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This section hosts a collection of assorted articles, related to several aspects of aquaria and fishkeeping. I hope they prove useful, and if you have any further questions feel free to place them in our Tropical Fish Forums.

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Aquarium Articles Index

 Introductory Fishkeeping

  • Fishkeeping Glossary - several authors
    A quick reference guide for common expressions used by fishkeepers...

  • Fish in Captivity: The Moral Issue - by Marcos Avila
    Have you ever stopped to think whether what you're doing as an aquarist is right or wrong from the point of view of morality?

  • The Nitrogen Cycle - by Vany Devos, Tiago Beltrão and Marcos Avila
    Understand what happens in the first few weeks of your new tank, and why it´s so important not to add all the fish right away.

  • Fishless Cycling - by Shawna McGregor-King
    After learning what the Nitrogen Cycle is, here's how you can do it without stressing or killing any fish!

  • Silent Cycling in a Planted Aquarium - by Dusko Bojic
    Learn how to skip the ammonia and nitrite spikes altogether, and get a beautiful planted tank as an added bonus!

  • Basic Types of Filters - by Mark 'Ffishmaster' Lehr
    A summary of the most common options you have to keep your tank´s water quality in top shape.

  • Buying New Fish - by Marcos Avila
    How to improve their chances of surviving the move to your tank.

  • How Many Fish? - by Mark 'Ffishmaster' Lehr
    Take all those stupid 'Rules of Thumb' and flush them!

  • Understanding Fish Compatibility - by Mark 'Ffishmaster' Lehr
    Fish are fish, right? Wrong! You cannot simply go to the store and get any fish you like!

  • How to Catch my Fish? - by Dusko Bojic
    A few basic tips to make this inevitable part of the hobby easy on you and the fish...

  • Aquarium Basics: Partial Water Changes - by Haname
    One of the most frequent and most fatal mistakes made by beginners is to think that they need to "clean-up" the tank every now and then!

 Aquarium Fish Feeding

 Aquarium Water Chemistry

  • Basic Aquarium Water Parameters - by Scott Charles
    Wondering what those symbols found in tank and fish profiles are all about? Find your answers here!

  • Understanding pH - by Marcos Avila
    Any aquarium site worth its loading time should have at least one page dedicated to basic water chemistry. Here's mine :-).

  • Adjusting pH in the Freshwater Aquarium - by Mark 'Ffishmaster' Lehr
    Check out whether you really need to mess with you tank pH and, if so, learn how to do it right!

  • Chemical Filtration - by Scott Charles
    Learn more about this type of filtration to help decide whether you need it in your tank or not.

 Aquarium Fish Diseases

 Specialized Aquariums & Fish Groups

 Planted Aquariums

 Marine Aquariums

 Miscellaneous Aquarium Articles

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