6 Aquarium Tips for Beginners

Alrighty, let’s grab a mixed bag of Angelfish, Bettas, Guppies, and an Oscar from PetMartCo┬« and slap those puppies in a 3 gallon Tetra Kit tank. I mean, that’s what the picture shows on the box, right? WOAH! Slow down, Hoss. Let’s rewind a bit and go about this a different way.

So you’re thinking of getting into the aquarium hobby, but you don’t really know where to begin. That’s OK. I’ve brought together what I think are the 6 most important things to keep in mind when getting started. I wish I had this list at the beginning… Continue reading “6 Aquarium Tips for Beginners”

DIY Homemade Invertebrate Food from Aquarium Plants

If you’re like me, you often find yourself with an abundance of aquatic plants in your aquarium, and you simply don’t know what to do with it all. You’ve already given away as much as your friends will take. You’ve sold some on eBay or Aquabid. You’re now getting dirty looks from the folks at your fish club meeting, because you keep bringing in bags of duckweed. You’ve even thrown it in the trash (gasp!). Exasperated, you think to yourself, “there has to be a better way!” Well, you are in luck, because if you have pet invertebrates, you can turn those troublesome plants into delicious and nutritious pet food! Continue reading “DIY Homemade Invertebrate Food from Aquarium Plants”

The Natural Aquarium: Looking To Native River Systems for Inspiration

Bamboo Shrimp

I recently viewed a short film produced by National Geographic, which shows freshwater shrimp living in tropical streams. These streams in Puerto Rico have developed diverse populations of crustaceans in relatively small pools of water. These shrimp constantly feed on organic debris that collects in the pools, keeping them clean and clear. This results in bodies of water that are appealing to both animals and humans alike.

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