Is Your Aquarium Balanced?

The world as we know it is in balance. Animals breathe in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. Plant absorbs carbon dioxide and give off oxygen as part of there process of photosynthesis. Animals eat plants and animals wastes, feed plants. Water evaporated from the seas and come back to freshen the earth. The absolute […]

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Breeding The Neon Swordtail

In the early 1840’s, the famous botanist Karl Heller traveled to Mexico on a plant collecting expedition. When he returned to Europe he brought with him some strange and beautiful fish specimens. Eventually, these fish were called Xiphophorus helleri, literally, “Heller’s sword bearer”. For some time I had been hoping to acquire a pair of […]

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DIY driftwood for your aquarium

DIY driftwood takes time, but it will save you tons of money. Some small pieces cost well over $20. Also, the soak method (minus salt) will work for store bought driftwood. Store bought driftwood is cleaned and has not been soaked. This may lead to tannin’s being leaked into your tank What you’ll need: Driftwood, […]

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DIY Aquarium

Some questions have been asked of late about tank building, while I do not claim to be an expert, I have built many tanks. The following is a basic guide on putting a tank together. First thing’s first; when cutting, try and cut to the center of the glass, if you try and cut off […]

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Breeding Fish

This article is not entirely original. I have been collecting spawning articles from various club publications for over three years. This is an overview taken from a collection of these. Why breed fish? There are many reasons. In our club, you get points in a nationally recognized Breeder’s Award program. If I ever move to […]

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Breeding Your Goldfish

If you are keen on breeding Goldfish, you should know that it’s not an easy task. It will take a lot of patience, a lot of space in the tank and quite a bit of money too. Don’t get into breeding if you think it’s going to be profitable, because it isn’t! Breeding goldfish is […]

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