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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 – 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 Nano Reef Tank

Best Nano Reef Tank – The 7 to Buy (2021 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 – 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 – (2021 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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Best Canister Filter Reviews

The 11 Best Canister Filters for Aquariums (2021 Reviews and Top Picks 🏅)

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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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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SPS Coral Types

SPS Coral Types – An Intro To SPS Reefkeeping

Small polyp stony (SPS) corals are the end goal for many reef hobbyists. In the wild, these corals, like the impressive staghorn coral, define marine ecosystems and house a plethora of life on the reef. In the aquarium, they can bring the same color and depth to the tops of rockwork that other large polyp stony (LPS) corals and soft corals cannot.

However, SPS corals are regarded as the most challenging species of coral to keep in the home aquarium setting. While it is true that they are more difficult than other types of common coral, they are not completely out of reach for more serious hobbyists.

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Floating Aquarium Plants

Floating Aquarium Plants – 16 That Work Amazing in Aquariums

Do you have any floating plants in your freshwater aquarium? If not, you could be missing out on a whole new dimension for your planted aquarium.

Floating plants don’t only look great, they also provide some other amazing benefits. In this article, I’ll cover everything you need to know to get started growing floating plants and provide you with a list of amazing plant options. Let’s get started!

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How To Get Rid Of Aiptasia

How To Get Rid Of Aiptasia – Control, Preventation, & Removal

If you’re keeping live rock or corals in a reef tank, Aiptasia are bound to appear in your system at one point or another. These pest anemones can quickly take over saltwater fish tanks and can be very difficult to remove. They can also injure other corals and sting nearby fish in the process of removal.

Hobbyists have been fighting the battle against Aiptasia for decades, and luckily, several solutions have been found to eradicate Aiptasia once and for all.

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Ember Tetra Care

Ember Tetra Care – A Complete Guide

If you are looking for a fish that’s easy to care for, look no further than the Ember Tetra. This brightly colored species is a great addition to any aquarium, especially if you are a beginner.

To learn all about Ember Tetra care, read this article.

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Fishless Cycling

The Ultimate Guide to Fishless Cycling

In this blog post, you’ll learn all about the process of fishless cycling. What is it? How does it work? Why would you do it? Don’t worry! It’s not as complicated as it sounds!

Let me help to guide you through the process and answer any questions that come up along the way. I’ll share some tips for success with each step so your tank will be clean, healthy, and ready for fish in no time!

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Green Star Polyp Care

Green Star Polyp Care – A Complete Guide

When it comes to Green Star Polyp Care, there usually isn’t much to it. The main thing is learning how fast it grows, where to place it, and how to control it. It can grow quite large if given the right conditions and some reefers have event used them to create a wall of corals!

Today’s post is all about the Green Star Poly. Come find out all there is to know about this beautiful creature with our complete guide on how best to take care of your Green Star Polyp.

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Nano Fish

Nano Fish – 21 Amazing fish (With Pictures)

One of the most popular trends in the modern fishkeeping hobby is nano fish and nano aquariums. It might sound more like robotics than aquatics, but the term nano really refers to miniature fishkeeping in small aquariums.

This is a really fascinating side of the hobby and something that all aquarists should try. In this article, I’ll provide you with all the basics you need to know about nano fishkeeping and introduce 21 amazing nano fish for your home aquarium.

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Harlequin Rasbora Care

Harlequin Rasbora Care – A Complete Guide

If you feel an intense liking towards this fish, join the club. But hey, don’t take any quick decisions yet. Before you decide to get one for yourself, learn thoroughly about Harlequin Rasbora’s care. These fish aren’t difficult to care for, but you need to be very meticulous with them.

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Vallisneria Care – A Complete Guide

If you like plants that grow fast and look great, Vallisneria deserves your attention. These plants look fantastic in the background, and sometimes even the midground of planted tanks. If they have one weakness, it is that they grow a little too fast and too big for some tanks.

Read on to learn about Vallisneria care, and find out if this is the right plant for you!

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