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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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Small Freshwater Fish

Small Freshwater Fish – 21 Popular Types

Are you looking for some great new fish to add to your aquarium? Small freshwater fish are the most versatile options because you can keep them in small, medium, or even large aquariums!

There are so many small freshwater fish available in the hobby that choosing the perfect species can be quite a challenge! Well, this article will make your life a lot easier by introducing 21 amazing small fish species and giving you some great information on their care.

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Yoyo Loach

Yoyo Loach (A Complete Care Guide)

Not every freshwater fish can elevate the beauty of your aquariums while offering you unique physical and personality traits. You might see many aquarists trying to get their hands on a fun-loving fish with low maintenance requirements. But the task is really demanding.

But don’t worry! Yoyo Loach is that fish that knows how to soak up the dullness of your tank and bring liveliness to your fish-keeping experience.

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Pencil Fish

Pencil Fish – A Complete Care Guide

Are you thinking of adding a pencil fish to your fish tank? If so, you’ll want to read this complete care guide first. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about keeping pencil fish healthy and happy in your tank. We’ll discuss their habitat, diet, and care requirements, as well as how to properly set up and maintain a tank for pencil fish. So whether you’re a beginner aquarium keeper or just thinking about getting a pet pencil fish, read on for all the information you need to make sure your little aquatic friend stays healthy and happy!

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Types Of Killifish

Types Of Killifish – Top 8 (With Pictures!)

Are you looking for a new fish to add to your tank? Killifish can be a great choice for any tank, no matter the size. There are many different types of killifish, and each has its own unique personality and features. In this blog post, we will introduce you to the top 8 types of killifish. We’ll include pictures of each type so that you can get a better idea of what they look like. We’ll also discuss some of the pros and cons of keeping killifish as pets. So without further ado, let’s get started!

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Types Of Loaches

Types Of Loaches – 12 Popular ones (With Pictures!)

Have you thought about adding loaches to your freshwater aquarium? These amazing Asian fish are so versatile that there’s a species for just about any community setup. Loaches can add high activity levels to your tank, or just chill out on the bottom. One thing they all have in common is really interesting looks, however.

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Red Eye Tetra

Red Eye Tetra – A Complete Care Guide

Despite their dull colors, unlike most tetras, the redeye tetra is adored by many aquarists that adorn their aquariums with bright red hues with yellow accents to add opulence to their interiors.

If you’re also looking to add outstanding variety to your home aquariums, let’s dive into the characteristics of the redeye tetra.

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Congo Tetra

Congo Tetra – A Complete Care Guide

Every single time when you try to convince yourself to start out as an aquarist, you are always held back by hesitation. You know that there are uncountable fish species in the aquarium line. But, you don’t know which fish species will be ideal for a first-time aquarist like you.

Don’t worry, Congo tetra has the capacity to comply with your needs and demands. This freshwater fish species knows exactly how to stand out. Their low-maintenance leads you directly to diversify your range of aquarium fish species completely trouble-free.

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How To Get Rid Of Hair Algae

How To Get Rid Of Hair Algae – 7 Ways To Eliminate It

Are you struggling with a hair algae outbreak? This common nuisance algae leaves many aquarium keepers frustrated and even has some people tearing down their tanks. It affects both fresh and saltwater reef tanks, but the good news is you can get it under control. If you want to learn how to get rid of hair algae in your aquarium, this article is for you!

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Goldfish Tank Size

Goldfish Tank Size – Everything You Need To Know

If you’re a goldfish owner, then you know that keeping your fish happy and healthy is important. One of the most important things you need to do is make sure your tank is the right size. In this blog post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about goldfish tank size. We’ll cover what sizes are best, how many fish to keep in each size tank, and more! Keep reading to learn more.

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