why buying a large aquarium might be better

Is a Large Aquarium Better? We Explain Why Bigger Is Best!

Thinking about getting a smaller tank instead of that 4-foot-long aquarium of your dreams? We’re here to give you the confidence you need to commit to the bigger option. Nine times out of ten, nobody regrets getting a bigger tank than they originally planned. A larger tank is easier to maintain, find equipment for, and … Read more

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How Often to Change the Filter Cartridge in Your Fish Tank?

Maintaining good water quality in your fish tank is the most important aspect of keeping aquarium fish of any species, as the fish will quickly become sick and die if the water is dirty and polluted with ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates. To keep the water safe and clean, you should run an efficient aquarium filter … Read more

Do Shrimps Need a Heater

Do Shrimp Need a Heater? A Complete Guide

Freshwater shrimp are small, cute crustaceans that can turn any freshwater tank into a vibrant and lively ecosystem. But with the cold weather already upon us, you may wonder if they need a heater to stay healthy. To put it shortly, freshwater shrimp need heaters. They come from lakes, so they’re accustomed to warmer temperatures … Read more

Best Basking Lights

8 Best Basking Lights for Bearded Dragons: Our Top Picks!

I have kept bearded dragons as pets for many years now, and one of the most important things you need to provide them with is a proper basking light. Unlike ourselves, bearded dragons cannot regulate their internal temperature. They rely on moving between hot and cold areas to maintain their optimum body temperature. Consequently, I’ve … Read more

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The Best 30 Gallon Fish Tank: A List of Our Top 4 Choices

One of the most common aquarium sizes available today is the 29 gallon (109.8 L), but maybe you have space for just one more gallon and you can allow for a 30 gallon (113.6 L) setup instead. A 30-gallon aquarium is enough space to have a large diversity of freshwater or saltwater fish, plants, and … Read more

Why Is My Fish Tank Filter So Loud

Why Is My Fish Tank Filter So Loud? Read on To Find Out

Although your aquarium might be the focal point in a room, you only want to see your tropical fish swimming silently around their beautifully aquascaped home. You certainly don’t want the ambiance ruined by a noisy filter. But why is your filter tank so loud, and what can you do to fix it, reduce the … Read more

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Biocube 32 Upgrades – The Best Available for Your Tank

The BioCube 32 by Coralife is a great way to get your toes wet in the saltwater aquarium hobby. These all-in-one aquarium setups have everything you need to run a successful marine system. While the BioCube 32 comes equipped with efficient stock equipment, there are a few upgrades that can be made to make your … Read more

Can You Put Crystals in a Fish Tank

Can You Put Crystals in a Fish Tank? Read on To Find Out

When it comes to decorating a fish tank, some of us like to get creative. For me, nothing can beat an aquascaped aquarium with plenty of plants, stunning rocks, and twisted pieces of driftwood. But can you include crystals as part of your aquarium decor? The answer is yes! You can. But you also need … Read more

Do Betta Fish Need a Heater

Do Betta Fish Need a Heater? Read To Find Out!

Bettas are well sought after for being hardy, beautiful, tropical aquarium fish. You can ensure that your betta has a long lifespan by making sure they have the proper tank setup with a heating system. Your bettas will not only live longer but they will be healthier in the long run. How Important Is a … Read more

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The 9 Best Heating Lamps for Turtles: Our Top Picks!

Do you have a pet turtle? If so, you should know they need a warm environment to stay healthy and active. You need a good heating lamp for your turtle’s tank. When I got my first turtle, I had no idea that turtles were cold-blooded animals. I just assumed they could regulate their body temperature … Read more

Bridge Fish Tank

A Bridge for Your Fish Tank? We Look at the Pros and Cons

If you have two small fish tanks, but you want more fish than just one tank can comfortably hold, why not construct a bridge between the two tanks? That increases the total water volume available, giving you the scope to increase your stock without overcrowding. In addition, cleaning the tanks is made easier because all … Read more

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The Best Aquarium Test Kits Available on the Market Today

When it comes to testing aquarium water parameters, you’ve got two main options: liquid test kits (aka. drop test kits), and test strips. While test strips are sufficient for offering quick, approximate readings, liquid test kits offer a more accurate and reliable method to test both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. But which liquid test kit … Read more

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Spray Bar Aquarium Accessories – Let’s Look at the Options

Aquarium spray bars have so many benefits, I’m sometimes surprised more people don’t use them. Not only do they improve the oxygenation of your aquarium water, but they can also improve water circulation, and are great for fish that dislike strong currents. An additional bonus is that you don’t necessarily have to buy this aquarium … Read more

Aqueon Filter Not Working

Aqueon Filter Not Working? We’ve Got the Solution for You

If you’ve been keeping fish for a while, you’ll probably have experienced a broken or malfunctioning filter before now. And if you understand how important a well-functioning filter is to your fish, you’ll know how urgent it is to get it back on track again! If your Aqueon filter has broken, I have some stunning … Read more

Aquarium Safe Paint

Aquarium-Safe Paint: A Comprehensive Guide for Aquarists

There might be times when you want to use paint inside and outside your fish tank. But you need to know that the paint you’re using is safe for your fish and living plants. The wrong kind of paint can chemically react with the fish tank water and can also cause the glass viewing panes … Read more