Popular Internet and Aquarium-Related Acronyms

Acronyms are abbreviations for short phrases (usually using the first letter of each word). They are often used for shorthand convenience online--sometimes they are just cute ways of saying something fast,...

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...

Algae – explained. Article 94 on the care, upkeep and maintenance of tropical fish

Algae - explained. By: Zapins Observations: There are several interesting scenarios that we are all familiar with:   The healthy tank, uses chemical fertilizers according to EI or PPS-Pro with very little algae in...

Training a fish?, Article 65 on the care, upkeep and maintenance of tropical fish

Recently I have seen several websites that offer "fish training kits" for sale. The websites feature pictures of fish doing amazing stunts like playing soccer, and claim that for X amount...

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....

So you think you want a fish tank? Article 91 on the care, upkeep...

  So you think you want a fish tank?   Photo courtesy of Jason Baliban So you think you're ready for fish! A nice tank with swimming friends would be a great accent piece for...

Moving a Fish Tank

Moving Day! By: Kick   If you are being faced with a move to another city or even across country, there is no need to despair over what to do with your special pets that...

Importing Tropical Fish to the USA (Rules Summary)

Importing tropical fish to the USA can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Unless you have a surplus of time and money, importing fish is a commercial-level enterprise. It is more efficient...

So you’re considering getting an algae-eater for your aquarium, Article 48 on the care,...

So you're considering getting an algae-eating critter for your tank? By: Holly Harrington   Probably all of us with an aquarium has - at least once -- peered into our tank, seen the green/brown/black dots,...

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...

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