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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Astronotus ocellatus. Photo by Jón Helgi Jónsson. CC BY-SA 3.0 Most new cichlid hobbyists have probably started on the wrong foot when it came time to stock their first tank. I know, because I've made my fair share of mistakes. One of those mistakes was picking up a young Astronotus ocellatus...
  2. Aquarium Setup
    This Fishless Cycle article has been in the library for some time, but it hasn't gotten much attention. If you don't know what it means to cycle an aquarium, make sure to read the Nitrogen Cycle article. The Fishless Cycle article, which can be found HERE, goes into detail explaining how to...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project. Photo by h0nkzz An excellent topic for anyone who likes big tanks or is thinking of building their own large tank. The 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project topic documents the construction each step of the way, from bare concrete walls to finished product. The topic...
  4. 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...
  5. Aquarium Setup
    A new photography article helps hobbyists understand the basic elements of photography for getting great fish pictures. Frank Mueller explains how aperture, shutter speed and sensor sensitivity work together in his article Getting Sharp Aquarium Photos By Understanding Exposure. Many people take...
  6. 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...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    Photo by Gerry Verrier In the past we've blogged about aquarium photography tips by various photographers. Unfortunately, many experienced photographers tend to gloss over the basics. For those of us who aren't versed in the finer points of digital photography (or photography in general), the...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. General Aquaria Discussion
    Butterfly fish. Photo by Paul Van Allen An excellent article with some great aquarium photography tips. Although the author is drawing from his experiences photographing fish in public aquariums, many of the suggestions would also work with your own tanks. The article is geared toward DSLR...
  11. 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...
  12. Unidentified Cichlids
    Today it was brought to our attention that the instructions on how to post pictures to the forum were outdated and not working (thanks Chuck). Turns out most of the image hosting websites like Photobucket and Flickr have changed the way pictures are shared. So, we've done some updating of our...
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