Royal Gramma – a Good Beginner Fish

Royal Gramma
Of the three fish mentioned in the linked article I've only kept one personally, that's the royal gramma. But they are all very attractive fish. Since I've not kept the others I won't give you advice on them. I try to talk about fish that I've either kept myself or observed closely in someone else's talk. Something that I have personal experience with and can say that I know how it behaves rather ...
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How To Make a Simple LED Work Lamp from Tested

LED strips
LED lighting is one of the most confusing aspects of setting up a fish tank. Most people at this point want LED lighting rather than older methods. They have proven themselves to grow corals well and have the ability to penetrate the water and get down to the deep areas of a tank. They also produce little heat, draw little electricity, and last for a very long time. They come in mixed colors so th...
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Fairy Wrasse: Colorful and Affordable

Fairy Wrasse
I love fairy wrasse. They are so beautiful to watch, even-tempered, and relatively hardy with the right tankmates. When housed with overly aggressive or even semi-aggressive fish they tend to stress and become unhealthy. Any tank with these fish in them also needs a lid or screen. I recommend something with smaller holes. I've had a screen top and found my fairy wrasse on top of it dead. I would h...
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Guppies require large groups to thrive

Fan Tail Guppy
If you have kept guppies you know they do much better in larger groups. This is especially true if you have multiple males. Having a male guppy and just one female is really a bad idea. Doing well in groups is actually something guppies have evolved to be good at. First off, guppies have a natural tendency to spar and when the group is large this is spread out so that no one individual gets too mu...
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