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Aquarimax 259: Aquarium podcast

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus, Kelly, and Gwen as they discuss comments and questions from JR in eastern Kentucky; Chris in Tomball, Texas; and Matt in Perth, Western Australia.

Check out Matt’s lovely discus! The two smaller ones on the right are new acquisitions:

Matt's biggest discus

Aquarimax Episode 247: Aquarium Podcast

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss comments and questions from Carl In Florida and Daphne in Missouri.

Check out Carl in Florida’s tank! The algae issue he wrote us about is under control, and the tank is looking great!
Carls tank

 

Our discussion of opae’ula ¬†inspired Daphne to put together this lovely opae’ula tank herself:
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A picture is worth 1000 words, but a video is worth more:

Aquarimax Episode 146: Winter Shipping, Algae Triumph, Garlic for Fish, and More

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss shipping bettas, as well as questions and comments from Mike in Georgia (check out his site www.bettasource.com)  and Matt in Perth, Australia.

 

Here is a link to a study on Garlic vs. Ich:

 

http://idosi.org/gv/GV9(3)12/20.pdf

 

 

 

Aquarimax Episode 145: Tony’s Foray into Shrimp, Jaap’s Malawi Tank, 20 down, 7 to go, and the Long-Awaited Surface Area Song

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly and they discuss Tony in New York’s questions about Yellow Cherry Shrimp, Jaap in the Netherland’s Malawi Tank, finding homes for their bettas, and the long-anticipated-and-hopefully-worth-the-wait “Surface Area Song.”

 

Here are the lyrics to The Surface Area Song

 

It is so very crucial in maintaining your aquaria
Providing good bacteria with lots of surface area
The water quality without them would be worse than horrible
From water change to water change in order categorical
They’re very well acquainted with the toxin called ammonia
When your fish excrete it, they soon make themselves at home-ia
Nitrite is their first product, and then nitrate is the Second one

Which aquatic plants can use, as it provides them nitrogen.

So whether you include robust amounts of filter media
Or rely on gravel to give them a place to feed-ia

It is so very crucial in maintaining your aquaria
Providing good bacteria with lots of surface area

 

Copyright 2013, Aquarimax

Click here to see a video of Jaap’s beautiful Malawi tank:

 

 

Aquarimax Episode 139: Aquatics Live 2012, Algae and Lighting, Sea Jellies, and Tank Profiles

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss questions and comments from Kelsey in California, Ryan in Texas, and Mick in Carnforth, UK.
Here is the video of our betta breeding project:

Here are some pics that Mick took at Aquatics Live, a recent aquarium convention in London:

 

Here is a video of a sea jelly, and another of a comb jelly, that Aquarimax Web Guru Jon took while at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.:

 

Here is the video “Jellyfish” that Kelly wanted to share. It contains some gross inaccuracies, especially in the brief subtitles, but it is funny in a bizarre way: