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Koi vs Goldfish

KOI VS GOLDFISH – WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR PONDS (7 Differences)

Have you ever been to fishing exhibitions? If you have, chances are that you have had a hard time distinguishing between Koi and Goldfish amid fish galore.

And that’s not just you! Anyone can confuse the two breeds because of their uncanny resemblance. Even though Koi and goldfish look so much alike, they are actually two completely different varieties with distinctive characteristics.

In this article, I’ll put my years of experience to use and show you some of the obvious differences between Koi fish and goldfish that should help you identify the two easily.

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Best Place To Buy Fish Online

Best Place To Buy Fish Online 2022 REVIEWS- Top Recommendations (And 2 To Avoid!)

Looking for the best place to buy fish online? I get this asked to me a lot and it brings back memories when I started out in the saltwater tank hobby back in the early 90s. Back then you just went to the local fish store to get your fish, live plants, and corals. I remember there was a store called Flying Fish Express and me trying to myself how crazy this is that you can get a fish shipped to you overnight.

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Best Canister Filter Reviews

Best Canister Filters Tested (2022 Reviews🏅)

For those hobbyists getting serious about aquarium keeping, high quality filtration is top of mind for keeping the best fish only and planted tank systems. While hang on back power filters have their place in community community setups, there are setups with heavier demands like planted and predator tanks that require a high end filtration solution. This is where canister filters come in.

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Best Nano Reef Tank

Best Nano Reef Tank – The 7 to Buy (2022 Reviews)

For someone who is a seasoned hobbyist, a nano reef tank offers a challenge with great rewards for either home or office. For a new hobbyist, a nano reef tank offers an entry into the wonderful hobby of reef aquarium keeping for those who take the proper steps.

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Freshwater Shrimp Tank

How to Set up a Freshwater Shrimp Tank: The Ultimate Guide

Shrimp tanks are getting very popular these days. Shrimp with their small size, active nature, and appealing personality have increased in popularity especially with nano or smaller tanks. Shrimp tanks have some special considerations though to be successful. They can be intimating at first because they can be more delicate than fish and require a bit more planning then first.

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Best Driftwood for Aquariums

Best Driftwood For Aquariums (2022 Reviews) – 9 Amazing Pieces For Your Tank!

Driftwood in an Aquarium can look stunning and offer lot of options for designing your aquarium. They can make some really amazing aquascapes, especially heavily planted ones. We need to be careful in our driftwood selection process though. 

Today’s post discusses the best driftwood for aquariums. Much like the best aquarium rocks post earlier, driftwood is not as simple as picking it out of of your local pond or aquarium. Driftwood if not selected or prepped properly can have disastrous results in your aquarium.

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Gold Fish Tank

Goldfish Tank – Your Guide To Successful Goldfish Care

The Goldfish is one of the most popular fish in our aquarium hobby. It may even have been the first fish you had when you first got introduced to aquariums. You may have even come across this article thinking about setting up a Goldfish tank for the first time or for a loved one. They really are an amazing fish that are also easily misunderstood. Because they are usually a first-time fish, a number of us enter into Goldfish care and keeping with little knowledge on what is needed to have them thrive.

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Best LED Lighting For Reef Tanks

Best LED Lighting For Reef Tanks – (2022 Reviews 🏅) & Guide

LED lighting systems are the rage these days for Reef Tanks. It makes a lot of sense why. The best LED lighting systems will have a lot of user friendly features like timers, ramp up and ramp down features, the ability to adjust spectrum, and multiple mount options. The main attraction for LED though, is the power savings features. LEDs are a lot more energy efficient than traditional T5s and metal halides.

In today’s post, I’m going to go through the best LED lighting for Reef Tanks. I will break what these systems are best for, what they are good and not good at, and offer our recommended picks. The end goal is to provide the necessary information you need to make an informed decision as to what is the best LED lighting system for you. Let’s get started!

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Bubble Tip Anemone Care Guide (Have Success with BTAs)

Many of us got interested in saltwater fish by seeing clownfish and anemones. It is a very common desire to eventually want to pair your clown with an anemone. While a captive raised clownfish is a easy to care for fish, an anemone is considered a more difficult to keep invertebrate. They require stability, a high amount of light, and good flow. I’m writing this guide because I get asked a lot from clients how they can keep an anemone. I’m going to focus today on the easiest to keep anemone that a clownfish will host – the bubble tip anemone.

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About Aquarium store depot

Who are we?

Our Philosophy

Aquarium Store Depot was established by fellow aquarist, Mark, to simplify the hobby. 

As a regular shopper on other aquarium e-stores, he often grew frustrated at the overwhelming selection of products and the general nature of seeing companies trying to sell the latest and greatest tech (toys) to the industry. 

At Aquarium Store Depot, we seek to change that by offering a limited selection of products vetted out by our creator’s experience as a fellow fish enthusiast. 

We only sell what works, brands we trust, and products we know will make a difference to you

Our mission is to simplify the aquarium hobby so the beginner can thrive.

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Guppy Tank Mates

21 Great Guppy Tank Mates

Are you looking to add more species to your guppy fish aquarium? Guppies are great in a species-only tank, but you can keep them with many other beautiful fish species too. If you would like to set up your own lively guppy community tank, this post is just for you!

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Amazon Frogbit

Amazon Frogbit – A Complete Care Guide

If you looked into easy-to-care-for floating plants, you may have come across Amazon Frogbit. While this plant is easy to care for, it is also fast-growing and can take over your aquarium. In this guide, I’ll go over everything you need to know so you can be successful (or keep it at bay, so it doesn’t take over). Let’s get started!

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Moss Ball Aquarium

Marimo Moss Ball Aquarium – A Complete Guide

Moss balls, also known as aquatic moss, are a unique addition to any fish tank. Not only do they add color and interest, but they also provide an important function in the tank by filtering the water. If you’re thinking of adding a moss ball to your aquarium or wanting a moss ball aquarium we have you covered. We will go over care tips and environment. Read on for everything you need to know!

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Pearl Weed

Pearl Weed – A Complete Care Guide

Pearl Weed makes an incredible addition to most aquariums because of its wonderful ability to grow without requiring tons of attention and work from your side.

In addition to giving your tank a natural look, you can rely on it to create a healthy environment for your fish. And one of the best things about Pearl weed is that it’s beginner-friendly and can grow under different water parameters.

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Do Goldfish Sleep

Do Goldfish Sleep? (How To Tell And Patterns)

Have you ever wondered whether your pet goldfish sleeps? You can go up to your goldfish tank at any time of day or night and see your pet with its eyes wide open. So how do your goldfish rest? The fact is that goldfish do sleep, but there’s a lot more to learn, so read along to learn all about your goldfish’s sleeping habits!

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Why Are My Fish Dying

Why Are My Fish Dying (12 Reasons Why)

There are a number of factors that contribute to aquarium fish deaths. In this article, I’m going to list the top 12 answers for why are my fish dying. I’ll show you how to prevent frequent aquarium fish deaths and how to overcome the loss.

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Cheapest Pet Fish

What Is The Cheapest Pet Fish? (10 Great Choices)

Are you looking for an affordable pet fish to add to your aquarium? Getting started in the aquarium hobby doesn’t have to cost a small fortune, so in this article, I’ll be covering 10 cheapest pet fish that you can keep without breaking the bank.

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Hornwort Plant

Hornwort Plant – A Complete Care Guide

Hornwort is one of those few plants that can give you complete freedom to design your aquarium and at the same time the ability to use it to oxygenate the water and provide shelter to your fish. The growth rate of this easy plant is fast and growing it as a beginner is simple and smooth.

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