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stocking aquarium
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 😀 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
quarantine tank
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 crab 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
Articles Fish disease

How to check aquarium fish for parasites

If you’re worried your fish has parasites or just want to make absolutely sure that new fish you have in your quarantine tank isn’t carrying any creepy things that could harm its future tankmates, your best bet is to check for parasites with a…

March 3, 2013
aquarium biologische filtratie
Articles Water quality

How aquarium filters work

Proper filtration is, as most aquarists know, necessary to keep the aquarium water clean and fish healthy. The definition of “proper filtration” varies depending on factors like water volume, the amount of fish, how much water is changed every week and the amount of…

February 23, 2013
easy aquarium plants
Aquarium plants Articles

8 easy aquarium plants

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner without much experience when it comes to planted tanks or an expert who’s looking for green without having to worry about dying plants and CO2 installations – everyone needs hardy, easy to care for plants sometimes. They…

February 8, 2013