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Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:22:39 -0500


Qualities To Look For In A Fish Tank

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:57:33 -0500

If you want to take care of fish, there are important things to consider. Of course, you need to do some research on the fish you are interested in keeping. This will make sure that you will be providing a suitable environment for them.

Your Guide To Choosing The Right Aquarium To Buy

Thu, 12 May 2016 06:39:48 -0500

Many people have different hobbies. One popular hobby involving animals is caring for fish in an aquarium. Watching these small creatures swimming gracefully around in a tank all day can be a true source of joy, comfort and relaxation for many enthusiasts.

How to Build a Glass Aquarium

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:22:40 -0500

Whether you want to build a glass aquarium to keep fish or you are eager to get a reptile, you don't have to break the bank. In fact, very often it is cheaper to make your own than it is to purchase. When making your own, you can trust the build and in turn, you can make repairs as needed with confidence.

Feeding Tips For a Betta Fish

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:10:43 -0500

Keeping a healthy Siamese Fighting fish aquarium has a lot to do with diet. The following tips for feeding Betta fish will help you keep your fish happy and healthy.

Is It Possible for a Salt Water Aquarium Beginner to Have a Thriving Tank Not Making Dumb Mistakes?

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:21:26 -0500

There are typically two ways people go about setting up, stocking, and maintaining a saltwater aquarium. First is a recipe for disaster; if by winging it and relying on some tips from Google or a random forum then you will likely fail. This will not only leave you confused but may lead you running to the store to rely on what the non-expert advice some guy working there will offer. That headache can be avoided if you start off with the right information and expert guidance that tells you step-by-step exactly what to buy and do and when.

Freshwater Crayfish Care: The Basics

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:42:57 -0500

Keeping pet crayfish can be a very fun hobby. I myself didn't realize how cool of a hobby it could be. However, if you decide to get into the hobby, you will want to know the basics of freshwater crayfish care.

Electric Blue Crayfish Care: Know How To Care For The Critter

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:22:23 -0500

Blue crayfish are fun and interesting pets to have. They are pretty low maintenance as well. Here are the basics to electric blue crayfish care.

Blue Crayfish Tank Mates

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:30:35 -0600

Looking for some good blue crayfish tank mates? Crayfish of course love to eat fish of all types. However, there are fish that can coexist quite well with crayfish.

Freshwater Crayfish Care

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:39:24 -0600

If you are interested in getting a crayfish for a pet, you probably want to learn the essentials of freshwater crayfish care. This will help you keep your crayfish and any other fish in your tank healthy.

Finding the Best Koi Fish Food

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:20:26 -0600

Koi fish are one of the best - if not the best - options to go with as far as pet fish are concerned. They are easily adjustable, much more resistant than other fish and their broad eating habits are convenient for the owner.

How to Deal With Nuisance Algae and Excessive Die-Off

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:08:03 -0500

Having a home or office aquarium is great, but many people do not realize the maintenance and problems that can arise when taking up this hobby. If you would like to learn about things such as nuisance algae and problems with excessive die-off, click here.

Snails in the Aquarium

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:08:11 -0500

Articles on Snails in the Aquarium. Sometimes, snails can be beautiful additions in the aquarium. Other times, they can become pests which are difficult to get rid of. This articles describes having snails and keeping the snails in control.

Food for Aquarium Fish

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:01:03 -0500

Feeding fish properly is an important part of keeping an aquarium. Food should reach all fishes. The fish food should have all essential nutrients.

Water Maintenance in An Aquarium

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:55:30 -0500

Your Fish Tank requires periodic Water Changes. The fish excrement and leftover food leads to contamination which leads to the generation of ammonia and nitrates. If periodic replacement of the water are not carried out, the levels of these harmful substances will increase in the aquarium.

How to Choose Custom Aquarium Stands

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:01:48 -0500

So you have an aquarium hobby. You just bought a new fish tank so you can have fish at home. Good job!

How Beginning Fishkeepers Can Avoid New Tank Syndrome

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 06:55:10 -0500

If you are someone who was once excited and jazzed at the prospect of owning a beautiful aquarium chock full of awesome looking fish; went out and bought the gamut of supplies, and the crowning glory of new fish, only to end up hopelessly heartbroken because Nemo and friends are dying like flies, don't give up! I can help you and your finned friends get off to a flying start!

Interesting Facts About the Notorious Piranha Fish

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:17:49 -0500

The piranha is a freshwater fish from South America. It thrives in schools in the streams and lakes of the rainforests of the Orinoco River and Amazon basin. All known species of piranha fish belong to two genera, namely Pygocentrus and Serrasalmus.

Taking Preventive Safety Measures for Your Aquarium and Fish

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:31:33 -0500

People often become very attached to the livestock in their tanks. One of the more frequent questions posed by aquarium owners is: what measures can I take to make my tank more foolproof as well as protect the fish? Are there any?

Do-It-Yourself Vs Professional Aquarium Maintenance

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:57:23 -0500

Do you have what it takes to maintain your fish tank? How about a reef tank?

Initial Design Considerations for Building an Easy to Maintain Koi Pond or Water Garden

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:19:15 -0500

We discuss key early koi pond design considerations that significantly impact: the cost of initial construction, ease of future maintenance, and the creation of a safe and thriving habitat. We review location best practices for your pond and how pond location will influence equipment choices, cost and maintenance.

The Fun and Rewarding Hobby of Keeping Pet Goldfish

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:19:15 -0500

Have you ever discouraged yourself from owning pet goldfish because of what other previous goldfish owners have said about them, particularly the negatives? Well, you shouldn't; especially if you can't vouch for the truth on why their goldfish originally died! Perhaps the owner tried to keep the fish in a bowl, after partaking in the TV show myth of happy goldfish swimming in an adorable round bowl.

Chilled Out Koi: How Koi Survive Frozen Ponds in Winter

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:26:45 -0600

Explanation of the physiology and biology of what happens to koi after the pond freezes over. This article talks about decreasing food needs as well as decreases activity.

About Starting a Salt Water/Marine Aquarium

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:41:27 -0600

Saltwater aquarium fish are among the loveliest of animals to be found anywhere in the world. Many different saltwater aquarium fish can be housed in your marine tank provided you will know the things they need in regards to care, that include feeding, environment, competitors and space to grow. Any marine enthusiast strongly believe that setting up a marine tank is difficult hence is selecting the most appropriate saltwater aquarium fish!

Quarantining Fish

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:47:29 -0600

Quarantining a fish is important. You have to know how it works, when to quarantine a fish, and how to set up a quarantine tank.

The Pacu Piranha? Or Merely Piranha's Ugly Cousin?

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:24:06 -0600

Once in a while, you will hear a news report stating that a fisherman caught a "piranha with human-like teeth." But is it really a piranha?

How Do You Properly Maintain a Pet Piranha Tank?

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:05:47 -0600

Owning a pet piranha is not just about setting up their home once and then forgetting about it. There is a little bit more involved in maintaining a piranha tank and this article will provide you with the necessary steps.

How Do You Medicate Fish?

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:53:44 -0600

Treatment of fish diseases can be complex and it is affected by several factors including the pathogen (and the critical life cycle stages), efficacy, safety, water parameters (volume, temperature, pH, alkalinity (KH), general hardness (GH), dissolved oxygen, movement), fish species, tank type, filtration, epidemiological data, presence of vegetation and organics, and most importantly, availability, legislation, costs and client compliance. This article discusses the generalities for the different modes of administering drugs to fish.

Ten Steps to Making Your Aquarium Algae-Free

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:42:14 -0600

Algae can turn a pristine aquascape into a horrible eye-sore in a matter of days. In ponds, algae can suffocate the fish overnight or kill fish when the bloom crashes. Algal overgrowth can be due to a variety of reasons and this article will show you how to defeat your algal problem.

What and When To Feed Your Pet Piranha

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:48:04 -0600

There is a common misconception that you can feed anything to your pet piranhas and that's all they need to survive. Unfortunately, that is not the case and I'm hoping that this article can shed some light on this topic.

My Fish Isn't Eating - What Should I Do?

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:19:58 -0600

There are many reasons why fish stop eating. This article tells you why and how to tell.

How To Set Up Your Pet Piranha Aquarium

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:02:08 -0500

Before you go out and buy your piranha(s), you need to make sure that their new home is set up properly. This article will provide you with all the steps that you need to follow to set up your piranha tank.

Goldfish Care - What a Wonderful Way to Teach Children

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:06:37 -0500

Keeping fish as pets can be so rewarding. Having an amazing, colorful, aquarium in your living room is a beautiful addition to your home. Watching the fish, relaxing and entertaining. However the benefits are more far reaching than many consider when using their care as a tool to teach children.

Things To Know Before You Buy Your 1st Pet Piranha

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:26:16 -0500

Before you run to your local fish store to buy your first pet piranha, there are a few things you want to keep in mind. Basics 1. Piranhas are amazon river fish - Making them feel at home in your basement and keeping them for a long time will require a fair amount of effort on your part.

White-Spot (Ich) Treatment in Tropical Ornamental Fishes

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:24:32 -0500

Treatment of White-spot (Ich) disease in Ornamental, exotic, tropical fishes by Copper sulphate, formalin, salt, etc. Adequate measure should be taken to reduce stress of the fish. Increase in temperature reduces the span of life of the parasite, thus quickens recovery of the fish.

This One's For George

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:20:26 -0500

George, a pet goldfish had a life threatening condition. He had a tumour growing on his head. It was life threatening and required immediate surgery. What happened next was both a shock and a surprise.

Tips To Choose Ornamental Fish For Your Aquarium

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:07:20 -0500

Choosing the right type of ornamental fish for an aquarium tank can be quite a daunting task. However, with the right tips and information, it is possible to choose any variety of fish which is well suited to the tank.

Quarantine Your Koi: Why and How

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:17:31 -0500

Quarantining your koi is an important aspect to koi ownership. If you have koi for any length of time you will have to quarantine them for one reason or another. Its important to understand the proper techniques and materials to use to effectively set up a quarantine.

Breeding Discus Fish (Part 1-3)

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:32:24 -0500

The first thing you need to understand is that you are not in total control. If Discus do not want to pair off, there is nothing you can do about it. The only thing you can do is provide the right conditions so that it is more likely that they will pair off.

Aquarium Landscaping

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:31:32 -0500

In writing this book, I have had a great deal of time to reflect. How it came to be fifty years after I first entered the aquarium hobby that I returned to what had become my first passion. I trust that some readers will find this short synopsis of interest, as that "discovery" changed my whole life, and set me on a course, that has gratified me in my work ever since.

Preparing For a Betta Fish

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:09:00 -0500

This article is a guide for what you need to do before you get a Betta or Siamese fighting fish. It includes critical information on what you need to properly care for your new pet. Armed with this guide, you will be fully ready to obtain a tropical beauty!

The Basics of Plumbing Your Aquarium

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:40:46 -0500

If you have any desire to move beyond goldfish and guppies and into the exciting world of saltwater reef aquariums, you are going to have to tackle the basics of plumbing your aquarium. Many of the invertebrates you work with in a reef aquarium require a strong flow of water running constantly through the setup. This water movement is critical for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, as well as removing waste products produced by live coral and other creatures you may have in your aquarium.

LED Lighting Basics for Aquariums

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:40:10 -0500

As is the case with automobile and home lighting systems, LED lighting systems for saltwater aquariums have become very popular among aquarists over the last few years. These systems have some very good points to them, especially if you invest in a quality light strip. But there are also some issues to be aware of when using LED lighting in your aquarium.

The Benefits of Coral Foods

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:14 -0500

One of the tricky parts of raising live corals in a saltwater aquarium is providing the right combinations of foods to keep the polyps alive and healthy. For many coral aquarists, feeding time meant thawing out messy frozen foods and maintaining a schedule of feedings that range from brine shrimp and phyto to krill, plus additions of amino and other elements to keep the corals happy. However, with the arrival of Fauna Marin's pre-made coral foods in North America, feeding time in the aquarium just got a whole lot easier.

How to Buy the Right Aquarium Chiller

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:16:56 -0500

Whether you have a warm water reef setup, or you specialize in cold water marine species, an aquarium chiller is a great investment. The chiller allows you to raise a cold loving variety of marine species that requires cooler temperatures than you are willing to maintain in your home or office. For marine aquarium owners, an increase of water temperature can be a real problem, because the warmer saltwater holds less oxygen than cooler saltwater.

Why You Need an Automatic Top Off System for Your Aquarium

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:16:24 -0500

Whether you have a small fresh water aquarium or a room-sized reef aquarium, the key to keeping your livestock happy is stability in their environment. By using an automatic top off system (ATO), you can ensure that the environment in your setup remains in good condition, even if you don't check your aquarium for a week.

Freshwater Fish Disease - Signs, Causes, And Cures

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:02:26 -0500

Keep an aquarium long enough and you're bound to run into disease- usually sooner rather than later unfortunately. Knowing what to look for and how to react when it strikes is vital if you want to save your fish.

Why Algae Occurs and How to Get Rid Of It

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:42:59 -0500

Algae seems to be a problem affecting all koi pond owners. In this article I discuss the various types of algae that are likely to occur in koi ponds and techniques available to combat this perennial problem.

No Research Needed for Betta Breeding

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:38:07 -0500

If you are planning to breed your own betta fries, there is seriously no need for research on the Internet. You will find out exactly why on this article..

Dumped Goldfish Are Becoming An Invasive Species

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:33:03 -0500

When pet goldfish owners have to move or get rid of their goldfish for some reason, they may dump them in a nearby lake or pond. They don't realize the problems this is causing.

Senegal Bichir Facts

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:33:42 -0500

Senegal Bichir is also known as Gray Bichir, Dragonfin and others. It is a member of the lobe finned pike family.

5 Fish to Keep in Your Saltwater Aquarium

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:37:13 -0500

When it comes to selecting right livestock in your saltwater aquarium, you might be overwhelmed with the information that you need to know. This article presents you 5 fishes you must have in your saltwater aquarium.

Changing Aquarium Light Bulbs Is No Simple Matter

Thu, 15 May 2014 11:39:07 -0500

How often should you change the light bulbs in your aquarium? Although the bulbs may last several years, the light quality diminishes over time, risking the health and safety of your fish and plants, depending on the type of aquarium you have.

Understanding the Biological Cycle of Your Koi Pond

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:45:38 -0500

A brief description of how the nitrogen cycle works in koi ponds including discussions of ammonia, nitrite, nitrates and free nitrogen. This article discusses where the nitrogenous waste comes from and why aquatic plants and filtration are important.

The Difference Between AquaIllumination Hydra LEDs and Ecotech Marine Radions

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:53:39 -0500

With all the great choices for LED marine aquarium lighting available, you might have a hard time deciding which lighting system is best for you. The following is a side-by-side comparison of two leading aquarium LED systems.

What Is a Refractometer?

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:41:04 -0500

As a marine aquarium keeper, it's your job to maintain an environment as close to what your organisms are accustomed to as possible. Unless your livestock came directly from Utah's Great Salt Lake, too much salinity in your water can be harmful. However, not enough salinity also can make your fish or coral uncomfortable.

LED Lighting Advances in the Aquarium Industry

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:18:37 -0500

Although many saltwater aquarium hobbyists have depended for years on fluorescent or Metal Halide bulbs for their main source of lighting, these old staples are taking a back seat to LED (Light Emitting Diode) systems, both because of the LED bulbs' energy operating savings and the many choices of lighting spectrums available. What's So Great About LED Aquarium Lighting? The primary characteristics making LED lighting so popular are their long life and the much smaller amount of energy used in lighting up LEDs.

Why You Need Reverse Osmosis for Your Aquarium

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:08:36 -0500

As you get deeper into the world of marine aquariums, you quickly realize that the happiness of your organisms depends on the quality of their water. You might be tempted to pour tap water into your aquarium, since it's convenient and cheap. But, depending on whether your water comes from a municipal source or from a well in the back yard, it can have too high of a pH, as well as harboring heavy metals, chlorine and other chemicals less than savory to your prize aquarium inhabitants.

How to Do Two-Part Dosing in the Marine Aquarium

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:52:58 -0500

When considering a marine aquarium, you need to pay attention to the chemical balances within your aquarium, especially if you have a reef aquarium. Fortunately, when your calcium or alkalinity is out of whack, there are products available which can help return your tank to gold star status. Known as two-part dosing, this method allows you to add just the right amounts of supplements to maintain calcium and alkalinity levels that are correct for your marine aquarium.

The Best Ways To Breed Koi Carp

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:24:26 -0500

A lot of people like breeding fish for fun, but when it comes to Koi Carp it can be quite an intense and engaging exercise. If you are good at it, you can turn breeding into a profitable venture and make it a regular source of income. In this article you will come to know what is to be done exactly to make a profitable venture out of breeding the Koi carp variety.

I've Got Koi Fry - Now What!? A Stepwise Approach to Raising Baby Koi

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:05:09 -0500

Many koi owners eventually become interested in raising their own koi to increase their population of beautiful koi or to sell. Some koi owners find themselves with thousands of koi babies that they didn't expect and need to know how to care for them. In this article you will find information for those interested in understanding more about raising koi fry.

Ship Modeling - Creating A Sunken Vessel for a Fish Tank

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:05:06 -0500

The other day, I was at a friend's house and he showed me his aquarium and fish. He explained how he'd bought a sunken ship for the bottom of this fish tank, and although the fish liked to swim around it, he didn't much care for it, he thought it looked cheesy. And in all honesty, it did look cheesy, but I did not tell him that - I simply nodded my head, and thought about what he had said when he went into the other room to get drinks.

How to Get Rid of Green Pond Water

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:04:05 -0500

Getting rid of green pond water is the major goal and expense of KOI pond owners. Do you know what causes your pond to turn green? Is it something you have done or just nature at work? To some degree it is both, but Mother Nature is much more resilient than we are and able to fight our efforts extremely well.

Choosing a Protein Skimmer for Your Aquarium

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:33:07 -0500

Thank the dirty work of the sewage treatment industry for developing an excellent way to clean your aquarium water with a protein skimmer. Wastewater treatment experts discovered that a variety of waste-from carbohydrates, fatty acids and fats to particulates and phytoplankton- possess a propensity to soak up air bubbles. Float small bubbles through a column of polluted water and the waste adheres to foam at the top.

What Is Live Rock and How Does It Benefit My Aquarium?

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:32:48 -0500

If you are looking for a natural way to filter the water in your marine aquarium, while adding to the overall natural beauty of your setup, consider installing live rock into your aquarium's ecosystem. What is Live Rock? Unlike the name suggests, live rock isn't actually alive, but the creatures that make the porous rock their homes are very definitely alive.

How to Choose the Right LED Light for Your Aquarium

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:32:23 -0500

Whether you've had a saltwater aquarium for many years, or you are a newcomer to the world of aquariums, one critical aspect of your aquarium setup is the lighting. Not only does good lighting make your aquarium look outstanding, but it also can be crucial to the life and growth of any organisms you decide to raise.

Easy Methods to Eliminate Cloudiness in Aquariums and Fish Ponds

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:49:25 -0600

Are you are among the many individuals looking for tips on how to clean up a cloudy fish pond or aquarium? Have you carried out just about everything the professionals say to do, yet you've still got cloudy water? Then the advice in this article should be of help.

The Basics of Goldfish Care

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:11:10 -0600

Name a popular first pet fish. The vast majority of people will likely say goldfish, and they're right. I bet nearly everyone has had a pet goldfish at some point in their life. The only problem is most people don't understand goldfish and how they differ from the array of other fish species available. This often leads to problems, some of which may not even be apparent to the owner. Learn what makes goldfish different and how to meet their needs inside.

Fish Tank Heater Guide

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:14:34 -0600

Choosing the right heater is detrimental to your fish's long term health and prosperity. Do you trust any waterproof current of electricity in your tank? What if it just breaks and fries your fish? Read our guide on Fish Tank Heaters and you won't have any fried fish.

What You'll Have to Do When Finding the Best Pet Fish for Your Kids

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:33:00 -0600

If your kids really want a pet then you should start them off on the right path. Don't just go and get them a cat or a dog. You need to see that your kids are responsible enough to handle a pet. Starting with fish can be a great idea as they are often a little easier to take care of than most other pets. They do require food and a need to maintain their environment but if your kids are able to take care of their pet fish and keep them alive for a while then they may be ready for a greater number of fish or even a larger pet.

10 Things to Consider When Shopping for Betta Fish Tanks

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:43:12 -0600

Bettas are among the most interesting and low-maintenance fish you can keep. And their ability to breathe atmospheric oxygen and live in very small volumes of water allows them to be housed in a variety of small aquaria that can complement any home or office. However, there are some important considerations to bear in mind when shopping around for the perfect tank for your pet betta.

Indus Dolphin: Survival Against All Odds

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:37:17 -0600

The recent floods in the Indus River, which are becoming an annual occurrence, are certainly devastating for the local human population but for one species some conservationists believe, they provide a silver lining. The extra water in the Indus River is a godsend for the endangered Indus Dolphin, considered Pakistan's flagship species, as it provides them with a larger area to swim and hunt in, connecting all the side channels and large pools. "The floods have been beneficial for the Indus Dolphins as there has been an overall increase in their habitat", says Uzma Khan, Director Biodiversity at WWF-Pakistan.

What Size Fish Tank Should You Get?

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:26:54 -0600

Choosing the right size tank is the first decision you will come up against in this hobby, what tank you choose is all down to personal preference. The tank you choose will be the foundation of your very own Marine Aquarium. It's good to get this right first time, if you do, it will save you a lot of time and money, the reason I say this is because people buy a tank and then later on realize that they want a bigger one, so if you know what type of setup you want before you buy your tank you have more of a chance of making the right decision on the size.

Heating and Cooling Your Marine Tank

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:12:15 -0600

What you need in your tank to provide sufficient heat? What equipment and methods you can use to keep you Marine Aquarium cool?

What Are the Different Types of Marine Tanks?

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:48:51 -0600

This article explains the 4 different types of Marine Tank setups, and the benefits of each setup to determine which one would best suit you as a fish keeper. The four setups that are discussed are: 1. Fish only setup, 2. Fish with live rock, 3. Reef Tank, 4. Nano reef tanks.

Types Of Aquarium Accessories for a Fish Tank

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:58:21 -0600

An aquarium with the right type of accessories can add to the habitat of the fish and make it a lovely piece of decoration at home. As there are various types of aquarium accessories made available today, choosing the most essential and right type of product can be quite a perplexing task. However, there are a few tips which can be considered while choosing different types of fish tank products.

Koi Pond - The Best Plants To Select

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:17:58 -0600

Now that your koi pond is finally finished, after all your hard work building it, now it is time to think about what sort of plants to select to get the water garden looking the way you would like. You want it to look beautiful, of course, but when selecting your plants, keep in mind that these plants will also have the added value of bringing biological life to your koi pond.

What Are the Ideal Water Conditions for Healthy Koi?

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:52:52 -0600

General guidelines for proper water chemistry levels in order to maintain healthy koi. This article will give you the proper levels of important factors affecting your pond's water and the negative effects bad water can have on the health of your koi.

Ancient Egypt Fish Tank Decor

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:32:58 -0600

The one ancient civilization that I personally love to use in my tank designs is the Ancient Egyptians. Who has not seen at least a photograph of the Great Pyramids or the towering mighty Sphinx. With the cool and extremely detailed tank ornaments you can get these days, you will be able to bring the exact replica of the Egyptian landscape into your aquarium.

Choosing Suitable Aquarium Decor For Little Girls

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:26:03 -0600

There still are some really cool options if you want a lively, colorful theme for your little girl. We'll look at some of the best options that would guarantee your little daughter loves the aquarium you got for her and stays interested in it for a long time.

Giving Complete Aquarium Kits As Presents

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:00:16 -0600

Giving a child an aquarium kit and teaching him how to raise his own fish is not only a hobby that will keep him occupied for many years, it will also teach him important values such as responsibility and compassion for animals. This gift is truly one of the best types of presents that you could ever give to a child.

Suitable Betta Fish Tank Decor

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:44:50 -0600

When choosing suitable fish tank ornaments for your Betta fish, you would have to take into consideration their aggressive nature. You would need to ensure that your fish tank decor does not injure the Betta in any way.

Using Artificial Corals To Create An Underwater Scene

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:59:19 -0600

One extremely beautiful and completely natural artwork of nature is the coral reef. By putting together corals, anemone and rocks, you can very easily establish a mini reef of your very own in the comfort of your home. Then you will be able to enjoy the fish swimming in an environment that is natural and does not look artificial at all.

Cool Aquarium Decor For Under $10

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:01:45 -0600

Almost anyone can keep a fish tank. What could be so difficult about filling a tank with water and dropping some fish inside?

Everything You Need To Know About Live Rock

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:30:16 -0600

If you've ever even considered setting up a marine aquarium you've probably heard of live rock. However, you may not know exactly what it is, why it's recommended, or really anything about it. Read along to find out everything you need to know about live rock.

Creating A Dinosaur Theme For An Aquarium

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:48:34 -0600

When it comes to little boys, there are a number of themes that you could try which will definitely get them excited about owning an aquarium. Among them are pirates, aliens and dinosaurs. I have already talked about the Pirate and Alien Themes in previous articles, so let's take a look at the Dinosaur Theme in this one.

Tank Ornaments Of Ancient Civilizations

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:13:05 -0600

The key is to figure out the type of theme that you will be pleased with. To start your brainstorming going and give you some cool theme ideas which you can try, I will be introducing you to the gorgeous fish tank ornaments that you can get within themes that represent ancient civilizations long gone.

Preparing Your Aquarium Setup For Your Vacation

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:19:58 -0600

Ahh... vacation. You look forward to it all year. But then a thought occurs. While you're off strolling on a sandy beach somewhere your fish will be stuck at home wondering why their magical provider hasn't come by with dinner yet. Don't cancel that reservation just yet, though- caring for your fish while you're away is easier than you think.

Decorating An Outdoor Fish Pond

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:47:43 -0600

A fish pond poses its own set of considerations which are vastly different from an aquarium. Therefore, decorating it must be planned and handled differently as well.

Science Fiction Aquarium Decor For Nerds

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:55:08 -0600

Now you have a chance to bring your passion for aliens and spacecraft into the comfort of your home. You can do so exquisitely by decorating your fish tank with some of the coolest science fiction fish tank ornaments. These ornaments come from some of the most famous science fiction TV shows and movies and will be an excellent addition to your collection.

Setting Up Lighting For Your Aquarium

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:44:21 -0600

The first factor that determines the necessity of aquarium lighting is whether you have real plants in your tank or not. If yours is a planted tank, the aquatic plants in the water will require light to perform photosynthesis. Without proper lighting at least for a couple of hours of each day, your live plants will begin to wither and die.

Upgrading From A Freshwater Aquarium To A Saltwater Aquarium

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:28:17 -0600

Most aquarists interested in keeping a marine aquarium tend to start out on the freshwater side of the hobby to get their feet wet, so to speak. A freshwater tank can teach you a lot about the basics, but ultimately a saltwater aquarium does have some varying aspects that need to be considered before making the switch.

Using A Background In Your Aquarium

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:45:32 -0600

One excellent way to complete a theme is to use fish tank backgrounds. The image depicted in the background will be able to fill in the gaps for things that you do not have space to include. Let me explain what I mean by this.

4 Aquarium Dosing Pumps and How They Can Work Wonders for Your Tank

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:31:23 -0600

One of the most common approaches to addressing this problem is by using an aquarium dosing pump. This type of apparatus acts as sort of a "time-release" mechanism for whatever chemicals are necessary to preserve the delicate life-sustaining balance in your tank. Here are five of the top dosing pumps on the market today.

SciFi Fish Tank Ornaments For Nerds

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:07:03 -0600

It's actually pretty difficult to find tank ornaments of outer space and alien worlds. Honestly most of my own decor are non aquarium ornaments that I have carefully selected and prepared so that they would not have an adverse effect on my fish. But doing this without proper knowledge and the right preparation can kill the fish.

Saltwater Fish Tanks For Beginners

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:12:20 -0600

What is the best saltwater fish tank for beginners to the hobby? There is no perfect answer to that question.

Decorating Your Aquarium With Live Aquatic Plants

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:28:43 -0600

Using these aquatic plants in your aquarium is more than just plopping them in the water like you would with static tank ornaments. There are a number of considerations you have to take first and they do require some care.

Upgrading From a Freshwater To A Saltwater Tank

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:13:00 -0600

It's fairly common for most aquarists, after gaining a bit of experience with a freshwater tank, to gain an interest in moving up to a marine aquarium. It's not a bad strategy, as everything you learn from a freshwater tank still applies in the saltwater realm. There are a few new things to consider, however. Learn what they are so you can make an informed decision about whether a marine tank is right for you.

Decorating Your Aquarium With Driftwood

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:33:07 -0600

One of the best ways to create an all natural scene is to use driftwood. Driftwood is basically wood that has been soaking in the sea or river and through the weathering of nature has been crafted into smooth, unique pieces that looks artistic.

Low Maintenance Aquarium Plants

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:04:12 -0600

Before choosing your low maintenance aquarium plants, consider the water quality, the temperature, lighting and the type of fish that you are planning to keep. Conditions that might be fine for the fish may not be ideal for live freshwater plants.

How to Raise and Breed Tilapia

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:00:57 -0600

This is in part one chapter from the Complete Manual How to Raise and Breed Tilapia. You will learn how to properly feed and care for Tilapia. This fish is increasingly becoming the most popular fish in the world for aquaponics and as a viable ready food source.