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How to Test to Dissolved Oxygen in an Aquarium

How to Test to Dissolved Oxygen in an Aquarium

Oxygen is an essential of life for nearly all organisms. People often forget that plants need to breathe, just like fish and other animals. Even filter bacteria need oxygen to survive. Hence one of the most important water quality parameters is dissolved oxygen. There are highly reliable dissolved-oxygen meters that read the concentration directly, as [...]

How to Have a Attractive Planted Aquarium

How to Have a Attractive Planted Aquarium

Live plants were the normal back in the sixties when aquariums became famous. We’ve come a long way since then. The fish keeper of today can opt for very attractive plastic and silk plants that come close to passing for the real thing. Nothing matches the pride one feels in displaying a well-crafted aquarium of [...]

How to Change the Water Safely in an Aquarium

How to Change the Water Safely in an Aquarium

One of the most important aspects of successful fish keeping is good aquarium maintenance, including routine water changes. By following these tips, your tank environment will improve almost overnight. Unplug all filters and heaters. As the water drains from your tank, your filter will not be able to draw water through the intake tube and [...]

How to Check Aquarium Water

How to Check Aquarium Water

Aquarium water should be clean and fresh to ensure good health of the fish. There are several tests that can tell you about the quality of the aquarium water. To test your aquarium water follow the below mentioned tips: Procedure: Before starting the aquarium ask the dealer about the required tests. There are some tests [...]

How to Understand Bacterial Disease in your Aquarium

How to Understand Bacterial Disease in your Aquarium

Although certain bacteria are clearly highly beneficial in the aquarium, helping to break down waste in a biological filtration system, others will be a serious threat to the health of the fish. Known as pathogenic bacteria, these are responsible for causing a range of infections and diseases. Fortunately, you can treat most of these problems [...]

How to Transport and Settle the Fishes in Your Aquarium

How to Transport and Settle the Fishes in Your Aquarium

Give your fish a good start in their new home by taking care to transport and settle them in correctly. Once you have made your choice, the fish will be caught and bagged with water for you to take home. Although most reputable aquatic stores do isolate their fish at first, there is unfortunately no [...]

How to Set Up the Aquarium

How to Set Up the Aquarium

Although you may well want to rush out and choose the fish for your aquarium, the correct approach is to set up the tank first, and get the water conditions right, before you obtain any fish. If you buy the fish first, they are likely to become chilled while waiting for their new home to [...]

How to Reduce Aggression in Your Aquarium

How to Reduce Aggression in Your Aquarium

Fish, like people, do not always manage to live in harmony. In the restricted conditions of an aquarium, territorial and aggressive behaviour may be more pronounced; it is vital to do your homework before setting up your aquarium so that you choose fish that will live peaceably together. The community aquarium Thoughtful planning is vital [...]

How to Properly Catch a Fish in an Aquarium

How to Properly Catch a Fish in an Aquarium

Not surprisingly, fish will try to avoid being caught, so unless you proceed in the right way, you may cause great disruption in the tank when trying to catch them. Take particular care when catching fish in a community aquarium, because your attempts to net one type of fish may alarm the others and result [...]

How to Prevent Illness in your Aquarium

How to Prevent Illness in your Aquarium

Choosing healthy fish, providing them with good environmental conditions, and protecting them from undue stress are the keys to preventing unnecessary illness in your aquarium. It is also vital to spot and respond to any signs of disease or infection quickly, or the ailment may spread quickly to other fish in the tank. How illness [...]

How to Observe Your Aquarium Fish’s Health

How to Observe Your Aquarium Fish’s Health

With most types of illness, fish exhibit visible signs that they are afflicted – such as physical symptoms or changes in their typical behaviour or movements. Keen observation of the fish is vital when it comes to recognizing these indicators. Are they swimming normally? Do they seem sluggish? Study the fish closely every day when [...]

How to Deal with Parasitic Infections in your Aquarium

How to Deal with Parasitic Infections in your Aquarium

Tropical fish are unfortunately vulnerable to a number of parasites, which may seriously threaten their health. Some parasites are highly specific, tending to attack only particular groups of fish, while others may infect any species. Fish parasites may be broadly divided into two groups – external and internal: external parasites produce visible symptoms on the [...]

How to Deal with Fungal and Viral Diseases in your Aquarium

How to Deal with Fungal and Viral Diseases in your Aquarium

The average aquarium may contain a wide range of fungal spores in the water – no matter how clean it may look – and they are certainly present in the environment outside the tank. In many cases, these spores are not a problem and do not cause disease, although they may strike if the fish [...]

How to Choose Heaters and Thermostats for an Aquarium

How to Choose Heaters and Thermostats for an Aquarium

In most aquaria today, combined heaterstats are used in preference to separate heater and thermostat units. This is primarily a matter of convenience and neatness; a heaterstat takes up less space in the tank and needs only a single plug. In a large tank, however, separate units may be required to cope with the greater [...]

How to Choose Filtration Equipment for an Aquarium

How to Choose Filtration Equipment for an Aquarium

In an aquarium, fish are obviously kept together at a higher density than they would be in the wild. This inevitably leads to a build-up of their waste which, over a period of time, would be harmful and ultimately even life-threatening to them. The purpose of filtration is to clean the water and assist the [...]

How to Choose an Aquarium

How to Choose an Aquarium

An attractive, well-planned aquarium can be a striking focal point in any room. Whether you want to keep just a few large fish or a traditional community aquarium, preparing the right environment has never been easier to achieve, thanks to modern technology – plus careful planning and plenty of patience. Establishing an aquarium involves creating [...]

How to Care for the Fly in Your Aquarium

How to Care for the Fly in Your Aquarium

To safeguard your next generation of fish, you need to be especially attentive during the hatching of the eggs and for the critical first few days after the fry emerge. The hatching period depends not only on the species, but also on the water temperature. In most cases, the fry hatch within a couple of [...]

How to Buy Fish for Your Aquarium

How to Buy Fish for Your Aquarium

Selecting and looking after your fish can be an immensely enjoyable part offish-keeping. Make sure you give your aquarium a good start: take the trouble to search out and obtain healthy fish, and establish a regular care routine from the outset; this helps you create a well-balanced habitat in which your fish should thrive. You [...]

How to Adjust pH in Aquarium Water

How to Adjust pH in Aquarium Water

Water is as vital to fish as air is to us, but fish kept in an aquarium are in an enclosed environment, so are entirely reliant on you to provide them with the water conditions they need. Fish have varying water requirements: some need acidic water, others neutral or alkaline water. Unfortunately, you cannot tell [...]

How to Make a Triple Aquarium Stand

How to Make a Triple Aquarium Stand

Aquariums are one of the best ornaments for the home or for any place where people want to witness aquatic flora and fauna up-close. It is therefore a given that only high-quality aquarium furniture can compliment the most perfect aquariums. The triple aquarium stand, so-called because of the number of tiers constructed within it, is [...]