Planting different types of fish tank plants

When it comes to fish tank plants, there is a wide variety to choose from.  Aquarium plants come in 5 or 6 different types – stem, rhizome, bulb, rosette, and floating plants.  The planting techniques will vary depending on the type of plant you have.  Stem – Planting stem plants is done by removing the […]

Black Neon Tetra Guide

The Black Neon Tetra, also known as Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, is a native of Peru. This species is distinguished by its adjacent horizontal stripes, always a white stripe above a black stripe. Although they have a similar name as the Black Tetra, they are actually different species! Rather small, it grows to about 1.5 inches (4 […]

Breeding Betta Fish

Breeding betta fish can be quite fun and enjoyable but there are some factors that you should know before taking on the challenge. Overall, bettas are a spectacular fish, with vibrant colors and graceful, flowing, long tails. In addition to their pleasing look, they are simple fish that do not require some of the elaborate […]

Aquarium plants – Grow show quality aquarium plants!

While anyone can do away with plastic and artificial plants when it comes to aquariums, nothing still beats the natural beauty of live aquarium plants for many reasons. They help in providing a more balanced and stable aquarium environment. Aside from that, they are more colorful and vibrant than artificial plants. Also, they help in […]

Aquarium rocks help make a natural aquascape

Once someone settles into the aquarium hobby and has a grasp of the basics, they often become compelled to start aquascaping.  Aquascaping is basically “landscaping the interior of your fish tank to give it a more interesting appearance.  Most aquascapers start with gravel, add various plants, driftwood, and aquarium rocks paying special attention to the […]

Five Strategies for Quickly Setting Up an Aquarium for Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish are popular and fun to keep and breed. People could easily get hours of enjoyment from watching their fish swim around inside their watery environment. They may be relatively easy to deal with as long as you research your options before having your own tropical fish. If you’re hoping to get some tropical […]

Breed Bettas – a beginners guide to breeding siamese fighting fish

Siamese fighting fish are such a unique species of tropical freshwater fish.  They have unique personalities, are easy to keep, and are available in a huge range of colors and fin types.  Anyone who has this type of fish has, at some point, considered what it would be like to breed bettas.  While many nay-sayers […]

Refugium DIY – Tips and Plans

If you are looking to setup a refugium for your reef tank, but do not want to spend the money on an expensive refugium, DIY may be the best route for you.  There are many things to consider when it comes to setting up your own DIY refugium.  These include the location of your refugium, […]

How To Clean Mini Gallon Aquariums

Mini aquariums could be reef aquariums, freshwater aquariums, or marine aquariums. They can be devoted to small goldfish, corydoras, guppies, mollies, shrimp, or any small fish that is suited to the small environment that this type of aquarium can offer. When owning and care for a smaller fish tank, one must be ready to do […]

Making your betta fish bowl fun and unique

Many people keep siamese fighting fish in bowls or vases.  A betta in a plain bowl with nothing else in it can be a boring site to see sometimes.  If you find yourself in this scenario, you’re in luck because there are a few tricks you can use to make your betta fish bowl unique […]

How to choose and attach an aquarium background

Say you just brought home a great new aquarium. It has several fish added to it and maybe a few plants and rocks or fun ornaments to it. The fish are healthy and active, as are the plants. While you definitely enjoy watching the new fish in their excellent tropical aquarium, something seems missing. After […]

How to safely clean aquarium glass

No matter how much effort you put into regular aquarium maintenance, there will come a time when you have no choice but to do a thorough job cleaning your aquarium glass.  There are actually three surfaces you need to consider when it comes to this specific task.  These include the inside, the outside, and the […]

Qualities of a good fish tank pump

When buying an aquarium air pump, it is easy to just buy the first one you see.  This may not be the best idea if you are interested in getting a quality fish tank pump that will last as long as your aquarium does.  The pump is important to the health and vitality of your […]

How to pick out a great fish tank stand

When most people start keeping fish in an aquarium, they start with a smaller aquarium that is easy to fit on a dresser, desk, or table at home.  This is usually a good enough place to hold a fish tank for awhile.  When it comes to owning multiple aquariums or setting up a large tank, […]

Fish Tank Supplies – Guide to buying online

The benefits of buying online include convenience, lower prices, and better selection of fish tank supplies. Many people have started buying things like books, DVDs, electronics, and many other items online, but do not realize that there are many great deals that can be found for aquarium supplies on the internet. You might be nervous […]

Home aquarium – best fish tank locations in your home

The location of the home aquarium is an important consideration when it comes to setting up any aquarium in your home. Unlike other kinds of pets, it can be placed in almost any part of the house as it doesn’t require space for movement and growth. However, placing them just anywhere is something that must […]

Betta Fish Care – How to care for your Siamese fighting fish

For very good reasons, bettas are the most popular fish around. They are personalities, are great first fish for kids, and come in a variety of colors and tail types. When you know what you’re doing, betta fish care can be quick and easy. Here you can learn how to care for your Siamese fighting […]

Fish Tank Setup in Five Simple Steps

One of the best things about aquariums is that they are a source of both excitement and learning.  Many people will be daunted by the thought of setting up their first tropical fish tank.  By following the simple steps of purchasing the necessary supplies, finding the best location, adding water to the aquarium, choosing the […]

Aquarium tank – guide to fish tank sizes

Aquariums are available in a huge range of sizes and shapes and the options can be daunting to anyone new to the fish hobby.  With all these options, it can be easy to get lost and not know what size of tank will be appropriate for you.  I will list the most commonly found aquarium […]

Tropical Aquarium Advice – Dealing with Cloudy or Green fish tank water

Two of the most common issues that arise in a freshwater tropical aquarium are cloudy water and green water. These can be a nuisance to deal with if you don’t know a few tricks of the trade. This article will focus on cloudy water and green water in tropical aquariums and will help you understand […]

3 tips for marine aquarium newbies

Many newcomers to the salt water aquarium hobby ask how easy or difficult it will be to keep a marine aquarium for the first time. This is never an easy answer to give because there are so many factors involved in setting up and taking care of a salt water fish tank. On the bright […]

Why Buying Mini Fish Tank On Ebay Is A Must!

Buying online requires a special sort of know-how, kind of like the good old street smarts but this time on the information superhighways of the web. Some tips are important to be aware of to help avoid being scammed when buying fish tanks online. Aside from this, a transaction would require a debit or credit […]

Determining what aquarium light bulbs you need

For newcomers to the aquarium hobby, determining the type of aquarium light bulbs needed for any given fish tank setup can be a confusing process.  The basic types of aquarium lighting include incandescent bulbs, fluorescent and compact fluorescent lights, and metal halide.  Other factors that are important to the type of aquarium light you need […]

Fun Community Tropical Fish

If you are interested in keeping tropical fish, it is important to know what kind of community tropical fish will be a good bet. Good choices for community tropical fish are ones that are easy to keep, get along with other fish, and have similar requirements. Often, soft to medium hard water is the norm […]

Tropical Fish Breeding Tips

If you’re looking into breeding tropical fish, there are a few tips you should keep in mind before diving into this opportunity. First, you need to decide what kind of tropical fish you want to start breeding. This is perhaps the most important choice to make since you will likely spend at least 6 months […]

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