Water Chemistry

Learn to cycle your tank, test for water quality and set up your own aquarium biosphere.

Fishless Cycling: The who’s, what’s, when’s and why’s star[offsite link]
A good introductory article on why it is important to learn about cycling and how you can kill your first fish if you don´t do it in a new tank.

Fishless Freshwater Tank Cycling star
You can cycle your aquarium water without harming your fish!

Fresh Water is a Must star
Fresh water is a must. It is air to our fish.

Freshwater Aquarium pH star
pH in the Freshwater Aquarium

The Krib´s FAQ on New Tank Syndrome & The Nitrogen Cycle star[offsite link]
HIGHLY recommended reading for any beginner. Learn why adding a lot of fish to a new tank can spell overnight death and disaster. If you are new to fish, you would do yourself a great disservice to miss out on this article!

The Krib´s FAQ on Practical Water Chemistry star[offsite link]
Confused about what pH, KH, GH really mean? Read this article for a run-down of definitions.

Waiting For Good H2O - Cycling Your Aquarium star
It's vital to prepare the water before you put your fish into your aquarium! You'll be so glad you took the time to take this important step before you bring your fishies home.

Well Water For the Aquarium star
Find out how to use well water safely in your aquarium.

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