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Tropical Fish Keeping – Three Easy Ways To Naturally Lower The pH In Your Tank

  There are three easy ways to lower the pH in your tank without adding chemicals that may harm your fish. Many tropical fish keeping enthusiasts purchase fish from their local pet shops and find them lying on the bottom of the tank a few days to weeks later for no apparent reason. Assuming that the tank […]

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Tropical Fish Keeping – Learn How To Keep A Fish Tank Clean

Learning how to keep a fish tank clean is not difficult, but you need to do it on a regular basis in order to stop algae and other contaminants from building up in your aquarium and to keep your fish healthy and happy. This article explains what tropical fish keeping enthusiasts need to do to […]

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Types of UG filters

Tropical Fish Keeping – Pros And Cons Of Undergravel Filters

There are several Pros and Cons of Undergravel Filters used in freshwater and marine aquariums that you need to know about before you purchase one for your tank. Undergravel filters are arguably the most frequently sold filters to beginning tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. They are simply a slotted plastic plate with one or more “lift tubes” […]

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Filter Types

Tropical Fish Keeping – All About Types Of Filters

Recent advancements in filtration technology have made tropical fish keeping much easier than most people can ever imagine. The old phrase “Aquariums are too much trouble to keep” for the most part can be put to pasture, and organisms that were once thought impossible to keep in a closed aquarium environment are now being kept […]

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The Nitrogen Cycle

Tropical Fish Keeping – Aquarium Water Filtration

Proper water filtration is essential to successful tropical fish keeping. Your aquarium’s water filtration system is responsible for eliminating toxic compounds and particulate matter from your fish tank. Fish give off waste products in the form of feces, uneaten food, carbon dioxide, etc. and the water in the tank begins to degrade immediately after the […]

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Round Acrylic Aquarium

Acrylic Aquariums – Pros And Cons

The pros and cons of  acrylic aquariums are very similar to those of all glass aquariums. Acrylic aquariums have become more and more popular with tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. Acrylic tanks are much lighter than glass aquariums and are popular with fish keepers setting up extra large aquariums, especially marine aquariums. Tanks over 180 gallons are frequently constructed […]

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10 Gal. Plastic Mini Aquarium

Plastic Aquariums – Pros And Cons

Plastic aquariums are normally available in only small sizes.  Usually from less than ½ gallon to less than 10 gallons. Most plastic tanks are sold in small kits to keep Goldfish or Bettas.  Not many are worth purchasing but a few of them suffice for their intended purpose. Normally the kits contain an undergravel filter, […]

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Glass Aquariums

Glass Aquariuims – Pros And Cons

Although glass aquariums are the most popular with tropical fish keeping enthusiasts, there are pros and cons with their use. There are pros and cons for each type aquarium but despite the cons, most freshwater enthusiasts house their fish in glass tanks. Glass aquariums are constructed in almost any size using either tempered glass, plate glass, […]

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Pros And Cons Of Keeping Arowana – The “Water Monkey” or “Good Luck” Fish

What are the pros and cons of keeping Arowana in a freshwater aquarium? Arowana are a beautiful, colorful fish that is also locally referred to as Water Monkeys, Dragon Fish, Baramundi, Saratoga, Kelesa, and Aruana.  They belong to the Osteoglossidae Family of freshwater bony fish and are found in South America, Asia and Australia.  There […]

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Green Spotted Puffer

Pros And Cons Of Keeping Freshwater Puffer Fish

What are the  pros and cons of keeping freshwater Puffer Fish? Puffer fish, also referred to as Sea Squab, Globefish, Ballonfish, Blowfish or Toadies belong to the family Tetradontidae which is in the Order Tetraodontiformes that are ancient fish over 40 million years old. Puffer fish (Tetradontidae) are scaleless, chubby, adorable looking little fish that […]

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Pros And Cons – Freshwater Or Saltwater Aquarium?

What are the pros and cons of keeping a freshwater or saltwater aquarium? Tropical fish keeping can be divided into two primary categories.  Maintaining the care of freshwater fish or caring for their saltwater counterparts. Both types of tropical fish keeping will provide you with a great deal of enjoyment and add some living color […]

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How To Keep Your Fish Healthy

Learning how to keep your fish healthy is essential if you plan on keeping them for any length of time. Except for fish breeders, most tropical fish keeping enthusiasts want to keep their fish for as long as possible.  In order for them to survive and live a normal lifespan,  you will have to learn how […]

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Elephant Nose Fish

Tropical Fish Selection: What You Need To Look For

Tropical fish selection is one of the most important things you need to educate yourself about if you plan on being a successful  at tropical fish keeping. Out of the hundreds of thousands of fresh and saltwater fish species found around the world, how do you know which ones are adaptable for life in your […]

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300 Gal South American Chiclid Tank

Setting Up Your First Tropical Fish Aquarium

Tropical fish keeping is an enjoyable, relaxing hobby, but setting up your first tropical fish aquarium for the first time can be a daunting experience if you have never done it before.  Before you even think about bringing your first fish home, they must have a place to stay.  Since the aquarium will now be their […]

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