How Much Salt Should I Add To My Freshwater Aquarium

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The practice of adding salt to a freshwater aquarium is one that has been around for quite some time. There are several reasons why sodium chloride (aka table salt or aquarium salt) would be added to a freshwater tank, including …

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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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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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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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How to Reduce the Cost of Running my Marine Fish Tank Aquarium

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There’s no doubt about it, keeping a functioning, healthy marine fish tank does increase your expenditure on your monthly electricity bill, and our friends over at Swell UK advise us that it is one of the biggest negatives about modern …

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Is Upgrading To LED Aquarium Lighting Worth It

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When you go to your local fish store to buy a replacement bulb you may often notice other alternatives to the T5 or T8 tube which you are replacing. If you have a keen eye and are lucky enough to …

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Choosing An Aquarium Substrate

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These days there is an abundance of choice when it comes to aquarium substrate. From sand to gravel and soils, all have benefits depending on the type of fish and tank you keep. Swell UK has a wide range of …

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Fish Tank Aquarium Plan of Action During Power Cut

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Short power failures have almost no effect on an aquarium, but if your electricity is out for much longer it is worth taking measures to make sure that your fish are OK. The largest problem that occurs during a power …

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The Pros and Cons of Different Aquarium Fish Tank Lighting Sources

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The type of lighting that you choose for your aquarium really depends on the job it needs to do. There is a huge range of styles to choose from, to suit all types of aquarium and budget, and if you’re …

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How To Install a Foam Based 3D Background to a Fish Tank Aquarium

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We want to be clear at the offset, this is how we have installed a 3D background which is designed to attach to the aquarium walls directly rather than a resin background. Foam based aquarium 3D background include those from …

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