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Our comprehensive selection of fishkeeping guides & tips. These articles have all the information you need to build the perfect aquarium; from information on various aquarium fish species, to freshwater, saltwater, or planted fish tank guides.  

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Best freshwater fish for beginners

Top 7 Best Freshwater Fish For Beginners

What makes a freshwater fish "good for beginners"? Every successful aquarium is a fine balance of chemistry, aesthetics, and biology. Some fish will require very specific conditions which can be hard to achieve - or more often, hard to maintain. The best fish for beginners usually...

How To Fix Hard Water In A Fish Tank

Knowing how to fix hard water in a fish tank is crucial if you plan to keep fish that prefer soft water. Doing this sounds complicated - but is actually much simpler once you've understood what makes aquarium water hard. The "hardness" and "softness" of aquarium...

How To Keep An Aquarium Cool

Maintaining the right water temperature for your fish is necessary - although it can get tricky - especially during the hotter days. Heat doesn't just take a toll on fish, it also depletes your water of oxygen. To ensure that your fish are healthy...
Angelfish

How To Care For Freshwater Angelfish

Freshwater Angelfish are one of the most popular fish species in the world. Although Angelfish are often considered demanding and hard to care for; but if you make sure to get familiar with the species and its needs, you may find that keeping them...

Cloudy Aquarium Water And What Causes It

You've just bought a brand new aquarium and set it up. Only a few days have passed since you cleaned it and you noticed that the water is now cloudy. You're probably worried and asking yourself where you went wrong - but don't worry....
A goldfish in a fish tank

How To Read A Fish Tank Thermometer Strip

Are you confused as to how to read a fish tank thermometer strip? In this article, we reveal how. Despite the fact that it's a tiny piece of equipment, don't underestimate the importance of an aquarium thermometer strip. Temperature is an important factor that greatly...

How To Select The Right Aquarium Lighting

Selecting the appropriate aquarium lighting can be a tricky job. However, if you understand how lighting impacts your aquarium, you'll make the right choice. Why is aquarium lighting important? For starters, aquarium lighting has an aesthetic purpose. It helps illuminate the aquarium and brings out the...

How To Decorate A Fish Tank

Decorating a fish tank isn't as hard as you thought. Before your fish can come into the picture, you need to create a suitable home for them. In this article, we'll explain how to incorporate plants, rocks/stones, substrate, and other decoratins into your fish...

How To Recognize Stress In Aquarium Fish

Have your fish been acting unusual lately? If their behavior is confusing you and you can't pinpoint what's going on, the answer might be stress. Just like humans, aquarium fish experience stress as well. Therefore, it's our job to provide them with all the...

How to Introduce a New Fish to Your Fish Tank

Introducing a new fish to an aquarium can be tricky. While your current pets may enjoy the environment of your fish tank, the newcomers may not. All species of fish are sensitive to sudden changes in pH value or water temperature. In this article, we've...

Our Top 4 Coolest Fish Tank Coffee Tables in 2018

A fish tank coffee table can be a timeless, elegant centerpiece of any room. It's a great combination of aesthetics and functionality - and...

Top 7 Best Freshwater Fish For Beginners

What makes a freshwater fish "good for beginners"? Every successful aquarium is a fine balance of chemistry, aesthetics, and biology. Some fish will require very...

How To Fix Hard Water In A Fish Tank

Knowing how to fix hard water in a fish tank is crucial if you plan to keep fish that prefer soft water. Doing this sounds...

The 5 Best Bow Front Aquariums For Your Home or Office

The benefits of a bow front aquarium The design of the bow front aquarium is its most notable feature, and is what separates it from...

The 5 Best Fish Tank Thermometers in 2018

The top performers in our review are the RISEPRO aquarium thermometer, Zacro's LCD thermometer, and the HDE Digital thermometer. Before getting into our top...