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Best 30-inch aquarium LED Lights for 20 gal long/29 gal tanks


If you have a 20-gallon long or a 29-gallon tank with a 30-inch length and you’re struggling to find a good LED light, you’re in the right place. This article reviews different options of LED […]

Safety guide to fish tank heaters: choosing, setup, using


Aquarium heaters are used to ensure the temperature is maintained at a steady and proper level for tropical fish. This equipment is extremely important for the fish since they are coldblooded and maintain their body […]

Top freshwater sharks for home aquariums


Sharks are quite a common purchase to freshwater tanks, for many reasons; they can make a striking addition to a community or species-only tank and offer a little variety. There a few different varieties of […]

3 ways to aquarium nitrogen cycle – fishless/with fish/quickest


The most important step in setting up an aquarium is knowing about the aquarium cycle to make sure that the nitrogen cycle is in full swing before you add your fish. You need to cycle […]

Best 10-gallon LED aquarium lights (20-inch) for different tank types


Most aquarists start with a 10-gallon tank. It’s easy to set up but not too small that the water parameters change drastically. Lighting will be a critical part of your set up. It supplies energy […]

Safety guide to fish tank stands: choosing, location, assembly, leveling


Aquarium stands are possibly the most overlooked part of the new aquarium setup. When an aquarium fails, it is most often because the support was not made to hold the concentrated weight of the water […]

Aquarium fish food: types, choosing and feeding guide


The most important daily task would probably be feeding your fish. Not only will you find this enjoyable, but it will also give you an insight into your fish’s normal behavior patterns. In time to […]

Supply checklist to start an aquarium and choosing guides


Anyone who has ever had an aquarium knows that there are plenty of aquarium supplies you can pick up. Using the right supplies based on the type of your aquarium will make the tank the […]

Comparison table of reef tank LED lights, PAR for soft/LPS/SPS corals


The LED lights used in reef aquariums differ from their freshwater counterparts in various ways. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that make reef aquariums so unique. Best LED reef aquarium lights […]

Beginners’ guide to freshwater aquarium setup


A freshwater aquarium can provide years of enjoyment for you and your fish if established and maintained correctly. Different fish or flora may require special equipment, or unique filtration, so setting up the tank correctly […]