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Watch Your Aquarium from Anywhere with a Webcam Live Stream!

Posted by on Friday, July 5th, 2013

Webcam

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Unfortunately, aquatic pets aren’t quite as versatile as other pets. It’s not like you can hook up a leash to your aquarium and take it on a walk through the park. Aquascapes are almost more like pieces of furniture than family pets, because they’re usually permanently rooted in one spot. But don’t fret! You can bring the joy of your aquarium anywhere you go thanks to the marvels of modern technology. Continue reading…

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Going Digital with a Mac OS X Aquarium Control System

Posted by on Monday, June 24th, 2013

Pacific Sun Aquarium Control System

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Aquarium technology hasn’t changed much over the past thousand years. There have been a handful of upgrades, like the invention of acrylic tanks and water pumps, but at the end of the day aquariums are pretty much just big tanks filled with water and aquatic species. Computers and Wi-Fi technology are finally making their way into the aquascaping world with software like Pacific Sun’s aquarium control program, which gives aquarium owners full control over their aquarium from anywhere on Earth. Continue reading…

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4 Trimming Tricks To Keep Your Aquascape Perfect

Posted by on Friday, May 31st, 2013

Trimming a Freshwater Aquascape

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Everything needs a bit of maintenance now and then. Your car needs oil changes, carpets need to be vacuumed, and grass needs to be mowed. Aquariums are no different. Aquascapers need to perform regular maintenance on their aquarium in much the same way that a gardener has to trim the bushes and get rid of the weeds. Continue reading…

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How to Keep Your Aquarium Spotless with Aquatic Janitors

Posted by on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Algae Eater

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As much as I love pets, taking care of them can be a real pain sometimes. You’ve got to feed them, wash them, walk them, clean up after them, and sweep up giant clumps of hair that collect in the corners of the room. It would be so much easier to keep pets if they spent less time making your house messy and spent more time making your living space spotless. How great would it be if cats liked to do dishes instead of nap all day? Who wouldn’t want to keep a dog that vacuums your carpets? Continue reading…

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Watch Out for These 5 Deadly Fish Killers!

Posted by on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Vets Performing Surgery on a Fish

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Fish have never been famous for their communication skills. They don’t have facial expressiona and they can’t make any noise, so owners have to be constantly vigilant to make sure that their beloved pets don’t go green around the gills. Continue reading…

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5 Easy Tips to Cut Down on Aquarium Expenses

Posted by on Friday, November 16th, 2012

Money Origami Fish

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The holiday season is coming up, which means that many of us will have to dedicate a hefty chunk of change to travel, gigantic holiday dinners, and buying lots of presents. These things can put a strain on your wallet, but luckily there are a few clever tricks to cut down on your aquarium expenses. You won’t have to fight the inevitable stampede of people on Black Friday, but following this guide will definitely save you some dough. Continue reading…

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5 Easy Aquarium Maintenance Tips for Keeping Your Fish Happy and Healthy

Posted by on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Fish Health and Aquarium Maintenance

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Aquariums can serve as an art piece, but one thing that’s important to keep in mind with your home aquarium is that it’s going to require maintenance.  Continue reading…

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Let There Be Light! 5 Reasons Why LEDs are A-OK

Posted by on Friday, July 20th, 2012

Light from Underwater

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It’s so easy to get caught up in aquascaping design, plant placement, pH levels, fish selection, and tank maintenance that sometimes it can be easy to forget about some of the seemingly minor details. Lighting can be one of those oversights. After all, we kind of take light for granted. The sun provides us with plenty of sunshine every day, and we can summon light through the magic of modern technology with the flip of a switch. Continue reading…

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Time-Lapsed Aquarium: From Start to Fishy

Posted by on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Home Aquarium Aquascape

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I’m pro-fish. So, it’s no surprise that whenever I get the chance I will gladly steer the conversation towards aquariums (which, admittedly, isn’t very frequently). I typically end these conversations by recommending that people look into getting an aquarium of their own, but I’m not always met with profound enthusiasm. Continue reading…

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Do Some Spring Cleaning with these 5 Tank Maintenance Tips

Posted by on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Tank with Algae Coating

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I’ll admit: I am probably not the cleanest person on planet Earth. I’m willing to let dishes sit for a few days and I tend to let things get messy until I can’t take it anymore and I have to spend a little bit of time tidying up. My philosophy is that it’s better to spend your time doing relaxing or fun things than stressing over appearances and order. Continue reading…