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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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Pea Puffer

Pea Puffer Care – Your Guide TO the Smallest Puffer

The pea puffer fish is a small, but notorious, freshwater fish that is often kept in home aquariums. Puffers are known for their playful personalities and their ability to blow themselves up like a balloon. While they may be small, pea puffer care can be tricky – especially when it comes to tank mates, proper water temperature, and pH levels. In this guide, we will teach you everything you need to know about keeping a pea puffer fish happy and healthy in your home aquarium. Let’s get started!

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White Cloud Minnow

White Cloud Minnow Fish (The Ultimate Care Guide)

White cloud mountain minnows are ideal for beginner aquarists as they are very hardy fish and easy to care for. Therefore, if you want a hassle-free fishkeeping experience, you’re about to make a great decision.

Keep reading to find out more about mountain minnows!

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Dwarf Cichlid Types

Dwarf Cichlid Types – Top 7 (With Pictures!)

Dwarf cichlids are a popular fish kept by many fish enthusiasts. They are colorful, small, and thrive in community tanks. There are many different types of dwarf cichlids, each with its own personality and requirements. In this blog post, we will cover the top 7 dwarf cichlid types and provide pictures for each one. We hope you find this information helpful!

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Will Bettas Eat Shrimp

Will Bettas Eat Shrimp? The Complete Answer

Betta fish or the Siamese fighting fish is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish that are famous for its ethereal fins and flamboyant colors. However, anyone that owns a betta fish, knows that they are quite aggressive towards other fish species. That’s the main reason, betta fish is popularly used for fish fights. But, their aggressive nature has made aquarists think, “Can betta fish live with shrimp?”

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Types Of Aquarium Algae

10 Types Of Aquarium Algae (And How To Get Rid Of Them!)

Do you have algae in your fish tank? This is a problem that all aquarists deal with from time to time. In fact, algae are present in all aquariums to some extent. It can get a little out of control sometimes, but fortunately, there are ways to get your tank cleaned up and looking great again.

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Rummy Nose Tetra

Rummy Nose Tetra – Everything you wanted to know

The Rummy nose tetra is a beautiful freshwater fish that is easy to keep, breed, and care for. The common name for Rummy nose tetra in the aquarium world is brilliant rummy nose tetra, red nose tetra, and Firehead tetra. It has bright red heads with horizontal stripes of black and white tail, resembling the fire flames. In this article, we are going to cover everything about Rummy nose tetra.

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Betta Fish Laying On Bottom Of Tank

Betta Fish Laying On Bottom Of Tank -12 Reasons Why (And How To Fix It!)

Betta Fish laying on bottom of tanks can be one of the scariest things a new betta keeper can experience. After all, it’s usually a telltale sign something is wrong with your fish. That’s not always the case with Betta fish though. There could be multiple reasons why (some good and some bad). Today’s articles talked about the reasons and how to fix the issue if it’s for a bad reason.

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