When you get started in the aquarium hobby, you will hear a lot about the "cycling" stage that occurs in the beginning. You might read how you want to use hardier fish to "cycle" your aquarium, or how it takes about a month for the "cycling" process to complete. This "cycling" is referring to the Nitrogen Cycle that occurs in every new aquarium. Here are some popular questions and answers about what it means when an aquarium is "cycling," as well as what to expect during this time.
Having enjoyed the Holiday weekend and seen some really spectacular fireworks displays, I thought I might start a few fireworks of my own with the following discussion. There are practices in the aquarium hobby that almost everyone follows, but sometimes I think it is for the wrong reason or else the explanation is lacking in facts.
While parts of this country already has weather warm enough to cause problems with our aquariums, most of us are just starting to enter the hot season, where temperature control of the aquarium might become troublesome.