Wednesday May 22, 2013
Have you tried live plants, only to have them die off in short order? It can be frustrating, but maybe it's time to give live plants another try, but this time get some Dwarf Hygro. Attractive, fast growing, easy to care for, and almost indestructible all describe Dwarf Hygro
to a tee. Hailed as the ideal choice for a newly set up aquarium
, this plant thrives on any excess nutrients in the water. Dwarf Hygro also does well in a variety of water conditions, making it a great choice for those who don't have perfect water.
More About Live Plants
Aquarium Plants - Real or Artificial?
Converting to Live Plants
Planted Aquarium Gallery
Photo © Pinpin
Tuesday May 21, 2013
Cyclops are sometimes recommended to feed certain species of fish, or as a first food for young fry. Question is, what are Cyclops
anyway, and where can you get them
? The short answer is that Cyclops are tiny crustaceans found in both freshwater and saltwater bodies of water. They make a very nutritional food for fish, as this article about Cyclops explains.
How To Make Fry Food
What is Infusoria?
Photo Courtesy USEPA Great Lakes National Program
Monday May 20, 2013
Named for its long snout that resembles the head of a horse, this peaceful loach is well known for burrowing almost completely below the surface of the substrate. It is quite comical to see only the tip of the head with a pair of eyes peering at you from the bottom of the tank. If you love loaches, odds are you will enjoy the Horse Face Loach
Photo © Alter Welt
Sunday May 19, 2013
That ugly white residue, also known as limescale, is an unsightly problem on many aquarium surfaces. Who hasn't lost a few fingernails and acquired some gray hair waging battle against the relentless white creep? Not to mention the small fortune we've spent for various cleaning products that didn't seem to work anyway. Believe it or not, there is an inexpensive product that does a pretty good job of removing white residue
, and it's something you probably have in your pantry already.
DIY Algae Removal Tools
Getting Rid of Oil Slicks
Removing Surface Foam
Photo © Shirlie L Sharpe