Category: Starter guide

3 types of pest aquarium snails and a guide to removing them


Opinions are divided on snails of all types and their place in the aquarium. Some hobbyists believe snails to be a true menace, tearing away at plants and breeding like rabbits, spreading their ugly presence […]

5 big benefits and 3 simple steps to aquarium water changes


An aquarium water change, removing part of the water and replacing it with new water, should be done on a regular basis. Water changes not only clean the aquarium but also bring many benefits which […]

10-gallon aquarium: tank kits, equipment, stocking, and setup ideas


A ten-gallon aquarium is an affordable choice for anyone who wants to keep a small community tank, single species tank, or shrimp tank. Though a ten-gallon tank may be small, it is still vital to […]

How to buy healthy fish and acclimate new fish to an aquarium?


When you buy freshwater fish there are specific steps you must take to ensure you are buying healthy, and vibrant specimens. It doesn’t matter the age of the aquarium, the state of the specimens when […]

Water requirements (temperature, pH, dGH, dKH) for different aquarium kinds


There are quite a number of aquarium water characteristics that can be tested, but not all are worth it in every case. The most important variables in the water are temperature, pH, Hardness, and the […]

20 gallon fish tank: stocking & setup ideas, kits & equipment, guides


A twenty-gallon aquarium is a perfect sized tank for those wishing to start keeping tropical fish, it is large enough for a small community (depending on the species you wish to keep) and is also […]

10+ top birthday gifts to choose for aquarium enthusiasts


Are you looking for a birthday gift for someone who is keeping his/her own aquariums or is an aquarium enthusiast but doesn’t know where to begin? Well, we have you covered! Buying a gift for […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 methods for removing & controlling freshwater aquarium algae


Algae problems are the constant companion of most aquarium fish keepers. Where there are fish in the water there will be algae; in fact, it is probably safer to say that where there is water […]