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  1. How to Assemble PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 4

    How to Assemble PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 4

    Tools Needed For Assembling PVC A tape measure. There is no way to accurately “eyeball” a PVC pipe measurement and make the proper cuts. A marker to mark your pipes. A hacksaw or...
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  2. How to Choose the Right Valve - Plumbing Basics, Part 3

    How to Choose the Right Valve - Plumbing Basics, Part 3

    New to tank plumbing? Here's what you need to know about aquarium-safe valves and how to choose the right valve for your setup.
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  3. PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 1 - What you Should Know

    PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 1 - What you Should Know

    If you're unfamiliar with hard plumbing, this article will cover some of the basics of sizing and matching PVC plumbing for your aquarium.
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  4. How to Size Bulkhead Fittings - Plumbing Basics, Part 2

    How to Size Bulkhead Fittings - Plumbing Basics, Part 2

    Bulkhead fittings are designed for use as inlets or outlets on liquid holding tanks, which include aquariums, filter sumps, and overflows. This fitting provides a leak-proof way of attaching PVC...
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  5. How to Keep Cool for Summer, Part 1: Top Heat Contributors to Tanks

    How to Keep Cool for Summer, Part 1: Top Heat Contributors to Tanks

    As the Summer season approaches, you’re probably looking forward to getting outside enjoying the warm weather. But for many aquarists Summertime brings elevated aquarium temperatures, sometimes...
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  6. Wrasse Species Spotlight - What to Know about Keeping Them

    Wrasse Species Spotlight - What to Know about Keeping Them

    When it comes to adding color to your fish tank, Wrasses are an excellent option. In the wild they are considered a very diverse group of fish that can be found along shallow reefs as well as at...
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  7. pH Probe Calibration and How to Care for One

    pH Probe Calibration and How to Care for One

    Electronic pH measurement of aquarium water used to be something only a laboratory could perform. Thanks to advancements in technology, the cost of high-quality pH meters has come down to an...
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  8. Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

    Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

    Algae can enter your aquarium from introduced rocks, sand or frags, and when the conditions are right, algae will take advantage and become a nuisance, if left unchecked. Here are some of the most...
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