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How does CO2 affect the pH in my aquarium?

How does CO2 affect the pH in my aquarium?

CO2 when dissolved in water releases carbonic acid (H2CO3) thereby raising the acidity of the aquarium water.  The pH scale ranges from acid (-7) ...

Common Aquarium Algae

Common Aquarium Algae

Today I'm going to address several types of common aquarium algae and how to treat them.   Black Beard Algae (BBA). BBA can appear in sal...

Aquarium Worms

Aquarium Worms

Planaria are very small and are constantly searching for meaty foods. They feed on shrimp and fish eggs, fry and baby shrimp and have been ...

Common Aussie Pond Insects

Common Aussie Pond Insects

There are a few common bugs that appear in Aussie ponds.  If your pond is unfiltered or has stagnant sections you are likely to encounter pond inse...

Black Soldier Fly as Koi Food

Black Soldier Fly as Koi Food

So I’ve been playing with Koi Food formula’s.  Koi pellets are for the most part made from a combination of several ingredients with the main one b...

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Replaces Fish Meal

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Replaces Fish Meal

Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) have been around for a while now as an alternative source of protein for livestock like pigs and chickens.  I am re...

Electronic Aquarium Monitoring

Electronic Aquarium Monitoring

Automated Aquarium monitoring has come a long way in recent years and understanding what is going on inside your water column is vital to ensuring ...

FISH VIBRIOSIS - BACTERIAL DISEASE

FISH VIBRIOSIS -  BACTERIAL DISEASE

Vibrio is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria found primarily in saltwater or brackish water, and consisting of 70 or more strains. Fish Vibriosis in...

GOLD DUST DISEASE (VELVET)

GOLD DUST DISEASE (VELVET)

Parasitic skin flagellates swim in the aquarium until they find a fish host to adhere to. Oodinium pilularis (as well as with "Ich" Ichthyophth...

Koi Herpes - Lymphocistitis

Koi Herpes - Lymphocistitis

SYMPTOMS: Nodular white swellings on fins or body similar to Lymphocystis.  This disease is more commonly known as koi herpes.  Often appears with ...

Body Fungus (Saprolegnia)

Body Fungus (Saprolegnia)

SYMPTOMS: Dirty cotton like growth on the skin Can cover large areas of the fish White fish eggs Fungal attacks always follow some other health p...

Flukes - Parasites

Flukes - Parasites

SYMPTOMS: Scraping against substrate or décor Rapid gill movement Mucus covering the gills or body Gills or find may be eaten away Skin may become...
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