Novice Aquarist

Tropical Fish Diseases

There are quite a few tropical fish diseases out there, and too many cures to go into everyone of them in a a single post here at the Novice Aquarist.  Personally, I prefer to prevent disease by removing the various […]

Desktop Aquarium – Is it for you?

Desktop Aquarium – Is it for you?

The popularity of the desktop aquarium has risen dramatically in the past few years.  People are finding that an standard size aquarium, with its requirement to place it on a manufactured aquarium stand does not add as interesting a “look” […]

Marina Style 20 Aquarium Kit - A basic starter kit for most new aquarists

Considering an Aquarium Set-Up – What is Your Style?

An aquarium is a large object, even the desktop aquariums need to be large enough to provide enough space for the fish to comfortably live.  But when all is said and done, it is also a decorative feature in the […]

appistogramma in painted aquarium

Painting a Home Aquarium

There are a number of ways to cover the rear panel of a fish tank.  One of the lesser known methods – because of fears of toxicity and lack of knowledge on how to do it is by painting a […]

Marina Elite 60 Aquarium - Silver Frame

A New Aquarium on a Budget

The novice aquarist is often faced with difficult choices when starting a new aquarium on a budget.  Finding the right aquarium both size and shape is often the first problem.  The tank should be as large as you can afford, […]

First two Video Tips on Aquarium Set-up Posted

The first two in the Aquarium Set-Up series is now posted on in the Aquarium FAQ area. The first two subjects include when to add live plants in a new installation and the impotance of the aquarium stand for […]

New Video tips posted on

We just posted two video tips on the correct way to feed tropical fish. This has been posted on the Freshwater Tropical Fish Tanks website. The site hosts both the video tip as well as the transcript of the tip […]

Looking for answers to your questions?

I apologize for not keeping this blog as current as it really should be. It is not because I have abandoned the beginning aquarist, on the contrary, I have been busy building the content for my flagship website, I […]

Finally – a good video – of Discus

I have been working hard at getting the right graphics for the various sites I update for fish. The problem has always been that the ambient noise is always captured rather than being able to get a nice sound track. […]

Videos for setting up a new aquarium

I have been building a few sites recently, all have to do with my dearest passion, keeping fish alive. This blog is designed to provide a place to discuss the various changes I am making to those sites, as well […]

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