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Betta Tank Setup - The Importance of Proper Aeration

Do you know about proper aquarium aeration? If you are looking to buy a pet betta, you need to know how to set up a healthy habitat for him. Read more to discover great tips about the right betta tank setup and aeration in this helpful article.

Fish You Should Meet: Yellow Headed Sifter Goby - Great For Phosphate Control

In the reef aquarium, it is important to remove as much detritus and organic matter from the system as possible, because the collection of detritus and organic matter is one of the biggest causes of water quality problems and algae problems.Strong water movement in your display tank is crucial, but

The Effects of Soft Water on Fish

Some fish need soft image by cherie from Fotolia.comSoft water has low levels of dissolved minerals. Water with less than 50 mg/l calcium carbonate is considered "soft" for aquariums. A hardness level of "0 to 5" degrees might also be included in the definition. And some...

How to Tell the Difference Between Male & Female Angelfish

You can determine the difference between male and female angelfish most effectively during spawning when females lay eggs and males follow along behind and fertilize them. During this time both males and females exhibit certain characteristics that you can easily observe and use to tell the differen

What Keeps the Sand Clean in a Saltwater Aquarium?

Saltwater fish and other marine creatures, pass metabolic waste which fuels algae growth, into their aquarium water. Nuisance algae often grow on the sea sand in these aquariums and detract from the aesthetic appeal of the tank. Living invertebrate creatures, such as snails and crabs will graze alga

Types of Black Koi

Considered to be a unique breed of fish, black Koi are well known for the distinctiveness of their color and pattern making them very attractive among the kingdom of fishes. Koi fish have a long life span, they can live for as long as two hundred years but the typical life span is about twenty-five

Choosing the Right Koi Filter

Hey, there. It may interest you to know that it is extremely important when raising Koi that they get the correct Koi filter system in their pond.

When You Start a Tropical Freshwater Fish Aquarium Treat That Algae

Starting a tropical freshwater fish aquarium is a great hobby and will last a lifetime if carried out correctly right from the start. But even after starting you still need to maintain your aquarium to make sure it's in tip top shape. One part of maintenance is watching out for that algae.

How to Build Your Own Wood Aquarium Stand

Fish tanks need different kinds of support depending on whether they are glass or acrylic. Glass aquariums just need support all around the edges, while acrylic tanks need support over the entire bottom to prevent warping.

How to Choose Non-Livebearing Fish for an Aquarium

Non-livebearing fish are called egglayers, meaning they do not carry their young internally but they lay eggs in various places until the eggs hatch on their own. Unless you are a breeder, the chance of a non-livebearer's fry surviving is very slim. Choosing a non-livebearing fish is optimal if you

Koi Pond Filtration - Evaluating the Four Common Types of Pond Filters

There is more to building a Koi pond than simply digging a hole in your backyard and filling it with water. And while the idea of spending countless hours enjoying a private paradise at home is appealing, care should be taken to help prevent this dream from becoming a nightmare. Unlike swimming pool

Starting Out In Tropical Fishkeeping

A well designed, fully stocked aquarium is a very attractive feature, and watching fish swim relaxes the mind! This article is an introduction to starting out with tropical fish.

Maintenance Of Aquarium Filters

Aquarium filters come in many shapes and sizes. Their principles of filtering the media inside the aquarium are entirely different too, and so is their effectiveness.

What Plants Only Live in Water With Beta Fish?

Peace lilies are native Southeast Asia and tropical regions of the Americas.peace lily image by Ronnie Howard from Fotolia.comBesides breathing through water, Betta fish have a lung-like organ that allows them to breathe air above the water line. Because of this the natural habitat of...

Aquaponics Farming Made Simple

Aquaponics farming provides an easy way to plant your crops as opposed to the traditional method of planting on the ground. The only thing that you have to do is place your seeds on a netting pot and voila! You will just have to wait for your plants to germinate and grow.

How to Identify and Care for Black Angel Fish

The black lace angel (Pterophyllum scalare) is a variant of angel fish, and belongs to the Cichlidae family. This species is native to South America. The scientific name, Pterophyllum, is in fact pretty descriptive, as it is derived from the Greek term for "winged leaf," reflecting its dis

The Different Types of Saltwater Aquariums

Saltwater fish tanks will almost always be less dense than their freshwater counterparts because saltwater species tend to be larger and sensitive to space constraints. Most saltwater fish are caught from their natural habitats in the wild, the ones that are tank bred are going to be easier to care

Starting a Freshwater Fish Aquarium With the Right Stuff

When you get enthused about a new hobby do you just rush out and get what you think is the right thing? Do you guess, based on pure assumption what is best for your hobby? Then you ain't alone. Lots of folk do it and end up losing all interest in their new found hobby. Starting a freshwater fis

UV Sterilizer Basics for Ponds and Aquariums

Explanation of UV light and its different classifications including germicidal UVC. How UV sterilizers work and how they can be employed to improve water quality, clarity and fish health in ponds and aquariums. Basics of evaluating, maintaining and installing UV filters and sterilizers to ensure opt