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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 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...

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 all...

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...

How Long Can a Fish Go Without a Filter: Can It Survive Without It? 

A fish live without a filter for a maximum of seven days and a minimum of three days. A filter helps clean the water over and over again, so...

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