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When you’re starting out as an aquarist, sustaining a new saltwater or freshwater aquarium can be slightly challenging if you don’t follow some basic steps, but you’re already on the right track by reading this article. Here are some tips that can help you prepare for a rewarding and a beautiful experience of caring for an aquarium. 1. Do Some Research Start by looking up the different types of tanks, fish, and setups you can choose from. Check for fish compatibility, and keep a list of the species you have so you know what type of food to buy. You’ll need to spend some money starting out. Therefore, it’s important …

Owning an aquarium can be an enjoyable and soothing investment. For those seeking to keep their pet fish happy and healthy, a fish tank filter is key. Avoid the stress of pH imbalances with this guide on how to set up a fish tank filter. Set the Tank Up for Success Before adding the filtration system, your tank must be set up. Wash all aquarium items such as the gravel, rocks, and ornaments. To wash gravel, put it in a colander over a bucket and add water. Stir, drain, and rinse the gravel until the water stays clear, then add it to the tank. Be careful to not use soap …

Water quality is critical to the health of the fish in an aquarium. For this reason, it’s important to know if your fish tank’s water is at the level of quality it should be. Here are some tips that can help you improve the quality of your home aquarium’s water, brought to you by the staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted aquarium supplier. Be Aware of Organic Nutrients Organic nutrients are commonly caused by uneaten food and organic waste materials. These nutrients end up being food for things like algae, which can lead to decreased water quality. To improve the water quality, replace the filter frequently and perform regular water …

In the rush to enjoy their beautiful fish, people often make simple blunders when starting koi ponds. These mistakes can be harmful—and even deadly—to the koi. The experts at Aquatic Warehouse, a leading provider of koi pond and fish tank supplies, recommend avoiding these errors to ensure a long-lasting habitat full of healthy, happy fish. 1. Building the Pond Too Shallow Many prospective koi owners assume a shallow pool is better for observing their fish. However, ponds require at least 10 gallons of water for every 1 inch of koi. The fish require depth to develop their ideal “torpedo-shaped” bodies—large in the middle and tapered at both ends. In a deep …

A well-maintained koi pond can be a beautiful and serene addition to any outside area. However, when not properly maintained, a koi pond can become both an eyesore and health risk to the fish living there. When a strange smell or algae buildup is noticed, it’s important to use the right pond chemicals to fix the problem and return the koi pond to a cleaner state. Here’s a handy checklist, provided by Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted provider of pond, freshwater aquarium, and saltwater aquarium supplies. Chlorine Removers and Water Conditioners Before placing any fish in the pond, or when adding new water, consider using a chlorine and chloramine remover if …

Koi, or Nishikigoi (meaning “brocaded carp”), are a lovely species of fish that add a variety of color and enjoyment to many water gardens and ponds. In Japanese culture, koi are considered a symbol of love and friendship. One of the most satisfying parts of enjoying these fish are feeding times. Here’s a few tips for feeding your koi, brought to you by Aquatic Warehouse, a leading provider of koi pond and fish tank supplies. 1. Change the Frequency Based on the Season Koi require up to four meals a day during the warmer months of the year. During the spring and summer, koi are highly active and need all …

Fish might not be as popular as dogs or cats, but the aquarium hobby is quickly gaining on them. Having an aquarium or an outdoor pond can be a very worthwhile, rewarding, and educational experience. Not only are fish beautiful and graceful to look at, but they can provide an emotional boost as well. Here are six reasons you might enjoy some fish in your home, brought to you by Aquatic Warehouse, a leading provider of pond equipment and saltwater and freshwater aquarium supplies. 1. Relieves Stress One of the biggest benefits of owning fish is the stress relief that comes with watching them. Maybe it’s because humans are hardwired …

Ghost shrimp are 1 to 2-inch long translucent freshwater crustaceans. This translucency, especially in the carapace area, makes their internal processes visible. They are omnivorous scavengers that tend to hang out at the bottom of tanks and feed non-discriminately on a variety of material. Although somewhat fragile, ghost shrimp are relatively easy to care for. Tank Requirements Ghost shrimp should be acclimated to tank conditions, then put in a small 5 to 10-gallon or larger freshwater tank, which you can purchase from a trusted aquarium supplier such as Aquatic Warehouse. This species of freshwater shrimp does best when the tank is generously supplied with living plants such as hornwort or …

There’s no set time frame when it comes to the maintenance of a fish tank. Many factors contribute to how much time it takes to keep a tank clean. The size of the tank, items you provide for your fish, and the health and type of the fish, plants, and/or corals can contribute to varying time frames of aquarium management. When to Care for Your Aquarium Some individuals take care of their tank daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. It’s up to you when and how much effort you put into the aquarium, but cleaning a tank too much can result in decreasing the good bacteria and nutrients that benefit your …

Setting up a fish tank isn’t difficult, but there are a few things to keep in mind. If this is your first aquarium, consider getting a 20-gallon tank or larger. Don’t start small with the idea of upgrading later. It’s actually easier to maintain a larger tank. Here are the most essential steps to consider when setting up a saltwater or freshwater aquarium. 1. Consider the Placement There are considerations beyond aesthetics when choosing the site for your aquarium. The surface you set it on should be: Sturdy Level Out of direct sunlight Away from external heat sources and air conditioning Near an electric outlet, preferably a GFI (Note: there …

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