Monthly Archives: July 2018

7 Exotic Aquarium Pets That You Should Know

Sure, everyone loves to watch cute, colorful fish swim around in circles, following bubbles and minding their own business but aquariums are good for more than just fish. You can always add exotic aquarium pets to spice things up in your aquarium!  An aquarium can get boring after some time. Watching same old regular fish can be […]

Stocking Guidelines: How Many Fish Can I Keep?

Choosing how many fish for your aquarium includes many important factors.  Not only do you have to keep in mind various factors related to fish, but you also have to consider the features of your fish tank.  The stocking guidelines for your aquarium include many more things than just the number of fish you can put inside it and […]

Big Fish Tanks And The Turtle Tank Project

Before we get to the turtle tank, my family and I just got back from vacation.  One of my favorite places to go is Sea World in Orlando.  My family has the annual pass.  My pass is the Guy Harvey Commemorative Pass , which cost me an extra $5.00 bucks, which I like to remind […]

Biological Filtration: The Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

A healthy aquarium requires proper filtration. It can be of 3 types, mechanical, chemical and biological filtration. Mechanical filter physically strains the water to remove fish waste, the leftover fish food, dust or sludge polluting the water. Chemical filtration, on the other hand, is required when pollutants have dissolved into the water. It removes dissolved particles by using activated carbon, […]

Planted Aquarium Basics

In addition to adding color to your aquarium, plants also absorb excess nitrates from the fish tank.  A planted aquarium creates an ecosystem for the fish which is similar to their natural habitat. aquarium plants also convert CO2 into Oxygen for the fish to breathe. Last but not at all the least, they provide shelter for […]

Performing a Water Test and Aquarium pH Levels

Your aquarium is not just an equipment that showcases your collection of colorful fish. It is also a science project for you. You have to know the science behind keeping it healthy for your fish.  Doing a water test is the best way to determine if your aquarium water is pure. It is also a […]

Turtle Tank: We Have Sump, Water and Turtles

The turtle tank basic sump plumbing has been completed.  I chose not to hard plumb and opted for tubing.  It all started with grandiose ideas of hard plumbing the sump with colored schedule 40 pvc.  Watched YouTube videos. I planned to purchase all the check valves and shutoff valves.  Realizing that I am not running […]

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