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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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Types Of Clownfish

15 Beautiful Types of Clownfish (With Pictures)

Clownfish are one of, if not, the most popular fish in all of the aquarium hobby. These saltwater fish have been made popular by Pixar’s animated film, Finding Nemo, but their bright colors and easy care secure their spot at number one. There are many types of clownfish that you can purchase due to breeder efforts.

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Estimative Index

Estimative Index – What Is it and How To Use it In Your Aquascape

In the quest for the most beautiful planted tank, aquarists have long experimented with getting the perfect dosing schedule down that ensures optimum plant growth, without plant deficiencies and minimal algae. You’ve probably heard of dosing liquid fertilizers and root tabs, but there is another way of managing the nutrient levels in your tank.

The Estimative Index (EI) is a more measured and hands-on approach, but it is great for the more advanced aquarist who takes plant growing seriously and is ready to take the aquarium hobby to the next level. In this article, I’ll break down exactly how it works, and teach you everything you need to know to get you started.

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Freshwater Aquarium Snail

Freshwater Aquarium Snail – 7 to Buy (4 to Avoid)

Freshwater aquarium snails are common aquarium creatures that sometimes get a pretty bad rap in the hobby. There are pros and cons to keeping these inverts, but usually, there are a whole lot more benefits than drawbacks.

In this article, I’ll help you choose the right types of aquarium snails for your tank, and teach you what you need to know to keep them healthy. If you’re dealing with unwanted snails, you’ll find some great tips here too to help you keep them under control.

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Best 125 Gallon Aquarium

The Best 125 Gallon Aquarium – Top 5 Picks (2021)

Are you looking for the best 125 gallon aquarium? Well, you are in luck today as I look at the various options that you can purchase at this size. An aquarium of this size is a large investment and requires more research and consideration than smaller tanks.

I’m hear today to help you on your aquarium journey. I’ll go through my criteria than walk you through the best 125 gallon aquariums available online. Online purchasing is a pressure free experience compared to going to the local fish store. By the end of this I hope you have a better understanding at what you want and where to go get it. Let’s dive in!

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Aquascape Aquarium

Aquascape Aquarium – What It Is And How To Get Started

Are you ready to start an incredible journey into the world of aquascaping? For many people, an aquascape aquarium is more than just a hobby, it’s also a connection to nature.

In this article, I’ll be introducing you to the world of aquascaping and teaching you all the key concepts you need to know to get started. This is one of my favorite subjects in the hobby, and frankly I feel it is an underrated technique in the aquarium hobby in the US. In the US, we focus so much on reefing as the pinnacle of the aquarium hobby. Aquascaping has the ability to be show stopping and creates a very special connection to nature. Let’s dive into the subject more with the first question.

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Acropora Coral Care

Acropora Coral Care – A First-Timers Guide

Are you looking at those amazing SPS tanks and wonder how to care for those rare Acroporas? I got you covered today as I go over Acropora coral care. I’ll go over their origins, what they need to thrive, how to maintain stability in your reef tank, and how to frag for Acros!

If you are getting started in what I call the pinnacle of the reef tank hobby, you have landed in the right place. Let me guide you today on this difficult to keep, but very rewarding coral. Master this coral, and you will see how amazing this experience in the hobby can be. Let’s get started!

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Aquarium Grass

10 Best Aquarium Grass Species For Your Planted Tank

It’s hard to not be impressed by an aquarium with a thick carpet of bright green grass plants covering the bottom of the tank. Many beginners start with other plants like java ferns and java moss, before working their way up to carpeting plants. The fact is that growing a green carpet of plants at the bottom of your aquarium is something anyone can do with the right species and knowledge.

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Best Internal Aquarium Filter

Best Internal Aquarium Filter – The 7 Best (2021 Reviews)

Are you looking for get an internal filter? There are great internal filters and there are really bad ones. This is the one filter in the hobby that gets overlooked and talked down to. I’m one of those people guilty of it as I’ve actively prompted canister and power filters over these. However, they have their purposes. My goal today is to help you determine the best internal aquarium filter for you.

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Best Aquarium Filter

The Best Aquarium Filter – Top 7 Picks (2021 Reviews and Top Picks 🏅)

Are you looking to purchase the best aquarium filter for your tank? I know this is the one equipment topic that can create the greatest anxiety. There is so many options and so many brands. What makes a good filter and how do I know if a brand is trustworthy? These are all valid questions. My goal today is to relieve your anxiety so you can make the best decision possible for your aquatic loved ones. Are you ready? Well, let’s dive in!

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