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Self Cleaning Fish Tank – Top 5 Aquarium Guide And Reviews

Self Cleaning Fish Tank – Top 5 Aquarium Guide And Reviews

A self cleaning fish tank will provide you endless hours of enjoyment without all the hassle. Maintaining a regular fish tank can be tedious and time consuming. Self cleaning aquariums minimize the need for routine maintenance. Many beginners in the aquarium hobby love the fish but hate the maintenance required to maintain optimal water parameters for their pet fish. This is understandable as there is a lot that goes into creating perfect fish tank conditions. The idea o f a...
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Best Aquarium Heater – The Top 3 Heaters For Nano Aquariums

Best Aquarium Heater – The Top 3 Heaters For Nano Aquariums

Finding the best aquarium heater to suit your needs can be a daunting task with so many products on the market to choose from. We take a look at the top 3 aquarium heaters designed specifically for nano aquariums. For most “normal” room temperatures, you can figure on 100 watts for a 20-gallon to achieve proper heating. Why You Need An Aquarium Heater If you plan on keeping tropical fish, then it’s a no brainer that a heater is required....
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5 Gallon Fish Tank – The Perfect Nano Aquarium Size

5 Gallon Fish Tank – The Perfect Nano Aquarium Size

The standard 5 Gallon Fish Tank is a favorite amongst freshwater and saltwater aquarium hobbyists. Because of its size, affordability and availability, the five gallon fish tank has created a cult like following in the the realm of nano aquariums. The choices seem endless as aquarium kits and standalone tanks are easy to obtain. We suggest you take a look at a few of the choices we listed below before making your final decision. There are many fish tanks to consider and knowing...
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The Fluval Spec – A Perfect Cherry Shrimp Tank!

The Fluval Spec – A Perfect Cherry Shrimp Tank!

If you are in the market for a cherry shrimp tank, then look no further. The Fluval spec lineup has just what you need to sustain a suitable habitat for small fish (smaller tetras, mini rasboras, galaxy danios to name a few), a Betta, and more ideally – ornamental shrimp (such as red cherry shrimp). I prefer to keep shrimp in these tanks along with a few otocinclus algae eaters. Catching the multiple tank syndrome (MTS) about a year ago, I...
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Mr Aqua 12 Gallon Long Tank – Great Dimensions For A Planted Tank

Mr Aqua 12 Gallon Long Tank – Great Dimensions For A Planted Tank

I purchased my Mr Aqua 12 gallon long tank locally here in Oahu, Hawaii. Luckily for me, there are a few stores that cater to the planted tank hobbyist and carry top of the line items and ADA equipment as well. To date, I have not seen it available on Amazon.com but they do carry other Mr Aqua aquariums. Over the past few months, this has been my major planted tank project that has made me learn a lot about...
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Need A Container For Your Dry Aquarium Fertilizer?

Need A Container For Your Dry Aquarium Fertilizer?

OXO Storage Containers are perfect for storing your dry aquarium fertilizer. I use these to contain my dry fertilizers and they have always been able to keep my fertilizers fresh. You Should Keep Your Dry Aquarium Fertilizer In Airtight Containers The containers pictured below (set of 4, both 2 and 4 oz. sizes) were bought from Ross and are similar to the ones I got from Amazon that I use as well. On the containers, I used a label maker to...
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SaltyNC’s First Planted Iwagumi Petco 6.6 Gallon Bookshelf

SaltyNC’s First Planted Iwagumi Petco 6.6 Gallon Bookshelf

A great, inspirational tank for those looking to get into the hobby. The original journal can be found HERE. SaltyNC’s First Planted Iwagumi Petco 6.6 Gallon Bookshelf. “I uploaded a new video of the boraras brigittae feeding. At about the 30 second mark, you’ll see me lowering a quarter into the tank to show the scale of this small tank and just how tiny boraras brigittae truly are. You should at the 30 second mark also get the idea behind...
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Geniusdudekiran’s ADA Mini S Iwagumi “Treeless Mountain”

Geniusdudekiran’s ADA Mini S Iwagumi “Treeless Mountain”

Geniusdudekiran’s ADA Mini S Iwagumi “Treeless Mountain.” The original journal can be found HERE. Big thanks to Kiran Ravindra for his contribution to the hobby. (updated 2/21/17) He used to run wkguy.com for all things Wabi Kusa but I’m not sure what happened to the business. Volume: ADA Mini S / 3.5 gal Filter: Zoo Med 501 canister filter CO2: Paintball CO2 (Jaggedfury style), Knockoff ADA bubble counter, check valve, and diffuser Lighting: Archaea 30cm LED (All white LED version, thanks...
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@marko@’s ADA 30C

@marko@’s ADA 30C

@marko@’s ADA 30C. A compilation of photos gathered throughout the years. The original journal can be found HERE.   Tank/Volume: ADA 30c / 7.5 gal Filter: Eheim Ecco 2232 CO2: Pressurized on a ph controller, ceramic diffuser Lighting: 27 watt PC, 6500k Fertilizer(s): flourish, flourish nitrogen, flourish potassium, flourish phosphorus, flourish iron, flourish excel; all 2 times a week at recommended dose. Water changes: 50% once a week Flora: Foreground: U. graminifolia Mid-ground: p. helferi, e. parkeri Background: a. ‘petite’...
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Jncme’s Rites of Flourish

Jncme’s Rites of Flourish

Jncme’s first aquarium, started with the chi accessories and now equipped with Aquaclear HOB filter and Finnex 26w light. Currently housing hinomaru CRS. The original journal can be found HERE. Volume: Fluval Chi – 5 gallon Filter: Aquaclear HOB filter CO2: None Lighting: Finnex 26w light Fertilizer(s): Flourish & Excel Flora: Foreground: Hemianthus Callitrichoides Mid-ground: Background: Hair Grass Fauna: Hinomaru CRS Hardscape: Substrate: Fluval plant stratum