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Aquarium Guides: What aquarium beginners need to know when starting an aquarium  Your Window to Another World Welcome to the world, the art, the experience of fish keeping. Each year, thousands of new fish keepers discover the natural wonder of aquariums. Fish keeping provides them, and now you,...

By Caroline Golon | Freshwater aquariums are alluring and beautiful, but many people shy away from keeping a tank because it seems complicated. While a freshwater aquarium isn’t overly difficult to set up or maintain, it does require some research, attention and commitment. Many novices...

Aquarium Guides: What aquarium beginners need to know when starting an aquarium  Your Window to Another World Welcome to the world, the art, the experience of fish keeping. Each year, thousands of new fish keepers discover the natural wonder of aquariums. Fish keeping provides them, and now you,...

When you’re creating an aquarium, the possibilities are limitless. Everything from bare-bottom tanks to densely planted Dutch tanks are perfectly valid styles. However, you’ll probably create a much more appealing result if you’re following a particular aquascaping style. Here are the most common styles you’ll see in aquariums,...

A freshwater aquarium is often the type of fish tank beginners choose for their home because of the perception that caring and maintaining saltwater aquarium can be difficult. But due to the availability of good filtration equipment, heavy-duty water pumps, salt mixes and test kits, beginner aquarium owners...

Aquarium size is one of the first things you should consider when planning a fish tank for your home or office. Type of Fish Tank The shape and type of your aquarium can affect the number of fish that you can put inside it. If you have...

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 aquariums feel like an alien...

Written by: Jeff Kurtz -Saltwater Smarts Routine maintenance is an unavoidable aspect of marine aquarium keeping, but let’s face it, most of us would much rather spend our time enjoying the fruits of our labor than actually doing said labor. With that in mind, anything we...

Author: Jeff Kurtz - Tropical Fish Magazine A Marine Aquarium Maintenance Checklist (The Salt Creep) “I understand saltwater aquariums are a lot of hard work. How many hours do you have to spend on yours each day to keep it looking like that?” “I’d love to start a...

If you want freshwater fish as aquarium pets, you need to know how to care for them. To keep your fish happy and healthy, following these tips will help make maintaining an aquarium fairly easy and trouble-free. Acclimate your fish. Fish are fragile. For best results,...

by Tom Sarac Anyone can appreciate the art of aquascaping. When you consider the vast number of beautiful setups and the masterpieces created by aquatic artists such as Amano and Oliver Knott, it becomes clear that aquascaping is truly an art form. However, it also requires...

Starting with aquascaping is simple. Like other interest, it takes some time, dedication and extensive research study. The following write-up aims to depict the basic understanding related to aquascaping, from establishing the straightforward principles and policies of visual building and configuration, to introducing the fundamentals...

Hardscape tips and tricks More and more we are seeing amazing aquascapes,complex and intricate, faithful reproductions of live landscapes, or imaginary locations that delight us with their beauty. All this inside of an aquarium. For most of us the hobby has come far, from just grouping a bunch...

By Neale Monks Aquascaping is one of the dark arts of fishkeeping. Very few books talk about the subject at all, and what information is published is based around the 'Nature Aquarium' theme popularised by Japanese aquarist Takashi Amano. While his approach can work incredibly well,...

Originally posted on Home Aquaria - http://homeaquaria.com/best-saltwater-aquarium-fish/#ixzz5Y5gLsj1s When you hear home aquarium, you will automatically picture your standard fresh water tank full of goldfish and other familiar fish. This is a great start for anyone wanting to get into owning an aquarium, but what about a...

The Right Variety and Compatible Species By Shirlie Sharpe Nothing is more exciting than adding fish to a newly set up aquarium. However, the choices you make now will have a big impact on your success or failure. Unfortunately, many new fish owners make the wrong choices,...

If you are thinking of getting an aquarium, you should also start thinking in the line of the type of fish to put in it. Today, different fish types exist, but not all of them might be great for the freshwater environment. Any beginner would want to...

Most fish live either in saltwater (oceans and seas) or freshwater (lakes, rivers, ponds and streams). Freshwater angelfish originate from the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and various rivers in the Guiana Shield in South America. Image credit Blue Tangs are a saltwater fish commonly found in reefs...

Originally posted on FishKeeping World - https://www.fishkeepingworld.com/17-most-popular-freshwater-fish/ Over 12.5 million households keep freshwater fish in the US, they account for the largest proportion of pets owned across America, and it’s no surprise that they are the top choice of pet. Most of the species that we’ll look...

Originally Posted at Fishlore Aquarium Fish Information Welcome to our Saltwater Aquarium Fish Guide! On this page you will find articles that will get you started on the right path when setting up that first saltwater aquarium setup. There is a lot to learn if you...

The Yellow Tang is one of the most common saltwater fish, because of their striking color, fantastic shape, bold personalities and relative ease of care. They will add a pop of color to even the brightest reef tank. What you will find in this article Introduction ...

By Shirlie Sharpe - The Spruce Pets Algae growth is a fact of life that every aquarium owner will face sooner or later. Some algae growth is normal and healthy, but excess algae growth is unsightly and can be hazardous to fish and plants. What causes...

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...

Article was written by Richmond Aquarium from Richmond Virginia. Setting up a freshwater aquarium is a rewarding project, but it can be somewhat daunting at first. Deciding on which fish, plants, filtration, and other accessories to get requires careful consideration. The whole process has to start...

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 at Algone - For Healthy Aquarims - https://www.algone.com/aquarium-maintenance-tips-and-fish-care-guidelines Good aquarium maintenance practices will lead to a healthy aquatic environment and thriving fish, providing years of joy for the hobbyist. Jump to routine maintenance guide! Expensive and time-consuming problems can be prevented by spending thirty minutes on...

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...