Novice Aquarist

Do you need definitions for the hobby?

I have been very busy building a new aquarium information site, and the amount of information there is massive.  Over 100 pages of content, and I haven’t even begin to add the graphics to liven up the site.  For the […]

Adding new aquarium sites to my menu

I know, it has been a while since I posted anything to this blog.  It is not like I have been ignoring the aquarist’s interests, far from it.  I found a great  website development system that has had me working […]

New Tips Series coming soon

I know, it has been quite a while since last I wrote.In the meantime, I have written a long series of Aquarium tips for beginning aquarists who need some basic information on their new tanks. I am also going to […]

New Video Resource for the Novice Aquarist

I know there is such a huge amount of information on the Internet that it is easy to become confused. When searching for information on a specific topic, it is so easy to get off the original topic when following […]

My new tank looks like my kid poured his milk in it, but I don’t have any kids!

In the case of a new aquarium, what is being described here is the phenomenon of “New Tank Syndrome”.  It is quite common and not particularly dangerous, but it is certainly unsightly.  Just like most other living organisms, the bacterial […]

Why do I have green water?

Green water is most often the result of an algae bloom.  It often has turned an aquarium into what appears a thick pea soup.  It is extremely unsightly in the novice’s aquarium, and is extremely difficult to eradicate, even for […]

The Importance of Water in the Beginning Aquarium

Water is the support system for all aquatic life. It provides the medium for movement, oxygen, toxin disposal and every other aspect of a fish’s life requirements. As such it is the single most important element in the aquarium to […]

7 Mistakes to avoid when the Aquarium Kit’s Boxes are on your floor Beginning the Aquarium the right way – Even before it is filled

Many people will make their first aquarium purchase on a whim, or suddenly be given a starter kit as a gift. When that happens, there is often not much time or thought given to seven vital factors that can determine […]

A Beginning Aquarium for the Novice Aquarist

For over 30 years I have professionally been giving aquarium advice to novice aquarists interested in learning how to keep their tropical fish alive in their beginning aquarium.  Keeping a fish tank, in the long term, is not all that […]

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