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aquarium gravel filter
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Undergravel Aquarium Filter: Top 5 Most Effective Cleaners

Whether you have a 125-gallon reef tank or a 5-gallon betta tank, you need a filter system if you’re going to enjoy healthy, long-lived fishes. How so? Well, all living creatures produce waste products. Those waste products, together with decomposing plant matter, leftover food,…

July 2, 2020
cleaning aquarium filter
Articles Water quality

How to clean an aquarium filter

After setting up your aquarium and succesfully getting everything up and running, it can be easy to forget to do¬†regular maintenance. Weekly water changes are something most aquarists will remember to do, but there’s more to keeping your aquarium healthy: don’t forget to pay…

August 2, 2016
aquarium filter material
Articles Water quality

Cheap & DIY aquarium filter media alternatives!

I recently bought a large used canister filter (review soon!). Unfortunately, it came without any filter media. As ‘branded’ filter media can quickly become very expensive, I decided to go for the more DIY & budget route which worked out quite well. If you’re…

May 22, 2016
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
Cherry Barbs
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Cherry Barb (Puntius Titteya) Care Sheet

If you’re a beginner and have a little bit bigger of a tank to start out with, then the cherry barb could make a great first addition. These peaceful fish have beautiful colors and do not require much extra care. However, they are schooling…

August 4, 2020
100 Gallon Tanks
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100 Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top 3 Choices

Time for an upgrade? A 100-gallon (378.5 L) tank might be in your future. However, 100-gallon fish tanks are not very common to come across and your local pet store might not carry the option that is absolutely best for you. Whether you’re wanting…

July 30, 2020
Convict Cichlid
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Convict Cichlid {Amatitlania Nigrofasciata} Care Guide

The Convict cichlid could be just what you’re looking for if you have a community of aggressive or semi-aggressive species, and you want another fish to add to your collection. Despite their reputation for aggression, Convict cichlids are extremely easy to care for and…

July 30, 2020
Blue Crayfish
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Blue Crayfish {Procambarus Alleni} Care Guide

If you’d like to keep a truly beautiful creature and you fancy the idea of owning something a little bit different from the run-of-the-mill tropical fish that your friends have, how about a Blue crayfish? Blue crayfish are pretty easy to care for, and…

July 24, 2020
Silver Dollar Fish
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Silver Dollar Fish {Metynnis Argenteus} Care Guide

The Silver Dollar is one of the most recognizable fish that you’ll see for sale in fish stores. These fish are quite hardy, and they aren’t especially challenging to care for. That being said, you will need a fairly sizeable aquarium of at least…

July 20, 2020
Paradise Fish
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Paradise Fish Care Guide: Tropical and Colorful Species

The Paradise fish is one of the very first tropical fish that were brought to Europe in the 1800s and is responsible for bringing many hobbyists into the fish keeping world. If you’re looking for a small, attractive fish that’s exceptionally hardy and easy…

July 20, 2020
125 Gallon
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125 Gallon Aquarium: Our Top 3 Choices

One of the first things you’ll be told when starting an aquarium is: bigger is better. But how big is big enough? After 75 gallons (283.9 L), the next most common aquarium size is usually 125 gallons (473.2 L). A 50 gallon (189.3 L)…

July 16, 2020
Peacock Cichlid
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Peacock Cichlid: Three Varieties You Need To Kow

At one point or another, the bright and colorful colors of an African cichlid tank have influenced many into setting up their own cichlid aquarium. Being limited to only a few different compatible species for every tank means that color, aggression, and behavior are…

July 12, 2020