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Stocking your aquarium the right way. How to balance aquarium fish stock.

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    Greetings! Goldfish tank. S tocking an aquarium just refers to adding fishes into the tank, but it far more than that. Properly planned stocking is very useful. This small step helps avoid common problems like overstocking, water imbalance, fights for territories, and stress in fishes and gives your tank a healthy and happy environment. And people overlook this so easily but have to tackle the above problems within few days after adding the fish.  So here how to perfectly stock a fish tank: The number of fishes. Before you start stocking you would like to know how many fishes can fit into your tank without overstocking. Here are some things to consider: Follow the 1 inch per fish rule . If a fish is 1 one inch in size, it needs roughly 1 gallon/3 liter. Consider how big the fish will get as time passes . Like the Neon tetras grow at most 1.5 inches, whereas angelfishes can get up to 6 inches long. Obviously, you can add more tetras than angels in the same tank.  Leave enough space

Preventing and eliminating Algae in an aquarium. The guide 2021

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  Salutations to all my fish keeping geeks out there!  Almost anyone with a plantation aquarium may have encountered the most common problem with plantation aquariums:  Algae!  And for many beginners, Algal bloom is a nasty headache and may lead the person to give up the hobby. So, I will be helping out all of those hobbyists who are fighting the algal problem in their tank. Algae Good or Bad? First of all, let’s clear out if algae are good or bad for your tank. The appearance of algae in the tank is NOT a very big deal because it is obvious and common. And a bit  beneficial too.  But if left unchecked, it may easily get out of control and cause unwanted growth. The worst part of this is when this covers the glass of the tank or leaves of the plants. Algae give your tank a more natural look and acts as primary nutrition for your fishes. So our aim is not to eliminate algae but to keep it under control and avoid damages because of it Prevention . We all know,  prevention is better than

Glass Vs Acrylic. The expert comparison to choose the best. Which aquarium is best for you.

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 Most people don't care much while buying a new fish tank.  But people who are truly researching about the aquarium hobby may surely have come across this question: Acrylic tank or a glass tank, which is better? Now both acrylic, as well as glass, are widely used for fish tanks. Both of these have their respective pros and cons. So if you are confused about this let me help you out. Here we compare them with respect to their Cost, scratch resistance, weight, clarity, strength,  and shapes/customizability.                                                                                                   Cost.      First things first. Taking into consideration the costs of these tanks, Glass wins. Glass is widely used in various industries and is super popular. So more glass tanks are made, and so they are easily available and this reduces their costs.  Glass tanks are cheaper. Scratch resistance.         Here Glass wins again. Acrylic scratches very easily , you may even have scratc

Aquarium Plants - What Is Best: Real or Artificial?

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 After fish, the most important is the tank set-up. The decorations, equipment, gravel, and most importantly the Plants. Now in the aquarium hobby, we have two plants- the artificial plants and live plants. So let's take a look and compare the pros and cons of keeping artificial and live plants. Pros of keeping Artificial plants. Huge variety -  you get a huge variety of colors and shapes. As these are artificially made from plastics almost any type of plant with any coloration can be made.  Easy placement . Artificial plants don't need any type of substrate. You just have to put them in the tank at the desired spot.    Zero maintenance - They need almost no maintenance once placed into the tank.  Cheap - artificial plants are cheaper than live ones and thus you can add lots of plants.     Pros of keeping Live plants. Natural ecosystem - your tank becomes a natural ecosystem because of the interaction between the fish, plants, and bacteria.  Natural look - you can recreate a sc

India's first Pet Gallery by The Blessings aquarium. THE BEST AQURIUM STORE IN INDIA.

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  For many people, the aquarium business is just trading livestock and aquarium equipment. But we do have some legit hobbyists out there making efforts to grow this aquarium hobby and bring in new people. One such institution is the Blessings Aquarium Pune . And soon they are opening India's first private aquarium gallery and pet world in Pune. About Blessings Aquarium. Blessings aquarium is a pet store fully dedicated to the aquarium hobby. It was started in the year 2005 founded and ran by Dr. Richard Peter and Aditee kashikar, who are professional ichthyologists and certified aquarists . And they are perfect examples of legit hobbyists, they had so much passion for this hobby that they got Bachelor's degree in fisheries.  And it's great to know that the founders recently have completed Ph.D. in fisheries and this makes them certified aquarists whom you can always trust.     The shop has been IIMB certified  and houses some of the best aquarium products/equipment al

The beginner's Guide to Betta fish keeping. All about the Betta fish. Betta fish price, tank and care.

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 The betta fish also called the siamese fighting fish is one of the most famous, beautiful, and loved among hobbyists. But also one of the most ill-treated fish , this is because of lack of knowledge among people as well as store owners. Betta fish make really great fish pets for beginners, children, and hobbyists as well. Most hobbyists know the ethics for keeping bettas...but beginners or people who are just causally buying fish have zero ideas of keeping bettas. According to them, bettas are fishes to be kept in bowls with no filter and just zero maintenance...but this will only lead to suffering and then the death of your loved betta. So here's how to take perfect care of a betta and give it an amazing life. Tank setup. So first things first, Bettas can't thrive in fish bowls (or any type of jars and containers) . Now people keeping them in bowls and still their betta is alive...their betta is not living, it's just mere survival. Go for a minimum of 18-liter tank . And

Do we need Aerators in aquarium? Is oxygen pump nessasary?

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Every beginner has this one question; Are air pumps nessesary for our tank?  So here I am to clear this question.  We will look at how do air pumps work, how they help your fish, and reasons to always have one.  How do Air pumps work? Air pumps, as you may have thought do not supply oxygen to the tank. What they do is, put fresh atmospheric air into the tank water. The air that goes in the tank wants to escape the water and so move out as air bubbles. When these bubbles continuously hit the water surface,  it causes surface agitation , and the oxygen layer above the surface of water gets a chance to get into the water.  Here's an illustration of how it works: Credit: How stuff works Who should have an Airpump? The direct answer to this is Everyone with a fish tank should have an air pump. People who have a normal setup/ artificial setup should always have an air pump . Because your tank doesn't have any live plants that will produce oxygen for the tank. So the air pump will be