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Best 48-inch aquarium stands for 55/75/90 gallon fish tanks


Keeping an aquarium can be one of the most unique and rewarding hobbies to get involved in. However, it’s essential to keep your tank in a secure place where your fish can swim around without […]

Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) – tank setup, tankmates, feeding, breeding


Family: Cichlidae Scientific name: Pterophyllum scalare Common name: Angelfish, Black Angel, Lace Angel Distribution: South America Max length: 6 – 8 inches in length; 12 inches in height Minimum tank size: 30 gallons Stocking: should be […]

Best 36-inch stands for 30-50 gallon / 40-gallon breeder tanks


If fortunate to have ample space you may be looking to own a 30-50 gallon tank to display larger varieties of fish. Tanks of this size will require a specialist stand as the weight will […]

SpongeBob SquarePants aquarium: separate decorations and bundles


SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends are some of the most loved cartoon characters ever, and being funny underwater sea-creatures, they make awesome aquarium decorations and themes. You can make your very own SpongeBob SquarePants scene […]

30+ most popular plants for the midground of planted tanks


The midground of your aquascape is the vital link between the foreground and the background. Not only does this add body to your aquascape, but it is also valuable in screening the less attractive lower […]

Wave maker: why it important, the bestsellers, and installation


Waves are an integral part of any wild aquatic ecosystem. It creates water movement that circulates the much-needed oxygen and nutrients. Wind, tidal fluctuation and differences in bottom topography are the main reason why waves […]

Top 25+ clean up crew (snails, crabs, shrimp…) for saltwater tanks


The ‘clean up crew’ refers to a group of snails, crabs, shrimp, and starfish that are utilized in saltwater tanks to control aggressive algae growth, excess detritus, and anaerobic sand bed compaction (they sift your […]

Best 30-inch stands for 20-gallon long / 29-gallon fish tanks


You will have found in your search for an aquarium tank that there are an array of available sizes, one being a 29-gallon and its variant the 20-gallon long. These are great for an aquarist […]

Best 24-inch stands for 20 gallon fish tanks (high profile)


It is always an aspiration of many aquarists to scale up from a 10-gallon to a 20-gallon aquarium; more space means more fish and a chance to create a new environment. A 20-gallon tank needs […]

Best 20-inch stands for 10-gallon fish tanks (standard profile)


Now that you have purchased your 10-gallon tank where does it go? A sideboard or cabinet may work, but with such a multitude of built-for-purpose options, that will support the tank’s weight and dimensions, a […]