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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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How To Clean Fish Tank Gravel Without A Vacuum

Want to know how to clean fish tank gravel without a vacuum? This isn't an easy task; aquarium gravel needs to be cleaned often. It's home to leftover food, debris, and fish waste. If you own a large tank, you should definitely buy a gravel...

How To Clean A Goldfish Bowl

Goldfish are beautiful - but exceptionally hardy - so it's no surprise that these fish are one of the most popular pets in the world. If you're keeping one in a bowl, you probably want to know how to clean a Goldfish bowl properly. Unfortunately,...

Can Male And Female Betta Fish Live Together?

Can male and female Betta fish live together? We all know that Bettas like to get aggressive and that you should never keep two males together - but what happens if you try to keep a male with a sorority of females in the...

How Often Should I Clean My Fish Tank Filter?

"How often should I clean my fish tank filter?" is probably the first question you've asked yourself after setting up your aquarium. A filter is essential if you want a healthy, clean tank; but buying and setting up one is only half the battle....

How Often Should I Clean My Betta Fish Tank?

Although Betta fish are generally considered a non-demanding species, you can't slack with their tank maintenance. On the contrary, a Betta tank requires regular cleaning in order for them to thrive. Unlike most fish, Bettas have a labyrinth - an organ which allows them to...

Proper Betta Fish Care

The Betta fish is an extremely popular pet; they're known for being clever and easy to care for, and almost every pet shop will keep a few on display. But contrary to popular belief, this hardy little fish still has certain needs that need to...

How To Acclimate New Fish to Your Aquarium

You just got a new fish and can't wait to take it home and see it in your aquarium? Before you do anything, you need to know how to acclimate your fish and take the proper steps. Acclimating a fish is a bit more complicated...
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...

Top 5 Best Betta Fish Tanks in 2018

If you love the idea of having an aquarium, but don't want to commit to maintaining a large tank, a Betta fish tank may be the best option. Betta fish are...

Top 5 Best Fish Tank Filters in 2018

The best filters in our review are Fluval FX6 Canister Filter, Penn Plax Cascade 1500, and the AquaClear 110. Filtration Type Most fish tank filters usually have several...

Top 5 Best Canister Filters in 2018

The best canister filters in our review are the Fluval FX6, the Penn Plax Cascade filter, and the Eheim 2217 canister filter.  Canister Filter Flow...

Eheim 2217 Canister Filter Review

Although it looks deceptively simple, the Eheim 2217 canister filter (also known as the Eheim Classic 600) is one of the most popular filters in...

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...