Everything You Need To Know About Using T5 Lights For Your Aquarium

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Aquariums are similar to gardens and need special lighting for the plants to be able to grow. Helping the plants grow will also keep the fish happy. Plants are able to filter water to keep it clean, reduce algae growth …

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From Cambrian to Current: A Fish Evolution Story

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For those of you who don’t know about the incredible 500M year evolution of fish, today we are going to take you through the complete evolution of fish. The Cambrian Period, which begun over 540 million years ago, is the …

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High Tech Trends In Fish Tanks

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Keeping a fish tank can be as simple as a goldfish in a round bowl, or as high tech as a floor to ceiling aquarium built into the wall of a house. But for those aquarists who are fans of …

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Why does my tropical fish rub itself on rocks and substrate

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This is one of the most commonly asked questions amongst African Cichlid keepers. Chances are sooner or later you will observe your cichlids rubbing themselves on objects and substrate in the aquarium (also known as flashing). Below I will attempt …

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Top 10 Beginner Freshwater Fish For The Aquarium

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Many people start up their hobby and wonder which fish are the best beginner fish to own in their tank. Here is my top 10 fish that are great for beginners and easy to care for. 1, Black Molly – Poecilia …

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Best Type of Rock for a Marine Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium

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With freshwater fish tanks, depending on the fish you’re keeping and biotype there is a chance you’ll have rocks or wood as part of the aquascape for aesthetics. When considering a marine saltwater tank it’s a whole different story and …

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What is a FOWLR Fish Tank Aquarium

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Quite simply, FOWLR refers to a marine saltwater tank which has been set up as “Fish Only With Live Rock”. This is often a good way of entering in to the hobby from scratch or if moving from the freshwater …

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How to tell if your African Cichlids are breeding

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Whether you are new to the hobby or a well-versed fish keeper and you have kept African Cichlids chances are they are going to breed at some point! For some people, it happens straight away and for others it can …

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Colour Enhancing Hormones in African Cichlids

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As far as I can tell this is a subject that’s only just starting to gather momentum, but from the articles and forums I have read it’s obvious people have been noticing these extremely colourful fish that at only 1-2inches …

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How To Cool Down A Fish Tank Aquarium

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Being a typical UK resident I like to complain and moan about weather, whatever it may be and at the time of writing we appear to be experiencing a heat wave here in the UK so here are some things …

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