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New Aquarium? Here’s a Checklist of Everything You Need!

New Aquarium? Here’s a Checklist of Everything You Need!

It can be challenging to start an aquarium from scratch, particularly if you're unsure of what you need or where to find it. However, this checklist will help you get your fish tank up and running in no time! The Aquarium The first thing you'll need for your new aquarium is, of course, the tank. But there's more to it than picking the right size and shape. You'll also want to consider things like material (glass or acrylic?), where it will go in your home, and whether you want a stand or canopy. Filter System A sound filtration system is...

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A Guide to Freshwater Shrimp Care

A Guide to Freshwater Shrimp Care

Freshwater shrimp are a great addition to any aquarium. They are beautiful, fascinating, and relatively easy to care for. But before you go out and add a bunch of shrimp to your tank, there are a few things you need to know. This guide will discuss the various types of freshwater shrimp available, their ideal care requirements, and some common problems you may encounter. Types of Freshwater Shrimp There is a wide variety of freshwater shrimp available, so it's important to research and choose the best type for your aquarium. Some of the most popular varieties include: Ghost Shrimp Amano...

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9 Things to Know About Corn Snake Care

9 Things to Know About Corn Snake Care

Corn snakes are among the most popular snakes globally and are a great choice for a pet snake. They are relatively easy to take care of and very docile, making them ideal for handling. They are a type of rat snake native to the southeastern United States. Here are a few things you need to know to keep your snake healthy and happy. Housing Corn snakes need a spacious enclosure. A 20-gallon tank is a good size for a baby corn snake, but an adult corn snake will need a tank that's at least 40 gallons. The tank should have...

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Caring For Your Aquarium: How to Treat Sick Fish and Prevent Infections

Caring For Your Aquarium: How to Treat Sick Fish and Prevent Infections

It can be hard to know what to do when you have a sick aquarium fish. After all, treating a fish's infection isn't exactly the same as treating the common cold. However, there are some steps you can take to ensure your sick fish is properly cared for and illness is prevented throughout your tank. New Fish? Keep That Little Guy Separate Maybe you just got a new fish to add to the family. It's so exciting to add another little swimmer to your aquarium, but before you do, it's best to put them in a separate tank for a...

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Tips on Caring for Your Emerald Swift Lizard

Tips on Caring for Your Emerald Swift Lizard

Found throughout Central America, Emerald Swift lizards are known for their vibrant colors and small size. As with any pet, developing a care guide or routine is important to the health of your new Emerald Swift. These colorful creatures' average lifespan is around five to ten years, so it is important to know what one should expect when caring for this lizard. Care Guide for Emerald Swift Tank size The minimum size tank for one adult Emerald Swift lizard is anywhere from around a 20 to 40-gallon tank. According to Everything Reptiles, this tank should also have "full-spectrum lighting" for...

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