9 Great Low-Maintenance Plants for Custom Aquariums

Brighten Up Custom Aquariums with Some Aquatic Plant Life Designing custom aquariums is one of the most exciting aspects of being an aquarist, and plants are one of the best ways to breathe life into a design. However, choosing the right plants can be as tough as choosing the right fish or the right décor.…
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6 Beginner Aquarium Care Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Learn From Others’ Mistakes—Do Aquarium Care The Right Way! There are many ways to do an aquarium right—thousands of species of fish and invertebrates you can include, countless combinations of plants and coral, and endless possibilities for aquarium design. But there are also definitely ways to do an aquarium wrong. When you’re first starting out,…
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A Guide to Proper Aquarium Lighting

What is the right type of aquarium lighting for my tank? [caption id="attachment_2805" align="alignright" width="100"] Click for full size image[/caption] Tis’ the season for stringing lights around our homes but we must not forget the aquarium lighting. The quality of aquatic life is directly related to the quality of the aquarium lighting. Since the sun…
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What Do You Feed Your Freshwater and Saltwater Fish?

Feed Your Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Well This Holiday Season! Thanksgiving approaches, and hosts have started planning their feasts, taking into account the needs and tastes of their guests: loaded mashed potatoes for Dad because they’re his favorite, gluten-free stuffing for your cousin with the allergy, meatless pot roast for your vegetarian sister, etc. But…
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How to Overcome the Challenges of Breeding Tropical Fish

There are many ways to interact with your tropical fish and get enjoyment out of your aquarium—watching them swim around, feeding them, teaching them tricks, etc. But one of the biggest ways to get long-term satisfaction out of your aquarium, and maybe even an income, is breeding tropical fish. But every variety of fish has…
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How Aquarium Care Keeps Fish Disease at Bay

Aquarium care involves a lot of aspects, including tank cleaning, water changes, and more, but what it all comes down to is one thing: the health of your aquarium’s ecosystem. Every maintenance task you do is performed with the end goal of ensuring that the fish in your aquarium stay healthy and active. But, like…
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