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Eric Dockett more Eric is an aquarium enthusiast with over two decades of experience caring for a wide array of tropical fish. Caring for Freshwater Tropical Fish Keeping a tropical aquarium can be a rewarding experience. Freshwater fish tanks are inexpensive to set up and maintain,...

Originally Posted on How Stuff Works Fishkeeping is really more of an art than a science. As a true aquarist, you'll develop an appreciation for the beauty of the hobby and a certain respect for the creatures in your tank. You'll come to view your aquarium not...

by the Editors of Publications International, Ltd. The amount of basic aquarium maintenance you have to do is directly related to how closely you follow the three rules of fishkeeping. If the tank is overcrowded, if you consistently feed the fish too much...

It’s tough to choose between saltwater and freshwater aquariums. They both come with many advantages and disadvantages.  There are also many differences in terms of setups, costs, maintenance, and types of fish.  This article is intended to inform those aquarium enthusiasts about the main differences...

Create an aquarium that both you and your fish will love. There’s a bit of an art to creating your aquarium. The first priority is the health and happiness of your fish and, once you have that sorted, you can experiment with the layout and look....

Need tips and ideas for decorating your fish tank for the holidays? There's not much out there commercially in terms of Christmas decorations for aquariums, but no matter. With a little ingenuity, you can still make your fish tank festive.  The first thing you have to be mindful...

You may have heard that keeping saltwater fish is more difficult than keeping freshwater fish. Generally freshwater fish are hardier than saltwater fish; however there are a number of saltwater fish that are quite hardy. Whilst there are plenty of popular saltwater species, this article only features...

Clowns, Angels, Damsels, and More By Stan & Debbie Hauter / The Spruce Pets Awesome Beginner Fish Populating your first saltwater tank can be quite a challenge. You do not want to buy a fish that will be too difficult to begin with and you likely do not want...

In a perfect world, stocking an aquarium with fish would be as easy as picking out the prettiest or most interesting specimens, taking them home, and plopping them in a tank full of water. We’d never have to worry about our fish getting sick, being...

Originally posted on Bob's Tropical Fish - http://www.bobsfish.com/freshwater_fish.cfm Choosing Your Fish There are thousands of freshwater species that could potentially make good home aquarium residents, and hundreds of these species are commonly kept by hobbyists. So how can you choose the right fish for your tank? First you...

The task of filling a freshwater tank with fish can seem daunting. If this is your first time populating a freshwater fish tank, you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of fish you can choose from. To populate the tank, you'll need to find...

Originally Posted on Aquarium Info’s website – http://aquariuminfo.org/index.html Aquascaping is a learned art form that allows you to create an underwater landscape, inspiration for many works come from both underwater locations but also natural scenes such as mountains, jungles, deserts, waterfalls and many others. Designing an aquascape...

Originally Posted on Blue Planet Aquarium! Aquariums can help to breathe life (get it?) into almost any room. When selecting an aquarium for your home or office, follow these 5 tips to make sure it matches the rest of your interior design: Choose the Right Size An aquarium...

Article Originally Appeared on Fishkeeping World If you’re interested in keeping fish I’m sure you’ve already come across numerous myths about the differences between saltwater and freshwater aquariums. “Saltwater aquariums are more expensive…” “Beginners shouldn’t start with saltwater tanks…” “Saltwater aquariums grow more algae…” To lots of freshwater aquarists, saltwater...

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Aquarium Guides: What aquarium beginners need to know when starting an aquarium  Your Window to Another World Welcome to the world, the art, the experience of fish keeping. Each year, thousands of new fish keepers discover the natural wonder of aquariums. Fish keeping provides them, and now you,...

Most beginning aquarium owners are overwhelmed with the large number and variety of decisions required when setting up a new aquarium. The owner must decide on the type, size and placement of the aquarium; whether it will be freshwater or saltwater; live or plastic plants;...

TANK WATCH is a free mobile app that provides aquarium owners with information for eco-friendly tropical fishkeeping. Tank Watch makes it easy to search for the “GOOD” fish—those bred in captivity and not caught from the wild on coral reefs. WHY...

Written by: Alex more isharkbait is a marine biologist, aquarist, lover of animals, and an experienced veterinary assistant.Contact Author Where to Begin? You have your perfect tank, complete with all the bells and whistles of filtration. You have your water quality test kit ready. You have...

By Caroline Golon | Freshwater aquariums are alluring and beautiful, but many people shy away from keeping a tank because it seems complicated. While a freshwater aquarium isn’t overly difficult to set up or maintain, it does require some research, attention and commitment. Many novices...

Aquarium Guides: What aquarium beginners need to know when starting an aquarium  Your Window to Another World Welcome to the world, the art, the experience of fish keeping. Each year, thousands of new fish keepers discover the natural wonder of aquariums. Fish keeping provides them, and now you,...

When you’re creating an aquarium, the possibilities are limitless. Everything from bare-bottom tanks to densely planted Dutch tanks are perfectly valid styles. However, you’ll probably create a much more appealing result if you’re following a particular aquascaping style. Here are the most common styles you’ll see in aquariums,...

A freshwater aquarium is often the type of fish tank beginners choose for their home because of the perception that caring and maintaining saltwater aquarium can be difficult. But due to the availability of good filtration equipment, heavy-duty water pumps, salt mixes and test kits, beginner aquarium owners...

Aquarium size is one of the first things you should consider when planning a fish tank for your home or office. Type of Fish Tank The shape and type of your aquarium can affect the number of fish that you can put inside it. If you have...

By Adam Denish, DVM Perhaps you’ve wandered into the aquarium department of your local pet store and taken a good look at the faces of the fin-tailed. It’s easy to fall for the beautiful colors, the graceful movements and the soothing sounds of the water. If...

Written by: Jeff Kurtz -Saltwater Smarts Routine maintenance is an unavoidable aspect of marine aquarium keeping, but let’s face it, most of us would much rather spend our time enjoying the fruits of our labor than actually doing said labor. With that in mind, anything we...

Author: Jeff Kurtz - Tropical Fish Magazine A Marine Aquarium Maintenance Checklist (The Salt Creep) “I understand saltwater aquariums are a lot of hard work. How many hours do you have to spend on yours each day to keep it looking like that?” “I’d love to start a...