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Aquarium photography tips!

I’ve been getting quite a few questions lately about aquarium photography – taking photos of your fish can be pretty tricky, which leads many people to think that you absolutely have to own an expensive DSLR camera to even attempt it. Luckily, this is…

September 15, 2013

GIANTmicrobes Aquatics plush giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Thanks everyone for the overwhelming response! Keep an eye out for similar events in the future! Hi everyone! Today I’m happy to announce the first-ever giveaway hosted by Aquariadise! It’s been close to a year, so it’s about time for…

September 6, 2013
java fern
Aquarium plants DIY

Tying aquatic plants to wood or rock

Most aquatic plants should be planted with their roots in the substrate just like regular plants – however, there are a few exceptions. Some of the most popular aquarium plants, like Java fern and Anubias¬†varieties, should actually be tied to rock or driftwood. When…

August 31, 2013
Other Photography

Holland Koi Show 2013

The Holland Koi Show is a hugely popular koi- and aquarium-event held in Arcen, The Netherlands every year – and this year I was lucky enough to be there as well. Even though I couldn’t stay the entire weekend like originally planned, I had…

August 21, 2013
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Articles Goldfish

Types of goldfish

Although knowledge on (fancy) goldfish is slowly spreading, there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to their identification and requirements. Many people still think they can be kept in bowls (which is not the case) and they are frequently mislabeled in…

July 29, 2013
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Articles Stocking aquarium

Tips for stocking your aquarium!

Stocking an aquarium can be quite the challenge with all the beautiful specimens in the pet store and the amount of conflicting info online. Many aquarists end up with too many fish, fish they can’t properly care for or fish that just aren’t compatible.…

July 19, 2013
My tanks

Pond update!

The goldies have been in the pond for almost 2 months now, so I figured it was time for a little update! They are doing great ūüėÄ I took some photos the other day while they were out in the sunny part of the…

July 9, 2013
Aquarium inspiration Other

Inspiration: Pet Portraits by Charli!

While browsing around on Tumblr a while ago, I stumbled upon a post which contained a few wonderful watercolors of various types of fish and reptiles – upon taking a closer look at the info below it, I discovered that they were painted by…

June 12, 2013
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Articles Fish disease

Quarantine tank 101 – What is a quarantine tank?

Although quarantining fish in a separate tank or tub whenever it’s needed can prevent disease from spreading in the main aquarium, it’s something that’s often forgotten or skipped by impatient fishkeepers. I started using quarantine tanks a while ago, and it has saved me…

June 8, 2013
hikari cab cuisine
Fish food Invertebrates Reviews

Review: Hikari Crab Cuisine

As you may know, a while ago I set up a 5 gallon aquarium for three Cajun dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii). When getting the crays, I also grabbed a pack of food from a brand I know and love: Hikari crab cuisine.¬†I also feed…

May 31, 2013
My tanks

Moving the goldfish (again!)

We’ve had a pretty awful and cold spring so far, but today the water in the goldfish pond I bought a while ago was¬†finally¬†warm enough to move my three fancies! They will be in this 132 gal pond for the rest of the summer…

May 19, 2013
marimo ball
Aquarium plants Articles Caresheets

Marimo balls: care & info

Aegagropila linnaei, better known to aquarists as Marimo or moss ball, is a type of algae that grows into green balls under certain conditions. They are popular as low-maintenance pets because of their interesting shape, bounciness and lack of need for special care, and…

May 13, 2013
dwarf crayfish
Articles Caresheets Invertebrates

Caresheet: Dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus genus)

Dwarf crayfish are¬†small cousins of big crayfish species like the blue Procambarus alleni. Unlike most other crayfish, they are peaceful and suitable for some types of community. They belong to the genus Cambarellus, which contains quite a few different species, all with similar requirements…

April 20, 2013
betta fish
Betta Other Photography

Interkoi 2013 – Betta photos inside!

This Sunday I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2nd day of the Interkoi 2013 event in Rheinberg – a huge koi event with stands from many different pond stores/specialists, koi forums and aquarium stores, a bonsai tree exposition, endless blue…

April 18, 2013
Aquarium inspiration Other

Fishkeeping in 1856

I read this book a while ago when the lovely Goldfishgal¬†posted about it.¬†This has got to be one of the most interesting books about fishkeeping and aquariums I’ve read in a long time! It was written in the 1850s and gives an interesting glimpse…

April 4, 2013