The sponge filter is filtration made simple. It is the cheapest and easiest to use filtration system available in the fish tank keeping hobby. They are not for every setup, but if you know what they are best for you can save yourself a lot of money on filtration. Today’s post we talk about the best sponge filters and where they are best suited for.
Help my nitrates are over 50 PPM! This is a common email or text I get on my live chat. Nitrates can be a major problem for freshwater aquarium keepers. In today’s post, I want to talk about the best nitrate remover for freshwater aquariums. Nitrates for some of us are a bane of our existence. We obsess over it because our local fish store and fish guides tells us that nitrates are bad and our fish are stressed out when they are too high.
This is all true, however, instead of stressing out over them let’s talk about how to take proper action in tackling the issue. I want to revisit the nitration cycle and talk about ways to remove nitrates from your aquarium. I want us to reflect to how we got to this place. Once we know, let’s talk about the best products to solve our problem.
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.
Today’s post covers it all. I will go over the types or rocks used for freshwater aquariums then compile a list of the best rocks you can purchase online. Rocks for freshwater aquariums can be cornerstones of your aquascape. Other times they are accents. They serve multiple purposes for us in aquariums. They offer protection and shelter for our fish and they are appealing to the eyes of the aquarium owner and their house guests.
Are you looking for a modern looking aquarium? If so, rimless aquariums are for you. They are sleek, clean looking, are made of ultra clear glass and look incredible anywhere you place them. Say no more to those ugly plastic braces, it’s time to look at the very best rimless aquariums money can buy.
A Rimless aquarium offers the look. That professional awarding winning look that many are looking for when they think of their dream aquascape and livestock in their tanks. We are looking to build the perfect looking aquarium. They are pricier than your standard rimmed or braced tanks, but they are so worth the price to set one up.
A frag tank is the start of someone getting very serious in the coral growing and fragging hobby. I remember it being very exciting when I fragged my first coral and really started to get into the coral fragging scene. I would meet up with local reef clubs and get frags for cheap or trade my own frags for some that I never owned. Not to mention it was a great way to build up credit at the local fish store and pay for supplies and salt!
Whatever your reasons are to build a frag tank, you are on your way to really diving into the world of coral farming and the reef enthusiast world. I am excited that you found this blog post. Today I’m going to go over the best frag tanks you can purchase.
Aquarium Air Pumps are great tools for adding oxygen in your aquarium. They are simple, cheap, easy to install and operate, and readily available to purchase. They also can really come in handy in the event of a power outage. I feel every freshwater tank should have an air pump solution. Air pumps are great for your display tank as a source of oxygen delivery. They are also great for backup purposes in the event of a power outage.
Return pumps are an essential component for many fish tanks. They are used in all-in-one tanks, water changing stations, and in aquariums sumps or refugium sumps. It is the heart of the aquarium and thus the very piece of equipment in your setup that you do not want to fail. You can argue that next to an Aquarium Heater, a failed return pump can be disastrous not only for your livestock, but to your home in the event of a flood or leak.
The goal with this post is not to point you to the cheapest aquarium return pumps or the most expensive ones. I’m going to point you to the highest quality and reliable pumps available today on the market. This is a component of your system that you should not skim on. You want an aquarium return pump to last forever, be quiet, and to be relevantly maintenance free.
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!
Skimmers have been around a very long time and have been implemented in large tanks, public aquariums, aquaculture faculties, and fish stores. I’ll explain further on how skimmers work, what types of protein skimmers are available, and go through a list of the best protein skimmers available for purchase today.
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.
Fertilizers for aquarium plants can get overly complex with all the products out there and lot of information about all the plant requirements. My hope today is to simplify and educate then provide several products that will help you along the way.
Aquarium fertilizers play an important part in aquarium plant health. It’s all about balance your marco and micro levels and find the right mix of supplementation based on your tank size and bioload. Let’s start with explanations first then recommendation fertilizers.