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The following solutions are useful guides for setting up, stocking and maintaining a variety of freshwater systems. We give you suggestions and hints for everything from a simple desktop bowl to a lavishly planted 200 gallon aquarium,
and everything in between.

You will also find complete guides to stress and disease management - a must for every hobbyist with a genuine interest in healthy, thriving fish. These solutions will help make your hobby the success it is meant to be.


Freshwater Fish Compatibility Chart 



1. 10-gallon Freshwater Shopping List
A point by point list of everything needed to start a successful 10 gallon freshwater fish tank. Includes recommendations for all the extras.
2. 20-55-gallon Freshwater Shopping List
A point by point list of everything needed to set up and maintain a successful 20-55 gallon freshwater fish tank, including optional upgrade equipment.
3. Ultimate Freshwater Tank, 50-75 gallons
This solution recommends the best filtration equipment for setting up the ultimate 50-70 gallon freshwater fish tank. Other important information and equipment is provided.
4. Setting Up - 16 Basic Steps
Once all the equipment is assembled, follow this quick list of the 16 important steps to setting up and getting a tank off to the best possible start.
5. Foods and Feeding
An overview of the nutrition requirements of the most common community and specialty tank inhabitants and the best foods to feed them.
6. Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle
The importance of this critical process in the initial stages of a new tank and the ongoing success of any system is discussed.
7. Choosing the Right Filter
A discussion of the importance of good filtration to the health of your fish.
8. Fish Treatment and Quarantine
This solution provides easy to understand explanations of recommended treatments for the most common diseases affecting aquarium fish as well as good habits that keep fish healthy and disease-free.
9. Fish Stress
A comprehensive discussion of the short and long term physiological effects of stress and its impact on fish health. A must read for anyone interested in maintaining a successful, healthy population of fish. Also includes measures to help reduce stressful situations in the captive environment.
10. Freshwater Planted Tank
This guide discusses the successful live planted tank from water conditions, suggested substrates, plant species and the additives to promote lush growth.
11. Freshwater Plant Guide
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the freshwater plants, nutrition requirements and recommended lighting.
12. Freshwater Aquarium Maintenance
A step-by-step guide for regular aquarium maintenance for a perfectly clear tank and healthy, disease-free fish and invertebrates.

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