The Seachem articles are all posted here.
The 'Download the Article' links are all pdf files.
Quick index is:
A Primer on Aquarium Filtration
Disease Prevention and Control
The Art and Science of Aquarium Management
The Contrarian Reef
Marine Water pH Control
Interview with Leo Morin, Ph.D.: Activated Carbons
Algae, Warm Weather Foe
How to Make Plants Flourish
CO2 in the Aquarium
Understanding the General Chemistry of the Planted Aquarium
Last edited by Slimy; 06-14-2008 at 10:06 AM.
Seachem is pretty helpful, as opposed to some companies COUGHtetraCOUGH, eg.
Q. What should I feed my zebra daio fry?
A. Foods that are small enough fo rtheir mouth.
Ya see what I mean?
lol oh yeah that helps lol, when I first started my 10g aquarium I signed up for there email reminder... ready heres the first 5 tips they gave me
Feed fish well, they are normally starving.
Change water every 6 months
Wash filter media from water in the sink...
Dont keep cichlids in a 10 gallon tank
Some fish carry saminila (how helpfull...)
My Current Aquariums
20 gallon, Two blue gouramis, One Danios, Two albino coreys and five red guarres.
75 gallon mbuna tank, Four yellow labs, Four rusty cichlids, One red zebras, pair of Eureka peacocks
10 gallon planted- Six Caridnal tetras,
another 10 gallon, and newts
How about "refrain from drinking the tank water". I got that one before.
30g Long Planted South American BioTope Blue Rams & Apisto + Community
Formerly Carlos_x3, RamGuy13
Maybe it's time to start a 'silly Tetra tips' thread :P
Just a note that the link has changed to the SeaChem articles.
The new link to all the articles is as follows:
I got the below message :
Sorry, the file you were looking for could not be found.
but I could find the articles here : http://www.seachem.com/Library/Articles.html
135 liters planted tank ( 29.696 UK Gal. or 35.66 US Gal. ) .
2 Angel fish ( Scalare )
8 Tetra Neons ,
3 Otocinclus affinis ( Oto )
1 Dwarf Gouramis ( Sunset , male )
See pics and size details in my blog
How the heck do those even count as tips, the only ones even close to good are not keeping cichlids in a 10g, and the salmonella one. here's a few tips from me;
Originally Posted by Ryuu
JUST TO BE SAFE AND SURE REMEMBER THESE ARE ALL JOKES, BY NO MEANS DO ANY OF THESE THINGS!!!(but your here on the AC you know that already)
Never hit glass face panels of an aquarium with a hammer, If it is a neccesity, only do it softly.
Do not attempt to feed your fish with household cleaners, only use household cleaners during water changes to clean inside tank glass.
Some types of aquarium lighting may or may not be submersible, the only way to know is by thorough testing, always be sure you are in physical contact with water when testing.
Fish need human interaction, be sure to bang on and tap on your aquarium often.
Be sure to catch and examine your fish out of the tank often, and for extended periods of time, preferably under the brightest lights available, this is the only sure way of diagnosing any possible malady.
If you decide to go on vacation, it is a good idea to empty one large container of food in the tank, and turn off any filters heaters or air pumps for the duration of your absence.
Any chemical used to remove chlorine from water during a water change is best used 2 to 4 hours after putting the water into the tank, this allows the chlorine to accumulate in one area making it easier to eliminate with chemicals.
Water is just water, don't worry too much, your 100 gallon tank is perfectly safe resting on 4 TV dinner tables even if it hangs over the sides a bit.
Remember, fish are just fish, allow them to die or inadvertently/purposely kill them if given any chance, preferably by following my advice.
Anyway, keeping fish successfully can require a lot of work, and I know I'm just preaching to the quire here. But it really isn't rocket science and it isn't insanely difficult, but with tips like those given to Ryuu from err, whatever company it might as well be, I wonder how many well intentioned people have lost their fish because of "some companys" advice like this
Sorry about the long and slightly off topic post, just those "tips" got me going on some kind of ironic insane rant.
No matter how much I learn or know I'm still gonna be a NOOB, but that doesn't mean I'm an idiot!