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Understanding Aquarium Filtration

Just as your fish are living beings, think of their water as another life form within the aquarium.   To properly establish the water in your fish tank, you’ll need to take several important factors into consideration. Specifically, the water must be: The right temperature Free of waste materials and the byproducts of waste material … Continued

Preparing Your Pond and Fish for Winter

As winter approaches, your pond enters a state of suspended animation. Winter weather means looking out for your fish as well as their environment. Preparing your pond will ensure that the inhabitants have the best chance of survival until warmer weather returns.   Late Autumn Tasks: Fish feeding: Pond fish such as koi and goldfish … Continued

Planning Your Pond

In many respects, your pond is an “outdoor aquarium.” Creating a beautiful pond in your yard—complete with fish, a fountain, a waterfall, water lilies and other plants—is as rewarding as it is challenging. The pond is an interactive part of an uncontrolled environment that affects and is affected by all of its natural surroundings. As … Continued

How to Keep Your Pond Safe from Predators

Ponds provide a more natural and interesting habitat for fish, but leave them vulnerable to wild animals. Though your suburban backyard may seem like a safe haven from predatory wild animals, it is in fact a habitat for much more than the fish in your pond. Many animals are willing and capable of making a … Continued

How to Introduce New Fish into Your Aquarium Tank

Moving into a new aquarium tank can be stressful for a fish. Here are some tips on how to make a painless transfer. Moving into a new home can be a shock for any creature, but for fish it is particularly stressful. Not only will a new aquarium tank be completely unfamiliar for your new … Continued

Constructing Your Own Backyard Pond

A backyard pond can be an ideal habitat for your pet fish. Here are some tips on how to build your own. A garden pond can add a lot to any backyard, providing a beautiful, relaxing respite and a habitat for larger fish. If you build it yourself, you can make your pond look exactly … Continued

Creating a Proper Habitat: Choosing the Right Plants for Your Aquarium Tank

While you might want them to improve the aesthetics of your aquarium tank, aquarium plants can greatly affect the balance of your fish’s habitat. Use them wisely.   Aquarium plants certainly make your aquarium more visually appealing; a lush habitat for your fish, whatever species they may be. You may want to choose your plants … Continued

Choosing the Right Aquarium Tank

The right aquarium tank fits both your pet’s needs and your needs. Choosing an aquarium tank for your fish can be a difficult task. Not only do you have to match the size and type of tank to your fish, but you must make sure that the aquarium fits your habitat as well. An aquarium … Continued

Choosing Aquarium Lighting for Your Tank

Part of creating the perfect habitat in your aquarium tank is choosing the right lighting. There are a lot of components to your aquarium tank that you need to think about to keep your fish healthy and happy: water, filtration, plant life and more. One often overlooked aspect of keeping a proper fish tank is … Continued

Adding Fish to Your New Pond

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Now that your pond is done, here’s how you should add your fish. Like most other animals, fish need the right habitat to survive. So when you’re about to introduce fish to your new pond for the first time, it’s important to your fish’s health that you do … Continued

Keeping Your Pond Clean

Keeping a pond clean can be quite a task. This guide will help you win the fight against muck and dirt. When it’s clean, your pond can be the jewel of your backyard. Unfortunately, though, ponds have are at the mercy of the various forces of nature. Algae, dirt, falling leaves, and other factors will … Continued

Pond Maintenance

Like the water in your aquarium, your pond water must be regularly tested and maintained. Your pond should be tested for most of the same parameters that apply to the indoor tank—ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH and hardness (GH/KH). Additionally, pond water needs to be tested for oxygen content and phosphate levels. Although the water maintenance … Continued

Different Fish Types, Their Aquariums and Care

Fresh and saltwater are the basic fish groups to consider. Aquariums are more complex. Understand the basics. Perhaps the most basic distinction in the fish world is between fresh and saltwater species. Whichever group you choose to pursue, you should thoroughly research any fish you intend to purchase. Pay particular attention to the following: How … Continued

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Algae can grow out of control, depleting oxygen, clogging filters and diminishing the beauty of your pond. Algae, a single-cell plant, proliferates when properly nourished with sunlight, nitrogenous waste and water. Although your fish may enjoy it as food, it takes some pretty big eaters to keep up with algae production and it can easily … Continued

How to Condition Your Fish’s Water

Water quality has a large impact on your fish’s health. Understand how to condition it to keep your fish healthy. Successful fish keeping requires some basic knowledge about water conditions and their impact on your fish. You don’t need to be a science guru to maintain an aquarium but you do need to understand a … Continued