Variety is the Spice of Life – Especially in Aquarium Food

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Written by Robert Salhaney

And that is why I feed my fish several different kinds of foods.  They get 2 different flake foods, 4 different pelleted foods and 3 different frozen foods, marine algae on a clip as well as live brine shrimp every now and then.  I often think that my fish eat better than I do.  I think the good nutrition shows, as they have excellent color and all look great.  They are active and acting how I would think they should.

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Planning an Aquarium – Tentative Plan for My Next Tank

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Written by Rob

I have a tentative plan for my reef tank, for when I set it up.  I know where I want to put it and everything, but here is my plan so far.

The tank is 120 gallons, reef ready.  It has a corner overflow thing and you can attach different pipes to the return to direct flow. I will have a few power heads placed around the tank as needed to prevent dead spots and give a good current.  I am going to use maxi jet power heads and attach them to a wave maker.

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My Experience Dealing with Freshwater Fishes for 30+ Years

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Posted by Robert Salhaney

Allow me to introduce myself:  I have been keeping fish for most of 37 years.  I have never owned saltwater fish – though have said “Some day”.  However, I have kept most every kind of freshwater.  I prefer the Cichlids.  Right now I have four tanks running.  A little 5 gallon Eclipse acrylic tank on the kitchen cuonter with some 6 week old Convict babies; a 54 gallon acrylic double hex that is joined by two 4 inch diameter tubes between the hexes; a 50 gallon with a pair of mated Red Devils; and a 55 gallon with the parental Convicts who are prolific, and some Zebra Danios as dither fish!

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Winterizing the Pond – How to Make Your Aquarium Winter-friendly

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Written by Melissa

Winter is coming soon, and steps need to be taken to get the pond ready for the winter season.  Our winters are not too bad and I still have a month at least before the water starts to get near the 60’s-50’s but it is good to have a plan.  Here is mine.

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