Math for water changes in the home aquarium – General

In another note   Water Changes Why, How Much, and How Often?   I have talked about water changes in general terms. This time we'll look at some numbers and (gasp!) some...

Aquarium Links

I will list here all aquatic personal / professional home pages that I have found to be helpful, pleasing and informative. Each link will have a brief description of the...

Biofiltration-only Canister Filters, An Alternate Technique for aquarium filtration

Canister filters have been in the hobby for a long time now, more than the lifetime of many of our current hobbyists. They most commonly are not directly attached to the...

Old Tank Syndrome, OTS: What is it, and what do we do about it?

At the other end of the line from  "New Tank Syndrome" (NTS)  is its opposite, "Old Tank Syndrome" (OTS). OTS can take several forms, a couple of which we will briefly examine...

Vegetable Filters for aquarium filtration

Vegetable Filters It is generally accepted that healthy plants have a beneficial effect on the water conditions in fish tanks. They absorb minerals including some metabolic waste products from the water, converting...

Basic Beginner Fishkeeping fish tank decorations

  THE BASICS OF FISHKEEPING     Decorations By choosing the right kind of aquarium, equipment, plants, decorations and optional accessories we lay the basis for the healthy conditions in our fish tanks. It is up...

How to Choose the Fish for your Aquarium – The Beginner’s Stocking Thread

The Beginner's Stocking Thread By: Dan   You may or may not be aware that this site has a very active message board area. It covers all aspects of the hobby. Recently there was a...

New Tank Syndrome, NTS

  There are all but constant questions on the boards relating the trials, tribulations, and assorted woes associated with a newly set aquarium. Very few novice tank-keepers have any realistic concept of...

Large map of the African rift lakes area

African Rift Lakes   Main Site NavigationComplete Site Map   Fish Families Choices Detailed Info Forum Back to articles   Need Some Help? Take A Look Detailed Profiles Species Gallery Tropical Fish Gallery      

Aquarium Microbes: Part 2: Other small critters

In part 1, I talked about the bacteria that handle the nitrogenous wastes from the fish. Fine, ammonia is dangerous in tanks. But ammonia is just one waste product. What about...

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