Understanding The Nitrogen Cycle In A Fish Tank Aquarium

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When we talk about water parameters and optimum levels, this is all based around the nitrogen cycle which takes place in our fish tanks. The best way to explain this cycle is by means of an image. As you can …

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What Is PH For Tropical Fish Tanks And Why Is It Important

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PH, ph, or pH, is the measure of acidity or alkalinity of a substance. In this case we will be referring to aquarium water. Seven (7.0) is neutral, less than seven is acidic, and greater than seven is alkaline. One …

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How To Treat Tropheus Cichlid Tropical Fish Bloat

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It is quite common now for Tropheus to contract bloat disease, this is more common in wild Tropheus due to their being moved to unnatural surroundings however is becoming more so common in non wild caught Tropheus now too. This …

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Why Would You Need Isolation Or Hospital Fish Tanks

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Unfortunately in the hobby of keeping tropical fish, due to them being live animals, like us, they occasionally become ill. Generally most of us will observe our fish every day and will get to know the normal behaviour of the …

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How To Treat Cichlid Tropical Fish Bloat Disease

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Cichlids in general are very hardy fish, especially those from lake Malawi and lake Tanganyika, however they can be susceptible to bloat disease. This is believed to be caused by a flagellate (a unicellular animal, a protozoan) and occurs in …

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How To Set Up A Hospital Quarantine Fish Tank

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Whilst we are all trying our best to keep tropical fish in the best environment and surroundings as possible, it is often necessary to isolate our tropical fish from the main tank due to disease or stress. It is also …

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Freshwater Tropical Ich (White Spot) (Ick) Fish Disease

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The name Ichthyophthirius Multifilis translates to “fish louse with many children”, a title that fits well, as each parasite may produce over a thousand offspring. Although the disease is the equivalent of a skin infection, Ich (sometimes called Ick) can …

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Arowana Droop Eye Syndrome

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An Arowana can get droop eye syndrome when its eyeball is continuing tilted downwards such that it is always looking down. This usually occurs in only 1 eye, with the other eye looking normal. The severity of droop eye may vary …

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Is It Essential To Have A Filter On A Tropical Fish Tank

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When considering filters on a fish tank we need to think about the overall picture of what we’re trying to achieve and to what level and aren’t able to generalise when answering whether you need a filter on a tropical …

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Oil Slick in your Fish Tank

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When we talk about an oil slick in your fish tank we don’t mean something like the disaster of the above photo which was the terrible event of the BP Deep-water Horizon rig in Gulf of Mexico explosion of 2010. What I mean …

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