Monthly Archives: September 2018

Next Project: Adding a Sump and PVC Overflow To A Standard 75 Gallon Aquarium

I have enjoyed the turning on and off of a pump to make partial water changes in the turtle tank.  I want to extend that to the aquarium in the master bedroom.  I have been way to relaxed about changing the water in this aquarium, and I am paying the price with constant hairy algae […]

8 Things to Know about a Refugium

If you are fish hobbyist you may have heard the word refugium.  But what exactly is it and why do people use it?  A refugium is used to make separate sections in an aquarium. It allows sharing of water of the main tank in separate areas in an attached or inclusive space. The word refugium […]

Aquarium Plumbing: Hard Plumbing vs. Flexible Tubing

When you talk about aquarium maintenance,  plumbing is an aspect you can’t overlook. There are essentially two types of plumbing. You can either go with hard plumbing or flexible tubing. Scroll down and decide for yourself which plumbing is the best for your aquarium! Hard Plumbing – PVC Pipes Hard plumbing uses PVC pipes. PVC […]

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