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    As I’ve dug deeper into this wonderful hobby of fishkeeping, I’ve become increasingly aware of the approach known as “dirted” tanks. Initially I had absolutely no idea what this was. After lots of reading and hours spent on YouTube videos, I know have a much clearer understanding of this approach. Although I currently do not run any of my tanks this way, I am very tempted to do so when I set up my next
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    Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are one of the most popular choices for aquarium enthusiasts, thanks to their colourful appearance and easy-going nature. If you’re looking to create a vibrant community tank that includes guppies, this post should help you! I will discuss the ideal fish companions for a guppy tank, providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision. When selecting tank mates for your guppies, it’s crucial to consider the size of
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    A good filter is essential to maintain a clean and healthy tank. With so many types of filters on the market, how do you choose the right one for your aquarium? In this post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of various filter types to help you make an informed decision. Plus, I’ve included a handy comparison table to make things even easier. Let’s get started! Here’s a quick overview of the main types of
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    I’ve been on this incredible journey of keeping and breeding guppies for some time now, and let me tell you, it’s been a beautiful and rewarding experience. Today, I want to dive into the enchanting world of guppies, sharing some of my personal joys and tips for breeding these little beauties, from the charming mutt guppies to the dazzling fancy guppies. To begin with, guppies are truly magical creatures. Their vibrant colors, playful personalities, and
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    This past week I added a few Blue Eye Lemon Bristlenose plecos (Ancistrus sp.) to my main tank. These are smaller than the regular normal plecos (a good thing as my tank wouldn’t be able to hold a full-size pleco!) and make for interesting viewing. Although primarily nocturnal, these fish will go about their business during the day, mostly holding on tightly to the tank glass, a piece of wood, or a plant. Their unusual
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    I remember having my first fish tank when I was a little boy. I manage to persuade my mom that a tank filled with water and wildlife would be a good idea in my bedroom! I can’t remember exactly what was in the tank but I seem to remember neon tetras and guppies. Of course, I had absolutely no idea about the nitrogen cycle and sweet nothing about what species would live peacefully in a