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Mixing African and American Cichlids

Mixing African and American Cichlids – (Can it be done?)

There’s some standards in this hobby, some “by the book rules”, some technical no no’s…but sometimes you’ll find that those rules, like Mixing African and American Cichlids, can be broken. Not every time, and not every rule. But sometimes, just sometimes…you can do whatever you want. So I’ve gotten a

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Water Changes Necessary

Aquarium Water Changes Necessary? – Yes, Here’s why

Are aquarium water changes necessary? Absolutely! If you’re still unsure about how important water changes are I’m going to assume you’re pretty new to the hobby, and if so, you’ve come to the right place. Water changes are the number 1 most important part of maintaining your aquarium. I’m sure

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HOB FIlter

HOB Filter – The Need To Know

Most beginners in the hobby start out with a Hang On Back Filter or HOB Filter for short. In this article you’ll learn more information about how they work, how to improve their functionality, and how to keep them clean and running efficiently.   HOB Filters HOB filters are great

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Aquarium Hobby

Aquarium Hobby – Top 3 Must Know

I remember a time when I was in the exact same spot you’re in right now. Researching my very first fish tank…Very exciting times! Well let me help welcome you to the aquarium hobby by giving you possibly the best value a beginner in the aquarium hobby needs. I’m going

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Sponge Filter

Sponge Filter – All You Need To Know (Multiple Benefits)

The Sponge Filter is a great tool in the aquarium hobby, so good that next time you walk into your local fish store pay attention to how many of their tanks use sponge filters…and there’s a reason for that. A sponge filter is a pretty simple piece of equipment. It’s

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Aquarium Wave Maker

Aquarium Wave Maker Position- (Better Than Bubbles)

So you’re interested in learning more about Aquarium Wave Makers…But why should you use a wave maker? What are the benefits? Are they better than bubblers? How long should they stay on for? Where would be the best place to put them in YOUR tank?…Don’t worry you came to the

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Fish Tank Ammonia

Fish Tank Ammonia – How to fix it right now (SIMPLE)

Fish Tank Ammonia is the number 1 killer of fish, especially in a new tank. If you have an ammonia spike I can help you resolve the problem right now! And hopefully save your fish in the process…In this article I’m going to give you the quick and easy fix!

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How often should you clean your FX6

How Often Do You Clean Your FX6?

The awesome Fluval FX6 canister filter is excellent for fish enthusiasts and people interested in the fish keeping hobby. The unique combination of trays allows for a variety of media enhancing its functionality and giving you crystal clear looking water. However, cleaning your FX6 setup is also crucial in keeping

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African Cichlids

African Cichlids – Top 10 Must Know

African Cichlids are very unique fresh water fish. So this article isn’t going to be some generic list of random aquarium knowledge that most of us aquarist already know…like add de-chlorinator to your tap water, or don’t over feed, or make sure your tank is cycled. African Cichlids are not

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Venting African Cichlids

Venting African Cichlids

Venting African Cichlids is the only way to accurately determine your fishes sex. How do you know if your fish is male or female? Because the guy at the pet store told you? Or the breeder you ordered from made sure he sent you what you asked for…. Well they

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African Cichlids

How to raise PH for African Cichlids

A common question when deciding to keep African Cichlids is how to raise PH for African Cichlids? African Cichlids are fish found in the African Great Lakes. Waters in these African lakes have a pH between 8.0 and 9.0. If you own an aquarium with African Cichlids, you can raise

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How does Fluval FX6 work

How does Fluval FX6 Work

The Fluval FX6 is a powerhouse of aquarium filtration. The internal pump has the ability to cycle through a staggering volume of water. This filter was designed by Fluval for use with larger aquariums as well as overstocked medium sized tanks as well. But how does Fluval FX6 work? The

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How to clean fluval 407 filter

How to Clean Fluval 407 Filter

The Fluval 407 is a seriously powerful filter. Knowing how to clean fluval 407 filter is just as important as keeping your tank clean. The 407  has the ability to clean even the most grungy and murky water, and provided it is set up properly and full of good media,

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How to diagnose and treat internal parasites in fish

How To Diagnose And Treat Internal Parasites In Fish

Internal Parasites in fish are nasty business. They can be distressing to the fish in your home aquarium, and they can be stressful to you too! How to diagnose and treat internal parasites in fish is an important skill in the aquarium hobby. No one wants to see their fish

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Can African Cichlids live with Oscars?

Can African Cichlids live with Oscars?

The first thing that comes to mind when asked, can African Cichlids live with Oscars, is aggression. To save you a lot of guess work, no, they can not. The needs of African Cichlids and Oscars are far too different to make them compatible in an aquarium. Aggression is a

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Why do african cichlids change colors

Why do African Cichlids change colors?

African Cichlids are one of the most beautiful and colorful fish in the freshwater aquarium hobby. But Why do African Cichlids change colors? Getting these fish to reach their full potential can sometimes be frustrating. To answer a complicated question in a single word, dominance. Male African Cichlids adjust the

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Does Fluval FX6 come with media

Does Fluval FX6 come with media?

The Fluval FX6 has proven itself to be the power house canister filter in the industry for many consecutive years. If you’re lucky enough to own one, congratulations! But does Fluval FX6 come with media? Media is included with the Fluval FX6. The FX6 comes with sponges (mechanical media), Fluval

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Filter Media

Where to put Ceramic Rings in Filter

Where to put ceramic rings in filter is very important to get the most out of your bio-media. Ceramic rings are biological media that provides a very large surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow and live. This bacteria on your ceramic rings is required to complete the Nitrogen Cycle

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HOB FIlter

HOB Filter – The Need To Know

Most beginners in the hobby start out with a Hang On Back Filter or HOB Filter for short. In this article you’ll learn more information about how they work, how to improve their functionality, and

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Aquarium Hobby

Aquarium Hobby – Top 3 Must Know

I remember a time when I was in the exact same spot you’re in right now. Researching my very first fish tank…Very exciting times! Well let me help welcome you to the aquarium hobby by

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About Me

I’ve had a passion for aquariums ever since my first Goldfish in a bowl! Now I enjoy helping out all new comers into the hobby.

Welcome to the Site, hopefully you’ll find a topic that can guide you in your fish keeping journey. Thanks for visiting!

KaveMan Aquatics

African Cichlids

African Cichlids - Top 10 Must Know

Why Do African Cichlids Change Colors?

Can African Cichlids Live With Oscars?

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