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Select the kind of plant you want Think about how much your plant could grow and your tank size. Remember that plants grow. Do you want plants with many leaves or a plant which can be eaten by your fish? There are dwarf aquarium plants available that only grow up to two inches or you can obtain larg
Saltwater aquariums need strict cleaning to stay healthy.aquarium fish image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.comClear BenefitsVacuuming the gravel in your saltwater aquarium can help to remove food and waste debris that accumulates at the bottom of the tank, and it can help keep nitrate and...
Bala sharks and clown loaches are two of the most popular aquarium fish.Find out more about them before you commit to buying some.
Sharks are certainly one of the most captivating creatures in the water. They excite, frighten, and intrigue us like no other sea creature. Everybody knows that sharks are from the ocean, but are there such things as freshwater sharks? Is it possible for the adventurous aquarist to keep sharks in a
live coral in the reef aquarium is one of the best parts of a reef tank in your home. Many people think that corals are hard and die easily but there are corals for beginners that are easy to care for and will thrive in almost any system.
I used to scrub my tank clean with one of those magnetic scrubbers.I was wasting my time.I found a new way to get my fish tank cleaned and I didn't even have to do it myself
A great deal of work goes into setting up an aquarium. It should be displayed in a way that showcases the tank's design. Display stands can be found in almost every pet store. Aquarium stands sold in pet stores, however, do not offer much in the way of creativity. They are typically plain black meta
Years ago, the main choice if you wanted to have a fish aquarium was plastic. It wasn't until the invention of glass and acrylic aquariums that choosing quality fish tank material became easier for the hobbyist and better for the fish.
Over the last decade, a new term has become well known in the Koi industry; Momotaro Koi. At first glance the name tends to lead one on to presume it a new variety of Koi. This however is not true; Momotaro Koi has become the name for any Koi Fish variety bred by the famous and leading Koi farm in t
Constructing a homemade bio-filter in your garden pond is an inexpensive way to provide clean biological filtration to keep your fish and pond plants healthy. Biological pond filters maintain water clarity and provide a place for beneficial organisms to grow. Commercially manufactured bio-filters wo
If hobbyists select the wrong type of lighting for a home aquarium, it can result in algae overgrowth, die-off of benthic plants, poor visibility and behavioral problems in fish. Fortunately, the challenge of lighting an aquarium is simple to address when the needs of the aquarium are taken into acc
There are numerous brands and models of fish tank filters in the marketplace today that many people especially those new to the hobby might feel overwhelmed by which to choose. Though the designs and prices may differ greatly, they do share common characteristics which we will look at in this articl
If you are thinking of purchasing saltwater fish, you need to consider what you will have to do in order to keep them healthy. You will need to set up a saltwater tank for the fish and keep it balanced so that it doesn't have too much or too little salt in it at any time. There are filters and mecha
A bait tank differs from a regular fish aquarium in that it is insulated to keep the water at a specific temperature to sustain the bait. It also requires a special filter to keeps the bait healthy and growing. By using acrylic, you can create a strong, durable tank of whatever size you need. You ca
Freshwater aquariums can be considered as twice as sensitive compared to the natural habitat they are trying to simulate. For example, the lighting, the substrate, and even the plants can affect the fishes living inside it if not patterned from that of an original freshwater environment.
It is not unusual for fish tank water to turn blurry even after thorough cleaning of the filters and substrates. This cloudiness is caused by several factors and occurs in both newly set and older tanks. The root cause of the blurriness in the water is determined by the color of the water, with gray