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  1. Decorating Your Aquarium with SR Aquaristik Rock and Wood 
    31
    Jan

    Decorating Your Aquarium with SR Aquaristik Rock and Wood 

    Aquascapers use various techniques for decorating their aquariums. Although some hobbyists prefer to use plastic plants, sunken plastic ships, divers and treasure chests, we like to keep it natural!

    Rock and wood are found in nature and therefore, tend to recreate a more natural aquarium. Recreating what is found in nature will allow fish to feel more relaxed and stress-free.

    Apart from aesthetics, there are a few hidden benefits of using natural decorations: 

    • Wood helps to lower pH and often adds tannic acids, mimicking a more natural environment
    • Decorative natural items increase surface area for nitrifying bacteria to colonize

    The key to establishing a “natural” appearance in your tank is to decorate carefully. Choose a variety of shapes and sizes but not too many different types of rocks or wood.  Don’t just select a bunch of

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  2. Creating an Aquarium That Mimics the Natural Habitat of Your Fish
    11
    Dec

    Creating an Aquarium That Mimics the Natural Habitat of Your Fish

    Fish inhabit nearly every water system on the planet. Within each of these areas, irregular weather patterns and seasonal conditions can cause varying degrees of change in their aquatic habitats. Fish have adapted to thrive within such volatile environments, and replicating the conditions found in the wild can create a more authentic aquarium experience. Recreating such a habitat in your fish tank is a rewarding challenge that will allow you to observe your fish behaving as they would in nature.

    The first step to building the right biotope (habitat) is to educate yourself on the particular species of fish that you're keeping as pets. It's important to keep in mind that although fish may coexist amicably within the same stretch of river, they may not enjoy each other's company

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  3. Create an Attractive and Relaxing Waiting Room with Aquariums
    11
    Dec

    Create an Attractive and Relaxing Waiting Room with Aquariums

    Let’s face it.  Few places can be as stressful for many people as the waiting room at the dentist’s office.  Whether the fear is justified or not, many people, young and old alike, fear their next trip to the dentist.  Creating a relaxing environment, therefore, is important for all dentists.  A professional and attractive waiting room can put your patients at ease and help relieve them of the stress they may feel.

    There are of course many ways to create a user friendly and relaxing waiting room environment, from the best magazines to the latest video games. One of the things that has proven most effective over the years, however, is also one of the simplest – the freshwater or saltwater aquarium.

    Many medical studies have documented the relaxing effects of watching an aquarium, and doctors have e

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  4. Five Things to Know Before Getting a Goldfish
    11
    Dec

    Five Things to Know Before Getting a Goldfish

    Goldfish are a fantastic starter pet that people of all ages are sure to enjoy.  Their beauty has inspired and delighted many cultures for generations.  But their popularity means that there are many common misconceptions about these fish.  Fortunately, a little bit of knowledge goes a long way to make fishkeeping smooth and fun.  Here are five things to know before getting a goldfish.

     

    1. "Goldfish bowls" are a bad idea.  The myth that fish can live in bowls is sadly widespread.  However, the vast majority of fish, including goldfish, do not survive long in bowls.  Fish need filtered water, not to mention much more space than a bowl can provide.  If you plan on keeping a goldfish, you're going to want a
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  5. Saltwater coral reef aquarium at home is the most beautiful live decoration
    11
    Dec

    Saltwater coral reef aquarium at home is the most beautiful live decoration

    An aquarium is basically an underwater environment that has at least one see-through side where marine life and plants live. Watching fish swim in your aquarium will help reduce stress and lower your blood pressure.  The two most common types that are found in people’s homes are the freshwater and saltwater aquariums.  While they have a few similarities, they have quite a few differences that you should be aware of before deciding which is best for you.  Freshwater aquarium fish are less expensive, require less maintenance, and the supplies are much cheaper.

    Freshwater aquariums house freshwater fish.  Fresh water fish are fish that naturally live in rivers, lakes, and streams.  Saltwater fish are fish that inhabit the seas and oceans.  You do not want to put a saltwater fish in freshwater or vice ve

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  6. How To Setup A Fish Quarantine or Hospital Tank
    04
    Feb

    How To Setup A Fish Quarantine or Hospital Tank

    The overall goal of the fish quarantine tank is pest and disease removal just like the coral quarantine however fish quarantine tanks are a different beast from coral quarantine tanks in how they achieve their goal.  They must also be kept if possible a good distance away from your coral tanks as the medications that are used can wipe out a coral reef tank.  lets take a look at how a fish quarantine tank works and how you put one together.

    How Does A Fish Quarantine Tank Work?

    One of the main differences between a coral only quarantine and a fish only one is that the fish only will typically have medicine in it at all times.  Coral quarantines will typically be for Isolation and Identification and treatment is done in an outside dipping vessel.

    There are many

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