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Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle Q & A

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.

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Comparison Chart for Aquarium Hang-On Power Filters

There are many hang-on power filters you can use in your aquarium. However, it is not always easy to tell which size or type of filter is the to maintain proper aquarium care.  Luckily, there you can figure out which hang-on filters are the best to use in your aquarium tanks.

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I Do Not Mean To Start A Fight…

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.

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Keep It Cool: Using Aquarium Chillers

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.

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Pretend You Are a Four Year Old, It Is a Good Thing (in the Aquarium Hobby)

I experienced two instances this week that highlighted one of the "problems" with the aquarium hobby and how we can approach the hobby. One instance was receiving an email question, and the other was one of my longtime friends discussing his recent experience with a large national chain.

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