By: on December 11, 2017
Most aquarium hobbyists are familiar with the two-part scientific naming system that has been in use since the 1700's. That two-part system is comprised of the Genus and species, which hasn't really changed much since its inception. The process of assigning a species a new name or classifying it within an already described species can take time and sometimes be a confusing process. It must be determined if it is a new species? Is it a different life stage of species X? What about geographical ...
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By: on July 14, 2016
Wet/Dry filtration has become one of the corner stones of a well designed aquarium filtration system. Along with the general aspects of Wet/Dry filtration, this guide covers all of the benefits of this type of system including biological filtration, mechanical filtration, water oxygenation, chemical filtration and sump configurations. From the basic Wet/Dry filter to the more recent advancements in these filter systems, this guide bring the aquarium hobbyist up-to-speed on this very desirable ...
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By: on July 14, 2016
Aquarium lighting does far more than just illuminate the aquarium itself, proper aquarium lighting can greatly enhance the appearance of fish, plants, corals and invertebrates along with providing vital health benefits to all types of aquarium life forms. Thus, there are many important factors to consider when selecting the correct lighting system for your aquarium. When choosing the correct aquarium lighting system for a particular aquarium setup, the hobbyist needs to their best to replicate...
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By: on July 13, 2016
The nitrogen cycle as it pertains to the home aquarium is the process of establishing beneficial bacteria in order to break down nitrogenous waste compounds into less harmful nitrates that can be removed from the aquarium via plants or water changes. Like all living creatures, fish give off waste products, these nitrogenous waste products break down into ammonia (NH3), which is highly toxic to both fish & Invertebrates. In nature, the volume of water per fish is extremely high and waste produ...
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