Aquarium nitrogen cycle & cycling a fish tank

Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle & Cycling A Fish Tank

After setting up your aquarium it can very tempting to immediately head to the pet store and buy a bunch of fish. Unfortunately, if you do this, you’ll often find your new aquarium inhabitants upside down within a week. This is something that happens to many new aquarists. It can be very demotivating to have all your fish … Read more

Freshwater Stingray

Freshwater Stingray Care Guide

If you’re an experienced aquarist and you’re looking for something different and undoubtedly impressive to add to your collection, the freshwater stingray might be a species to consider. Rays can be challenging to keep and are expensive to buy, so be sure to do plenty of research on their care before you part with your … Read more

Low Maintenance Fish

15 Low Maintenance Fish For Your Tank

Fishkeeping is a wonderful hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from kids to seniors. Although every fish species and tank setup requires a regular maintenance schedule to keep the environment clean and safe for your fish, some fish species are more low maintenance than others. In this guide, we introduce you … Read more

Redcap Oranda

Redcap Oranda Fancy Goldfish Profile And Care Guide

Most hobbyists began their lifelong fishkeeping obsession as kids with a pet goldfish.  But, those goldfish were most likely a comet, or common, goldfish rather than one of the more exotic fancy varieties. These types of goldfish are relatively easy to keep, which makes them good beginner fish, and can be relocated to a garden pond if … Read more

Best Aquarium Bacteria Supplement

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 into your fish tank for making the ecosystem sustainable for fish, … Read more

Best UV Sterilizer Freshwater Aquarium

Best UV Sterilizer For A Freshwater Aquarium

UV sterilizers are used by some hobbyists to kill bacteria and pathogens in the tank without harming the fish. But do you really need a UV sterilizer for your freshwater aquarium? Read on to discover everything you need to know about UV sterilizers, how they work, what they do, and whether or not you actually … Read more

How To Clean A Fish Tank

How To Clean A Fish Tank The Right Way

Too many times, beginner hobbyists believe that fish tanks require little to no maintenance after setup. While some experienced hobbyists do run tanks that sustain themselves over years at a time, the rest of us usually need to perform some kind of maintenance at least twice a month. However, fish tank maintenance doesn’t need to … Read more

new tank syndrome

New Tank Syndrome: What It Is And How To Avoid It

Poor water quality is the biggest killer of pet fish, and new tank syndrome (NTS) is one of the most common causes of bad water in your fish tank. Overzealous cleaning of an established aquarium and filtration system can cause NTS, too. Did you know that new tank syndrome doesn’t just affect new setups? No … Read more

fish tank smells

Fish Tank Smells

Most fish tanks are relatively smell-free. However, sometimes aquarium owners notice unusually stinky tank water, and that shouldn’t happen. Basically, if you can smell your fish tank when the lid is closed, and you’re in another room, there’s a problem that requires your immediate attention. In this guide, we take a closer look (or sniff!) … Read more

turtle tank filters

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 can confirm that you definitely do need a filtration system in … Read more

aquarium water changer

Top 6 Aquarium Water Changers

Carrying out partial water changes each week is an essential part of your aquarium maintenance routine, and it’s vital for the health and well-being of your fishes and other tank residents. In this guide, we discuss the pros and cons of using aquarium water changers, and we also review six of the best devices on … Read more

Bio Balls

Bio Balls: 3 Ways To Increase Biological Filtration

A couple of years ago, bio balls were considered to be the best type of filtration media you could get for your aquarium. They provide additional surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow and can even help your water become more aerated. The main problem many hobbyists found is that they were simply catching too … Read more

ammonia in fish tank

How To Lower Ammonia In Fish Tank

If you’re just starting out with a new fish tank, you might have heard something about the aquarium cycle and allowing ammonia and nitrite to both hit 0 ppm before adding fish. It might seem a little confusing at first, but ammonia is an important biological aspect of aquatic systems that have to be dealt … Read more

polluted aquarium

What Causes High Nitrites In The Aquarium?

While you might have heard that ammonia is deadly for aquarium fish, you might not have heard that nitrites can also be just as dangerous. It is important to understand what causes nitrites in the aquarium and how to quickly remove them if they do enter your saltwater or freshwater system as they can lead … Read more

10 gallon fish tank with small fishes

Best 10-Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top Five Picks

If you’re new to the aquarium hobby, you may want to start small, and a 10-gallon aquarium is a perfect size for a beginner. Also, experienced aquarists often use 10-gallon tanks for quarantine, spawning, and hospital setups. There are so many small tanks out there to choose from; it can be daunting to pick one. … Read more