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Jennifer Doll

Eastern Box Turtle

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
Peacock Gudgeon

Peacock Gudgeon Care Guide

A peacock gudgeon. Have you ever heard of it? That’s okay! Many hobbyists have never heard of this small, colorful fish before, even though they’re one of the most beautiful fish species available.  It turns out, these gorgeous fish are perfect for smaller planted…

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

Pipefish Care Guide

If you’ve ever seen seahorses at the aquarium, you might have also seen some odd-looking skinny fish along with them. These are pipefish and are a very popular fish to keep in the home aquarium! Pipefish are very difficult to keep and are only…

July 29, 2021
Discus Fish

Discus Fish Care Guide

Discus are some of the most beautiful fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby. Still, they are also some of the most challenging. With a little bit of research and the proper setup, anyone can have a stunning tank filled with discus. These fish…

July 22, 2021
Activated Carbon
Aquarium equipment

Activated Carbon In The Aquarium

If you’ve ever needed to buy an aquarium filter, you might have seen that it includes a cartridge of activated carbon. Activated carbon is the most popular type of filter media for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This simple and inexpensive method of chemical…

May 3, 2021
Best Aquarium Bacteria Supplement
My tanks

Best Aquarium Bacteria Supplement

If you’re just starting up a new aquarium system, all the various information about the water cycle and nitrogen cycle plus the processes of different beneficial bacteria can get to be a little confusing. In short, aquarium bacteria supplements will introduce the necessary microorganisms…

March 22, 2021
Best Aquarium Stands
Aquarium equipment

Best Aquarium Stands For Your Tank Setup!

Aquarium purchased? Check. Substrate, filtration, and lighting bought? Check. Stocking list planned out for the next few months? Check. But a durable stand that will fit all your plumbing needs while keeping electrical cords organized and concealed? Maybe not so much. There’s a lot…

March 19, 2021
Albino Oscar

Albino Oscar (Astronotus Ocellatus) Care Sheet

The tiger oscar is one of the most personable and exciting species that you can have in your freshwater aquarium. But did you know that these South American fish also come in an albino variety? Albino oscars have all of the personality that their…

March 17, 2021
Crystal Shrimp

Crystal Red Shrimp Care Sheet

One of the most sought-after freshwater fish species is the crystal red shrimp. These small invertebrates have beautiful red and white markings that make them stand out in planted aquariums. Their miniature size makes them a favorite for nano tanks where other larger fish…

March 8, 2021
Dwarf Aquarium Lily

Dwarf Aquarium Lily Care Sheet

Name The dwarf aquarium lily is scientifically described as Nymphaea nouchali or Nymphaea stellata, and is often confused with many other Nymphaea species. This plant should not be confused with the blue Egyptian lotus (Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea/Nymphaea caerulea); Nymphaea leibergii is also commonly referred to as the dwarf waterlily but is a…

March 4, 2021
Dragon Betta

Dragon Scale Betta (Betta Splendens) Care Sheet

This ancient fish gets an ancient makeover. The dragon scale betta, or simply referred to as dragon breeds, is a relatively new variety of betta fish with accentuated scales and often metallic coloration. While these fish are desired by many for their stoic appearances,…

March 2, 2021
Best Aquarium Decorations
Aquarium inspiration

Best Aquarium Decorations: Natural & Artificial

Some of the most beautiful aquarium setups have the most simple decorations. While these displays might seem easy to recreate, you will soon find out that achieving this effortlessness takes years of experience and a considerable amount of money. There are a few ways…

February 22, 2021