To understand the very basics in keeping fish, invertebrates, amphibians, or even live plants that you want within a closed system, we must first understand what the requirements are for a freshwater aquarium (or, thinking bigger, a pond). We will walk through some of the common things that are required when first thinking about purchasing a tank and equipment, to getting things started with the nitrogen cycle, to adding your fish, and making sure that they are healthy.

We strive to make sure that not only can beginners read and understand each article, but also experts who are looking for specific and detailed data that is backed not only by, but agencies and studies done around the world. Communication between breeders is something that is focused upon greatly, since they will understand the trends of breeding, taking care of fry, and even newly found information about diseases and genetic issues that can appear due to the common practice of inbreeding for specific color/fin traits.

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Freshwater Aquarium Setup

Freshwater Getting Started Guide

The Nitrogen Cycle

What Are The Different Zones When Stocking An Aquarium?

Properly Acclimating Inhabitants

Freshwater Aquarium Maintenance

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