Saltwater vs Freshwater

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

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

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