Small Bubbles Forming Under Live Plant Leaves

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You may be concerned if you see small bubbles forming under the leaves of your live plants however you should really give yourself a pat on the back for doing a sterling job of keeping live tropical plants! There are …

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How To Control Snails In The Home Aquarium

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One of the most common and often annoying problems you may face in the home aquarium is snails. The frustration of seeing hundreds of them appear from no-where almost overnight can be concerning and often confusing. It is normal for …

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The Key To A Successful Planted Fish Tank Aquarium

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When we think of a fish tank, we often think of the clue that is in the name – fish! However it is becoming more and more popular in the hobby to turn a fish tank in to a planted …

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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 Do I Grow Tropical Aquarium Plants

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Certain requirements need to be met in order to grow aquarium plants successfully. Light, nutrients, substrate, and carbon dioxide of sufficient quantity are the main requirements. Substrate is the medium in which plants grow their roots and sand or gravel …

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Plants In A Tanganyika Fish Tank Aquarium

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Although plants are considered a must for most aquarists for the home fish tank, when considering a Tanganyika biotype they are far from a natural occurrence in the African lake itself. They are generally only found muddy bays with shallow …

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Plants For Beginner Aquarists

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Anyone who starts out will want to just add those ugly plastic plants, but if you really want your fish to thrive they will need to have real aquatic plants in that aquarium. Some beginners might be intimidated by the …

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Controlling Algae Growth in a Tropical Fish Tank

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Algae of one form or another will almost always be in an aquarium, but it can usually be well controlled with a few simple steps. Most commonly it is caused by excessive nitrates and/or phosphates in the water, incorrect lighting, …

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Types of Algae Growth Found in a Tropical Fish Tank

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There are 7 main types of algae (but more do exist) that aquariums can have. Brown algae This will probably be the first type of algae any one will encounter in the aquarium and could appear from early on and will …

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