DIY: How To Make Your Own Canister Filter

DIY: How To Make Your Own Canister Filter
One of the most important aspects of owning an aquarium is keeping the water as clean and healthy as possible, while keeping a good biological balance within the environment. Power filters do provide good filtration; however Canister Filters are essentially a better choice, as they allow for better mechanical and biological filtration than most power ...

5 Mistakes Newbies Make When Setting Up A Tropical Fish Tank 2

5 Mistakes Newbies Make When Setting Up A Tropical Fish Tank
Setting up a tropical fish tank is a great hobby, but many newcomers who enter this field have many myths and misconceptions floating around in their mind. If not cleared, these can be dangerous and even expensive when it comes to fish keeping. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Prakash Ganguly from BettaLove.com. ...

Fish Profile: Zebra Danio

Fish Profile: Zebra Danio
The zebra danio is a popular freshwater aquarium fish which is also known as zebrafish and Striped Danio. It belongs to the Family Cyprinidae under Order Cypriniformes of Class Actinopterygii. It is native to Himalayan region and is found in parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma. It commonly inhabits streams, canals, ditches, ponds ...

How to Acclimate Fish – Properly

How to Acclimate Fish - Properly
Properly acclimating new fish to your already established tank requires more than the simple ‘bag float’ method. Most people who have had fish tanks or aquariums of any sort have heard of floating the bag containing the new fish in your aquarium water; however that is only a fraction of what you should do to ...

4 Reasons Why You Need A Fish Feeding Schedule

4 Reasons Why You Need A Fish Feeding Schedule
Feeding fish on a set schedule is one of the many important aspects of being an aquarium owner. Aside from keeping the tank and water clean, having your fish on a fish feeding schedule is important for a few reasons. This isn’t typically a topic many people think about, yet it makes perfect sense to ...

Fish Profile: Zebra Pleco

Fish Profile: Zebra Pleco
The zebra pleco is a very popular aquarium fish which is also known as the Imperial pleco. It belongs to the Family Loricarridae under Order Siluriformes of Class Actinopterygii. The Zebra pleco lives in Rio Xingú river, a tributary of the Rio Amazon located in north-eastern Brazil. It inhabits flowing, highly oxygenated waters running over ...

Super Mario Bros Super Tank

Super Mario Bros Super Tank
This is an old school geek gamers dream come true. It’s a fully decked out Super Mario Brothers fish tank. Complete with green pipes and a castle. There’s even a little Mario character in there. What a lucky fish to call this place home! Want to pimp up your tank? Check out our post on ...

Fish Profile: White Cloud Fish

Fish Profile: White Cloud Fish
The White Cloud fish is a popular freshwater aquarium fish which belongs to the family Cyprinidae under Order Cypriniformes of Class Actiniopterygii. It is also referred to as White Cloud Mountain Minnow, White Cloud Mountain fish, Canton Danio, Chinese Danio or the “Poor Man’s Neon Tetra”. It is native to White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Shan), ...

Saltwater Basics: Perfecting Your Aquarium Salt Mix 1

Saltwater Basics: Perfecting Your Aquarium Salt Mix
Any adventurous home aquarium owner will tell you how fun and exciting it is to have a reef tank. Breathtaking underwater scene, colorful corals and playful betas – it’s everything you’d want your home’s centerpiece to be. However, keeping a saltwater aquarium can indeed be more challenging than a freshwater aquarium. Aside from making sure ...

Tank of the Month Roundup – May 2014

Tank of the Month Roundup – May 2014
Oh, the pain of leaving and moving on. That may very well be the theme for this month’s TOTMs as we hear about the drama and agony of tank owners having to leave or sell their tanks because they needed to move to another house. But the great story behind all these is that they ...