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    Green Water – Super Hero or Super villain of your tank? with Video

    December 14th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Articles, Understanding Your Water

    Green Water - Super Hero or Super villain of your tank? with Video

                The sea makes the sky blue, but what makes water green? Green water’s technical term is Infusoria. Now that is a very complicated word for something that is actually very simple. Green water is green because it is home to a plethora of many different algae, and other single [read more…]

    ShrimpFever Xmas Sale and Giveaways!

    December 6th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized

    ShrimpFever Xmas Sale and Giveaways!

    For this month, we’ve gone festive and have all xmas colored shrimp on sale, so Snowball Shrimps, Crystal Red Shrimps and Green Shrimps are all on sale! Newest Arrivals Snowball Shrimps – $2.49ea Chocolate Shrimps – $19.99ea or 5 for $81.99 Bumblebee Shrimps – $3.99ea or $3.79 for 10+ Green Shrimps (Caridina Balbuti) – $3.49ea [read more…]

    TDS 101 for the Freshwater Aquarium

    December 5th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Articles, Understanding Your Water

    TDS 101 for the Freshwater Aquarium

    TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids or Total Dissolved Salts.  TDS is the measurement of all inorganic and organic dissolved solids in your water. This includes your important things such as calcium, magnesium and carbonate that you can measure using your kH, gH, pH kits. However, it also includes all the other dissolved minerals, salts [read more…]

    Nitrate 101 – Testing your water for Nitrates

    November 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Articles, Understanding Your Water

      Nitrate does not directly kill or cause disease like ammonia or nitrites. However, it is still something to not be taken lightly. Nitrite is converted to nitrate by bacteria in the final stage of the nitrogen cycle, which can used by plants and algae as food. It is a nitrogen atom with three oxygen [read more…]

    Local Aquarium Club Auctions are Great! with Haul Video

    November 8th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blogs and Updates

    We ended up going to an aquarium club auction today. Tommy has never been to an aquarium auction before and I have never been to any type of auction really so we really had no idea what to expect. It turned out to be extremely fun! This is a great place to meet a whole [read more…]

    ShrimpFever’s Official Grand Opening!

    November 7th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blogs and Updates

    ShrimpFever's  Official Grand Opening!

    Shrimp and Dry Goods Sale All Month! Nov 3rd-Nov 30th Check out the ShrimpFever Store!

    GH General Hardness 101 – Testing Your water

    October 28th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Articles, Understanding Your Water

    gH stands for General Hardness.  This is the measure of how much dissolved minerals your water contains which is mostly calcium & magnesium but also contains other mineral ions. The other mineral ions however are not as significant and are much harder to measure. Naturally occurring water and tap water around the world have different [read more…]

    Testing for KH – Carbonate Hardness 101

    October 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Understanding Your Water

    Carbonate Hardness is something that you need to understand and to take in consideration when you think of your water. Although it does not directly affect your shrimp or fish, it does play a big part in your waters pH (Potential Hydrogen/Alkaline or acid level) in your tank. The “K” in kH is from the [read more…]

    Sundadanio Blue Axelrodi – Species Spotlight

    September 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Articles, Species Spotlight

    The Blue Sundadanio Axelrodi although on the small side, is a beautiful and classic piece of art that will look amazing in any aquarium. Put them in a nano tank in a small school or into a larger tank with other species of Rasboras and tetras and they will dance around playfully and keep you [read more…]

    Understanding Ammonia – Video on Ammonia Testing

    August 6th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Articles, Building Tanks and Maintenance

    What is Ammonia? Ammonia, is often talked about by aquarium hobbyists however is never really understood by most.  Ammonia is a compond that is a part of the circle of life, specifically and scientifically speaking, the Nitrogen Cycle. All animals on earth produce ammonia as a waste product of their digestive system. The decaying process [read more…]

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