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Cheap, High Quality Substrate - Viewed 20262 times
Post by: Z. Mazza on December 09, 2005, 02:17:34 PM I found this deal a few weeks ago, and thought I would pass it along to everyone here at'm a person that while I like high quality products, I also lik

Cleaning and Disinfecting Aquariums: A How-To Guide - Viewed 5329 times
By Jeremy Drolet It can be said about the aquarium hobby that there is always a wrong way to do something, but there never one single right way to do it. Cleaning and disinfecting aquarium tanks is no different. I offer my methods and my advice here simply to help others. It is most

Curing Ugly Tank Syndrome - Viewed 5428 times
By Schuyler D. Sloane - Pres. & Co-founder Of The Northeast Philadelphia Aquarium Society We have all been there, your once beautiful tank, filled with colorful fish and lush plants, now looks more like a swamp than a river. What is a hobbyist to do? Usually by the time most hob

Digital Photography Tips - Viewed 2923 times
By: Fredjikrang First of all I want to go over some of the basics of photography. I don't know how much you know about photography, so this may be a bit simplistic if you have some experience.There are four basic things that affect the attributes of any parti

DIY Dividers Alternative - Viewed 13857 times
By: Gina W Okay so around here I couldn't find those long report cover bindings to make my dividers with so I went to Lowe's to get some ideas and this is what I found. Its called PVC FRP Tileboard End Cap at Lowe's (sold in 8 foot lengths) but I guess its also called PVC Profile:

Driftwood Do's & Don'ts - Viewed 25259 times
By Tom Haupenthal, If you have ever visited a fish message board like Message Board, then you have probably seen questions about driftwood from time to time. I

Driftwood In The Aquarium - Viewed 21593 times
By Clint Norwood Driftwood can be a very beautiful addition to your freshwater Aquarium. An example of driftwood in the aquarium, tastefully done. © Gino Manci

Fertilizing Aquatic Plants - Viewed 8328 times
By: Carissa Thorne  Perhaps one of the more confusing aspects of keeping a lush planted tank is knowing what and how much to fertilize. Adding to this confusion is the popular belief that adding too many fertilizers will cause algae problems. First of all, what do plant

How I Ship Fish - Viewed 6226 times
By Blessed Silence First I use fresh water that has not had fish in it, but has been aged for about a week.  I dont use heaters in most of my tanks so the temp is the same, and no additives so all the chemistry is usually the same.  I use bag buddies and breather bags, but

How To Start An Aquarium Society(Part 1 of 4) - Viewed 5995 times
Fish Have Clubs, Why Can't I? By Schuyler Sloane (N.E.P.A.S.) O.K. so fish don’t have clubs but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have one. The whole concept of an aquarium club is something that is near and dear to my heart. I started my aquarium society

How To Start An Aquarium Society(Part 2 of 4) - Viewed 4092 times
Fish Have Clubs, Why Can't I? By Schuyler Sloane (N.E.P.A.S.) Now what do I do? The remainder of this book can be used as a checklist. You don’t necessarily need to follow it in order but it will help you to not get to far ahead of y

How To Start An Aquarium Society(Part 3 of 4) - Viewed 3248 times
Fish Have Clubs, Why Can't I? By Schuyler Sloane (N.E.P.A.S.)  The Meeting Place Now you have people calling asking how to get to your meeting place. You did get a meeting place right? A thought or 2 about meeting places. When I first started our club we only ha

How To Start An Aquarium Society(Part 4 of 4) - Viewed 3406 times
Fish Have Clubs, Why Can't I? By Schuyler Sloane (N.E.P.A.S.)  Sponsors One of the most important things you need to do for your club is to find sponsors. Sponsors are the generous local and national companies that will supply you with the goodies that keep your

Moving Day - Viewed 3481 times
By Kick If you are being faced with a move to another city or even across country, there is no need to despair over what to do with your special pets that live in your aquarium. You don’t have to look for a friend who would like to inherit them or take them to a fish store for

Photographing Fish: 5 Tips For Frustrated Beginners - Viewed 3609 times
By: Travis Staut  Photographing pets can often be a difficult proposition. Add water, glass reflections and the low lighting of an aquarium environment, and you've got the recipe for one extremely difficult photo shoot. But it doesn't have to be that hard. Armed with the fo

Shipping Live Fish - Viewed 6514 times
This article was gleaned from posts on the Message Board The question: How do you ship live fish? depends on what type of fish they are. Here's a pretty decent "how-to" for you:

Taking Aquarium Photographs - Viewed 4861 times
Title: PhotographsPost by: Zoso on September 18, 2007, 05:04:20 PM Not sure if this is the right area but Help seems to be good enough. Question. What is the best way to take pictures of your aquariu

The KIS Aquarium - Keep It Simple - Viewed 8400 times
My favorite way to keep Tropical Fish and Aquariums is to make it as simple and easy as possible. Here are the basic rules to having an Aquarium that is fun, enjoyable and almost effo

Water Changes For Sensitive Fish And Fry - Viewed 4737 times
Some fish, and particularly fry and marine fish need to have new water added slowly to avoid temperture and or chemical shock. Here are 2 ways I've found and used to accomplish this goal. 1. Get a plastic container such as a microwave dish or a shoe box and punch one or two tiny hol

What Can You Do With A One Gallon Fish Bowl - Viewed 16521 times
By Clint Norwood  A Betta Bowl: No filter required, a male Betta with like colored gravel and a single plant. Makes a great display  A pair of Endlers

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