Home Made Fish Food Recipe

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Making your own fish food may seem like a daunting task at first, but once you start, you’ll see how easy it is and each batch gets quicker and more fun to make than the last. 1. Start with ANY greens, fruits and vegetables you can find. An example would include, but not be limited to; carrots, broccoli, yams, oranges, apples, Romaine lettuce, etc. 2. Put all the above in a blender or food processor. 3. Slowly add shrimp, crab legs (both with ...

Fish Care – Tips for Tropicals

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Keeping a discerning eye on your fish and their environment and addressing problems at the early stage will go a long way towards keeping your pets happy and healthy. Watch for small white spots, cloudy slime, patches of cottony fuzz, ragged gins, loss of appetite, and odd swimming behavior. Early detection increases the effectiveness of the many treatments available. Perform preventative maintenance regularly. Maintain proper pH, do frequent partial water changes, clean filters often, and keep water temperature at 70 ...

Your First Aquarium

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So you have decided to purchase your first aquarium (fish tank). A fish tank can be very enjoyable and is also known to lower stress. The following are some helpful suggestions to get you started properly: 1. Select the largest tank that will fit into your available space and is also within your price range. 2. Select a location away from windows and air ducts. 3. Place the tank on a sturdy stand, one that is designed to support the ...

Aquariums – Bigger is Better

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Whether you are a first time aquarium keeper or a seasoned hobbyist, the question of what size tank to buy is always a tough decision. So this article will explain why you should always pick the tank largest tank. Many people use money as the governing factor. It shouldn’t be. First off, since all the big dollars are the tank, stand and hood and these are specific to the foot print of the tank (length and width), future up-grades require replacing ...

Your Gold Fish Can Live 25 Years!

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For more than 4,000 years, men and women have kept fish, first in ponds and later in tanks. It comes as no surprise then that today they have become the second most popular pet in America. More than 7.4 million U.S households have aquarium fish! For many of us fish were our first pets, or more specifically gold fish. It is probably a safe assumption to say that at one time or another all of us have had a gold fish. ...

Can’t Decide on Freshwater or Saltwater?

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Saltwater fish are breathtakingly beautiful, with their unusual body shapes and bright neon colors. But, these marine fish are more difficult to care for and are more expensive than freshwater fish. Saltwater tanks have different requirements than freshwater tanks. Here are a few facts to help you decide if you want to try a saltwater tank: 1. Saltwater tanks have a higher initial cost for setup. You’ll need more sophisticated equipment, additional biological filters, live rocks or sand, and possibly a ...

When Algae Has Taken Over, It’s Plecos To The Rescue

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Algae can come in many different forms. Free floating, algae can make your water green. Substratum algae can coat the glass, rocks and ornaments in an aquarium as well as stringy hair algae. The Plecostomus Catfish from South America can be the answer to algae problems in your aquarium. Plecos are great for keeping your aquarium looking great and they’re also very cool looking. The Pleco has a “sucker” mouth that quickly gets green algae under control. There are over 100 species ...

Think Tank

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Care and maintenance of an aquarium and the responsibility of owning fish can be an excellent hands-on learning opportunity for children. Aquarium education can touch on almost every subject in a school’s curriculum. Parents can work with the aquarium store personnel to prepare short educational lessons for their children. Science lessons come from learning fish facts and how fish breathe under water. Learning the anatomy of a fish teaches children an appreciation for the efficiency and adaptability of the fish’s body ...

Create your Own Oasis

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to step from your doorstep directly into your garden and hear the relaxing natural sound of moving water? Enriching your outdoor living space by adding a pond, water garden, or other water feature has become one of the fastest growing hobbies. Whether you have very little outdoor space or many acres of land you can create your own corner of the world to manage your stress. Since Adam and Eve water and gardens have provided a source ...

Going On Vacation

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If you’re going on a vacation, are your fish going to be OK while you’re gone? If you take the time to prepare ahead of time, your prized fish should be fine for several days or up to a week or two. First, keep up with monthly maintenance of regular water changes and filter cartridge changes. It is important to keep the fish tank in its best possible shape before leaving it unattended for an extended period of time. It is ...

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