall health of the fish in the aquarium.  Aeratin...
Aquarium Filtration
Aquarium Filtration
Next to water, aquarium filtration is by far the most important item in keeping fish alive. There are basically two types of filtration - m...
Aquarium Maintenance and Water Quality
Aquarium Maintenance and Water Quality
Regular water changes are critical to maintaining a healthy underwater environment. In addition to replenishing trace elements absorbed by...
Aquarium Medications, Treatments, and How They Work
Aquarium Medications, Treatments, and How They Work
This article (which will continue to grow with information) is informational about different aquarium (and pond) treatments. I give the gram...
Aquarium Water Puzzle
Aquarium Water Puzzle
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Basic Aquarium Maintenance
Basic Aquarium Maintenance
It is very important to maintain a regular maintenance schedule for your aquarium. This must be either weekly or bi-weekly, as waste tends...
Biological Filtration
Biological Filtration
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Biological Filtration
Biological Filtration
There are three main types of filtration in order of importance they are: Biological Mechanical Chemical The least importan...
Caring for Your Fish While You Are Out
Caring for Your Fish While You Are Out
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Choosing the Right Aquarium Filter
Choosing the Right Aquarium Filter
In order to determine what filter will work best for your needs, you first will need to know how they work and what the basic ideas be...
Controlling Algae by Controlling Phosphate
Controlling Algae by Controlling Phosphate
The single most annoying problem in your aquarium is likely the ongoing battle against algae. Left unchecked, it can cover the glass - in co...
Do I Need a Quarantine Tank?
Do I Need a Quarantine Tank?
Ah, yes, the often dismissed but very necessary part of the tropical fish hobby, the infamous quarantine tank. Do you really need one to be ...
Feeding Live Foods
Feeding Live Foods
There comes a time in most Aquarist's life when they start thinking of changing the fishes diet and possibly adding some live foods. Live fo...
Fishless Aquarium Cycling
Fishless Aquarium Cycling
Cycling is a simple name, for a not so simple process. When your tank is cycling, what it is really doing is growing bacteria. These bacte...
Fishless Cycling - Variations and Applications
Fishless Cycling - Variations and Applications
Fishless Cycling is basically using alternatives to fish to introduce ammonia into the aquarium environment. The ammonia in general is inten...
Green Aquarium Water
Green Aquarium Water
Sooner or later most hobbyists encounter a green tank. Usually this occurs early on in the hobby, and we learn quickly certain things t...
Healthy Fish Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Fish Healthy
Healthy Fish Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Fish Healthy
One of the more frustrating aspect of keeping fish is contending with issues that cause sick fish. Responsible fish keepers pay close atte...
How Much Should I Feed My Fish
How Much Should I Feed My Fish
Feeding depends on the age and the type of fish. In general, young fry sized fish need multiple feedings a day. Their growth rates are at...
How to Properly Maintain your Aquarium
How to Properly Maintain your Aquarium
One of the most c...
Making your Aquarium Move Safe and Manageable
Making your Aquarium Move Safe and Manageable
So you need to move your aquarium. This at first can seem to be a daunting task, whether you desire to move it across the room, across ...
My Experiences Weathering Winter Storms with Aquariums
My Experiences Weathering Winter Storms with Aquariums
Once again, wintertime is upon us. That means cold weather, snow and ice. However, this cold weather mix doesn't always mean a winter wonder...
Old Tank Syndrome
Old Tank Syndrome
It happens to the best of us. It was great when it started, but after a while the excitement of newness begins to wear off. You no longer ru...
Recycling a Used Aquarium from a Garage Sale
Recycling a Used Aquarium from a Garage Sale
With it being garage...
Repairing a Leaky Aquarium
Repairing a Leaky Aquarium
A big thanks to fishfurfeather.com for this article.  Article originally from http://www.fishfurfeather.com/articles.php?article=repai...
Setting Up an Aquarium
Setting Up an Aquarium
Maybe you saw the beautiful tropical fish at your local pet store, or visited a friend's house and admired their fish tank. Or maybe you'v...
Simple Tips for a Healthy Aquarium
Simple Tips for a Healthy Aquarium
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Summer and Winter Care for Your Planted Tank
Summer and Winter Care for Your Planted Tank
Changing the aquarium water is probably the most laborious job for the home aquarist, but putting it off often leads to algae growth and sic...
Summer Health Tips for Aquarium Fish
Summer Health Tips for Aquarium Fish
Introduction Sand and sun, barbecues and parades; everyone loves the summer! Unfortunately, "everyone" incl...
Tackling Aquarium Algae Problems
Tackling Aquarium Algae Problems
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The Energy Efficient Aquarium
The Energy Efficient Aquarium
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The Science of pH
The Science of pH
Water is chemically known as H2O meaning the one molecule of water is made up of two atoms of Hydrogen and one atom of Oxygen. However ...
Thoughts on Aquarium Equipment Maintenance
Thoughts on Aquarium Equipment Maintenance
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Understanding Ammonia and Fish-less Tank Cycling
Understanding Ammonia and Fish-less Tank Cycling
Basically when you add water to anything it is a fairly sterile environment (new). As soon as you start adding living things like plants, f...
Water Testing and Parameters
Water Testing and Parameters
A basic test kit is something that anyone with an aquarium should have. The first thing you should do if you see your fish are acting diff...
What Every Fishkeeper Should Know About pH
What Every Fishkeeper Should Know About pH
The important thing about PH isn't so much understanding it, as it is knowing what yours is and needs to be. PH simply refers to whether yo...
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One of the biggest keys to success in aquarium keeping is proper aquarium maintenance and care. The article in this section cover the basics of aquarium care as well as some more advanced aquarium care topics.