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What Are Hair Algae? (Appearance, Early Signs, Types & More)

It is pretty common for home aquariums to develop algae. However, not everyone knows that there are different types and characteristics for each one. In this article, you will learn everything there is to know about hair algae. Hair algae are planted-like organisms that typically thrive in areas riched with nitrate and phosphate. They are …

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Aquarium Plants Turning Black: All Reasons & Solutions

It can be disheartening when your beautiful green plants end up turning black after a while. I remember a few months back when I noticed my plants turned black on the leaves. My fish was still alive, but the plants looked awful. As time passed, I learned why that was happening and how to fix …

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Aquarium Plants Turning White: All Reasons & Solutions

Seeing your aquarium plants turn white might be alarming, but it’s actually a relatively common problem. I experienced this myself recently and found out that there are a few reasons why this can happen. After extensive research, I also learned how to solve the problem. Aquarium plants usually turn white when there isn’t enough light …

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Can I Leave my Aquarium Light on 24/7?

Being an aquarist, I often found myself struggling with the question of aquarium lightning. To be more specific, I wasn’t sure whether I should leave the lights 24/7 or instead turn them off during the night. Luckily, over the years, I researched that topic quite profoundly. Now, I am willing to share my experience. It …

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How Full Should an Aquarium be Filled With Water?

Countless times I’ve been wondering how much I should fill my tank with water. Some people told me I should pour the water up to the brim. However, others encouraged me to leave a few inches from the top. To settle the argument, I decided to conduct extensive research on the topic. In fact, I …

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Should a Fish Tank Filter be Fully Submerged?

Countless times I’ve been wondering where I should position my aquarium filter. The more that I learned about the different filter types, the more I got confused. To make sure I position the filter’s body, inlet, and outlet correctly, I investigated the topic quite profoundly. Now, I am willing to save you some trouble and …

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Can Aquarium Plants Grow With LED Lights?

As an aquarist, I enjoy growing foliage in my aquarium. However, quite frequently, I’ve been asking myself whether aquarium plants can grow with LED lights. The longer I experimented and researched the topic, the better understanding I got about the topic. Now, I am willing to share my conclusions. Aquarium plants can grow with LED …

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White Stuff Floating in Fish Tank: All Reasons & Solutions

Over the years of fish growing, it is hard to tell how many times I’ve encountered a mysterious white floating material in my tank. I was even worried that my fish’s health would deteriorate as a consequence. That got my researching the ‘white floating stuff’ issue more deeply. The white floating stuff in fish tanks …

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