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Top 10 Aquarium ‘DO NOT’s

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  10 - Do not use soaps or detergents to clean your aquarium   When cleaning the inside of your aquarium before setting it up, it is extremely important to only use tap water and paper towel. Using soap or detergents can be fatal for your fish because the oils in cleaning ...
PlayNew fishes in a small tank

New fishes in a small tank

Just restarted my small 9 gallons tank this time using fake plants and I really like the result. I added a trio of GoldDust Mollies, all female, and they seem to be enjoying themselves a lot in there.   If you have questions and/or comments, feel free to write 'em! Fred
Ive wet my plants...

I've wet my plants...

Excuse the terrible pun, but sometimes I do get a bit too excited when it comes to planted tanks.   This picture is of one of the first planted tanks that I had set up so it's not the prettiest but it was a great learning experience. I learned of the needs of certain plants, ...
55 Gallon in need of a trim
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55 Gallon in need of a trim!

This is the 55 gallon tank! It has CO2 injection at 4 bubbles per second (5 lb cylinder/solenoid/timer) through a glass beetle. The lights are 4.5 watts per gallon fluorescent (2 x 6700K white, 1 colormax/6700K, 1 actinic white), high light!  Substrate is Fluorite Black Sand ...

Aquariums Reduce Stress

I just discovered that aquariums reduce stress and offer other genuine health benefits! After just a short time working at Big Al's, I feel that I’m already operating at a different level. The stunning tank displays throughout the office seem to create a more relaxing and soothing ...
My Shrimp Addiction

My Shrimp Addiction

When I first got bit by the planted aquarium bug I was weary of which fish I wanted to add to the tank to compliment the aquascape. My first set up consisted of a variety of hardy low light, low maintenance plants and schools of neon tetras, galaxy rasboras & otocinclus ...
29 gallon Zen

29 gallon Zen

I started this originally for the fish and with blue and white gravel. Over time I added plants and really fell in love with aquatic plants. This tank has been up and running for about 18 months, 3 months in it's current set up. The substrate is Fluorite Blank Sand with slate rock. ...
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