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How to Care for Aquarium Fish

How to Care for Aquarium Fish

When you are shopping for fish aquariums, make sure that you also get the accessories needed. These include heaters, buffers, filters, heaters, gravel, floss, fish and food. You also need information on how to keep your fish clean and cared for. A good suggestion to practice when considering purchasing fish aquariums and fish would be to research the various fish and the different needs in caring for the fish. In order to better help you learn about aquariums and fish care, we have included some helpful tips in this article.

Heater accessories- When maintaining tropical fish, heaters are needed. Make sure that heaters and filters fit inside the aquarium without needlessly taking up space, before you purchase your heater. You may need to purchase a different size heater depending on the size of the aquarium that you purchased.

What you need to buy- Some accessories that you may also want to purchase when purchasing your aquarium include ornaments, plants, gravel, test kits, water treatment, and food. With the natural resources being maintained by the gravel, you can also add some décor by adding ornaments. You can make your fish at home by adding some plant life to your aquarium. And of course the all so necessary fish food to prolong the life of your fish. Most often tap water is used in the filling of fish tanks, for this reason water treatment is essential. You must research and find the water test kit that is right for your aquarium.

Caring for the gravel in your aquarium- Removing any harmful substance such as dirt, grime and germs is the first step in caring for your gravel by using a bucket full of water. Now after you have cleaned your gravel free from anything harmful, the next step is to fill your aquarium half full of the water needed. Once your aquarium has the appropriate amount of water, you can then add items such as gravel, ornaments and plants that you wish to be placed in your aquarium. After placing your accessories, you can then continue to fill your aquarium with water. With the purchase of your aquarium, you should have received a manual. Use these instructions in the manual for filling your aquarium with water properly. At this time you can add your filtration system and heater. You should follow all instructions that came with your heater and filter systems. Now the last step in caring for your aquarium before adding the fish is the water treatment. Removing harmful chemicals such as metal, copper and other harmful substances is the purpose that the water treatment serves. If you do not use the water treatment, then you should delay adding fish to the aquarium for a few weeks.

Natural bacterial productions which are the result of water filled aquariums must be filtered out before fish can be added to the aquarium safely. At this point, you can then use the water test kit for determining water temperature and making sure the balance of chemicals is correct. Once everything checks out and is ready, you can now in small amounts start to add your fish to your aquarium. Always try to keep passive fish rather than aggressive fish in your aquarium.

Some passive fish to choose from are the gold fish, which are great for starters, the Otocinclus, the Plecostemas, which also will help to keep your aquarium clean.


Anti-Aging Care For Your Skin

You may be surprised to wake up one morning and discover that you have a lot of wrinkles and creases that weren’t there before. Aging can be a difficult to challenge to face. There are some things that you have control over such as dieting and exercise to stay fit and hydrated. However, the elements such as the sun, wind, lack of sleep, stress and other events contribute to the aging process.

Keep in mind, that prevention is your best medicine. There are things you can do now that will help you age gracefully.

You have most likely heard this before, but it is worth repeating. Use sunscreen whenever you are anticipating sun exposure. You can also use moisturizer which will help. You are never too old or too young to start using sunscreen. It can prevent you from further damage and it hydrates your skin. It is best to use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.

As your skin ages, it dries out. Try to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized as much as possible. Moisturizer provides a protective layer that keeps your skin from drying out.

Moisturizers have certainly come a long way. Do you remember the cold creams of yesteryear that had a medicinal smell? Today, the creams are much more luxurious and have sweet aromas.

It is best to start a routine of using moisturizer. You should apply a thin layer under your makeup as well as at night. You should use a lighter cream under your makeup and a heavier cream on your skin at night.

The pollution in the air as well as the food we eat release chemicals which are bad for out bodies. These chemicals cause damage to the collagen and elasticity in our skin which cause wrinkles and sagging skin. Antioxidants which are found in facial products and pills can protect and further damage to the skin.

Alpha hydroxyl acids come in many different forms. You can purchase them at any retail store and are found in creams and lotions. The product acts as an exfoliate to clear away dead skin cells. It is known as a peel and is a relatively mild formula.

Keep in mind, that you need to work on the inside out. If you exercise, drink plenty of water and watch your diet, you will age more gracefully than others. Try to avoid alcohol and caffeine as they will dry out your skin. Foods that contain vitamin E and C are rich in antioxidants and will help your skin.

You need to be good to yourself and your skin. The best cure is prevention. However, you can work towards aging gracefully, if you take steps towards healthy living and a healthy lifestyle.

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