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Loving the Life: How to Tell if Your Fish are Happy

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Aug 2018

Loving the Life: How to Tell if Your Fish are Happy

Your fish don’t smile, even though you could swear they smile once they see you. They don’t laugh, even though you wish you could hear them if they did. So how do you tell if your fish are happy? Just like being able to identify whether your fish are friends or foes in that tank, it’s really a matter of knowing the behavior of your…

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How to Tell if Your Fish are Playing or Fighting

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Aug 2018

How to Tell if Your Fish are Playing or Fighting

As you admire the fish in your tank, you regularly see one fish chasing after another one. The one in the front seems to be swimming away as quickly as possible … and then all of a sudden, the chase is over and they all calm down. What’s going on here? Are they playing or fighting? And which one won? From your perspective, it probably…

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The Average Lifespan of Common Aquarium Fish: How Long You Can Expect to Keep ‘Em

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Aug 2018

The Average Lifespan of Common Aquarium Fish: How Long You Can Expect to Keep ‘Em

You’ve probably heard of goldfish dying before they got the chance to live. A day or two of accidental maltreatment and they’re gone, and you’ve come to think of pet fish as being that sensitive and expendable. Well, it definitely doesn’t have to be that way with goldfish or any other livestock in your fish tank. The average lifespan of common aquarium fish varies widely….

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How Old Are They? How to Identify the Age of Fish

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Aug 2018

How Old Are They? How to Identify the Age of Fish

OK so you can clearly tell how old humans, dogs, and cats are. There are plenty of signs – some of which we try to fight off with every fiber of our being. Fish, though, don’t have the same telltale characteristics, so how do you identify the age of fish as they get older? Do you have great-grandparents in your aquarium, or are they still…

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How to Clean an Aquarium Tank: What to Do and What Not to Do

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Jul 2018

How to Clean an Aquarium Tank: What to Do and What Not to Do

We’ve talked about the importance of using RODI water for your fish tank and the process of changing the water. What we haven’t discussed is how to clean an aquarium tank itself, along with its contents. As with everything else associated with owning and maintaining a fish aquarium, cleaning it requires gentleness and tender loving care.  Most of the fish tank’s inhabitants are living beings,…

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How to Repair an Aquarium Tank

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Jul 2018

How to Repair an Aquarium Tank

So many things can go wrong with an aquarium tank, which is why it’s so nice to have your aquarium maintained and repaired by a professional. If you attempt to repair an aquarium tank on your own, use all necessary safety precautions in order to protect yourself, the animals, and the integrity of the tank itself. A small mistake could endanger one or more of…

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Should You Use Different Lighting for Saltwater Aquariums and Freshwater Aquariums?

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Jun 2018

Should You Use Different Lighting for Saltwater Aquariums and Freshwater Aquariums?

Light is light, right? Isn’t it all the same thing? Well, when it comes to fish tanks, there’s much more to it than that. You should use different lighting for saltwater aquariums and freshwater aquariums for a few reasons. Using Different Lighting for Saltwater Aquariums and Freshwater Aquariums As an aquarium is set up, the goal is to mimic a natural sea life environment. That’s why…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Hire Someone to Maintain Your Aquarium

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Jun 2018

6 Reasons Why You Should Hire Someone to Maintain Your Aquarium

We know you love your aquarium and its residents. Every time you look at those little guys, you feel a sense of peace and tranquility. You want to give them the best life possible, but sometimes despite your best efforts, you might need a little help doing so. It’s important to hire someone to maintain your aquarium for many reasons – for your benefit and…

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What is the Difference Between Live Rock and Dry Rock?

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Aug 2017

What is the Difference Between Live Rock and Dry Rock?

If you’re new to owning an aquarium, you’re probably pretty confused about the difference between live rock and dry rock. If you’ve been an enthusiast for a long time, on the other hand, you’re probably insistent on the best types of rock to have in your aquarium. You’ll be happy to know that there are no winners or losers, as both methods have their pros…

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