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When you hear the word “bacteria,” your first reaction or impression might be a negative one. After all, bacteria is typically associated with dirt, sickness, or other poor conditions. When it comes to your aquarium, however, it’s necessary to break out of that mindset, as bacteria actually pl ...

Treating Common Aquarium Problems

Treating Common Aquarium Problems

Part of the appeal of fish keeping is the calming effect that a clean, aesthetically pleasing aquarium can provide. The good news is that it is fairly easy and totally possible to keep your tank looking great, especially if you perform some simple maintenance and partial water changes. Besides some ...

Caring for Live Aquarium Plants

Caring for Live Aquarium Plants

Many first-time fish keepers settle on plastic plants for aquarium ornamentation. Alternatively, you may want to consider live plants, which can actually help reduce algae growth since they compete with algae for nutrients. Be sure that your fish are compatible with plants first, though, since many ...

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Algae grows in the presence of sunlight when there are excess nutrients in pond water that algae then feed on. There are many sources of these algae-promoting nutrients, including nitrate, ammonia, uneaten food (which spikes phosphate), and excess fish in your pond compared to the volume of pond wat ...

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Aquarium Month

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Aquarium Month

June is National Aquarium Month, and we at API® are welcoming the warm weather and honoring the theme of this month with a list of fish-friendly activities to help you celebrate! VISIT YOUR LOCAL AQUARIUMNo matter where you’re located, odds are, you’re not too far from an aquarium! Aquariums a ...

Troubleshooting for Green & Cloudy Water

Troubleshooting for Green & Cloudy Water

Have you been struggling with green or discolored aquarium water? Maybe you’ve tested your parameters and they appear to fall within the correct ranges. If this is the case, the good news is that this green water is likely harmless to your aquarium inhabitants. However, green or murky water is cer ...

Caring for Sick Fish

Caring for Sick Fish

Just like humans, fish can be susceptible to disease. Bacteria and parasites are contagious among fish that share an aquarium, and diseases can also stem from poor water conditions. So how do you know if your fish is sick, and how do you determine the proper remedies for its condition? Learning to r ...

The Benefits of Owning an Aquarium

The Benefits of Owning an Aquarium

Aquariums make a tranquil and beautiful addition to any home, and come in all shapes, sizes, and types, so that you can place it, design it, and decorate it exactly the way you’ve envisioned. All aquariums are personalized in a variety of different ways, from aquarium material, to ornaments, to fi ...