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Building Your First Fish Tank - How To Set Up An Aquarium (Part 1) by Petco & Animal Planet Tanked)

Wayde and Brett from ATM (Acrylic Tank Manufacturing) and Animal Planet's hit show Tanked, show you how to get started with your first fish aquarium. This ep...

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Stephen Pond's curator insight, September 24, 2013 1:58 PM

An uptempo presentation by Tanked's Wayde and Brett on what you need to know about setting up a tank. The personalities shine though in this entertaining video and there are some important issues noted on the responsibilities of new fish keepers, something to keep in mind when starting out in this hobby. 


Most important, you need to be committed to keeping your fish alive, if not, you may be one of the 50% who fail in the first few weeks. 

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10 Freshwater Fish Beginning Fishkeepers Should Avoid

10 Freshwater Fish Beginning Fishkeepers Should Avoid | Fish Tank | Scoop.it
10 Freshwater Fish Beginning Fishkeepers Should Avoid (Seems obvious, but this article points out some good tips for beginner aquarists.

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Stephen Pond's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:04 PM

Not a bad list at all, I prefer to look at the fish to keep for a beginner, though, that is more constructive, and making a list of 10 fish to avoid sort of tacitly suggests almost anything else is fine, but there are a lot more fish you should avoid than just the ten listed here.

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Good Fresh Water Aquarium Fish - How To Clean A Fish Tank

Good Fresh Water Aquarium Fish - How To Clean A Fish Tank | Fish Tank | Scoop.it
This article attempts to help the beginner aquarist understand the importance of choosing good fresh water aquarium fish.

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Stephen Pond's curator insight, October 4, 2013 4:02 PM

A very general look at what fish are common for a new aquarist.  If you need a bit of grounding on what fish are there and some of their characteristics, this may be useful.