Bathrooms in particular breed waste, and I'm not just talking about human waste. Water, toilet paper, disposable utensils; it seems items don't last in the bathroom. So I present to you ways to combat waste and help the environment, little-by-little, starting in our bathrooms.
Ways to help combat plastic waste invading our wildlife.
Out of all the crayfish available in the pet market, Cajun Dwarf crayfish are the most adorable because of their miniature size. I have kept and successfully bred Cajuns for the last year and a half, and I'll explain how to care for them in this article.
I am not against having outdoor cats. If I had it my way my cat would be both indoor and outdoor, but since our move into an apartment complex she doesn’t like going outside anymore (at least for more than a minute). There are great benefits to...
Earth Day is merely a day to consider what to do for your planet—for the rest of the year it's up to you to make that difference. Here are some year-round tips for helping the earth.
Box filters, also known as corner filters, are air-lifted aquarium filters—the oldest type of filtration still sold on the market. Box filters make excellent filters depending on the water volume and bioload of a tank.
This is my original idea for how to assemble an efficient DIY aquarium filter.
I wish aquarium keeping required some sort of license earned though a multiple choice test, because too often I see people purchasing fish and talking to supposed "fish" people at local pet stores, and I hear all the wrong things. "Why yes, these...
Having sold items before through craigslist, I would like to share my selling tips for this wonderful, yet frustrating site. As much as craigslist can be a great place to buy and sell items, it has its obvious flaws. Firstly, there are scams out...
I love do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, especially when it comes to aquariums (because the hobby is expensive!). Out of all the materials I use for such projects, I frequently find myself using an arts and crafts material called plastic canvas.
Review a list of the signs and symptoms of old age in betta fish. Get advice on caring for elderly bettas.
These are the top 10 mistakes new fish hobbyists make.
Whether you want a new look for your aquarium or a healthy alternative for your fish, gravel replacement can be tricky. This article will help explain how to go about the process.
Learn about the Marimo moss ball, what it can do for your tank, and how to care for it.
Everyone with an aquarium ought to know their water conditions to ensure their animals are living in the best environment possible. That’s why there are test kits for aquariums; whether you use strips or liquid droppers, such tests give readings...
Review a list of items to keep for freshwater fish in case of an emergency.
I wrote this article in defense of the box filter. I will go over what the box filter is, its pros and cons, and my own theory as to why it is disappearing.
How to tell if your African Dwarf Frog is dying and what steps you may be able to take to save their life.
Boy, is this a risky procedure. Out of all the dangerous chemicals out there, bleach is the worst substance to put in your aquarium. Even the smallest amount can easily kill your fish. Unfortunately, it is also the quickest, and for some, the only...
1. No Time Frame in Ad It’s frustrating to see an ad for a garage sale with a date and location, but no time frame. On Saturdays, people assume in the morning. On Fridays: afternoon. But the specifics are still important. Garage sale goers will...
Aquarium setups can be expensive—just ask any aquarist. Here are ways to reduce the cost of setting up an aquarium.
College grads face a challenge that seems impossible to overcome: getting a job. Here are tips for those unemployed and frustrated.
Get instructions for a cheap, practical way to divide your betta tank in half.
Rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer can be used for disinfecting wounds, getting rid of body odor, treating unhealthy skin, making a handy ice pack, and defrosting your windshield.
Photobucket We've all seen this; fish in little cups, shelved like any other merchandise. For those with a heart, it's a sad image, but Walmart among many pet stores continue this practice of selling aquatic animals for a low price while keeping...
That's right, people can and have eaten pumpkin blossoms. There are slight variations of how people prepare this food and step-by-step I'll explain how I pan-cook these flowers. First, you need access to a pumpkin patch. There is no way to...
I have searched, but cannot find any chicken coops that are similar to mine. They are simple, convenient, and they don't take up space (ground-wise). I have two chicken coops with altered designs, but still have the same uniqueness that separates...
Caught vs. bought, which turtle is for you? Learn about whether it's better to buy a turtle from a pet store or catch a wild turtle for a pet.
Why is it that a 10-gallon tank can be $10 or $15, a 20-gallon is around $40, and a 30-gallon tank is $70+ (at the lowest prices available)? If an aquarium is $10 for 10 gallons, shouldn't the 20-gallon tank be $20, and so forth? Get an explanation of aquarium pricing in this article.
Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) is a result of not enough calcium and Vitamin D3 for animals, causing the loss of bone density. MBD can also be caused by too much phosphorus and/or too little protein in the diet. Cold temperature can even play a role,...
Creating an indoor pool for your turtle can be justified for several reasons, whether it is winter and you want your turtle to escape its aquarium from time to time, or you need a cheap alternative to an aquarium.
I was given a baby turtle that was taken from its home outdoors, and I soon plan on releasing it back into the wild. What problems could arise from releasing a domestic turtle into the world/
In this article, I go over a handful of incorrect ideas about turtles as pets.
Learn how to create a sufficient outdoor setup for pet turtles and the reasons why you should and should not do it.
There are different creative ways of setting up an aquarium for a baby softshell turtle. Find out exactly what you'll need to take proper care of them.
Here are some steps you should take if you think your pet turtle is sick.
I have raised an eastern spiny softshell turtle since the day it hatched, and I want to share how I've cared for it. Learn about making a home for your turtle, feeding it, providing UVB rays, and more.