How to start up an aquarium/fish tank

  1. Decide what size aquarium/fish tank you want
  2. Get a filter, aeration, and a heater for tropical fish
  3. Cycle your aquarium
  4. Research the fish before you buy it

Having been completely new to the aquariumist hobby we were looking for information anywhere we could find it. Interestingly some details get left out very often as if they're common knowledge everyone knows anyway. I decided to share what we've learned including all the little details to hopefully make it easier you.

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Moving from Apache to NGINX on Centos 7

For about 10 years,, and a few other websites of ours have been rather slow. Last time we came back to them, they were so slow (9-15 seconds), it was painful to just wait for it to load so you can hit another button in the administration panel. So we started searching for ways to speed them up. The more obvious solution was to move to a different hosting service because the ping was so slow (200 ms). Nginx, an engine many recommended to speed up a website, appeared to be a suitable option to try. We weren't exactly sure yet how it could speed up a website. So we tried a simple Nginx installation and it didn't bring much of an improvement. That's when my dad came across this blog post Notice how fast it loads? That's lightning speed! The post itself talks about how to make your website faster using Nginx and both server and client side caching. And although it does cover the main points, some stuff the author considers basic doesn't get covered. When I read through it, it left me with a lot of questions still unanswered. It took me several days to figure it all out with the help of my dad. Here I'll share with you, and for myself to refer to it later, how I went about installing Nginx.

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I'm somehow finally able to cooperate with my dad, and helping him get a few websites up. Started out just learning a chunk of web administering (is that a word?) like installing WordPress, basic MariaDB commands. Although even before that I had to get my computer to a working state as we just assembled a new one for me and obviously the software is a lot harder to deal with than the hardware. So installing Windows first, then dealing with Ubuntu drivers. Ended up reinstalling Ubuntu altogether.

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