Fish Tank Power Outage

How To Survive A Fish Tank Power Outage – Read This To Save Your Pets!

The most dreaded event in our hobby is a fish tank power outage. I write this article with a heavy heart as a good friend of mine just lost his reef tank of over 11 years after the snowstorms here in Texas. He had a wonderful 150 gallon reef tank and within a few days everything was gone!

I don’t want you to go through the same thing and hopefully you are reading this before you had a power outage. It’s a horrible and helpless feeling. I also feel this should have been one of the first articles I wrote when I started up this blog. Either way, I’m here to guide you and get you prepared. I’ll cover it all. I’ve been in your shoes and have survived several here in Texas. It’s an all too common event here with our weather.

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Best Pond De-Icer

Best Pond Heater and De-Icer 2024 (Reviews & Costs) πŸ…

If you live in a colder climate, caring for your fish in the winter is a major concern. When your pond ices over, it can threaten the lives of your pond fish. For people with smaller ponds, fish are sometime brought inside for the winter, but those of us with larger ponds do not have this option.

For those of use with larger ponds, the best option is to purchase a pond heater or de-icer to keep the pond temperatures stable during the cold winter months. A pond de-icer may be something you have not heard of before, so let’s talk about them today.

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UNS Aquarium Review

UNS Aquarium Review – An In-Depth Look

Are you looking for the finest ultra clear rimless aquariums you can find today? If so you have come to the right place as I do a comprehensive UNS Aquarium Review. Ultum Nature Systems or UNS is at the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship in the planted tank community. As you may have seen in our Best Rimless Tank round up, they were given my editor’s choice badge for best the best at what they do – making a pure rimless aquarium. I didn’t have as much space as I wanted to talk about their aquariums, so I’ll go in-depth here.

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Red Sea Reefer Review

Red Sea Reefer Review – An In-Depth Look

The Red Sea Reefer was the first ready to run reefer system that delivered on quality simple install and operation. Today, I’ll do a comprehensive Red Sea Reefer review. Red Sea with its Reefer line has made reefing much simpler to approach even to first timers. The Reefer was featured in my Best Rimless Tank round up article, but I did not go into full detail in the review. In this post, I will dive into how Red Sea set the benchmark for everyone and is what every manufacturer now tries their best to imitate their approach. Very feel competitive come close to Red Sea’s approach and even fewer can compete. The Red Sea line really brought reef tanks to the forefront of our hobby and to the masses.

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Bird Cage Setup – 9 Elements of Success to Build the Perfect Home for Your Pet

A bird cage purchase is a major decision when getting started on keeping a pet bird. A proper bird cage setup is also a big consideration in order to make sure you have everything needed for your bird to be comfortable. A bird’s home should be safe, spacious, and have room for them to stretch their wings and play.

Today’s post I’m going to cover everything you need in order to setup a bird cage correctly. I will go through what to look for in a cage, talk about getting the proper bird perches, and what types of toys to purchase. Help with finding the right items to purchase, this post will contain affiliate links. An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. With that disclosure out of the way, let’s get started

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Best Auto Top Off System

Best Auto Top Off System (2024 REVIEWS πŸ…) – Keeping Your Aquarium Stable

Aquarium automatic is becoming more and more of a reality to the modern aquarist these days. One of the most common applications of tank automation are auto top of systems (AKA ATOs). These systems work to add freshwater to your aquarium as water evaporates. In saltwater tanks in particular, they are extremely valuable in maintaining stable salinity levels as salinity can swing as water evaporates and does not get replaced. In freshwater tanks, this will keep your water levels stable so your filtration can run optimally and so your tank doesn’t completely dry out.

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Best Pet Birds For Beginners

The 9 Best Pet Birds For Beginners

Are you a beginner looking for a pet bird? If so, you are in the right spot today as today I talk about the best pet birds for beginners. To give you a background, aside from owning aquariums for over 20 years, I have also had the pleasure of having pet birds over the years. I’m definitely a unicorn where I like Cats, Birds, and fish — yet my cats are all interested in my other pets for the wrong reason! Either way, I love all my pets and being a blogger allows me to write about what I love and share useful knowledge in making your decision of having quality pets and companionship. So let’s talk about what to look for when looking for a great first time bird.

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Nyos Skimmer Review – AN IN-DEPTH LOOK

Looking for the very best Protein Skimmer available for your saltwater aquarium today? If so, you have come to the right place. Today, I go in-depth with a Nyos Skimmer review!

As you may have read in my Best Protein Skimmerround up article, Protein skimmers have become a staple piece of equipment for many reef tanks. It all started with the Berlin method that became popular when I started up reefing back in the early 90s. Everyone swears by their protein skimmer, and we can see why with so many successful reef tanks running them. So what makes the Nyos Quantum so unique? Let’s find out shall we?

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IceCap 2K Gyre Review

IceCap Gyre 2K Review – An In-Depth Look

The Gyre, when it first came out was an innovation to reef hobbyist. You no longer had to worry about dead spots or have multiple wavemakers installed in your reef tank. With a Gyre everything could be managed by a single device. And this Gyre did such a great job that it virtually eliminated dead spots and performed reliability. The IceCap Gyre was a budget version of MaxSpect’s original version.

The 1st generation of IceCap’s Gyres was in my opinion the best value in aquarium wavemakers on the market. Today, I look at IceCap’s latest Gyre 2K and 4K 2nd generation models and see if they still continue to deliver value.

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Waterbox Aquarium Review

WaterBox Aquarium Review – An IN-DEPTH Look

Looking for a reef ready system that that delivers on quality and simplicity? If so, you have come to the right place as today I do a comprehensive Waterbox Aquarium Review. Waterbox has taken it to Red Sea with highly quality reef ready systems that are approachable even for a beginner saltwater aquarium owner. As you may have read in my Best Rimless Tank round up article, the Waterbox Aquariums systems are a great way to get started in the saltwater hobby. They got my best value award for having such great features at a fair price, however, I didn’t have the space in the article to talk about their entire line and go in depth on all their features. This post, I will dive in so you can see what makes WaterBox Aquariums stand out so much in an industry I feel at times can be seen as overly complex to beginners.

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