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The Fish Products You ACTUALLY Need

There have been countless appointments where our veterinary staff gets a long history of illness accompanied by 10-20 different OTC fish tank products. Some claiming this, others that; none of which help treat the problem. Of all the “magical” over-the-counter fish products and pond additives, which ones do you ACTUALLY need? Water Conditioner/Dechlorinator This product …

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How to Add Aquaponics to Your Fish System

Looking to decrease your water changes and grow some delicious veggies for your family to enjoy? Then you need AQUAPONICS! What is “aquaponics?” Aquaponics utilizes “natural” fertilizers in water to grow plants. It is similar to “hydroponics,” which uses synthetic fertilizers to grow plants. Aquaponics most often refers to growing fish and plants simultaneously, using …

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Fish System Cycling

If you are new or old to the fish keeping hobby, no doubt you have heard the phrase “fish system cycling.” What does this mean? To “cycle” an aquarium is to establish its biological filtration, more specifically, your nitrogen cycle. Cycling refers to the colonization of beneficial bacteria to convert your fishes’ primary waste, ammonia, …

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The Fish Nitrogen Cycle

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** Post contains affiliate links. ** As you may well know, water quality is a significant aspect of pet fish health. One of the most critical pathways in fish health is the nitrogen cycle, responsible for processing the primary fish waste: ammonia. Like the air we breathe, the water a fish swims in is directly …

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No Pond Quick Start

Putting in a new pond comes with lots of challenges. You built it perfectly with great filtration and put in the most amazing fish, but your ammonia is off the charts and you can’t get your filter to start cycling. (Cycling is the process wherein good bacteria convert toxic ammonia to toxic nitrite to safe …

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