The Canister Filter

Basically, a canister filter allows a pump to suck or push water through filter media. The advantage largely is due to the ability to increase pressure within the filter. This means that each ounce of water can see a greater surface area while still maintaining adequate volumteric flow rates. Quality canister filters require little maintenance. […]

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Protein Skimmers

Overview Protein skimmers come in two basic flavors: counter current and cocurrent. Everything else is somewhere in between. A good skimmer will be as tall as possible, and have the air and water traveling in opposite directions. The volumetric flow rate through a skimmer is determined largely by the size and occupants of the display […]

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On Breeding Guppies

On Breeding Guppies If you are reading this, you obviously have an interest in either broadening your knowledge as an avid aquarist, or you may have an interest in actually breeding Guppies. Be that as it may, this is NOT a complete guide caring for and the breeding of Show/Fancy Guppies. It is only intended […]

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How To Keep Your Aquarium’s Temperature Just Right

Our warm-blooded nature enables our body temperature to adjust to our environment. Fish and invertebrates are not as fortunate. The body temperatures of these cold-blooded creatures are harmonious to their environment. It is, therefore, the fish owners’ responsibility to maintain the appropriate aquarium temperature. 98.6 degrees is our optimal body temperature. Anything venturing too far […]

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