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  • What To Consider When Choosing Fish For A Freshwater Aquarium

    Keeping a freshwater aquarium is a fun and enjoyable hobby. Most beginners, in fact, most aquarium hobbyists, maintain freshwater fish aquariums. ...
  • Top Saltwater Aquarium Mistakes To Avoid

    A saltwater aquarium can be truly enchanting, but they often require a high level of maintenance. With the beauty a saltwater aquarium can bring to your home, the last thing you want is to find your fish floating belly-up due to mistakes. The best way to ensure that you get the best out of your saltwater aquarium is to do plenty of research and ask aquarium specialists for advice before buying a saltwater aquarium and stocking it with saltwater fish.

  • Tips For Adding New Fish To Your Aquarium

    Moving fish into a new aquarium can put a lot of stress on fish and affect their health. Not only will your aquarium be completely unfamiliar to any new fish you add, but the water quality will likely be different than what it is used to. Subtle changes in water temperature, pH levels, and other factors make a significant difference in a fish’s life. To keep your fish safe and healthy, there are certain measures you should take when adding fish to a new aquarium tank. Here are some tips to help make the transition easier for you and your new fish.

  • Things to Think about When Considering a Custom Fish Tank

    If you have been an aquarium hobbyist for some time, you likely have desired a custom aquarium. Or maybe you noticed a beautiful custom-built aquarium in a restaurant, casino, or business. Typically, custom aquariums are larger than your average tank and can be of almost any size — you’ve probably even seen some that wouldn’t even fit inside your home! They can be incorporated into any room or space. Both freshwater or saltwater fish can be used in custom aquariums, however, saltwater fish contain some of the most colorful species on the plant, which is why the majority of custom aquariums are saltwater displays.

  • The Importance of Aquarium Water Changes

    One of the most important parts of aquarium maintenance is the changing of the water. Aquarium water changes are essential for optimal fish health as well as avoiding cloudy, toxic water. By removing dirty aquarium water from your fish tank and replacing it with clean and fresh water you are essentially diluting excess nutrients that can negatively impact your fish tank environment. It is important to always replenish trace elements that contribute to a healthy and beautiful underwater environment for your tank inhabitants.

  • The benefits of a Quarantine Tank

    A quarantine tank is used to help with minimizing the potential spread of infectious disease. As part of the quarantine process, it can be used to help condition new fish to new water parameters with a stress free environment.

  • Saltwater vs. Freshwater Aquariums — Which Is Right For You?

    When you decide that you want an aquarium for your home or business, one of the first decisions you will have to make is whether to choose a freshwater or saltwater fish tank. Of course, you have probably heard conversations in regard to which type of aquarium is better, so making this type of decision may be difficult. Preference plays a pretty large role in choosing the aquarium that's right for you.
  • Prevent algae in your pond

    Too much organic material, like fish waste or leaves or algae blooms and then combined sunlight and you have a big problem on your hands. What is ...
  • How To Winterize Your Pond

    Maintaining Your Pond in the Winter Season The winter season may be upon you, but that doesn’t mean that winterizing your pond needs to be a heada...
  • How to Beautify Your Aquarium With Decorations

    Melbourne Tropical Fish can provide you with all of the necessary components for making your aquarium a stunning centerpiece or focal point of your home. We’d like to walk you through some of the basic steps that you can take to make the most of your aquatic environment, and then invite you to browse through our selection of supplies and decorations, or to schedule a design consultation with one of our aquarium experts!
  • How Often Should You Change Aquarium Water?

    Water changes should be part of your regular aquarium maintenance, even if your water looks clear. The frequency will vary depending on many factors.

    Water changes should be part of your regular aquarium maintenance, even if your water looks clear. When fish are fed, particles of food fall to the tank bottom where it will decay. The food that is eaten is eventually released back into the water as urine or feces, which also adds to the debris that will sit on the bottom of your tank.

  • Helpful Tips For Fall Pond Maintenance

    Fall is officially here! Many people look forward to all that the fall brings, from beautiful colors in nature and cooler temperatures to drinking...