Best Aquarium Thermometers for Optimal Fish Keeping and Maintenance

Best Aquarium Thermometers for Optimal Fish Keeping and Maintenance

The art of fish keeping encompasses several elements, but among them, aquarium temperature is one factor that is often misunderstood or disregarded by aquarists. The temperature of an aquarium might not be stealing the spotlight when it comes to proper fish tank maintenance. However, it is a solid backbone that keeps the domestic ecosystem within …

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An Aquarium Chiller Can Save Your Fish Tank in a Heatwave

Aquarium Chiller

An aquarium chiller is a game-changing revolution in the hobby, and it is hard not to get excited about it.  In the wild, fish can swim to warmer or cooler waters depending on their preference.  Our fishy friends don’t have that option, and even the smallest increase in temperature can kill them.  Even though fish …

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Everything You Need to Know About Aquarium Silicone

Everything You Need to Know About Aquarium Silicone

Everything You Need to Know About Aquarium Silicone Written By Richy J . in Maintenance Aquarium Silicone needs to be safe for your fish.  Silicone is a rubber compound that, once cured, forms a waterproof tight seal.  Silicones are manufactured with different components, to dry the product quickly, coloring agents and preservatives.  The added ingredients mean …

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How to Choose the Right Aquarium Rocks and Substrate for Saltwater and Freshwater Tanks

How to Choose the Right Aquarium Rocks and Substrate for Saltwater and Freshwater Tanks

How to Choose the Right Aquarium Rocks and Substrate for Saltwater and Freshwater Tanks Written By Richy J . in Equipment You found a cool rock and thinking about adding it to your fish tank?  Aquarium rocks can come from various locations; you must make sure it is safe.  We are not all geologists, and the …

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Best Aquarium Stand for Fish Tank of Every Size

Best Aquarium Stand for Fish Tank of Every Size

Best Aquarium Stand for Fish Tank of Every Size Written By Richy J . in Equipment As a fish keeper or a hobbyist, your fish tank stand is that one element that will bring all the other integrations together. Generations of your fish might get transferred after the original aquarium reaches its end of use. But …

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Everything You Need to Know About pH Testers

Everything You Need to Know About pH Testers

With so many pH testers available on the market today, the possibilities are endless. The accuracy of the pH testers differ between brands, and the need for accuracy depends on the tolerance levels of your fish and other inhabitants of your fish tank. The best pH tester for water depends on what you are trying …

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How to Choose the Best Automatic Fish Feeder

How to Choose the Best Automatic Fish Feeder

Written By Richy J . in Equipment As a pet owner, you are responsible for the health and well-being of your little animal friends, and fish keepers are no exception. In fact, fish can be a bit more demanding. While they take care of the exercising part by themselves, you still have to make sure they receive food …

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How to Use RODI Water to Create the Best Water for Your Aquarium

RODI Water

Water is the main ingredient of reefing and one of the most complicated choices you have.  The common options of RODI water (can be referred to as RO/DI), RO, de-iodized, bottled, Mineral, filtered, and tap water, and the debate between cost versus the benefits can be confusing. Can I use purified water in my fish …

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How to Choose the Best Aquarium Heater in 2020

How to Choose the Best Aquarium Heater in 2020

How to Choose the Best Aquarium Heater in 2020 Written By Richy J . in Equipment   No matter your needs or which type you select, the best aquarium heaters have three things in common: They are safe, reliable, and easy to use. Tropical aquariums need to be heated, not only to keep the fish from …

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Glass vs. Acrylic Aquariums – Which One is a Better Choice?

Man’s hand wiping the outside of an acrylic aquarium, with a special pad.

Glass aquarium or acrylic aquarium, freshwater tanks, or saltwater tanks- the jargon of aqua scaping is close to boundless.  As a sophisticated ancient art with a rather modern title, the elements of aqua scaping have evolved with more fluidity. But one dilemma remains: glass vs. acrylic, what to choose? The aquarium products and designs did …

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