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4/03/2014

TROPICAL FISH FIRST AID CHART

Use the Tropical Fish First Aid Chart to help determine which products you should use and when.

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23/01/2014

WHY DOES AGE OF AN AQUARIUM MATTER?

The reason we ask at our Technical Support Department and in our API Water Care APP for the age of your aquarium is so we can give you the best advice.

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23/01/2014

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TANK TYPE OR WATER CATEGORY.

Whenever you search for help with your aquarium or pond, one of the first key troubleshooting questions should be, what type of fish tank, pond, or fish do you have?

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23/01/2014

WHY ARE FREQUENT WATER CHANGES IMPORTANT?

The best way to remove nitrate and other wastes is by performing regular partial water changes. Remove 25% of the high nitrate water.

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23/01/2014

WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF MY AQUARIUM WATER SMELLS BAD?

API Crystal filter media is ideal for removing odour from dirty aquarium water. If your tank is due for a partial water change or filter cartridge change, be sure to do so.

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23/01/2014

WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF THE WATER IS TINTED YELLOW OR BROWN?

Eventually, old aquarium water will develop a yellowish or even brownish tint.

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23/01/2014

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU FIND PARTICLES IN THE AQUARIUM WATER?

If you often notice lots of particles in your water, your filter system probably needs some attention.

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23/01/2014

IS YOUR WATER CLOUDY?

Your water looks cloudy white, hazy, or milky. Usually this results from a bacterial bloom, which indicates an imbalance in the biological filtration system.

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23/01/2014

IS YOUR AQUARIUM WATER GREEN?

You have green water. Unless you are using some type of medication that discolours the water, it is probably microalgae.

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22/01/2014

WHAT IS CARBONATE HARDNESS (KH)?

KH is important for all types of aquariums and ponds. While different from pH, the two are closely related.

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22/01/2014

WHAT IS GENERAL HARDNESS (GH)?

The General Hardness parameter is important for maintaining healthy freshwater environments.

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22/01/2014

WHAT IS pH AND HOW DO I CONTROL IT?

One of the easiest water parameters to measure is pH. The right pH is desirable because it helps to recreate water conditions similar to what your fish would encounter in their native environment.

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