Power Filter

Sponge Filter or Power Filter? Which Is Best For Your Tank

There are many different filtration systems out there, ranging in size, price, efficiency, and customizability. It can be difficult to figure out which filtration system is the absolute best choice for your aquarium and then to also find out what kind of filter media you should be running. However, for smaller tanks and quarantine tanks … Read more

aquarium gravel filter

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, etc., kick off the nitrogen cycle in your tank. If the … Read more

Betta Fish Care Guide

Betta Book

THE FULL GUIDE TO SETTING UP A BETTER BETTA FISH TANK Of all the fish available in the aquarium trade these days, the most popular species is also one of the smallest. It’s a colorful insect eater with a fascinating history and stunning looks: Betta splendens, usually referred to as just ‘Betta’ (pronounced bet-tuh). Appreciated … Read more

How long do Betta fish live? If you're wondering how long you can expect your beloved Betta to be with you and what affects Betta fish lifespan, this article will help.

How long do Betta fish live? All about Betta fish lifespan

If you’ve just gotten your own first Betta or maybe unfortunately just lost a fish, you might be wondering about Betta fish lifespan. How long do Betta fish live? How old do they get and what influences their survival? In this article we’ll give you the short answer first and then go into factors that affect Betta … Read more

caviar sand

Choosing an aquarium substrate

There are many types of aquarium substrate available nowadays with products ranging from neon-colored gravel to natural-looking sands. Substrates are an important place for beneficial bacteria to grow but choosing the right products can be a bit of a challenge, as each substrate type has a different effect in your aquarium and on your fish.  Keep … Read more

aquarium biologische filtratie

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 plants, but in almost every aquarium two different kinds of filtration … Read more

Aquarium plants Pros And Cons

Aquarium Plants: Pros And Cons!

When choosing what kind of decorations you want for an aquarium, one of the first things you’re confronted with is whether or not you want a planted tank. Live aquarium plants can look beautiful, but a lot of aquarists are slightly intimidated by the thought of having to provide their plants with special care and … Read more

Acan Coral

Acan Coral: Our Complete Care Guide

Acan corals are an understated coral. They are easy to care for and can bring intense colors to the lower portions of the tank. Many designer varieties are available that can go for hundreds of dollars, though acan coral care is relatively basic in a well-established reef aquarium. Keep reading to find out everything you … Read more

Refugium Light

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 getting the best light possible to help with nutrient export. Keep … Read more

How To Raise pH In Aquarium

How To Raise pH In Your Aquarium

What’s so important about the pH levels in your freshwater aquarium? Why is a common water quality issue like low pH not suitable for some species of fish in your marine tank?  Well, if the pH levels in your fish tank are unstable or not suitable for the fish species you keep, your fish could … Read more

Best Aquarium Test Strips

Best Aquarium Test Strips

Providing your fishy friend with clean, healthy water that’s safe for it to live in is crucial if it’s going to thrive. So, in addition to keeping the aquarium clean and maintaining your filter media properly, you’ll need to carry out regular checks to make sure the water parameters are correct and stable.  To do … Read more

Oscar Fish

Oscar Fish Species Profile And Care Guide

Oscar fish are notorious for being aggressive and difficult to keep. But is that the truth or just an urban myth? Oscar fish are more suitable for experienced fishkeepers, partly because of their temperament but also because of their size. However, once you have oscars in your life, you’ll be captivated by their intelligence, dazzling … Read more