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The Nitrogen Cycle for Everyone
If this blog had a second title, it would be "How to Not Kill Your Fish." Please read on. You may not hear about it in the pet shop, but establishing the nitrogen cycle in your new ...
by johnarthur
Nano Fish For Small Aquariums
Image Everyone dreams of owning an aquarium that captures the fascinating beauty of nature's waters. The soothing trickle of water, slow sway of the plants, and the elegant swimming patterns ...
by KK F.
An In-Depth Look at Molly Fish
I used to be a big fan of goldfish, I wanted nothing but goldfish, fancy tailed goldfish to be precise, but now... Well, now it is all about Molly fish. Poecilia Sphenops (Short-Finned Molly) is ...
by Wythori
Complete Fish Compatability list
There are many different types of fish out there and one of the hardest things is getting the fish you love to live with ones they don't get along with. Well, this blog will hopeful help you ...
by mjrkiller308
HOW TO ADJUST PH LEVEL OF YOUR AQUARIUM
photo credit The biggest ever problem faced by the aquarist is maintaining a constant pH level. Many hobbyists fail to understand why a constant pH level is necessary in the aquarium and what ...
by achintya
Your First Aquarium, How to Make It Successful
Before setting up your first aquarium, be sure you have time to care for it, and do some research. Aquarium fish originate in different parts of the world, so they have different needs and ...
by johnarthur
Fishless Cycling with fish food flakes
Purpose: To cycle a new aquarium in preparation for the addition of fish by using fishfood to generate ammonia for 1st stage bacteria to begin the nitrogen cycle. This method is kinder to your ...
by Jase
Fish Diseases ~ Sick fishy??
Fish Diseases -- The Signs of Stress and/or Disease Everyone deals with sickness in their aquarium at one time or another. This list may be extensive...but here is some information that may ...
by johnarthur
Solving Water Quality Issues
Most of the time when fish get sick for no apparent reason, the root cause is one or more water quality issues. First, make sure temperature and pH are appropriate for the species you are ...
by johnarthur
Does every tank really need an algae eater?
Congratulations! You have decided to set up your first (or tenth) aquarium. The filter, heater, substrate and decorations have all been selected, the cycle is running and you have even ...
by Christi
5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR AQUARIUM SPARKLING CLEAN
One of the main reasons people get rid of or never purchase a fish tank is because of the odor. Thank God my 58 gallon tank (220litre) has never once emitted an odor. I keep my tank clean and avoid ...
by K.K
Safe and unsafe aquarium rocks
There is a long list of safe and unsafe rocks so I'm going to get right into it. Remember, I cant list them all. There are A LOT of them, so I just listed the most common ones, and a couple of rare ...
by mjrkiller308
Pregnancy in Female Livebearing Fish
Pregnancy in live bearing fish is much different and less traumatic than the same process in mammals. Fertilized eggs develop inside the female fish without a placental connection, and they have ...
by johnarthur
Bettas In Bowls or small tanks
(If you ignore the comments about the distortion of corners in a bowl, the following can all apply to small tanks too...anything under 2.5 gallons) "Why should I not put my betta in a ...
by thea
THE DRIP ACCLIMATION METHOD
The most common method for introducing new fish into an aquarium is to float the plastic bag for a while, then gradually mix the aquarium water with the fish store water in the bag. It works for ...
by johnarthur
The Complete Goldfish Care Guide
IN RENOVATION! PLEASE PARDON THE DUST! :) ~History~ A Brief History Of The Goldfish ~Identification And Breed History~ Types Of Goldfish - The Goldie Identification Guide *Image ...
by KK F.
MYTHS AND THE TRUTH ABOUT BETTA CARE
Myth: Bettas can live in tiny bowls People think "In pet stores they keep bettas in tiny containers... the bowl I am getting is a castle compared to that. My betta will be so happy." OR "In ...
by thea
Another Look at the Nitrogen Cycle
Someone was asking questions about what to expect while a nitrogen cycle is developing. My response probably belongs in a blog, so here it is. Tap water usually contains no toxic nitrogen ...
by johnarthur
How to reduce the flow rate of a filter
How to reduce the flow rate of a filter One of the most common types of questions I see on the MAC forums is with regards to filters and reducing filter flow rate. In this article I will try to ...
by Ebrahim
How to paint the background of your fish tank black
I am not a fish expert - yet! - like many of the people on this site. But I have been a working artist and designer for 15+ years. I have painted everything you can paint, every color you can ...
by Mmsculpture
Columnaris and what I have learned...
This is a post I made on the main disease forum that accounts my own experience with this infection. I hope this will help someone else who finds themself in a similar situation. Unfortunately, I ...
by Jnb7284
The Growth and Development of Freshwater Angelfish(pterophy llum scalare)
I had an idea last week that I would go ahead and track the growth and development of the fry my angelfish laid this last Monday. Well, they were eggs at the time. Unfortunately, I did not have the ...
by Megham
Salt in a fresh water tank?!?!?... Blasphemy!!!!
All too often, someone will ask me what to about this fish disease or that water problem and when I say "put some salt in the water" I always get this blank reaction followed by a "Are you ...
by mystic_goldfish87
So You Won A Carnival Goldfish... (AKA, The Very Basics Of Goldfish Care)
*Image from www.pamalster.com * If you are reading this, it means you've just acquired a cute little goldfish, whether its from a carnival, fair, or even a local fish supplier. ...
by KK F.
Snail Jello For Noobs Without Great Kitchens
So here is my take on snail jello. The base recipe is all over the internet, so I took that and modified a bit to better suit my tank, as well as my kitchen. I have two mystery snails in my ...
by Amber
COMPATIBLE TROPICAL FISHES
Sharing some important fish names in groups you can find and keep them together in a same tank, making it easy for you guys to select your fish wisely from your LFS. And if taken proper care and ...
by Shukant
Top 10 Common Mistakes in Fish Keeping
My new Aquarium in which I made many of the common mistakes. Hello eveybody. As a new fish keeper myself I have asked countless questions and have read countless ...
by Wythori
Why your fish may be at the bottom of the tank
There are quite a few reasons for a fish to be lying at the bottom of the tank: You did not cycle the tank The Nitrogen Cycle establishes 2 groups of bacteria which convert ammonia into ...
by Madeye
Types Of Goldfish - The Goldie Identification Guide
Image Welcome to the wonderful world of goldfish keeping! Goldies have been delighting their owners for thousands of years, even though the first goldfish didn't possess the bulging eyes and ...
by KK F.
Goldfish Constipation and What I've Learned to Help
Goldfish constipation is one of those things that sounds silly to talk about, but it’s actually pretty common with fancy goldies – especially ones who are fed a low quality, high ...
by ChrisW
Nerite Snails - Neritina Natalensis
Nerite snails -- Neritina Natalensis -- are a marine snail found in tide pools and in areas where freshwater sources rush down to the sea, so their habitat is anywhere from extremely saline, to ...
by Lithia
Why Ammonia is Higher After a Partial Water Change
So you checked your water, and found that your ammonia levels are high. You rush to do a partial water change to get those levels down and keep your fish safe. You make sure the water is the ...
by Lithia
Blind Mexican Cave Tetras: Truly an "Eye Opener"
Evolution of the Mexican Blind Cave Tetras: There are two types of Mexican Blind Cave Tetras. One type lives in the caves and are blind and lack colour due to the absence of sunlight. The other ...
by Aquanick
Can guppies breed with platys?
Guppies and Platys are two different families. Guppies are Poecilia reticulata Endlers are Poecilia wingei Mollies are Poecilia sphenops Platies are Xiphophorus maculatus Swordtails are ...
by debcc
What are some good fish to keep in a 10 gallon tank?
I had 2 comets and am fixing to return them. What are some fish that can be at home in a 10 gallon tank?
by rui
The Complete Aquarium Glossary & References
A Actinic Activated Carbon or Charcoal Air Pump Ammonia Aquarium 101, Getting Started B Beneficial Bacteria Biological Filtration
by johnarthur
How to Protect "Your Discus Fish with the Proper Water Chemistry"
Setting up a healthy discus tank is not an easy job. For a discus aquarium, water chemistry plays a very important part of all. Not only discus but also any fish lives well in toxic free water ...
by achintya
Threadfin Rainbowfish: Beauty Comes in Small Packages
If you want something that is small and yet something that can certainly make a tank "pop out", then the Threadfin Rainbowfish is definitely one of the fish you should acquire! Above: My recently ...
by Aquanick
The Nitrogen Cycle and Fish-In Cycling
Why do you need to cycle your tank? Fish respiration and digestion plus decaying organic matter produce toxic ammonia in aquariums and in natural bodies of water. If the aquarium has a working ...
by johnarthur
Bolivian vs. German Rams
*Image from cichlids.com* ~Introduction to Rams~ Rams are a type of dwarf cichlid. They are prized for their beautiful colors and peaceful nature. They are one of the only cichlids that can be ...
by KK F.

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