Cost Of Running An Aquarium Heater

Aquarium heaters cost no different than any other power consuming item. To find the cost of running your aquarium heater simply use the cost of kilowatt per hour. In The US this averages at 12.58 cents. For convenience sake here is a quick table on aquarium heater operation costs. Depending on the difference in room … Read more Cost Of Running An Aquarium Heater

Maintaining Proper Aquarium Salinity

Aquarium salinity is one of the most deciding factors in keeping saltwater or brackish fish. Think of it as balancing out the oxygen we breath. Pure oxygen will actually kill a human. Likewise swimming in pure water will kill our marine fish. To provide them with the optimal salinity it is best to look at … Read more Maintaining Proper Aquarium Salinity

Choosing Aquarium Safe Rocks

Rocks may not seem to do much, but in the aquarium they contribute to the ecosystem a great deal. Calcareous rocks in your aquarium raise pH and make your water “harder”; replicate marine habitat parameters. Rocks provide hiding places and breeding grounds for your fish, making them at home. Copepods, amphipods, and other micro-organism foods … Read more Choosing Aquarium Safe Rocks

Aquarium Heater Size Guide

When it comes to selecting the best aquarium heater size there is no “per gallon” rule that works in all cases. More often than not the size of your heater will be determined by the wattage and quality of your heater. This means the cheapest, biggest heater may not be the best aquarium heater. In … Read more Aquarium Heater Size Guide

The Ultimate Aquarium Equipment List

It happens every time. Someone who is new to the hobby asks me if they have everything they need to set up their first fish tank. The first thing every new aquarist does wrong is a strange mistake: They buy what they don’t need. When building aquariums it’s not uncommon for even experienced hobbyists to … Read more The Ultimate Aquarium Equipment List