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Filtration systems for aquariums and ponds. Issues relating to man-made of natural filtration.

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How to upgrade fish to a much larger aquarium

I currently have a 15gal tank fully cycled. The tank is stock on the heavy side of thing and I purchase a larger tank (75gal) for another project I will not be doing finally. So I will use the larger ...
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How long to wait before I remove the old filter?

I have recently purchased a sponge filter just like this one. I added it to my tank when it arrived home about a week ago. My tank has been running for over 4 months now. The tank has been stocked for ...
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What is a "sump" when talking about aquariums?

I always thought that sumps were a part of the basement where water that seeps into the basement collects. We would have to use a "sump pump" to make sure that the basement didn't flood during/after ...
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How do I know when I need to replace the charcoal in my aquarium filter?

I recently purchased and installed an External Canister Filter in my aquarium which includes a filter stage with little bags of charcoal media. Clearly I need to replace this at some interval because ...
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Is it safe to move fish and all equipment to a new tank?

I currently have a 10 gallon (38 L) tank with the following fish: 1 male dwarf gourami; 6 glowlight tetras (4 female and 2 male). Here's my current setup: "Aqueon 10" filter (labeled as being ...