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Best Canister Filter
Aquarium equipment

Best Canister Filter

If you have a large tank and don’t want a box filter spoiling your view, you might want to consider a canister filter. If you keep a densely planted tank or one with fish species that produce a lot of waste, a canister filter…

May 11, 2021
aquarium sponge filter
Aquarium equipment

Aquarium Sponge Filter: Our Top 6 Choices

While a sponge filter might not be the first type of filtration you think about for your fish tank, a properly sized sponge filter might be the best option. There are many benefits to using a sponge filter instead of a hang on the…

December 22, 2020
turtle tank filters
Aquarium equipment

Turtle Tank Filters

Turtles are cute, and they can make great pets, especially for kids. But setting up your very first turtle tank can be a challenge, as there’s a lot to buy, and the choice of equipment is seemingly endless. Although you may read otherwise, we…

December 7, 2020
aquarium gravel filter
Reviews

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
Cheap & DIY Aquarium Filter Media Alternatives!
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
Small Freshwater Fish
Articles

Small Freshwater Fish

Maybe you’re getting your child their first pet or perhaps you’re looking for multiple fish to fill a tank. Either way, there are plenty of small freshwater fish to choose from, with all sorts of colors, fin shapes, and sizes.  We’ll walk you through…

August 11, 2021
Guppy Grass
Aquarium plants

Guppy Grass

When picking out the right submerged plants for your private aquarium, there are a few factors you’ll want to consider. Guppy grass will make you and your fish very happy for a lot of reasons.  Guppy grass, also known as Najas guadalupensis (the scientific…

August 11, 2021
Eastern Box Turtle
Caresheets

Eastern Box Turtle Care Guide

If you’ve always kept fish, you might not have ever considered taking home a turtle. The eastern box turtle is a very popular pet that will be with you for decades. Though this species isn’t exactly the best for beginners, their care is relatively…

July 30, 2021
Refugium Light
Aquarium equipment

Top 5 Best Refugium Lights

Saltwater aquarium lights are expensive enough, but now you have to buy a type of light for a thing called a refugium. Refugiums can be one of the most important parts of reef filtration, and you’ll want to set it up correctly. That means…

July 29, 2021