Carbon Information

There are a variety of pollutants dissolved in any aquatic environment containing biological life. Dissolved ORGANIC compounds (DOC's) include proteins, amino acids, phenolic compounds, pheromones and other metabolic byproducts which are...

Aquarium Basics: Tips for Successful Fish Keeping

Knowledge of aquarium basics helps you achieve your lifelong dream of owning a flourishing aquarium. Without the basics, you’d struggle with your aquarium setup and wind up frustrated. To help, we have curated information...

Bioload: An Aquarist’s Guide to Manage and Reduce It

You must have heard the word bioload or biological load if you are an aquarist. When fish are in their natural habitat, the water doesn’t remain in one place and so...

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...

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...

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...

Tropical Fish Breeding: Everything You Need To Know

Tropical fish breeding is not much of a challenge once you know what to do. The first step is to understand the needs of your fish and work with them. This article...

Water Chemistry: How are pH, KH, and GH Related?

As an aquarist, pH, GH, and KH are words you constantly use. You understand how essential stable water parameters are for a healthy aquarium. Correct water chemistry helps preserve your fish’s...

Aquarium Microbes Part 1: Nitrification

What do you keep in your tanks? A big school of Tetras? A pair of Cichlids? A few billion bacteria? Don’t gag. The "bugs" are the most numerous things in our tanks...

Our Aquarium: How it all began, Article 46 on the care, upkeep and maintenance...

When I was a kid, I loved animals, any and all animals. I did everything I could to watch them, be with them, be near them, care for them, but NEVER...

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