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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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How to Get Rid of Blue-Green Algae in Aquariums

How to Get Rid of Blue-Green Algae in Aquariums

by Irene Bearly May 18, 2020 3 min read

Do you have a mysterious, blue-green slime taking over your aquarium? Or is there a strange smell coming from your fish tank? You might be dealing with blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria). In this article, we cover the causes of blue-green algae and how to get rid of it once and for all.

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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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Quick Guide: How to Plant Live Aquarium Plants

Quick Guide: How to Plant Live Aquarium Plants

by Irene Bearly May 04, 2020 7 min read

Congrats on buying your new aquarium plant! This quick guide leads you step-by-step through the recommend ways for adding different types of live plants to your aquarium.

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How to Cure Fungus on Aquarium Fish

How to Cure Fungus on Aquarium Fish

by Irene Bearly April 27, 2020 5 min read

If your fish has a white- or gray-colored growth on its mouth or body, it could have a fungal infection. Fungal outbreaks are often caused by stressful or poor water conditions and can lead to secondary diseases, so it’s important to address the problem immediately. In this article, we cover several options for treating fungus, as well as how to prevent it from coming back.

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Care Guide for Pea Puffers – The Smallest Pufferfish in the World

Care Guide for Pea Puffers – The Smallest Pufferfish in the World

by Irene Bearly April 20, 2020 5 min read

Pea puffers are one of the coolest oddball species you can keep in a smaller-sized aquarium. They’re known for their helicopter-like maneuverability, independently moving eyes, and of course, ability to inflate like a tiny water balloon. In this practical care guide, we answer your most frequently asked questions about these amazing, little creatures.

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10 Best Clean-Up Crew Ideas for Freshwater Aquariums

10 Best Clean-Up Crew Ideas for Freshwater Aquariums

by Irene Bearly April 13, 2020 6 min read

Looking for a fish or invertebrate that will clean your aquarium so that you never have to do tank maintenance? Sorry, that mythical creature doesn’t exist. However, many animals do an excellent job of eating leftover food, algae, dying plant leaves, and even pest snails. Discover our top 10 favorite clean-up crew members that every freshwater aquarium should have.

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How to Culture Vinegar Eels for Fish Fry

How to Culture Vinegar Eels for Fish Fry

by Irene Bearly April 06, 2020 3 min read

Are you getting into fish breeding but need a way to feed teeny-tiny fry that are too small to eat regular fry food? Try vinegar eels! This live food is very easy to culture, survives in fresh water for several days, and entices baby fish to eat more and grow faster.

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Care Guide for Discus Fish – The King of the Aquarium

Care Guide for Discus Fish – The King of the Aquarium

by Irene Bearly March 30, 2020 6 min read

Discus fish are one of the beautiful freshwater fish in the hobby, known for their spectacular colors and large, circular shape. However, they’re also notorious for being extremely difficult to keep. We’ve spent many years personally keeping discus and helping our customers be successful with them. Based on our experiences, this care guide offers practical advice and useful tips for beginners.

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How to Properly Clean Your Fish Tank

How to Properly Clean Your Fish Tank

by Irene Bearly March 23, 2020 6 min read

When people find out you keep fish, they probably imagine a crusty, algae-coated tank where you can barely see anything swimming inside. But with just a few easy steps, you can keep your aquarium looking like a beautiful work of art. Follow along as we share our top tips for cleaning your fish tank like a pro.

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