Why Dogs Make Great Pets

Why Dogs Make Great Pets

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The saying “Dogs are a man’s best friend” is true for a reason. Needmore reasons why dogs are good pets? Here's my top 10! 1. They’re Constant CompanionsDogs love people, probably more than any other animal does. Whetheryou live alone or with family, a dog provides steady companionship ...
Choosing the Best Pets for Kids

Choosing the Best Pets for Kids

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Pets often mean a lot to kids. A child’s first pet may remain in his orher memory for life, almost as a first love. Choosing the best pets forkids can be tricky, but ultimately very rewarding. ReptilesMany children like reptiles. They require fairly minimal care and manylike ...
How to Prepare Your Cat for Your Baby

How to Prepare Your Cat for Your Baby

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Prepare Your Cat for Your New Baby When you bring your new baby home, your baby won’t mind the cat, but the cat might mind the baby. To make the transition as smooth as possible, there are things you can do during pregnancy to prepare your cat for the upset.   Before the ...
The Big Al’s Summer Splash Bash

The Big Al’s Summer Splash Bash!

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** Contest Update: Hey fish friends! We want to invite you to keep showing us your tanks! The weather may be getting colder, but we're not ready to give up summer yet, so let's keep sharing for more chances to win! Contest ends October 12th**   To celebrate you, fellow fish ...
Dont skimp on the Skim350

Don't skimp on the Skim350!

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I like my aquariums crystal clear, but I've always had surface scum and have tried to rid of it in many ways with little success. It was either time consuming or just annoying. One can only skim the water surface for so long the old fashion way with a cup. On one faithful day at my ...
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
Pictures of my Gold Dust Mollies

Pictures of my Gold Dust Mollies

By FredLandry2 comments
At first, I wanted to have a small tank filled with guppies, but because of a strange twist of fate, I ended up getting mollies for said small tank. I was shown the Gold Dusts by my local pet store employee and I loved them. Here they are, in the corning of the tank, following my ...
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 ...

Saltwater Fish vs Freshwater Fish

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Hi!   I have just recently decided to purchase an aquarium for my home in North York. I know that I would like colourful fish that will be able to brighten up my living room. But, I would not like ...AnswerYour best bet is freshwater fish, and either African Cichlids, or community fish. If you don't think you will have too much time to look after your tank, it is important to step up the filtration to compensate. ...

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 ...