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Setting up Freshwater Aquariums

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  • Whether you want a new look for your aquarium or a healthy alternative for your fish, gravel replacement can be tricky. This article will help explain how to go about the process.

    How to Safely Replace Aquarium Gravel

    How to Safely Replace Aquarium Gravel

    by mariekbloch1

  • 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!

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    by Dana Stamps8

  • The Amazon is the second-largest river 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. Learn how to take a tiny piece of this magnificent river home.

    How to Create a Natural Amazon River-Themed Aquarium

    How to Create a Natural Amazon River-Themed Aquarium

    by FishAreFriends7

  • Find out how important a heater, light and filter are for your freshwater tropical fish tank. Learn about the different types of filtration, the best temperature for your tank and more.

    Do Tropical Fish Need a Heater, Filter, and Light?

    Do Tropical Fish Need a Heater, Filter, and Light?

    by Eric Dockett2

  • 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!

    The Basics of Small Aquaponics

    The Basics of Small Aquaponics

    by Zach0

  • Algae is a normal part of any aquarium ecosystem, but it has to be kept in small quantities for other living things to thrive in the same environment. That's why you need to add some algae-eaters to your tank to make sure that the algae doesn't spread too much.

    Aquarium-Cleaning Fish

    Aquarium-Cleaning Fish

    by Ben Martin1

  • 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 the Best Aquarium for Your Home

    How to Choose the Best Aquarium for Your Home

    by Eric Dockett3

  • 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 Aquarium Plants for Beginners

    Low-Light Aquarium Plants for Beginners

    by eveliens10

  • 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. Learn about setting up a freshwater tank.

    How to Choose Fish for a Freshwater Tank

    How to Choose Fish for a Freshwater Tank

    by octaviaslady78

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Clay3

  • 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

  • Live plants help keep the fish in your underwater world happy and healthy. This is a list of the best aquatic plants for the freshwater shrimp that help keep the aquarium clean. These little invertebrates will play and chew on those green leaves.

    The Best Aquatic Plants for Shrimp

    The Best Aquatic Plants for Shrimp

    by Deborah Minter0

  • 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 lite2

  • 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

  • Aquariums are excellent as a decoration for your living room, office, or store. Everyone likes looking at colorful fish as they swim around. There's something very relaxing about fish tanks, but you can't have a thriving ecosystem without the right aquarium plants.

    Top Floating Aquarium Plants

    Top Floating Aquarium Plants

    by Ben Martin1

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

    Betta Fish Tank Setup Ideas

    Betta Fish Tank Setup Ideas

    by Eric Dockett1

  • Find out what to do if your betta fish looks lonely or bored and whether or not you should worry when your betta lives alone.

    Do Betta Fish Get Lonely and Bored?

    Do Betta Fish Get Lonely and Bored?

    by Eric Dockett2

  • 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

  • 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 Don Pratt3

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