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Best filters for 29-30 gallon aquariums (various types for choice)

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Filters are one of the most important components of any fish tank. Aquariums of 29-30 gallons or lower should never be kept without adequate filtration since the water inside these fish tanks can quickly become […]

Best filters for aquariums up to 10 gallons, many types for choice

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Filters are an essential piece of hardware in smaller aquariums of 10 gallons or less. The small volume of water in these tanks means effective filtration is extremely important to the health of your fish […]

Best nano filters for aquariums up to 5 gallons & Betta fish

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Filters are an essential piece of hardware in nano tanks of 5 gallons or less. The small volume of water in these tanks means effective filtration is extremely important to the health of your livestock. […]

Best submersible LED lights for fish-only and low-tech tanks

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All great aquariums need great lighting and one of the simplest and boldest options is a submersible aquarium LED light. These underwater lights will save you on your electricity bill and allow you to display […]

15+ attracting Cryptocoryne species with images for planted aquariums

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The outstanding tolerance of shades and ease of care make Cryptocoryne a great choice for the midground along with other plants, stones, and driftwood. There are so many Cryptocoryne species in the hobby these days, […]

Best 300-watt aquarium heaters for 60-75 gallon fish tanks

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If you’re keeping a 60-75 gallon tank and are finding a perfect heater for the tank, what you need is a 300-watt heater. In this review, we look at some of the best 300-watt heaters […]

Best 200-watt aquarium heaters for 50-55 gallon fish tanks

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There’s no doubt that a good heater is an essential part of a successful aquarium. What most aquarists have a problem with is choosing the right heater for their tank. The best way to do […]

Types of aquascaping tools (scissors, tweezers,…) and usage guide

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Whether you’re an experienced aquascaper or just looking to start out in this fascinating and addictive hobby, you’re going to need a few basic tools to help you build and maintain your planted tank. It […]

Best salt mixes for saltwater fish/reef aquariums & salinity control guide

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Keeping a saltwater aquarium can indeed be more challenging than a freshwater one. Aside from making sure proper pH is maintained, you also have to make sure the right amount of substances like calcium is […]

7 common Rotala species that you can choose for the background

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Rotala species are usually used in the backgrounds of planted tanks. They are fairly easy to plant and care for, making them very popular in the hobby. This article includes some common and attractive Rotala […]