When delving into the world of aquariums it is important to find which side you’re on, fresh or salt. The difference in maintenance, cost, fish choices and all the small nuances between saltwater vs freshwater aquariums makes it quite a difficult choice. Choosing the wrong type of aquarium can easily put people against the aquarium … Read more Saltwater vs Freshwater
Eels are great aquatic creatures whose sedentary lifestyle suits that of an aquarium. The problem is they can be difficult to care for and will only eat when happy with their tank. This has created the idea that eels are very picky eaters who often starve themselves to death in the aquarium setting, driving people … Read more What Do Eels Eat?
Best Aquarium Substrate Guide The material found at the bottom of your aquarium is known as substrate. Choices for color and style are numerous, offering every aquarist the experience of personalizing their tank. Aquarium substrate sizes range from fine grains of sand to large stones. These can readily be chosen to create a natural, homely … Read more Selecting Aquarium Substrate
For brand new aquarists to those with 10 years under their belt, getting the best aquarium gravel is key for starting your new tanks off right. This means knowing your fish and plants substrate requirements, what effects adding specific gravel will have on your PH and even how the gravel will look in a finished … Read more Finding The Best Aquarium Gravel
When maintaining aquatic life we are told to look out for pH and water hardness. That’s typically the end of fish store briefing, yet there is much more to learn about maintaining the perfect aquarium chemistry. Even where you live may have a huge impact on your water chemistry. By learning how to control these … Read more Aquarium Chemistry: Water Hardness, pH, gH, And kH
Consistent temperature is essential to aquatic life. As pets, aquarium fish have very few threats on their lives. Of these threats stress is the most frequent killer of our beloved fish. What Does Infrequent Temperature Do? As the temperature changes in the aquarium our fish must adapt to their new environment. Constantly changing between a … Read more Temperature Swings In the Aquarium
A sump is a large container of water that exists outside of your aquarium that houses equipment that normally resides in the display tank. This can range from heaters, filters, and other mechanical needs all the way to refugiums, baffles and copepods. In essence, an aquariums sump holds all the vital organs so that our … Read more What Are Aquarium Sumps?
Culturing copepods is one of the more time consuming tasks in the marine aquarium hobby. The fact of the matter is that some fish just cannot be kept without a strong presence of these “pods” making for difficult creatures to keep. This is especially true when breeding fish, as fry will almost certainly be unable … Read more How To Culture Copepods
It happens to the best of us. In the morning our tank was crystal clear and we could see every detail in our fish from across the room. Yet when we get home we see it. The heavy fog over our tank, looking dirty and dangerous. We buy tanks to decorate the room, not to … Read more How To Fix Cloudy Aquarium Water
You’re finally finished. Your tanks cycled, the plants look beautiful and a new fish is on the way. You release them into the water and watch as they begin to mingle but something isn’t right. Your original fish are herding the new fish around, pushing them and keeping them away from prime locations. When you … Read more How To Stop a Bully Fish