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DealDash Cooks: Fish Grilling Tips


Do you love eating fish? If you do, then you need to read these tips on grilling fish, from DealDash.

With the weather getting warmer you might be thinking about breaking out your outdoor grill to start preparing some of your meals. One excellent choice for a tasty and healthy meal on the grill is grilling fish. Here are a few tips for grilling fish, from DealDash.

Choose Your Fish Wisely

You want to select the right kind of fish when you want to grill it. While frozen fish is okay for grilling, for optimal results you want to try and use fresh fish. This is if at all possible. If you are unsure of how to select a good cut of fresh fish, ask someone in the meat department for assistance. If you must go with frozen fish make sure you select well-packaged fish that does not have any signs of being freezer burnt. 

Time to Marinate

Once you have your fish for grilling you will need to make sure that you are preparing it correctly for grilling.  If you are grilling a thicker cut of fish like salmon, you need to marinate it for 4-5 hours before grilling it to really bring out the flavor. If you are grilling a more delicate cut of fish like tilapia you will want to grill it in a foil package to avoid it falling apart on the grill. No matter what kind of fish you use you can easily read it’s grilling instructions by doing a quick internet search.

Now it’s Time to Grill

Now that you have properly prepared your fish, you need to grill it correctly. Make sure that you have oiled the grill so that your fish will not stick while grilling. If you have marinated your fish, make sure to pat it dry with a paper towel so that you can get a nice sear on it. If you have not marinated your fish make sure to add salt and pepper before putting your fish on the grill.

Making sure that you have grilled your fish correctly will do wonderful things for the taste of the dish you are preparing. You and your whole family will love it.

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It may seem intimidating to prepare fish on the grill. However, if you take the time to prepare and grill the fish correctly you will have a very simple task preparing something delicious.

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Pets: Clean Your Fish Tank


Cleaning a fish tank can be a lot of work. Here are some pointers from DealDash to help you.

Owning a pet can be a lot of responsibility. One of the easiest pets to own is a fish. You don’t have to walk them or worry about training them, but it is important to keep their fish tank clean.  Keeping your fish tank clean will keep your fish clean and healthy. Algae and other toxic residues can build up and cause pollution to your fish tank. Here are some tips on how to clean your fish tank, from DealDash.

Gather All of Your Supplies

The first step is to gather all of your supplies so you can clean out the fish tank the right way. You will need things such as paper towels, toothbrush, water that is dechlorinated, large container and a fish net. It is also good to have a smaller fish tank on hand. You can get these items from your local big box store or the pet store. Having all of these items stored together in a bucket can make fish tank cleaning go much faster since you won’t have to search around for all of your supplies.

Remove Items and Fish

The next step is to remove all of the decorative pieces and filters from the tank.  Then you can remove your fish. You should put your fish in the smaller tank by using a fish net. Make sure that there is a lot of water in the tank for your fish. It is also important to turn off anything that is electrical so you will be safe as you clean out the tank. Keep the paper towels on hand, because this can get a little messy.

Clean the Tank and Items

When you are cleaning out your fish tank you should use a paper towel to clean the inside of it. Soap can be harmful to your fish, so be sure to use dechlorinated water you should use a toothbrush to clean the decorative items and rocks. When you are done you should fill the tank with water and move it around and rinse it out. After you re-fill the tank be sure to test the temperature of the water to make sure that it’s okay for your fishy friends. If it’s too chilly be sure to wait a bit for the fish tank heater to warm it up for you.

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Cleaning your fish tank may seem like a daunting task, but it is best for the health of your fish. Your fish will live a good and healthy life if you clean your fish tank consistently.

I hope that you found this DealDash article on cleaning your fish tank helpful. If you have any tips for pets and their owners please share them below in a comment on this DealDash blog.

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Plans a Fall Fishing Trip


Love fishing? Don’t worry, you can still fish in November! Here’s more information from DealDash.

Fishing can be a very relaxing activity to do outdoors. This is especially true during the fall time. It is the perfect way to bond with your family and friends.  Going on a fishing trip can be a rewarding experience and can create great memories with your loved ones. Planning a fishing trip is easy, but there are some important things that you need to do. Read on for more information.

Pick the Right Spot

A successful fishing trip is all about where you go fishing. Finding the perfect body of water to fish in is important.  You want to make sure that you have good weather and that you are near your campground if you are camping. A nice lake in the woods is the perfect spot to go fishing in. A nice cool, crisp fall morning is just perfect for your next fishing trip.

The Proper Gear

Once you find the right spot, you have to make sure that you have the proper gear. You need a good reel and the right fishing rod. Bait is also a very important part of a fishing trip. You need the right bait to catch a fish. Being prepared with all of the stuff that you need will make a fishing trip more fun. DealDash has some great fishing gear and accessories. Visit the DealDash Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category to check out the fishing items that DealDash offers.

Get a Boat

In order to catch the best fish, you have to get on a boat. You can simply take a charted trip or rent a boat. If you have a friend that owns a boat you should invite him to join the fishing trip so you can utilize his boat.  It will make things easier, and you will have a good time with your friends. 

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The most important part of a fishing trip is to have fun. You should relax and enjoy the scenery and your family and friends. It does not matter if you catch a fish or not, you will still have a great time on your fall fishing trip.

Thank you for taking the time to read this new DealDash Reviewed blog on fishing. I appreciate all of you that read the blog. Let us know what you would like to read about in the comments down below.

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DealDash Pets: The Benefits of Ownership


Pet ownership can be very rewarding. DealDash wants to tell you all about it.

Life can be hard sometimes. With this in mind, sometimes all you need is a little comfort. Owning a pet can help improve your life for the better.  Pets are not only fun to own, but they can also help you emotionally and physically. There are many benefits of having a pet. If you’ve ever wanted a pet here are 3 practical benefits of having a pet, from DealDash.

Helps Your Mood

Owning a pet can improve your mood. Have you ever felt down and lonely? Having a pet can help you feel better and loved.  Studies have shown that people who have pets are less stressed and have more laughter.  When you come home, you always have someone greeting you at the door, and you will never feel alone again if you have a pet.


Having a pet can help increase your social skills. Some people do not like to socialize.  When you take your dog for a walk, there will be other people outside walking their dogs, and it is a good conversation starter.  Going for walks and chatting with people in the neighborhood will help a person that is less social become more open to meeting new people.


Exercising may seem like a chore for some people, but when you have a pet, you can easily squeeze a workout in. Owning a pet can help your overall fitness health.  Walking your dog every day or playing fetch will help keep you in shape. When you get into the habit of walking your dog, you will see an improvement in your overall health, and it is an easy way to stay active.

Other pets might not help you be as active as a dog, but you can also burn calories while playing with your cat, changing its litterbox, doing a water change on your fish tank, or cleaning a small animal’s cage.

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If you have been contemplating on getting a pet, I hope these tips will help you make the right decision. Having a pet will bring more excitement and happiness to your life. Just remember to take good care of them and they will take care of you.

I hope that you found this DealDash article on pet ownership helpful. If you have any tips for pets and their owners please share them below in a comment.

DealDash has plenty of pet auctions with items for dogs, cats, and other animals. DealDash has a great selection. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Have fun on DealDash, and happy bidding everyone!


 This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Helps Kids Be Pet Owners

No matter what kind of pet your family has, from bird to bunny to turtle to the more traditional cat or dog your child should learn how to take care of the family pet.

What kind of pet does your family have? If its a less hands-on pet such as a bird, fish, or reptile the most loving thing that your child can do for the pet is to take good care of it. Taking good care of it means feeding it on schedule, changing its water, and cleaning it’s habitat. As far as I know turtles don’t really enjoy snuggles, so for these finned, shelled, and feathered pets sharing in the work of feeding and cleaning is a great way to help your child show love for your pet.

If your family has a little furry pet such as a hamster, bunny, gerbil, ferret, or guinea pig your child can definitely do all of the chores as discussed above for the more hands-off pets, but when you get into little tiny furry rodent-type pets then taking care of them can be even more fun. All of the pets that I mentioned above like little treats such as alfalfa hay, chew sticks, fruits and veggies, and more. Just read up on your family pet’s favorite snack and let your child show their love for the family pet by giving them little treats. If you start petting and handling these little pets from the time you get them they should enjoy (or at least tolerate!) being petted or held for short periods of time. Encourage your child to pet or hold their little friend for a few minutes every day, at the same time of day as possible. Pets like a routine, and kids usually do best with a routine as well!

If your family is lucky enough to have a cat or a dog then showing love and affection to these types of pets is the easiest! Almost all dogs and cats enjoy being petted. If you have a kitten or a puppy be sure to pet, love, and hug them as much as possible. That way they will come to enjoy and look forward to these hands-on displays of affection and won’t bite or scratch even when your child accidentally gets a little rough with them as little kids tend to do sometimes. Make sure to include your kids by letting them help you with the daily care of walking and grooming your dog, and feeding and playing with your cat.

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DealDash Speaks On: Outdoor Ponds


When you hear the phrase “outdoor pond” does your mind conjure up a fabulous mansion? The good news is that you can have a pond on a budget in your own backyard.

The great thing about an outdoor pond in your backyard is that you can choose if you want it to be an extremely budget-conscious small one, a medium-sized one, or go all out and break the budget with an extremely large and fancy one. What’s also nice is that you don’t have to get everything all at once. You can start your project, complete the basics, and then add-on more decorative or additional items later on.

Building your own backyard pond can be a bit labor-intensive, but if you put your mind to it (and don’t plan too big of a pond) you can knock this project out in a weekend. Read on for a quick primer of installing your new outdoor pond.

Materials needed

  • Shovel
  • Tape measure
  • Flexible pond liner
  • Water pump
  • Filter
  • Edging stones
  • Heater (optional)


  • Use your shovel to remove the grass in and around the area where you want your pond to be located. Remember to remove the grass 6 to 12 inches beyond the perimeter so you’ll have a flat surface.
  • Starting along the outside edge, dig out the edging to a depth of around 10 inches. Then remove all dirt within the pond area by layers, digging from the center outwards. Dig out an extra 2 inches deeper for an underlayment. Most people use sand. If you live in a colder climate be sure to create a spot to overwinter plants and fish. In cold areas, you need a zone that won’t freeze to keep your fishies happy. It should be 3 feet deep and 3 feet wide. Don’t place a fountain or pump in this deep zone. Alternately, you could skip the no-freeze zone and purchase a pond heater that you would need to use as soon as the night-time temperatures drop to anywhere near freezing. The top of the finished edging should be 1-2 inches above the area outside your pond to prevent runoff from entering the pond.
  • Be sure to inspect the hole for sharp stones or roots and remove them. Flexible liners can easily puncture from rocks, gravel, and other sharp objects. Cushion the liner with an underlayment of some kind. Options include 2 to 3 inches of sand, fiberglass insulation material or newspaper. Place your chosen material in the bottom of the hole and on any shelves cut into the sides of the pond. Also, pack damp sand into any holes in the sidewalls where large rocks were removed.
  • Using a partner, drape the liner loosely into the hole with an even overlap on all sides. Then weigh down the edges with a few of the pieces of edging that you are planning on using when the pond is complete. Once the liner is in place to your liking, fill the pond with water. As the pond fills with water, adjust the liner to conform to the sides of the pond, and smooth out as many creases and wrinkles as possible. When the pond is full, trim off excess lining with sharp scissors. Leave enough liner around the pond rim to extend underneath and a few inches behind the first row of edging stones.
  • To keep the liner in place while adding your edging stones, push long nails through the liner into the ground every foot or so around the pond rim. You can use natural flat stones that you find yourself for the edging, or you can purchase stones. You can even use driftwood, or bricks. To prevent your stones (or bricks or driftwood) from moving, mortar them in place. Mortar comes premixed and is fairly inexpensive.
  • After the liner is installed and the water has been filled then you can add your pump and filter. Please consult your local pet shop to figure out what sort of living animals that you would like to put in your pond, anything from cheapie feeder goldfish, frogs, koi, etc.

I hope that you found this article about backyard pond installation helpful. If you would like to save some money with your project be sure to check out DealDash. DealDash offers both Lowe’s and Petco gift cards up for auction regularly. Check out the Gift Card category on DealDash and see how much you can save! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Basic Training, How to Cook Fish

DealDash fish and shellfish basic training is always necessary to those that are attempting to cook fish for the very first time. That is due to the fact that fish, though a pet protein, should be treated a little bit in a different way compared to your conventional chick breast, smoked sausage, or cut of flank steak. It is more fragile than these rest items, and hard enough without fish and shellfish basic training, also one of the most seasoned cooks might wind up generating a rubbery or undercooked plate that no person is particularly thinking about eating, even the most kindest of your visitors. So read these pointers and also get ready to hone your fish-making skills to ensure that you can excite your next dinner party with an impressive item of smoked salmon or mussels sautéed in white wine or an absolutely out-of-this-world crab dip!

The first thing that DealDash fish and shellfish basic training will teach you is that a little citrus goes a long way in the preparation of almost any fish recipe. You must always buy a lemon whenever you acquire some fish or various other fish and shellfish at your neighborhood market. If you are making use of a white fish, merely reduce the lemon in half and squeeze it over the fish before you do anything else. This is called ¨ bathing ¨ the fish, and it will give the final product a depth of flavor that will certainly make their mouths water.


An additional vital point to remember regarding fish is the fact that it could shed its flavor and juiciness rather quickly if you do not treat it right. This is why the second step to learn in DealDash seafood basic training is to put your baking dish in the stove while you preheat it so that it fumes at the same time. This requires having an oven-safe glass casserole dish, which is essential to fish prep work as well as an essential instrument in any kind of equipped cooking area. In this manner, when you placed the fish on the cooking dish, the bottom side will scorch instantly, allow the juices to be closed in.

The final step in the DealDash seafood basic training is to consider not to over-spice it or overcook it. Seafood that originates from the ocean is fresh, savory, as well as tasty, and also you do not should soak the salt or cayenne or oregano like it is a mediocre piece of white poultry. The fish will certainly represent itself highly if treated correctly, if you just let it.


Along with knowing how to cook fish you need to have the right equipment to execute properly. May I suggest you head into DealDash and check out all the great items they have there at incredible prices when won at auction.