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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 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....
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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...

The Nitrogen Cycle Explained

Once you've bought your aquarium, you're likely going to want to see it filled with fish as soon as possible. This is a very common mistake, especially among beginners. In order for your fish to stay healthy, it's essential to establish a healthy and stable...

How to care for a Betta Fish – The Ultimate Guide

The Siamese fighting fish, also known as the Betta fish, have been kept as pets for a little over a century. Their beauty and ease of maintenance have made them an extremely popular aquarium fish; almost every pet store today keeps several Bettas on display. Still, despite their popularity,...

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...