As we mentioned in our Best Low Light Aquarium Plants article. There are some plants that require rich substrates to thrive and others that are column feeders. Today’s post we are going to concentrate on selecting the best substrate for your planted tank. There are many factors that go into selecting the best substrate and there are a ton of questions aquarists want answered before they they start planting. I will go through as much as I can in this post to provide you the best information possible and then suggest several great substrates that should work for your planted aquarium.
Many of us who want a planted tank want to have an easy to maintain tank that that doesn’t really take a ton of effort to keep up. Today’s post is all about that. The list we will make today will help you find plants that are easy to maintain and grow fast to provide a great aquascape for your planted tank. These plants are low light aquarium plants, which means they will not require sizable investments in powerful lights to keep. Many of them will thrive without CO2 supplementation, which will also save you money in the long-run.
All these plants are readily available as well. They are relevantly cheap and easy to find available. With that, let’s go ahead and get started!
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.
The freshwater planted tank is the pinnacle of the freshwater tank hobby. You may have seen incredible aquascaped aquariums with great looking plants and competitions at trade shows. A successful freshwater planted tank starts with proper lighting and spectrum. The best freshwater planted lights these days are LEDs as they provide great functionality and customization. Picking the best LED lights for planted tanks can be a little bit tricky because there is so much out there
Summer of 69 could be the best days of Bryan Adam’s life but not for general people like us. Summer, in general, is a hard time to pass if you live in South-Asian countries like India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. And if you think of those fish, aquatic plant and coral living in high-temperature water the whole day, you will realize that summer is actually a nightmare with a poker face.
Part of keeping and owning an aquarium is regularly testing your water. Testing your water is helps you understand your baselines and when to change water or adjust your supplementation. Using the best aquarium test kits you can afford or buy will make maintenance a lot easier on you.
Discussing the best reef salt mixes is always a passionate discussion among reefers and saltwater aquarists. Some people swear by one brand of salt mix while others will go out of their way to talk about why this salt mix brand is way better than others. The purpose of this post today is to just lay out the facts and finding what salt mix will work for you and your budget. I want to get around all the marketing fluff and just tell you what works for your tank and needs. So let’s get started.
The UV Sterilizer is one of the most praised and most critiqued piece of equipment in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. It’s easy to see what because the quality of the sterilizer differs greatly and many people do not know the difference. It’s easy to just purchase a cheap UV sterilizer and expect it to work wonders for disease and algae management. I was a little hesitant to write this article at first , but there is a lot of misinformation out there with these products so I feel it’s best to write a comprehensive article educating people on how they work so you have reasonable expectations of what you will get out of them.
Let’s focus today on one of the most basic and comprehensive filters in the hobby, the aquarium power filter. The best aquarium power filters contain 3 stages of filtration and are built to last. See what our picks are and why we chose two power filters as the best aquarium power filters on the market.
Technology has gone a far way since I started in aquariums. Before, there were standard powerheads that would distribute a fixed flow and stream in your water column. Now you have these items called wavemakers that provide a wider and more powerful stream of water flow in your aquarium. A lot of manufacturers have entered the fray release their own wavemakers, but what is the best aquarium wavemaker?
There are so many wavemakers out there and now there are DC powered wavemakers that have a ton of controllability. Which one is the right one for you? Today’s post hopefully will clear that all up for you in deciding what wavemaker will work best for your aquarium.
Today’s post is all about awareness and providing options that work for a reef keeper. I will go through what is important to know when purchasing an RODI system, and go through several RODI systems that work for aquariums. Let’s get started :).
One of the most important decisions you can make is choosing your sump system and selecting the best aquarium sump and refugium for you as well as connecting it with the best aquarium sump pump that you can buy.
Let’s talk today about what is an aquarium sump, what is a refugium, and then let’s go over the best aquarium sumps available to purchase readily.