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Top Aquarium & Fish Articles This Month – March 2014

The aquarium hobby is amazing and lots of content is created daily here and all over the Internet. The following is the first monthly installment of top fish articles and favorites chosen by our staff. Hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day! Let us know what you think.

1. Why is My Aquarium Cloudy? – That Fish Blog

“Why is my aquarium water cloudy?” is one of the questions our staff gets asked literally every day both online and in store. Staff marine biologist Eileen Daub compiled some of our best advice for quickly IDing issues with cloudy, green or brown aquarium water. Have any more questions? Feed free to shoot us an email at mariobio@thatpetplace.com.

http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatfishblog/2014/02/24/aquarium-water-cloudy/

2. Oliver Knotts Fantasy Planted Tank – Advancedaquarist.com

I can’t get enough of planted or aquascaped aquariums – and this month has been great for articles around some amazing tank ideas. I love this fantasy take from Oliver Knotts. Our own Eileen Daub also through together some basic (and not so basic) simple ideas for sprucing up your aquarium this spring –

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/oliver-knotts-dragon-hunter-scape-planted-aquarium

3. New from Chemi-Pure – Chemi-Pure Blue – Reefbuilders.com

Great write-up from the guys at Reef Builders on what’s coming from Boyd Enterprises. Everybody’s favorite filter media – Chemi-Pure – is adding a new product to the line. Chemi-Pure Blue promises to offer marine aquarists a polishing option for you ultra-picky reef keepers – furnishing your reef with crystal clear water without impacting trace element levels. Sweet! Look for it now at TFP.

http://reefbuilders.com/2014/03/13/chemipure-blue/

4. African Cichlid Compatability Chart – That Fish Place – That Pet Place

African Cichlid compatibility can be a confusing topic! Our team has recently taken a look at this topic and put together a handy chart to help. Take a look and let us know what you think!

http://www.thatpetplace.com/african-cichlid-compatibility

5. Aquarium Pumps Saving Lives – NPR.org

This won’t help you with your tank, but this was such an amazing story we couldn’t pass it up. Simple aquarium pumps saving lives!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/03/270962959/inexpensive-aquarium-bubbler-saves-preemies-lives

6. NOAA Study Find Unique Fish Dominate Pacific Deep Sea Reefs – www.AdvancedAquarist.com

This government study has concluded that over 90% of the fish in the waters of northwestern Hawaii are only found there! Amazing for biodiversity and underscores the need to protect every habitat and microhabitat.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/noaa-study-unique-fish-species-dominate-pacific-deep-sea-coral-reefs

7. Melev’s Reef Tank – Reefaddicts.com

Inspiration is not hard to come by when it comes to beautiful reef tanks. Check out this amazing reef tank over at reefaddicts.com.

http://www.reefaddicts.com/entry.php/29082-Day-120-Four-months-in?s=069b4ffa401d2d2e9c3c9cd513489cc3

8. Keeping the Synodontis Angelicus Catfish – That Fish Blog

Catfish are a favorite of lots of aquarists, and synodontis catfish are the kings! Zoologist and lifelong aquarist Frank Indiviglio walks you through seeing up a tank for  his favorite Synodontis catfish – Synodontis angelicus

http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatfishblog/2014/02/14/synodontis-angelicus-catfish-the-most-spectacular-synodontis/

 

Have any great posts you’d like to share? Drop them below in the comments, and as always – good luck with your tanks!
Regards,
TFP Aquatics Team

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