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What Kind of Algae is This?

Here is a really good “blogspot” that I found online which is a great reference for all the many types of algae and how to combat them.  [...]

Visitors from Tropica, Denmark!

Tropica plants have been such a huge success in Canada this past year that it was time for Lars Green – Managing Director and Charlotte S. Have [...]

The 10 Biggest Mistakes

Copyright © Practical Fishkeeping We take a look at some of the biggest mistakes made by fishkeepers – and not just newcomers to the hobby! 1. Ligh [...]

Why You Should Love Us

Love thy retailer! Copyright © Practical Fishkeeping Aquatic retail is one of the most challenging jobs there is, says Nathan Hill. Want to know why? [...]

The Spider Myth

“Whoa that’s a huge spider….man !! ” Many people wonder why someone would want to keep, or for that matter, why they would fin [...]

Tips For The Beginner

What To do When you Don’t Know What To Do! You have had your aquarium for about two weeks and are loving it. Everyday you turn on the light, giv [...]

How To Do A Water Change!!

Simple steps to changing water. Unplug everything – heater, filter, lights and any other electrical components you have added to your aquarium. [...]

I’m Going on Vacation….What Do I Do With My Fish!

No need to have your fish starve while you are lavishing in the Tropics, eating Turkey with the relatives, or away on business. We have a variety of A [...]

What Kind of Fishkeeper Are You?

This article has been reprinted with permission from the Practical Fishkeeping Newsletter.  Author, Nathan Hill really nails it on the head, when he [...]

I just got a Betta!

A Siamese Fighting fish or a “Betta” is one of the easiest fish to keep, much simpler than the traditional “goldfish in a bowl” [...]

What is the Biological Cycle?

You have probably been asked “Is your tank cycled?” when you have come in to purchase tropical fish at Aquariums West and wondered what th [...]

The 10 Best Algae Eaters For Tropical Tanks

Got a problem with algae in your aquarium? These fish will all earn their keep by helping to keep it under control… Otocinclus “As our tan [...]

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