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Be Careful Adjusting Your Aquarium pH

Is your aquarium pH level off the normal level?  If so, what do you do about it?  Fish Tank pH levels, like any water chemistry problem, can usually be fixed with chemicals.  The only problem is that these chemicals have side effects and they sometimes cause more problems than they help. What Aquarium pH Level Should […]

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Cloudy Water

How to Get Rid of White Cloudy Aquarium Water

There are a couple of things that could cause white cloudy aquarium water.  The good news is that they are easy to treat once you narrow down the cause.  Dirty substrate or decorations, or a bacteria bloom are the usual suspects. Dirty Substrate or Decorations This is very common reason for cloudy aquarium water in […]

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How to Fix Green Aquarium Water

  An algae bloom is the cause of the green aquarium water.  Basically, we have to figure out why too much algae is growing in your fish tank.  We’ll dive into the causes of aggressive algae growth and how to stop it for good. Are You Overfeeding? If you have food left over in your […]

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The 3 Most Common Aquarium Cleaning Mistakes

Sometimes you are much better off knowing what NOT to do rather knowing what you should do.  Aquarium cleaning may be one of those things.  There are some very simple things that seem harmless but could have serious effects on your tank. Using Bleach or Cleaners This aquarium cleaning mishap could have disastrous effects on […]

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Deep Cleaning a Fish Tank in 4 Easy Steps

Cleaning your fish tank probably won’t ever top your list of the most fun things to do.  However, it really doesn’t have to be too much of a chore if you keep your cleaning to some simple steps.  If you keep up with your regular, partial water changes this once a month deep cleaning shouldn’t […]

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Aquarium Water Changes, Are They Really Necessary?

They sure are.  Well, if you want to maintain a healthy tank they are.  Frequent, partial aquarium water changes help ward off disease and keep your chemical balance in check.  Aquarium water changes are the perfect supplement to your filter to maintain the ideal water environment for your fish.  The three questions that come up most often about […]

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Aquarium Cycling Without Killing Your Fish

Aquarium cycling is the most important part of setting up your freshwater aquarium.  You must keep in mind that it takes patience.  The entire process takes as long as 6-8 weeks.  Don’t worry.  We’ll get some fish in there before that.  I know you will be eager to fill your tank full of fish.  It’s […]

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