Aquarium Nitrate Nitrates are, for most aquariums, the last stage of the Nitrogen cycle. A healthy aquarium usually builds nitrates up quite quickly and is one of the reasons that we conduct regular maintenance and water changes. So aquarium nitrates are certainly worth talking about.
Aquarium Cycling If you're new to fish keeping, you have no doubt heard the term 'Aquarium Cycling' or something similar and you're probably either already confused or you're trying to learn what that means. This article will cover every base of aquarium cycling in an easy to follow step-by-step manner, so by the time you have finished reading this, it will all make perfect sense......hopefully!
Topaz Cichlids are quite rare in the hobby and these are the first group I have seen on offer in a local shop, so needless to say, I snapped them up. Cryptoheros Myrnae originates in Costa Rica and Panama in the rivers of the Atlantic slope. In the wild, they are listed as endangered and are on the IUCN Red List. This may well be a reason for their rarity in the trade.
Salt in the Aquarium I have seen a lot of cases recently of advice being given to add Salt to Freshwater Aquariums. This has been given for various reasons, including as a remedy for illness. But it seems that some fishkeepers are adding Salt to healthy freshwater Aquariums. Why? Aquarium Salt is often found for sale in Aquarium stores, and it is ultimately no different to the Salt you use on your dinner. But Freshwater fish are not accustomed to Salt, in fact, in Freshwater rivers, there is very little to no Salt content at all. This means that many freshwater fish do not tolerate Salt in the Aquarium.
The best aquarium water conditioner A common question amongst aquarists is, what is the best aquarium water conditioner? A water conditioner is an essential part of keeping fish and there are loads on the market, but which one is the best?
Aquarium filter setup Filter setup can seem relatively straight forward, with many filters arriving with pre-installed media. You may also think that as long as each type of media is somewhere in the filter, it will do its job. You would be right. But there are ways to make it far more effective.
Ammonia Spike - There are many reasons why an ammonia spike can occur in your aquarium. One of the most common is that the tank is new and has not been cycled (If you have a newly setup aquarium and arent sure about cycling, give our short book a try, FREE on kindle). Whatever the reason for the ammonia spike, it needs to be dealt with quickly. Ammonia is highly toxic, so it won't be long until you find you have very ill or dead fish.
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