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Aquarium Setup Articles

How To Set Up A Freshwater Aquarium
Provides information for those new to the tropical fish hobby on how to set up their first freshwater aquarium.

How To Set Up a Saltwater Aquarium
Shows you how to successfully setup a new saltwater aquarium using live rock as the primary biological filter.

How To Set Up a Saltwater Reef Tank
A guide to show you how to set up a nice reef tank for saltwater fish, corals and other light loving invertebrates.

Freshwater vs. Saltwater Aquarium
Provides information for those freshwater fish keepers out there that are curious as to what all is involved with running a saltwater aquarium compared to a freshwater aquarium.

Small Tropical Fish Tank Setup
Gives information on high to increase your chances of success in keeping tropical fish when you have a small bowl or aquarium.

How To Setup A Quarantine Tank
Presents some ideas for setting up a quarantine tank as well as why you need one.

Why Set Up a Fish Tank?
Article about the common aquarium types as well as reasons for keeping a fish tank in your home.

Aquarium Types
Explains the various aquarium styles and types that are commonly available to hobbyists.

Saltwater Aquarium Types
A general introduction into the different types of saltwater tanks.

Nano Saltwater Aquarium Setup - Part 1
Atm's articles on how to setup a nano saltwater tank. This is part one.

Nano Saltwater Aquarium Setup - Part 2
Atm's articles on how to setup a nano saltwater tank. This is part two.

Nano Saltwater Aquarium Setup - Part 3
Atm's articles on how to setup a nano saltwater tank. This is part three.

Brackish Aquarium Introduction
Provides an introduction to brackish tank setups. Things to keep in mind, what to consider and possible fish type selections.

Aquarium Management Articles

Things Fish Store Employees Should Know
List of ideas, tips and suggestions from FishLore forum members on what they wish all fish store workers knew.

Electrical Safety and Aquariums
An article that everyone with an aquarium should read regarding electrical safety.

Cruelty Through Ignorance
An article that beginners should read detailing some of the more common mistakes that new hobbyists innocently make.

Calcium Reactor
What exactly is a calcium reactor and do I need to use one for my saltwater reef tank?

Protein Skimmer
What is a protein skimmer and do you really need one on your saltwater aquarium?

How To Acclimate Tropical Fish To Your Tank
Discusses various methods on introducing new fish to your tank.

Keeping Coral in a Saltwater Aquarium
Are these types of tanks only for the most seasoned hobbyists? Read this article to see if you're willing to do what it takes to keep these beautiful aquarium corals.

Going on Vacation - Your Aquarium and Fish
Steps to take to prepare for you vacation to keep your fish and aquarium happy and healthy.

Refugium Setup
Information on how to set up an inexpensive hang on the back of the tank (HOT or HOB) refugium using an AquaClear 100 power filter.

Aiptasia Control
An anemone that can become a pest in the saltwater aquarium. This article gives you some ideas on how to rid your saltwater tank of this anemone.

Aquarium Algae Control
So you have an algae problem in your aquarium. What can you do to fix the overgrowing algae? Read this article for some tips on getting a better handle on algae.

Tropical Fish Tips
An article providing a list of general tropical fish tips and hints for beginners to the fish keeping hobby.

Pat's Basic Guide to a Successful Freshwater Aquarium
An informative article with tips for setting up a freshwater aquarium.

The Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle
A description of the important cycle that must take place in any freshwater tropical fish aquarium.

The Nitrogen Cycle - How Mother Nature Cleans House
Explains the nitrogen cycle in an easy to follow manner.

Tank Maintenance
An article on the importance of proper aquarium maintenance along with a list of things to do on a regular basis with your tank.

Aquarium Lighting Information
An introductory article on the various types of aquarium lighting available. Fish only, freshwater planted tanks and saltwater reef tank lighting is discussed.

Aquarium Aquascape Design Ideas
Get some tips on and ideas for one of the best parts of setting up a new tank.

Aquarium Chiller
Get information on these expensive pieces of aquarium equipment and maybe we can help you decide if you need one or not.

Reverse Osmosis and Deionization
An article that explains Reverse Osmosis and Deionization and whether or not you really need one for your aquarium.

UV Sterilizer Information
Information on UV sterilizers such as what they do and and whether or not you really need one.

Aquarium Lighting for Fish Tank Health
Getting the proper amounts and types of lighting in your fish tank is vital to the health of your fish and plants.

Fish Keeping for Beginners - Part 1
Written by Sirdarksol for the September 2007 Fish Lore online aquarium magazine.

Fish Keeping for Beginners Part 2: Basic Equipment and Extras
Originally written in the October 2007 Fish Lore magazine issue.

Fish Keeping for Beginners Part 3: Aquarium Setup
Part 3 of Sirdarksol's beginner to fish keeping series.

Fish Keeping for Beginners Part 4: Grand Finale
Part 4 of Sirdarksol's beginner to fish keeping series.

About Aquarium Air Pumps
Article written by Atm on aquarium air pumps - their function, use, etc.

Colored Aquarium Lighting
All about the various styles of aquarium mood lighting such as low wattage moon lights.

Aquarium First Aid
What do you have on hand for fish tank emergencies? What can you do when things go wrong?

Green Bubble Algae
This bubble algae can be a nuisance in saltwater aquariums. We talk about how to control this pest!

Build a Live Rock Wall
A DIY article on how to build a live rock wall using pond foam and egg crate.

Cyanobacteria - Red Slime Algae
Sirdarksol writes about a saltwater aquarium bacteria that can get out of hand and make your tank look unsightly.

DIY - Do It Yourself Aquarium Project Articles

Algae Scraper
DIY article on how to create a homemade algae scraper for glass tanks.

DIY Aquarium Light Canopy
Written by Tim for the September 2007 magazine issue.

DIY - Build Your Own Aquarium: Part 1 - The Stand
A very detailed part 1 of a 2 part article written by Tim for the October 2007 Fish Lore online aquarium magazine issue.

DIY - Build Your Own Aquarium: Part 2 - The Fish Tank
The second part of 2 articles showing you how to build your own fish tank. This article deals with the construction of the glass aquarium.

Aquarium Plant Articles

Aquarium Plant Profiles
These are plant profiles written by FishLore members on the forum.

Freshwater Aquarium Plants
Information on how to keep freshwater aquarium plants along with profiles on some of the more common aquarium plants.

So You Want to Grow Aquatic Plants
Information on how to keep some easy aquarium plants.

Keeping Aquarium Plants
Information on the advantages of keeping aquarium plants with suggested potting methods and lighting.

Why Have a Planted Tank?
Written by Tim for the magazine. Explores the thoughts behind running an aquarium with live plants.

Breeding Fish Articles

Breeding Angelfish
Information on how to breed Angelfish.

Breeding Bettas
Information on the care and breeding of the Betta Splendens.

Breeding Goldfish
Article on the Goldfish with information on basic care and breeding.

Breeding The Guppy
Information on how to breed Guppies.

Breeding Livebearers - Guppies & Swordtails
Information on breeding livebearers such as guppies and swordtails.

Brine Shrimp Hatchery
Learn how to setup and hatch your own live brine shrimp. Brine shrimp is an excellent treat for most fishes and can be used to feed fry or fish larvae and trigger spawning in certain fish species.

Betta Breeding
Written by Sabi, explores the different breeding methods for bettas.

Fish Food Articles

Fish Food, For Dummies
Provides a detailed explanation on the various types of fish food.

Fish Health Articles

How To Set Up A Quarantine Tank
How to set up a quarantine tank and reasons why you want to.

Fish Diseases Transmitted To Humans
Discusses some of the fish diseases that humans can contract.

Ich: An Old Cure for an Old Disease
Discusses an alternative method of treating the common fish disease, Ich.

Sick Fish! What Do I Do?
Discusses the value of quarantine tanks, recommends books, and describes symptoms and the corresponding disease.

UV Sterilizer Information
Information on UV sterilizers such as what they do and and whether or not you really need one.

Moving Your Fish
COBC shows you how he and his wife moved their fish and aquariums cross country safely and effectively.

Ich Fish Disease
Written by Sabi for the monthly magazine.

Pop-Eye Fish Disease
Written by Sabi for the monthly magazine on Pop-Eye.

Fish Fungus
Another fish disease article written by Sabi on Fish Fungus.

Fish Fin Rot
An article that describes what Fin Rot is and how it can be treated.

Fish Species Specific Articles

Betta Fish Care Guide
An article on the proper care requirements for the Betta Splendens written by Chickadee.

Clown Loaches
Information on the care and breeding of the Clown Loach.

Piranha Keeping for Beginners
Information on the care of Piranhas for a beginner.

Clownfish Anemone Compatibility Chart
Gives an easy to reference chart showing some of the more commmon anemones and some of the compatible clownfish species that may live with them.

Aquarium Water Chemistry Articles

Aquarium Water Test Kits
Provides information on fish tank test kits.

Saltwater Aquarium Supplements
Provides an overview of some of the most commonly available supplements for marine aquariums.

Aquarium Water Chemistry Terms
Explains some of the common terms you will encounter when reading about tropical fish and aquariums.

pH : To be or not to be considered?
Discusses pH and its relative importance in aquarium water.

Live Rock for Saltwater Aquariums
Information on live rock and some of the benefits of using it in your saltwater tank.

Misc. Aquarium Articles

Fish Forum Etiquette
This excellent article is written by CWC and is recommended reading for any forum member.

Author : Mike FishLore


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