How to Clear Up a Cloudy Fish Tank

How to Clear Up a Cloudy Fish Tank

by Irene Bearly May 25, 2020 6 min read

Cloudy water can be very frustrating, since it prevents you from fully enjoying your beautiful fish tank. In this article, we explore the many reasons why your aquarium may look hazy and how to clear up the murkiness as quickly as possible.

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The Fish Keeper’s Guide to pH, GH, and KH

The Fish Keeper’s Guide to pH, GH, and KH

by Irene Bearly May 11, 2020 6 min read

pH, GH, and KH are terms commonly used in water chemistry, but there is a lot of confusion surrounding them in the freshwater aquarium hobby. This practical guide for beginners explains what these parameters mean, when you should test for them, and how to raise or lower them if needed.

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The Easy Guide to the Nitrogen Cycle for Aquariums

The Easy Guide to the Nitrogen Cycle for Aquariums

by Irene Bearly March 02, 2020 4 min read

Are you getting started with your first fish tank? Then you may have heard of something called the “aquarium nitrogen cycle,” followed by a bunch of complicated scientific terms and graphs that seem a little overwhelming. No need to panic! Keep reading as we explain the nitrogen cycle in this very short and simple guide.

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Freshwater Fish Tank Cycling - How to Prepare for New Fish

Freshwater Fish Tank Cycling - How to Prepare for New Fish

by Irene Bearly July 19, 2019 4 min read

Have you ever seen a fish in the wild living in pure, crystal clear water with no other contaminants? Probably not. That’s because life doesn’t flourish in “pristine” conditions, but rather when there’s a whole ecosystem of microorganisms, plants, and animals that are in balance with one another. So, if you’re looking to set up a brand-new fish tank, let’s talk about aquarium cycling and how to prepare a healthy, thriving environment for your fish to live in.
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How Often Do You Have to Change Water in a Fish Tank?

How Often Do You Have to Change Water in a Fish Tank?

by Cory McElroy December 26, 2016 3 min read

To mimic nature, we as hobbyists many times, need to do water changes. Most waterways have very low nitrates in the water because wastes are constantly being flushed downstream. Unfortunately for us, the byproduct of feeding our fish is nitrates. When this parameter is kept low, fish will be at their healthiest.
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