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Koi ponds add a beautiful and tranquil touch to a well-landscaped property. They often feature large rocks and waterfalls or are surrounded by tall grass. Beautifying your koi pond may be simpler and less expensive than you might think, and you’ll soon be on your way to a tranquil space that looks like it came right out of a magazine. If you’re looking for a new way to make your koi pond stand out or just need a little inspiration for how to make it more aesthetically pleasing, take a look at the following five tips. 1. Make It into a Water Garden Add some lily pads to your koi …

With fall upon us, now is the time to assess the heater in your aquarium. During times of inactivity, a heater may cease to function correctly, so it’s important to monitor it when the ambient temperature changes. Maintaining the proper temperature in a fish tank is an important factor in keeping the fish healthy. In many cases, temperature fluctuations can cause the death of fish, due to stress-related diseases, as well as aquarium plants and coral. Luckily, maintaining optimal temperatures is a simple process, regardless of the species of fish. Learn the Optimal Temperature for Your Fish Species For most fish species, there’s a common range of temperatures for tropical …

If you have a fish pond in your yard, you’re aware of the sheer enjoyment you get out of it. You and your family have probably spent a lot of time simply relaxing and just watching the fish playing in the water. However, you’re likely also aware that a good fish pond won’t stay that way if left untended. Unless you keep it clean, the water quality can deteriorate and even become toxic for the fish. This is where a pond vacuum comes in. Follow these tips so you’ll know the proper procedure for using this type of vacuum correctly. Use the Vacuum at the Right Time First of all, …

When most saltwater enthusiasts think of “macroalgae,” they think about tucking these beautiful aquatic plants away in a refugium, but these gems can really spiff up an aquarium as well. Also known to function as natural filters, these algae efficiently strain nitrates and other accumulating wastes that can build unwanted algae, like brown algae. Along the way, this nitrate-removal operation denies harmful microalgae the sustenance needed to get established. Also, these plants are a source of free oxygen. The following are among the easiest plants to grow in a saltwater tank, and a lot of us at Aquatic Warehouse think they’re also among the most attractive. 1. Spaghetti Algae Experienced …

Coral is a beautiful way to add color and interest to your saltwater tank, but it does require proper care to remain vibrant and attractive. Coral is an animal, and as such, you need to understand what type of light is needed, how to feed it, and the right water conditions needed for it to thrive. Once you understand how to care for your coral, you and your fish will be able to enjoy it for many years to come. Know the Correct Saltwater Tank Water Parameters Coral requires certain parameters to grow properly: Gravity 1.023–1.025  • Alkalinity 2.1–2.5 mEq/L  • Temperature 76–81°F  • Magnesium 1200–1280 ppm  • Calcium 400–430 …

On the surface, a koi fish may simply appear to be a large carp, so you might wonder why it’s such a common motif in landscaping, art, sculpture, and especially in tattooing. What’s so special about this fish? The answer is koi have a rich symbolic attribution attached to them by the Japanese, which is why they’re featured so prominently in artwork. Koi are one of the most auspicious animals in the river, according to folklore. The most popular myth about koi comes from its ability to swim upstream. The legend is that if a koi makes it to the top of the Yellow River to a place called Dragon …

Watching goldfish swim about in a well-crafted tank is mesmerizing and soothing. As pets, they’re quieter and less demanding than dogs or cats, and they’re actually capable of learning tricks and appreciate human attention. While these qualities make goldfish fascinating enough, here’s five more fun facts that put them in their own league. 1. They’ve Been Kept as Pets for Over 1,000 Years The Chinese raised silver-colored carp for food, but around the seventh century, they started selectively breeding the occasional orange carp that cropped up. Around the tenth century, the distinct goldfish was established as the first fish kept primarily as a pet. Over the centuries, an amazing variety …

For aquarium hobbyists, few things compare to seeing the wonder of a selected pair of fish mating, producing fry, and raising them to maturity. It produces a sense of accomplishment as well as extra fish to keep or share. Read on to discover how to select, feed, and house aquarium fish for breeding. Know Your Fish’s Needs Different fish require different aquarium setups. One of the challenges of breeding aquarium fish—not simply keeping them healthy and robust—is developing an environment that’s as similar to the fish’s natural habitat as possible. Find literature on the fish you want that goes into great depth about aquarium setups, foods, and types of plants …

Koi are robust, hardy fish with a well-deserved reputation for rarely getting sick. However, this doesn’t mean they’re immune to bacterial, parasitic, or fungal diseases. The key to successful recovery is recognizing symptoms early and starting the proper treatment as soon as possible. Here are eight common koi diseases as well as their symptoms and treatments. 1. Ichthyophthirius Multifiliis (Ich) Ich is a protozoan parasite that results in white spots that resemble salt developing on the koi’s body and fins. Other symptoms include clamped fins, cloudy eyes and fins, and scratching. A broad-spectrum disease treatment as well as a pond fish treatment (available at Aquatic Warehouse, where you can purchase …

Controlling algae in an aquarium may seem difficult, but it’s quite manageable. A little algae isn’t a big problem as long as it isn’t taking over your freshwater aquarium. It takes a little more fine-tuning in a saltwater aquarium. A little algae on the glass is completely normal. However, if it’s all over your decorations, plants, or corals (in saltwater tanks), you’ll need to take action. If you follow a few simple steps, you can keep that pesky algae from getting out of control without having to bust your budget on expensive fish tank supplies. Here are a few basic things you can do to keep your aquarium functioning at …

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