KH, GH and pH in the home aquarium a simplified explanation

KH, GH and pH a simplified explanation. By: Karen Cryan  Appropriate and proper water chemistry in our tanks is essential to the life forms within them. Maintaining the correct balance of ions, dissolved organic...

Fishless Cycling: Creating Healthy Environment For Tank Inhabitants

Fishless cycling is man's safest approach to keeping an aquarium-raised fish healthy. In the wild, natural phenomena in the ecosystem like rainfall or soil bacteria tackle excess ammonia. However, the fishless...

Painted Glass Fish and Other Questionable Practices

Painted Glass Fish and Other Questionable Practices. By: Cecilia Chen   It is sad what kinds of things are done in the pet trade to make a little extra money. The most egregious of these practices...

Temperature, tanks and young guppies, Article 6 on the care, upkeep and maintenance of...

Temperature, tanks and young gupps By: Chris McKay. (From The Guppy Roundtable, November, 1970) sent by Sherri, tps@tca.net Back in 1968 1 ran an experiment on temperature and young gupps. I split a dropping of fry... kept...

Beginners Manual to Fish Keeping

This is a care sheet I have put together to thoroughly explain how to appropriately attend to your pets needs. This is a low demand, very gratifying hobby. Granted it is...

Why You Should Consider a Malawi Peacock Tank (especially if you have naturally high...

Why You Should Consider a Malawi Peacock Tank By: Holly Harrington Let's say you have a nice 55+ gallon tank sitting around and a tap water with a pH that leans hard and alkaline....

The great salt myth

  The salt myth has been around almost as long as the hobby itself. It goes like this ... "You should always add salt to your tank water because it reduces stress,...

Marisa Cornurieties and Planorbidae Ramshorn Snails

Marisa cornurieties and planorbidae ramshorn snails By: Debra   These steps were compiled from forum posts and excerpts from Badman's Tropical fish website and put together in this form by Debra. Thank you! The term ramshorn...

Housing Monsters, some thoughts on keeping these tank busters in your home aquarium, Article...

  Whether you did this on purpose or by accident, you suddenly find yourself in possession of a fish with a the nick name "tank buster". Congratulations you own a monster. Is...

A brief overview of CO2 options for your aquarium, Article 50 on the care,...

CO2 Overview By: Holly Harrington   To CO2 or not to CO2, that is the question. Well, not necessarily THE question, but it's definitely ONE of the big questions if you have or are considering setting up...

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