Thursday, May 31, 2007

"My List"

My List stands for the giving hearted and goodwill of Malaysians to help one another and also most definitely for the Malaysian Boleh! spirit in the great big world of blogsphere!

The purpose of My List is to gather all Malaysian blogs under the banner of unity and creating a huge bookmark. So much richness can be found within our very own Malaysian blogs and this will open up our minds and hearts to the lives of our fellow bloggers. If you are keen to participate, kindly read this page entirely for instructions and guidelines.

Who can Participate?
Malaysian bloggers residing anywhere on mother earth.
Non-Malaysians whose blogs feature anything pertaining to Malaysia (example: Malaysian food, Formula 1 in Malaysia and etc).
Blog submitted must be of good quality contents. Please do not submit your blog which is less than 2 weeks old.

Dateline for Participation
31st May 2007

Important Guidelines
One reminder email will be sent once the final list is updated on this page after the deadline.
All participants must then feature a brand new post before 15th of June with the final updated and complete list of participating Malaysian blogs downloadable directly via the email or from this dedicated My List page.
All My List Post must be permanent and accessible.

Submitting Your Other Blogs
You may submit as many blogs which is owned by you but each blog entry must contain their own My List post.

How To Participate
Download My List in Text format.
Make a new post promoting My List and guide your fellow Malaysian readers to this page if they are keen to participate.
Copy the entire Text File you downloaded.
Paste it at the end of your post. (You can arrange it however you prefer if it goes lengthy but ensure the entire list is there)
Publish the post and ensure all links are in working order.
Submit your contact details and the permanent url of your MyList post by using this contact form.
Your blog url will then be added to the list.
Post a new post of the final My List after receiving an email notification as mentioned in the guidelines above. This is done to ensure everyone will benefit from this even those who participate later or close to the deadline.

My List Participants
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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Measuring the capacity of a tank

The gallon capacity of an aquarium can be found by multiplying in feet the length x width x height x 6 1/4 . For example, an aquarium 2 ft x 1 ft x 1 ft holds 12 1/2 gallons. One gallon of water has 90,000 drops, weighs 10 Ibs and exerts pressure on the inside of the aquarium glass of 10 lbs per square inch. (All figures are approximate).

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The kind of water II

Unless we decide to breed very seriously with rare fish, we should not concern ourselves with the water PH.

Water that has remained quite untouched is likely to give different PH readings at different times of the day because interaction of the chemicals contained in it is always taking place. Further, one pint of water of PH 6.5 mixed with an equal quantity of PH 7.5 does not necessarily give a reading of PH 7.0 because one water may be 'buffered'. 'Buffered' water has a high mineral content and the influence of all these dissolved solids has to be overcome before there is an alteration in the PH reading. Tap water and rainwater are not usually 'buffered'.

Friday, May 18, 2007

The kind of water

In different localities, water varies very considerably. Quite apart from the question of being hard or soft, the actual composition of the water varies with the amount of salts, minerals and other such substances dissolved in it. These are usually referred to as "TDS" or total dissolved solids. Water with a high TDS content is known as 'heavy' and is not always good for fish, the opposite is known as 'light'. Unless we are preparing seriously to breed the more difficult kinds of fish, we need not concern ourselves with this question at all.

Sodium bicarbonate added to the water will make it alkaline; acid sodium phosphate or very heavily diluted hydrochloric acid have the opposite effect.

Special sets are sold for measuring the changes in PH.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Cleaning the tank

Keeping the tank clean is very important and quite simple, provided specialist advice is followed. Annoyingly enough, this advice consists mainly of a series of 'don'ts'.

Do not buy your fish from a dealer whom you distrust or whose technical knowledge as an aquarist you feel is insufficient.

Do not buy too many fish or too few plants so that the balance of your tank is upset.

Do not overfeed. Live food or its substitute is very helpful.

Place the aquarium in a sensible position; not backing on to a window, not in too bright a spot, not in a strong draught unless your dealer has been warned of that and has provided strong heaters.

Siphon off the bottom occasionally and wipe the inside of the glass very, very gently.

See that the heating elements of the tropical tank work well.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Type of filters

Sub gravel filters
Hidden below the sand level, these catch the dirt and concentrate it in one place. The top sand appears clean, so does the water, but the dirt is still there in the tank until and unless you remove the whole filter and siphon off the dirt.

Corner filters
The biggest hoax ever made on the unsuspecting aquarist. The filter is small, neat and cheap; it is so small that it becomes saturated in an hour or two and after that you are just fooling yourself.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Function of the filter

The filter will remove floating particles and some gases, notably carbon dioxide. It will also provide a form of aeration by circulating the water.

It will not remove algae, nor the sediment at the bottom of the tank unless this has been stirred up and is suspended in the water. Thus water suffering from white or green cloudiness is not normally cleaned. Neither will the filter remove parasites that carry fish disease.

Therefore, is it worth the trouble and expense? Frankly, no. Like aeration, it is a useful adjunct but it is not an essential part of the balanced aquarium.

Please note that marine aquaria are not being discussed here, and marine filtration is therefore excluded.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Filter is no more than a container for the air lift and the 'three layers'. It can be hung inside or outside the aquarium, depending on its size. The amount of work it can do is governed by its own area and by the rate of the water filtering through it.

The first layer of the filter has to be renewed most frequently, bearing as it does the brunt of the work by removing the larger floating particles. The sides of the filter, if it is being hung outside the tank, should be shielded from excess light, as should all connecting tubes, so as to discourage the formation of clogging algae.

The three layers must, of course, be packed down tightly so that the water has to percolate through and cannot run down quickly. Obviously too the layers will have to be of a reasonable area and of a sufficient thickness.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

What is the filter

A filter is a device for removing floating particles of the larger kind from aquarium water and even for absorbing some of the gases therein.

It is usual to connect the air pump to an 'air lift' by means of which the aquarium water can be pumped back into the tank after it has been siphoned from it and passed through the filter.

The filter normally consists of three layers; the first - such as the fine sand, spun glass or cotton wool. Their functions are to remove floating particles. The second layer is the activated carbon which is the core of the apparatus which even removes the gases and some of the organic compounds such as toxic products due to the presence of fish in the water. The third layer is merely a coarse layer of small stones allowing the filtered water to percolate to the bottom of the 'air lift' through which it is pumped back into the aquarium.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Aeration II

What if the aeration stops? There are numerous reasons why this happens, one of them being the failure of the pump. Others may be while we are moving the fish to another tank. For whatever reasons, we should keep an eye for trouble. Fish accustomed to aeration will suffer in still water.

It is better to regard aeration as an auxiliary or a reserve, something that can be turned to for help in case of emergency, such as the sudden arrival of extra fish. Therefore if we have a tank with a small air surface, keep only a few fish. If we have more fish, then get a larger tank.

Putting more fish in an aquarium with small air surface and providing an aeration to them is not a good action. It takes only one fish to catch a disease for all in that cramped aquarium to succumb to it. The cure is to have a larger aquarium, with larger air surface. Providing aeration to overcrowded aquarium is not the answer.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


It is not true that we can always and at all times double the proper number of fish in a tank just because aeration is provided. The utmost that the aeration can do is to keep the water at full oxygen content and to help eliminate harmful carbon dioxide gas. In fact, it can easily fail to do even that if the water temperature is raised thus automatically lowering the oxygen content. Aeration will also fail to keep the water at full oxygen content too, if the carbon dioxide content is raised by dirt or other matter fouling the tank by the fish present being too numerous, too big or too fast swimming.

Aeration does help but to credit it with doubling the fish capacity of a tank is going too far. If a tank will satisfactorily hold twenty five fish without aeration, then thirty two to thirty seven is the maximum when constant aeration is provided. In this case, thirty to forty per cent increase in the amount of fish is considered reasonable enough when aeration exists.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Why do plants die?

The reasons are:

Their feet are too hot if the tank is above a radiator; a piece of protective asbestos over the radiator should normally suffice.

Too little, or unevenly spaced toplighting, especially if the tank is more than 15 inches deep.

Water too acid.

Not enough fish to fertilize the plants.

Plants were allowed to get too dry after planting.

Not enough room to grow; either thickets too thick or lead weights too tight.

Wrong kind of plants, or more rarely, unsuitable water in the tank for that particular type of plant.