You've set up a new fish tank and now you're interested in adding live plants. Here's a guide to aquatics plants that are easy to grow and care for to add oxygen and beauty to your tank.
There is a lot of debate on whether it's better to use live or fake plants in an aquarium. Generally, live plants raise the water quality as they take in nitrates as natural fertilizer. But they can also worsen water quality if they die and decay....
Setting up a freshwater aquarium is not as hard as you might think! Need some helpful advice? Are you new to this hobby but need a few starter tips? Whether you're a beginner or an aquarium enthusiast, you've come to the right place! Proper water...
Learn how to choose the perfect freshwater tropical aquarium for your home. Beginners will get advice on the best tank size, location, stocking and more. Keeping a tropical fish tank is a rewarding hobby, and taking the time to plan and research your new aquarium will help you achieve success.
Morning in the Amazon. Mark Goble via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) The Amazon is the second-largest tiver in the world. It's home to over 2,100 species of fish, with more being discovered each year. It is a very diverse habitat. In this article I will tell...
It doesn't matter if you're new to the pet fish world or an old hat starting up a new tank, the biggest decision you need to make is which kind of fish to keep. This is a hub about freshwater fish. I will include a link to a few places you can...
"Brown algae" in fish tanks are really diatoms. You can control them by cleaning them out of the tank and adjusting conditions to be less favorable to them.
An illustrated guide to easily clean betta fish tanks. Step by step instructions to properly clean a fish tank with ease. Clean your fish tank in 15 minutes or less.
Most aquarium owners will encounter white spot disease. How to identify and treat one of the most common tropical fish ailments.
Small aquaponics will change the way you look at your aquarium! With just a few modifications, any fish tank can produce fresh fruits and veggies!
Betta fish and bamboo plants are both very attractive. Pamela N Red tells how to successfully combine the two in a lovely environment.
Learn about proper betta fish tank setup and the right and wrong ways to care for this beautiful tropical fish!
To keep your mini aquaponics setup running smoothly, you'll need to learn the basics of dechlorination, water changes, and other essential practices!
Learn how to prepare your home aquarium to survive a cold-weather power outage. A few simple preparations and a kit of emergency supplies can keep your fish and coral alive during blackouts.
A new fish tanks needs to go through a cycling process to establish biological filtration before it can be stocked with fish. A slow source of ammonia, usually in the form of a starter fish is provided to establish populations of beneficial nitrogen fixing baxter. The bacteria convert ammonia to nitrite, then nitrite to nitrate so that when the aquarium is fully cycled the two toxic fish waste products will be undetectable.
Looking for the best aquarium heaters for a 5 gallon fish tank? A review of two small aquarium heaters reveals the specifics of each based upon personal usage.
Learning how to use live plants in aquariums will not only brighten up your tank, it'll also keep the water cleaner for your fish.
Whether you want a new look for your aquarium or a healthy alternative for your fish, gravel replacement can be tricky. While the most important beneficial bacteria live in the filter, plenty of ammonia and nitrite eating organisms colonize on...
It can be difficult to keep aquatic plants with goldfish. Here is a selection of live plants that can be placed in the aquarium with goldfish. These water plants will help keep fins happy.
Learn how to control or get rid of snails in your fish tank, plus discover the good and bad of these invasive little pests.
Here's all you need to know to set up your freshwater tank just right to ensure that your fish survive.
There is much debate over the pros versus the cons of keeping a substrate-free aquarium. Here are some tips to keeping a bare-bottom tank and still reap the benefits of an aquarium with substrate.
Learn how to care for a tropical fish tank the easy way with these 6 aquarium maintenance tips. Follow these guidelines for happy, healthy fish.
Putting driftwood in aquariums is a great way to complete the natural tank you're looking to design. It is also beneficial for your fish.
Learn how to get rid of algae in your fish tank once and for all. Algae growth in the aquarium is the bane of many a fish keeper!
Time to ditch your old colored gravel and use sand in aquariums instead. It not only looks better, but is much more natural for your fish.
Learn about betta fish care, behavior and tank requirements to make sure your betta lives a long, healthy life.
Discover 5 tips for starting a new freshwater aquarium that go beyond the setup guide that comes with the tank, and can help you get off to a good start.
Aquarium cycling is a very important first step to having a healthy tank and healthy fish! It is not that difficult and is worth the effort.
Some people prefer to grow these beautiful plants in ponds instead of aquariums because of their growth rate. But the difficulties of planting a red tiger lotus in an aquarium are easy to overcome.
Learn the easy way to change the water in your freshwater aquarium to avoid spilling, and ensure sure your fish stay happy and healthy!
With the basics behind us, it's now time for the functioning aquaponics setup! In this article, we'll cover the rest of what's needed to bring your aquaponic build to life.
Learn how to easily and successfully start and keep a freshwater fish tank, as well as how to avoid some common mistakes that many beginners make.
Learn how to choose the right Betta fish tank and which aquarium size and style will best meet your Betta's needs.
Clams (bivalves) are wonderful additions to the aquarium. Undue to popular belief they are not difficult to keep successfully in a properly maintained and aged home aquarium.