Freshwater Aquarium

Freshwater Aquarium – Words of Wisdom I Wish I Knew Before I Started

Hello again fellow readers. Over the past few years, I have gone through a full dive into the freshwater aquarium hobby. As many of my friends and hobbyists know, I started in the hobby straight into saltwater aquariums and then into reef tanks. A couple of years ago, I posted a big piece of content titled words of wisdom I wish I knew before I started. As I got more into the freshwater side of the hobby, I thought to myself I should do the same with freshwater aquariums.

Today’s post is going to be a long. Each one of these points can be a post on its own. My purpose is to place all these words of wisdom into a single post so you can reference it to anyone starting out in the freshwater aquarium hobby.

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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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Best Rocks For Freshwater Aquarium

The Best Rocks For Freshwater Aquarium – 9 to Aquascape in Style!

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.

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Best Rimless Aquariums

The 11 Best Rimless Aquariums (2022 REVIEWS) – Fish Keeping In Style!

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.

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Best Aquarium Air Pump

Best Aquarium Air Pump – 2022 Reviews and Guide

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.

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Best Aquarium Return Pumps (2022 Reviews 🏅) – AC vs DC Pumps

Following up our Best Aquarium Wavemakers Review post, it would be natural for me to write about the best aquarium return pumps next. 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.

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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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Betta Fish Care

Betta Fish Care – Create A Thriving Betta Tank

The Betta Fish for some of us fish keepers was our first experience with a pet fish. It was our introduction into this wonderful world of aquarium keeping. Betta Fish after all have a lot going for them that make them great pets. They have a great personality and come in a variety of colors. They can exist in smaller tanks and can be relatively hardy as long as the environment is properly cared for. 

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Dutch Aquascape

Dutch Aquascape – How To And Guide On Dutch Style Aquariums

I continue our Aquascaping series with the Dutch Aquascape this week. Also known as the Dutch Style Aquarium or Dutch Style Aquascape, this style is considered one of the more pure and more maintenance intensive styles in our hobby. Its tradition dates back further than the Iwagumi Aquascape before hardscaping really became a major factor in aquascape. If you are looking for an eye popping aquascaping style that is very colorful and plant only, this is the style you are looking for. 

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Saltwater Algae Eaters

Algae Eaters – The 7 Best For Your Saltwater Tank

Today’s post is about Algae eaters for your saltwater tank. Before we get into our list of 5 best, I want to talk about the 3 key steps in implementing an algae control system. When most people have an outbreak, the first thing one might do is buy livestock to fix the issue. However, livestock is not the fix, but actually the control. Livestock controls algae and prevention measures fix outbreaks. Knowing prevention, the types of algae, and how to combat them will ensure that you implement the right algae control measures in your tank 

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Best Reef Safe Fish

Best Reef Safe Fish (2022 Reviews) – Top 11 For Any Reef Tank

When going to a local fish store (LFS), it can be always tempting to impulse buy a fancy looking fish that you have never seen or heard of before.  Listed below are best reef safe fish fish that are best suited for virtually any community and reef setup.  Equipment is important for this hobby, but proper fish selection is critical for success.  I always would find it frustrating to see LFS sell fish that are for advanced fish keepers or not suited to the tank of the buyer (*cough* Tangs).  In a later post, I will go through the top 10 saltwater aquarium fish you should avoid.

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