By Stan & Debbie Hauter- The Spruce Pets Hermit crabs and snails are usually the first janitors that aquarists place in their aquariums because they are some of the best animals to have for controlling common algae problems. About Hermit Crabs Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Crustacea Class Malacostraca Did you...

Eric Dockett more Eric is an aquarium enthusiast with over two decades of experience caring for a wide array of tropical fish.   Caring for Freshwater Tropical Fish Keeping a tropical aquarium can be a rewarding experience. Freshwater fish tanks are inexpensive to set up and maintain, and there is...

Most beginning aquarium owners are overwhelmed with the large number and variety of decisions required when setting up a new aquarium. The owner must decide on the type, size and placement of the aquarium; whether it will be freshwater or saltwater; live or plastic plants;...

Any Regular Routine is Better Than no Maintenance at All By Shirlie Sharpe Updated 04/22/18 A large part of keeping your fish healthy is ensuring that their habitat remains healthy. Regular maintenance is key to keeping the aquarium environment safe. One roadblock for aquarium owners is...

At East Coast Aquarium Designs, we strive to simplify what many people consider to be a “complicated” hobby. The truth is, if you understand a few simple aspects of aquariums, your experience will be much more endeared. In this article I am going to tell...

Originally Posted on Saltwater Aquarium Blog dot com - http://www.saltwateraquariumblog.com/change-look-saltwater-aquarium/ One of the dynamics I always grapple with in this hobby is the constant desire to add a new coral or a new fish. What keeps my consumption in check is a fear of disrupting the balance in...

Originally Posted on Aquarium Info - https://aquariuminfo.org/aquascaping.html Aquascaping A GUIDE TO ADVANCED AQUASCAPING   Aquascaping is a learned art form that allows you to create an underwater landscape, inspiration for many works come from both underwater locations but also natural scenes such as mountains, jungles, deserts, waterfalls and many...

So you have all the gear but no idea? Before you start anything It is important that you carefully choose where you want to place the tank, make sure it is even ground and will support the tank's filled weight. Slanted floors can result in...

By Shirlie Sharpe The Spruce Pets All too often new aquarium owners have a bad first experience with their first aquarium and end up giving up almost before they get started. Considering these basic factors and planning ahead will help potential new aquarium owners avoid...

Article Originally Appeared on Fishkeeping World If you’re interested in keeping fish I’m sure you’ve already come across numerous myths about the differences between saltwater and freshwater aquariums. “Saltwater aquariums are more expensive…” “Beginners shouldn’t start with saltwater tanks…” “Saltwater aquariums grow more algae…” To lots of freshwater aquarists, saltwater...