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Best Fish Tank Bottom Cleaning Tools - Aquarium Cleaners Do Know It Aquarium Cleaning the aquarium bottom is not an easy task but it is an important job for a nice and transparent aquarium. Obviously, filtration s... 72 72

Best Fish Tank Bottom Cleaning Tools - Aquarium Cleaners

Cleaning the aquarium bottom is not an easy task but it is an important job for a nice and transparent aquarium. Obviously, filtration systems are not enough to maintain a healthy living environment for your fishes. So, to ensure that fishes and aquatic plants live in an ideal environment, bottom cleaning is essential.

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Cleaning fish tank bottom is necessary

Marine Aquarium: A Look at the Sabellid Worms Do Know It Aquarium Several types of marine worms produce tubes to live in and are known as tube worms. Of these, some also have feathery structures that ar... 72 72

Marine Aquarium: A Look at the Sabellid Worms

Several types of marine worms produce tubes to live in and are known as tube worms. Of these, some also have feathery structures that are extended from their tubes and are typically called feather duster or fan worms. There are several different types of fan worms, which differ in their appearance, tubes, and lifestyles. In this article, I'll be covering one group of them known as the sabellids.

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The sabellid worms
Discus Fish Care: Answers from Jack Wattle Do Know It Aquarium Answers for discus fish keepers from Jack Wattle, the most recognized name in discus breeding worldwide. Plants give discus a sense ... 72 72

Discus Fish Care: Answers from Jack Wattle

Answers for discus fish keepers from Jack Wattle, the most recognized name in discus breeding worldwide.
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Plants give discus a sense of protection.
Iwagumi layout: Create an impression of water flow Do Know It Aquarium Stones and driftwood are often used in an aquatic plant layout in addition to aquatic plants. Stones and driftwood are indispensable, especi... 72 72

Iwagumi layout: Create an impression of water flow

Stones and driftwood are often used in an aquatic plant layout in addition to aquatic plants. Stones and driftwood are indispensable, especially for the Nature Aquarium, which recreates natural scenery in a layout. Since these layout materials are unaltered or slightly altered natural materials, you can render a natural feel to a layout by taking advantage of their shapes and texture.

For example, you can create an impression of a natural rock by placing a stone in the aquarium or an impression of a fallen tree by placing driftwood. The impression changes depending on the scale of natural scenery that you try to recreate. In an actual-sized layout, an impression of nature is created by using stones and driftwood just as they are. On the other hand, when recreating the grandeur of a natural landscape, stones will become mountains and driftwood will become trees.

Such large-scale natural scenery has become a new trend in recent years in the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest as well. When it is taken to an extreme, it starts to look like a diorama model rather than an aquatic plant layout. An aquatic plant layout can create underwater scenery that can only be produced by an aquatic plant layout.

It is not my intention to repudiate diorama-like layouts, but 1 find a layout of underwater scenery more relaxing as I think about the comfort of fish or maintaining a layout. This may be because growing aquatic plants is easier in a layout of underwater scenery or because it does not feel unnatural to find fish swimming in it. In this article, 1 am going to introduce an iwagumi layout that recreates underwater scenery.

Recreating Underwater Scenery

There are many types of iwagumi layouts, such as one created in the image of a tall mountain, a strange rock formation, a bluff or reef, or a natural underwater scene in a river. Such images depend not only on the arrangement of stones, but also on the shape and texture of stones used in the layouts. For example, a ryuoh-sehi stone, which is shaped like eroded limestone, resembles the ridgeline of a mountain or an unusually-shaped rock. A manten-seki stone, which is shaped like a collapsed sedimentary rock, looks like a seaside bluff. Various types and shapes of stones conjure up different sceneries as described above and inspire us with various ideas for layouts.


Marine Aquarium Basics: Biological Filtration Do Know It Aquarium Filtration can be considered the process of keeping aquarium water fit for its inhabitants to live in and, as such, is one of the most impor... 72 72

Marine Aquarium Basics: Biological Filtration

Filtration can be considered the process of keeping aquarium water fit for its inhabitants to live in and, as such, is one of the most important aspects of a marine system. Any aquatic organism living in a fixed volume of water will have effects on the chemistry of its environment, and these effects will typically be deleterious. Waste products will accumulate in the water as they are excreted from the organism, and beneficial components will be depleted as the organism uses them. If nothing is done, the end result will he water conditions that are drastically different from their starting point and harmful to aquarium inhabitants. Filtration addresses the accumulation of waste products in the aquarium water. In doing so, it overlaps with skimming, which is discussed in a future article.

Image: The Kent Marine Bio Reef Aquarium by Interpet
The Kent Marine Bio Reef Aquarium by Interpet
Running the Tank System before Adding Plants Do Know It Aquarium In previous posts, we have gone through many steps to setup and insall every part of the tank. Now we can run the test for our system before... 72 72

Running the Tank System before Adding Plants

In previous posts, we have gone through many steps to setup and insall every part of the tank. Now we can run the test for our system before adding plants. Did you know about this stage?

Image of an empty tank with no plants, no fish
Empty tank with no plants, no fish
The Water and Adding the Aquarium Water Do Know It Aquarium Pure water is made up from two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule (H20). However, the water in which you house living aquatic organi... 72 72

The Water and Adding the Aquarium Water

Pure water is made up from two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule (H20). However, the water in which you house living aquatic organisms such as fish and plants is much more than a simple combination of molecules. What do you know about the water and how to add water to your aquarium?

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Adding the water to fish tank
Choosing and Cleaning Aquarium Rocks Do Know It Aquarium It would seem to be a simple task to find rocks for your aquarium, just go and pick some up. Not so! Unless you know what you are doing, “ju... 72 72

Choosing and Cleaning Aquarium Rocks

It would seem to be a simple task to find rocks for your aquarium, just go and pick some up. Not so! Unless you know what you are doing, “just picking up rocks” can be a disaster. If you happen to pick the wrong ones, rocks can change the water chemistry in your aquarium to the detriment of your fish. What do you know about aquarium rocks?

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Rocks for aquarium
Freshwater Aquarium Substrate Guide Do Know It Aquarium In the rivers and streams in which many aquatic plants grow, the substrates vary depending on the environmental and geological conditions of... 72 72

Freshwater Aquarium Substrate Guide

In the rivers and streams in which many aquatic plants grow, the substrates vary depending on the environmental and geological conditions of the river system and the local area. What do you know about freshwater aquarium substrates?

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Aquarium substrates for plants
How to Raise Discus Fry Artificially Do Know It Aquarium Raising discus fry is not too hard but you need to know it properly. Here is the guide from Jack Wattley, the famous person in discus breedi... 72 72

How to Raise Discus Fry Artificially

Raising discus fry is not too hard but you need to know it properly. Here is the guide from Jack Wattley, the famous person in discus breeding.

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Discus fry with their parents
Saltwater Answers: Goby, Chocolate Tang and More Do Know It Aquarium Here are some of the questions asked regarding saltwater aquarium which were answered by aquarium experts. A ghost sleeper goby 72 72

Saltwater Answers: Goby, Chocolate Tang and More

Here are some of the questions asked regarding saltwater aquarium which were answered by aquarium experts.

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A ghost sleeper goby
Freshwater Answers: Cherry Barbs, Cichlids and More Do Know It Aquarium The following are some of the questions asked regarding freshwater aquarium. Let's check out the answers from aquarium experts. A Ch... 72 72

Freshwater Answers: Cherry Barbs, Cichlids and More

The following are some of the questions asked regarding freshwater aquarium. Let's check out the answers from aquarium experts.

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A Cherry Barb
5 Ways to Create the Most Attractive Environment for Fish Do Know It Aquarium In order to successfully breed fish, the use of selected Nature Aquarium goods can help to cultivate a natural environment within the aquari... 72 72

5 Ways to Create the Most Attractive Environment for Fish

In order to successfully breed fish, the use of selected Nature Aquarium goods can help to cultivate a natural environment within the aquarium.

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A good planted aquarium environment