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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, http://www-freshwater-tropical-fish-tanks.com. 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 […]

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 […]

Installing the new Fluval-G Filter (Part 2)

Installing the new Fluval-G Filter (Part 2)

The Fluval-G 3 filter was installed on a Tropiquarium 88 that has been installed and operating for well over a year. It is holding a variety of Lake Malawi African Cichlids that have been in the tank since it was […]

Installing the new Fluval-G Filter- Background (Part 1)

Installing the new Fluval-G Filter- Background (Part 1)

The new Fluval-G filter is making quite a hit with the advanced aquarist on a number of levels. The filter is one of the most technologically sophisticated filters I have ever seen (and I started looking and using filters when […]

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 […]

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