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Algae & Their Types 101: For Aquarium Owners

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Algae & Their Types 101: For Aquarium Owners

Never underestimate the power of a good water change! Clean water is a staple of good aquarium care, so if your tank becomes polluted, it will help perform a water change. Regular water changes can help dilute and carry away unwanted algae nutrients that build up in your aquarium. We suggest carrying this out weekly as part of your maintenance routine, as going too long between changes may increase your chances of an algae outbreak.

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Setting up a New Aquarium Part 4

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Setting up a New Aquarium Part 4

Bottled bacteria is a good way of speeding up a cycle for a new aquarium (please see cycling section) using these products can shorten a cycle down from upwards of 6 weeks to as little as 3-7 days. If using a bottled bacteria to cycle a fresh aquarium, please note although your aquarium is cycled and ready for wet pets, it is still a very immature system, so slowly adding fish is still the best option.

 

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Let’s talk about low tech planted aquariums. Part 1

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Let’s talk about low tech planted aquariums. Part 1

For many of us we think having a stunning planted aquarium is going to be a daunting and expensive exercise, well this is not the case at all. It is entirely possible to set up a gorgeous planted aquarium on one simple idea.

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