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How Does a Canister Filter Work? Back To Basics

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What is a Canister Filter? A canister filter is a self-contained aquarium water filter that contains filtration media outside of the tank.  Some aquarium filters work by being submerged into the water, and the opposite case is true for canister filters. Canister filters stay outside and below the water level of the tank in order …

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Why Is My Goldfish Turning Black? Will They Come Back To Its Normal Life?

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As an aquarist, keeping the health of my fish is my top priority.  It is important to keep in mind that in most cases, goldfish (or any fish for that matter) do not normally turn black.  It is usually a sign that the parameters of the aquarium water is or has been damaging in the …

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Is Brown Algae In Fish Tank Good or Bad? Here’s Why

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What is Brown Algae? Brown algae is a brown, slimy substance that can usually be found attached to the sides of aquariums, decorations, substrate, plants, or anything else with a hard surface. The type of brown algae discussed here is not part of the “true” brown algae, which multicellular algae that are in the Class …

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Aquarium Driftwood Problems | What Should You Do?

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Did you know that you can put driftwood in your aquarium?  Not just any old driftwood, but driftwood that has been wetted and dried meticulously over a period of time in order to ensure it is fish, frog, turtle, and any other aquarium-dwelling creature safe. When collecting driftwood from the outside, it is important to …

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