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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Texans always like to boast about how everything is always bigger in their state. The same can also be said for their cichlid tanks. Last year about this time there was a blog about a 5500 gallon cichlid pond. Once again it has been setup for the summer and it can be seen in the video below...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    Short underwater footage showing cichlids in a 5500 gallon backyard pool converted into pond. Almost 10 years ago an article titled Raising Cichlids Outside by Greg Steeves was added to the library. At the time, a 400 gallon kiddie pool was turned into an outdoor cichlid pond. Since then the...
  3. Aquarium Setup
    DIY LED conversion. Photo by David Fair The blog about modular LED lighting fixtures reminded my of a DIY LED conversion article that hadn't been published to our Library yet. For hobbyist who prefer to save some money and don't mind getting their hands dirty, this DIY article is just for you...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Screen capture from video I've done it myself on many occasions. You're filling the tank after a water change. You know the water is running, but you tell yourself there is plenty of time to take care of something else. All of a sudden you start wondering what is making the splashing sound...
  5. Equipment & Supplies
    DIY Acrylic Aquarium by Brad Newton For a while I've been considering purchasing a large acrylic aquarium. I really like how clear acrylic looks compared to glass. On a whim, I stopped by a local shop to have a look at what they carried. I knew they were expensive, but I was still taken aback...
  6. Equipment & Supplies
    An article submitted by forum member Chuck Greene (forest109) details the customization and installation of a 3D background. The article takes an in-depth look at the selection process of a background including some of the issues and decisions you will have to make. As stated in the article, 3D...
  7. Equipment & Supplies
    Various types of pre-filters Using pre-filters on canister or power filters can greatly reduce maintenance. This doesn't mean that you can skip water changes. Water changes and filter maintenance are done for different reasons. One reduces nitrates in your tank while the other removes solid...
  8. Aquarium Setup
    For anyone looking for some inspiration on a DIY aquarium project, take a look at this video. Depending on your taste in music, you might want to lower the volume. This is a condensed version of a DIY aquarium with no instructions. However it shows what someone can do in their home if they...
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