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Category: Aquarium Maintenance

April 25, 2019
How Long Will Your Fish Survive Without Oxygen and Filter?

Oxygen is as important to fishes as it is to us for survival. We can't sustain even a minute without oxygen. However, fishes in the aquarium can survive longer than us when there is depletion of oxygen content in the aquarium. When there is a power outage, the machine that circulates the water stops and […]

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April 25, 2019
Why Does My Fish Tank Get Cloudy? Here Is Why And What To Do

So, you just brought home your new fish tank that you were so excited about, and voila! After sometime, it starts getting hazy. Bad day for any tank owner. This REALLY can be overwhelming. But here’s the good news: this is most probably TEMPORARY, and not an emergency situation. So just take a sigh of […]

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April 25, 2019
Baking Soda: Does it Raise or Lower pH?

There may be a misconception amongst beginner aquarists about what constitutes high and low pH either due to a lack of knowledge about the pH level system. As we have said in our other articles on pH levels the pH scale ranges from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline). ‘Raising’ generally means […]

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April 25, 2019
How to Lower the pH in Your Aquarium

It might not be an obvious thing to consider when you start your aquarium, but you will find that  certain fish prefer a different pH. Roughly speaking, the ‘normal’ pH for your tank should vary between 5.5 and 7.5 on the pH scale for freshwater fish; this is approximately the range of normal tap water. […]

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April 25, 2019
All About pH in Freshwater Aquariums

As we have mentioned in many articles on this site, pH is very important for your tank’s health. PH levels can vary over the course of a day due to the nitrogen cycle and natural biological filtration cycles at work on your aquarium, so small fluctuations are to be expected. It is only when you […]

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April 25, 2019
Raising the pH Level in Your Aquarium

One of our recent articles discussed lowering your aquarium’s pH level and how to do it, and now we will tell you how to raise your pH levels for fish that need a more alkaline aquarium or if your water is too acidic. As a reminder, 7 is considered neutral, lower than 7 is acidic […]

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April 25, 2019
What Causes High pH in Your Aquarium?

Recently, we discussed how to raise or lower your pH level if it isn’t right for your fish or coral; now we will talk about the ways your aquarium can develop a high pH level. Check your rocks As we have mentioned several times [raise pH article], limestone is notorious for its calcium carbonate content. […]

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April 25, 2019
What pH Levels Are Best For Your Fish?

As the rest of our articles on pH maintenance have mentioned, measuring the pH of your aquarium is vital to keep your aquarium healthy. As you can see on the chart, water with a pH of four or less, or ten or high will kill your fish. Water with a pH of less then six […]

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April 25, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Fish Tank With Vinegar

Over time, we see there is some whitish deposition on the inside of our fish tank. In addition to this, there is an unbearable odor coming off the tank. Obviously, when you have living things, excreting nitrogen products like ammonia and nitrite, living in a glass tank, the odor is unavoidable. You should understand that […]

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April 25, 2019
How To Clean Fish Tank Gravel? The Proper Guide

When you are done cleaning your water and fish tank glass, you may have overlooked cleaning an essential part of the fish tank - the gravels. Gravels are not just meant for the looks of your fish tank. It also has various beneficial reasons involved behind adding it to the fish tank. Why are Gravels […]

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