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Tips for Faster and Better Aquarium Cycling

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Tips for Faster and Better Aquarium Cycling

It can take years of practice in the aquarium hobby to truly know what is going on with every fish tank. We can guess and figure out reasons and causes for odd spikes, blooms, and growths but a lot is going on in that little ecosystem of yours. Because of this, a variety of outside factors can make it extremely difficult to predict what is happening. Cycling is one such process that we may have done a hundred times but still manage to mess up when something out of the ordinary occurs. We’ve put together some tips to help the...

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What's the Difference Between Aquarium Filters? - Chemical, Biological and Mechanical Filtration for Beginners

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What's the Difference Between Aquarium Filters? - Chemical, Biological and Mechanical Filtration for Beginners
New to fish keeping and overwhelmed with the number of options you have and information out there? Don't worry, you aren't alone. Even the most advanced aquarists run into questions and have to do research on products, environments, and aquariums. We're here to help educate and give you a quick run-down of the three types of filtration available. Between biological, chemical, and mechanical filtration you'll learn what they are for, types of filters that use them, and what exactly you need to work within your tank!

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