Category Archives: Tips and Information

What You Need to Know about CO2 for Planted Aquariums

Just like grass and trees, aquatic plants also require carbon dioxide (CO2) to photosynthesize. CO2 is a gas in its purest form but like oxygen, it dissolves in water. This dissolved CO2 is essential for the growth of aquarium plants.  Managing CO2 in your planted aquarium is a tricky business. Too little of it will […]

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 […]

Aquarium Technology: Automatic Top off Systems (ATO)

For your aquarium to function at its optimal level, it’s important that the level of the water inside it is monitored. Automatic top off units help you with exactly that!  Regardless of temperature, water evaporates all the time. Over time, the gradual evaporation results in considerable water loss which consequently causes an increase in the […]

Aquarium Technology: Fish Tank Lighting

Proper fish tank lighting is a crucial part of setting up a fish tank. It is essential for the good health and growth of aquarium inhabitants. Take some time to learn about tank lighting before devising a lighting plan for your aquarium.  This article will help you in choosing the right lights for your aquarium.  […]

Aquarium Technology: UV Sterilizers

UV sterilizer is a device that is installed in aquariums to get rid of unwanted bacteria and parasites that can cause diseases like Ich disease in aquarium inhabitants. It is a preventive measure that you should take to keep your fish healthy.  UV sterilizers also help in keeping aquarium water crystal clean. They make use […]

Starting a Reef Tank

Reef tanks are way more interesting than an ordinary fish tank but they also require more time and care. If you are planning to start a reef tank, it is important to start off by doing some research. Get the right equipment and fish for your tank and be patient.  This article will guide you […]

7 Exotic Aquarium Pets That You Should Know

Sure, everyone loves to watch cute, colorful fish swim around in circles, following bubbles and minding their own business but aquariums are good for more than just fish. You can always add exotic aquarium pets to spice things up in your aquarium!  An aquarium can get boring after some time. Watching same old regular fish can be […]

Stocking Guidelines: How Many Fish Can I Keep?

Choosing how many fish for your aquarium includes many important factors.  Not only do you have to keep in mind various factors related to fish, but you also have to consider the features of your fish tank.  The stocking guidelines for your aquarium include many more things than just the number of fish you can put inside it and […]

Biological Filtration: The Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

A healthy aquarium requires proper filtration. It can be of 3 types, mechanical, chemical and biological filtration. Mechanical filter physically strains the water to remove fish waste, the leftover fish food, dust or sludge polluting the water. Chemical filtration, on the other hand, is required when pollutants have dissolved into the water. It removes dissolved particles by using activated carbon, […]

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