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Easy DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

Easy DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

Many types of baby fish, including goldfish, grow best on a diet of live baby brine shrimp.  Baby fish, also called “fry” eat baby brine shrimp readily because the movements of the shrimp entice them to eat.  Baby brine shrimp are also good for fry because they are high in protein, are easily digestible, and…
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Easy DIY Spawning Mops

Easy DIY Spawning Mops

When goldfish breed, the male fish drives the female into soft plants so that when the eggs are laid, they get stuck in the plants and they can develop safely.  Rather than using live plants all the time, many breeders simulate plants by making what are called spawning mops.  These are handy because they can…
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Decorating Your Goldfish Tank for Christmas

Decorating Your Goldfish Tank for Christmas

While decorating your home for the holiday season, why not decorate the fish tank too?  Here are some ideas to get you started! For Inside the Tank As always, choices for decorations inside the tank are limited because you need to make sure the decor is safe for your fish.  Goldfish in particular tend to…
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Christmas Stockings for My Fish

Christmas Stockings for My Fish

Okay, so I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and nobody wants to think about Christmas, but I have already been brainstorming about ideas for my Christmas-themed tank decor!  I thought it would be super cute to have miniature stockings hanging on the tank with Clover and Callisto’s names on them, and today I made…
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Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 3

Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 3

The tank is finally finished!  The company I ordered the check valve from sent me the wrong size by accident, but I was still able to make it work.  The fish seem very happy to be in their new home, and I’m happy to not have a big tub of water sitting on my floor…
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Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 2

Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 2

I made some progress on my 55 gallon tank setup!  Now I’m pretty much just waiting on a few more parts and waiting for the silicone to cure before I can set it up. Here I’m siliconing the acrylic parts into the sump.  I used some books and rolls of tape I had laying around…
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Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 1

Aquarium Sump Assembly- Part 1

The aquarium store finally finished the parts for my sump!  However, there was a major miscommunication or something, and it’s not exactly what I expected.  I think I can still make it work though.   I found out the reason why they took so long too; apparently they aren’t doing well financially and may even go…
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