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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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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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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The formation of pond scum begins on the sides and builds up from the rocky bottom. When algae gets uncontrolled, it produces oxygen that makes it buoyant, and it floats to the surface of your pond. As a result, slimy and gruesome scum develops that usually clings to the ponds’ wall or filters, making them impossible to remove. Once the algae grow aggressively, it messes up with your pond ecosystem and overwhelms the pond’s surface.
In this article, I’ll discuss the causes of pond scum, types of different algae, and preventive measures to control pond scum in your garden ponds.
Building the pond from scratch is a fun process, especially when it comes to choosing the best pond fish. There are a variety of fish species that can thrive in ponds, ranging from exotic koi fish to pond fish that look like sharks!
However, while choosing your pond fish, it’s vital to determine whether the fish would adapt to to the conditions of your area’s climate during winter. That’s because many aquarium fish are tropical and rarely do well in ponds, and vice versa. Other pond fish also get large and may not be suited for smaller ponds.
Do you have a pond in your backyard? Or maybe, you just love goldfish and want to learn more about them! Either way, this blog post is for you! With beautiful colorful spots and long, flowing fins, the Shubunkin Goldfish is a pretty addition to your aquarium or pond. They have lively personalities, are social with other fish, and are easy to care for as well.
This guide will give you all the information you need to know about caring for these fish including feeding requirements, tank size requirements, compatibility with other types of fish, and more!
Is your fish showing signs that they are sick? Or does something just not seem right in your fish? Fish too can get sick. The most common reason that your fish could be sick is due to parasites. Your fish can have both internal and external parasites, causing them to have issues. They can also be afflicted with fungal, bacterial, or viral infections.
How long do Koi Fish live?
If you’re a new Koi keeper who wants to buy Koi for your garden pond because it has a life expectancy of around 100+ years, you may be in for a surprise!
Contrary to belief, the life expectancy of Koi fish depends on keeper to keeper. So, there’s no one answer to, “How long do Koi live?”. I’ll explain.
Dealing with a cloudy fish tank? If you have dealt with this, you will know it is one of the most frustrating things that can happen in the fish tank hobby. I get your pain, as I have been in the hobby for over 25 years. While the problem is not as common in the saltwater tank side, it is far more common for fresh water tanks.
Have you come to this post wondering if your fish has Marine Velvet? I feel your pain if you have. In my over 25 years of experience, Marine Velvet is the most common disease tank crasher in the hobby. It strikes fast, kills fast, and most people aren’t prepared for it. It’s the one disease I fear the most in my saltwater aquarium. In fact, it is labeled one of the deadly three in my how to quarantine saltwater fish post.
Did you know there are over a hundred varieties of Koi fish? Yes, it’s crazy the variety of Koi you can get for your pond. Koi fish is a name known to many that need no introduction. However, selecting the that fit your garden can lead to some serious buyer’s anxiety.
And in this article, I’ll walk you through 11 most popular types of Koi fish that add life to your gardens and their distinct characteristics.
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.