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Is your father an aquarim fish lover?   Father's Day, his birthday, Christmas, or just a day you want to make special, any aquarium fish loving Dad will relish these gifts.

Algae Magnet

Algae Magnet
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Don't make Dad stick his arm into the tank to scrape algae off the glass. Give him this handy two-piece algae magnet that lets him get at all the tight spots without getting his hands in the water.

TIP: Smaller is better in this case. The smaller magnet holds on the glass better and is more maneuverable than the bigger ones.  Also, look for one that has a string that attaches the two parts. That way if the half in the tank drops off the glass, you can use the string to pull it back out of the tank, rather than having to stick your arm in to retrieve it.

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Ammonia Alert

Ammonia Alert
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Give Dad an ammonia alert sensor and he'll never be blind-sided by an ammonia spike again. The sensor continuously monitors the water and changes reversibly from yellow to green to blue, based on the ammonia concentration. No test kit is needed, lasts for over a year. 

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Automatic Feeder

Automatic Feeder
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Even Dad needs a vacation now and then. Make it easy for him to leave his fish without worries about feeding. An automatic feeder assures that his fish will get fed exactly what he wants, on a schedule he chooses.  Also works great even when he is home, but has a hectic work schedule.

TIP: Before going away, fill your automatic feeder and let it run for a few days to see how it performs.  You can adjust the quantity as needed, and be aware of any issues before you leave it unattended. 

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Baensch Aquarium Photo Index

Baensch Atlas Photo Index
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Dad will never be stumped for the name of a fish again. All he has to do is browse this full color photo fish atlas, and he'll find the common and scientific names for any one of over 4,600 fish. A must have for any aquarium fish lover. 

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Brine Shrimp Hatchery

Shrimpery Kit
Shirlie L Sharpe

Give Dad a unique gift that is both fun and useful. He can try his hand at hatching brine shrimp, then feed the fruits of his labor to his aquarium fish as a tasty treat. Be prepared to buy him more eggs - he just might get hooked and turn into a shrimp rancher.

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Fish Nets

Fish Net
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An aquarium owner can never have too many nets. They are inexpensive, and Dad will enjoy having a nice selection of new nets. While you are at it, help Dad keep his nets clean and soft with net soak. Net soak removes harmful substances from nets, keeps them soft and moist, which results in less abrasion to the fish's slime coat.

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Hydor Ario ColorMix Lighting

Hydor Ario ColorMix Lighting
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Dad will love this color changing light that also servers as an aquarium aerator.  Colors alernate between blue, red, and green, while producing a curtain of air bubbles.  Rates a 10 for coolness factor!

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Master Water Test Kit

Master Water Test Kit
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Water testing is an important part of aquarium maintenance. Give Dad a Master Test kit and he'll have everything he needs to check the status of his water. He'll feel like a regular chemist.

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Python No Spill Clean and Fill

Siphon
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Ever see Dad get a mouthful of water when he was priming his siphon? How about those nasty buckets of dirty water he has to haul when he does a water change? The Python eliminates both those problems. Just attach it to the faucet and it sucks water and debris out of the tank and right into the sink! Great for vacuuming the gravel and water changes.

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Surface Viewer

This is a nifty little gadget that any Dad with a camera will go nuts for. It gives a crystal clear view of the aquarium from the top surface. Great for taking photos of his beautifully aquascaped tank!

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