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Setting up Freshwater Aquariums

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  • You've set up a new fish tank and now you're interested in adding live plants. Here's a guide to aquatics plants that are easy to grow and care for to add oxygen and beauty to your tank.

    Low Light, Beginner Aquarium Plants

    Low Light, Beginner Aquarium Plants

    by eveliens10

  • There is a lot of debate on whether it's better to use live or fake plants in an aquarium. Generally, live plants raise the water quality as they take in nitrates as natural fertilizer. But they can also worsen water quality if they die and decay....

    Plants for Fish Tanks: Fake or Live?

    Plants for Fish Tanks: Fake or Live?

    by finatics5

  • Setting up a freshwater aquarium is not as hard as you might think! Need some helpful advice? Are you new to this hobby but need a few starter tips? Whether you're a beginner or an aquarium enthusiast, you've come to the right place! Proper water...

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    by Dana Stamps8

  • Learn how to choose the perfect freshwater tropical aquarium for your home. Beginners will get advice on the best tank size, location, stocking and more. Keeping a tropical fish tank is a rewarding hobby, and taking the time to plan and research your new aquarium will help you achieve success.

    How to Choose an Aquarium for Your Home

    How to Choose an Aquarium for Your Home

    by Eric Dockett1

  • Morning in the Amazon. Mark Goble via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) The Amazon is the second-largest tiver in the world. It's home to over 2,100 species of fish, with more being discovered each year. It is a very diverse habitat. In this article I will tell...

    Creating a Natural Amazon River Themed Aquarium

    Creating a Natural Amazon River Themed Aquarium

    by FishAreFriends5

  • It doesn't matter if you're new to the pet fish world or an old hat starting up a new tank, the biggest decision you need to make is which kind of fish to keep. This is a hub about freshwater fish. I will include a link to a few places you can...

    Gold Fish and Community Tank Fish

    Gold Fish and Community Tank Fish

    by octaviaslady78

  • Small aquaponics will change the way you look at your aquarium! With just a few modifications, any fish tank can produce fresh fruits and veggies!

    Small Aquaponics: The Basics

    Small Aquaponics: The Basics

    by Zach0

  • Learn about proper betta fish tank setup and the right and wrong ways to care for this beautiful tropical fish!

    Betta Fish Tank Setup Tips

    Betta Fish Tank Setup Tips

    by Eric Dockett0

  • A new fish tanks needs to go through a cycling process to establish biological filtration before it can be stocked with fish. A slow source of ammonia, usually in the form of a starter fish is provided to establish populations of beneficial nitrogen fixing baxter. The bacteria convert ammonia to nitrite, then nitrite to nitrate so that when the aquarium is fully cycled the two toxic fish waste products will be undetectable.

    How To Cycle Your New Fish Tank?

    How To Cycle Your New Fish Tank?

    by aa lite1

  • Whether you want a new look for your aquarium or a healthy alternative for your fish, gravel replacement can be tricky. While the most important beneficial bacteria live in the filter, plenty of ammonia and nitrite eating organisms colonize on...

    How to Safely Replace Aquarium Gravel

    How to Safely Replace Aquarium Gravel

    by mariekbloch0

  • It can be difficult to keep aquatic plants with goldfish. Here is a selection of live plants that can be placed in the aquarium with goldfish. These water plants will help keep fins happy.

    The Best Aquatic Plants for Goldfish

    The Best Aquatic Plants for Goldfish

    by Deborah Minter0

  • There is much debate over the pros versus the cons of keeping a substrate-free aquarium. Here are some tips to keeping a bare-bottom tank and still reap the benefits of an aquarium with substrate.

    Tips for Keeping a Bare-Bottom Tank

    Tips for Keeping a Bare-Bottom Tank

    by Deborah Minter1

  • Putting driftwood in aquariums is a great way to complete the natural tank you're looking to design. It is also beneficial for your fish.

    Driftwood in Aquariums: A Fish Guide

    Driftwood in Aquariums: A Fish Guide

    by Zach14

  • Time to ditch your old colored gravel and use sand in aquariums instead. It not only looks better, but is much more natural for your fish.

    Sand in Aquariums: A Fish Guide

    Sand in Aquariums: A Fish Guide

    by Zach1

  • Learn about betta fish care, behavior and tank requirements to make sure your betta lives a long, healthy life.

    Betta Fish Care Guide and FAQ

    Betta Fish Care Guide and FAQ

    by Eric Dockett460

  • Aquarium cycling is a very important first step to having a healthy tank and healthy fish! It is not that difficult and is worth the effort.

    Aquarium Maintenance: Water Changes

    Aquarium Maintenance: Water Changes

    by Aquatic Guru2

  • With the basics behind us, it's now time for the functioning aquaponics setup! In this article, we'll cover the rest of what's needed to bring your aquaponic build to life.

    Aquaponic Build: The Functioning System

    Aquaponic Build: The Functioning System

    by Zach0

  • Learn how to easily and successfully start and keep a freshwater fish tank, as well as how to avoid some common mistakes that many beginners make.

    How to Start a Freshwater Fish Tank

    How to Start a Freshwater Fish Tank

    by Cholee Clay0

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