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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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Arowana Fish

Arowana Fish – A Complete Care Guide

The Arowana fish is one of the most popular fish in the aquarium trade. Arowana species are South American and can grow up to three feet long. Arowana fish are known for their ability to leap out of the water and catch prey with their mouths.

The Arowana fish is an excellent addition to any aquarium because Arowana is freshwater fish. They are beautiful large fish that add color and excitement to your tank. The Arowana fish is also very active and often swims around looking for food. If you are looking for a fun and playful fish, then an Arowana is perfect.

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Archer Fish

Archer Fish – A Complete Care Guide

While Archer fish look pretty ordinary to most people, their adventurous nature, unique way of targeting their prey, and peaceful temperament bind you to know more about them.

In this article, I’ll go over all the basics. From understanding their natural habitat conditions to helping them get along with other fish species, you can learn everything in detail here.

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Panda Cory

Panda Cory – A Complete Care Guide

A Panda cory is a great fish for anyone looking for an easy to care for freshwater fish. This guide will cover everything you need to know about keeping a Panda cory happy and healthy in your home aquarium. We’ll discuss diet, tank size, water conditions, and other important factors to consider when owning this lovely fish. So if you’re ready to learn more about the Panda cory, keep reading!

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Threadfin Rainbow

Threadfin Rainbow – A Complete Care Guide

If you’re a fish tank owner, then you know that it’s important to care for your fish. But did you know that there are different types of fish, and each one requires its own specific type of care? In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the threadfin rainbowfish – an exotic fish that is popular among aquarium enthusiasts. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about these beautiful creatures, from how to care for them to what they eat. So if you’re thinking of adding a threadfin rainbowfish to your tank, read on!

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Gold Barb

Gold Barb – A Complete Care Guide

If you’re looking to get a thrilling aquarium experience with small freshwater fish species, Gold barb or Chinese barb should be your top choice.

The Gold Barb or Chinese Barb, Puntius semifasciolatus is a beautiful popular freshwater fish reaching about 3 inches in length. They are native to Asia with a lifespan of around five years in captivity. There’s so much to know about the Gold barbs and I’ll explain everything in detail in this article.

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Betta Fish Tank Setup

Betta Fish Tank Setup – 5 Steps To Success

Are you putting together your first betta fish tank? With so much conflicting information out there, it can be tough to know where to start! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This article will teach you everything you need to know about setting up the perfect tank for your betta.

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Zebra Loach

Zebra Loach – A Complete Care Guide

Zebra loaches are stunningly bright, super social, and an excellent fish to take into community aquariums. Unlike Clown Loaches that grow much larger and with time go dull, they remain the same in coloration. They are small and don’t require much work to establish a healthy lifestyle. But there are a few things you shouldn’t miss out on learning.

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