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The nitrogen cycle is the one most important and often least-known subject for aquarium keepers. As long as you understand how this works in your aquarium however, keeping fish can become super easy and stress-free.  The Nitrogen cycle describes the main biological process which occurs in every tank (both freshwater and salt-water). In one sentence it is: Fish create Ammonia from their waste and rotting food in the tank (deadly to fish and shrimp); then bacteria in the filter convert it to Nitrites (still deadly) and more then convert it to Nitrates (largely harmless) which is what you remove through...

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Shrimp have been in the hobby for a while, but only recently have been gaining the popularity they deserve in the Australian Aquatic community. Here are the top 3 reasons why! Great tank cleaners! Cherry shrimp are scavengers, they will eat a large variety of food, many of which is junk you don't want in your aquarium anyway! They primarily feed on the bacteria and algae growing on the surface of your tank, and will spend their time grazing on this. They also happily eat any leftover fish food, which otherwise would be left as food for nasty pests! Just the perfect addition...

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Care, CO2, Fact-Sheet, Freshwater, Lighting, Nutrients, Plants -

Knowing how much lighting your tank needs is one of those things without any definite answer. Most articles tend to flounder around for a bit and then give you some good (and practical) guidelines to go by, mainly because, for most plants it actually doesn't matter that much! But it is still good to know why, and that is what I will explain in this article. The guidelines For those who just want to get to the guidelines here they are: Nutrients: One source of additional nutrients in your aquarium.Low light: 10+ Lumen per Litre of water (0.7 Watt/L for...

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Care, Fact-Sheet, Feeding, Freshwater, Plants, Red Cherry Shrimp, Shrimp -

Cheat Sheet - For those who want to get straight to the numbers Temperature: 18oC - 30oC Ideally; 22oC - 26oC.Water type: Freshwater.PH: 6.5 - 7.8 (Most standard aquarium PH's are fine).Lighting: Low-High (Any standard Aquarium lighting is good).Substrate: Prefer a darker colours over brighter substrates. Tank mates: Most medium to small fish.Scientific name: Neocaridina Davidi. Overview - What are Cherry Shrimp? Red Cherry Shrimp, part of the Neocaridina family, are one of the most popular shrimp in the hobby. Although they are originally from the rivers and lakes in Taiwan, just about all the Cherries you can get are captive bread. This is...

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