Solving Water Quality Problems

Most of the time when fish get sick for no apparent reason, the root cause is one or more water quality issues. First, make sure temperature and pH are appropriate for the species you are keeping, then test for toxic nitrogen compounds; ammonia and nitrite (NO2) should measure zero, and nitrate (NO3) should be well […]

Fishless Cycling With Fish Food Flakes

Purpose: To cycle a new aquarium in preparation for the addition of fish by using fishfood to generate ammonia for 1st stage bacteria to begin the nitrogen cycle. This method is kinder to your fish than using fish to cycle. Try it, you’ll be very surprised, and encouraged by the results. a) Once your aquarium […]