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  • Welcome to Everything Aquatic!

    After much research and learning that there is a lot of inaccurate information about how to care for aquatic fish and inverts, we decided to start this website. It took years to decipher the good from the bad. Let us help you to become a successful aquarist and to have many years to enjoyment with your chosen wet fins.

    All information found on this site is from decades of experience with keeping fish, inverts and aquatic plants. Nothing on this site has come from those claiming to be experts that have yet to set up their first aquarium!

    One of the most frustrating things is that many new to this hobby blindly take the advice of the staff at their local fish store or chain pet store. We certainly did at first. Those staff members typically are there to do their job, which by the way is to sell unnecessary products, and are there for the paycheck. It is rare to find someone who has first hand knowledge and who understands what it takes to have a healthy and stable aquarium. Before accepting their advice, ask questions. Have they kept their own aquarium? How long? Do they find it hard work or taking up a lot of their time? If done correctly, the aquatic hobby is very enjoyable and requires very little time! And even then, do some research of your own before deciding.

    It is so discouraging to hear someone being told that a goldfish can be kept in a 1 gallon bowl, without filtration and without water changes; and the new aquarist has come to us and is now asking questions as to why their new fish is sick or has died. It can be very frustrating getting conflicting information. While we may not always tell you what you may want to hear, you will get information based on experience. There is no magic answer. By understanding what is happening in your tank you will be able to make your own educated decisions.

    Feel free to review our library files. There is much information available. Or, if you are more looking for an answer to a specific situation, consider joining our free forum and see what our members recommend, based on their own experiences.

    So, if you want to learn from others who have many years of experience or have knowledge of your own to share, we are glad you found us!

    • pirahnah3
      pirahnah3 commented
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      Re: Article: Welcome to Everything Aquatic!

      Awesome write up Dena, I would only make one suggestion, do a linked word for the articles section so that they can just click on it if they want and go there to read. Might help it be found easier at first and give them a bookmark for it so they can easily go back (give them meaning they have an easy way to get there and mark the page) Otherwise I couldn't have said it better.

    • catsma_97504
      catsma_97504 commented
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      Re: Article: Welcome to Everything Aquatic!

      Thanks Jim. It is actually a 95% copy from what our current website index is. I am working on eliminating that page and replacing it with a similar landing page within this software, since its header will let any viewer navigate to all areas of our website.

    • TanyaKidder
      TanyaKidder commented
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      I wanted to thank dena for helping me get on here! I am obsessed with my waterbabies! And love to b able to have a place where theres people that allways have answers when iv needed them!
      Last edited by catsma_97504; 07-02-2014, 09:26 PM. Reason: Removed my last name
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