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How to Upgrade an Aquarium Filter (and Save Money!)

How to Upgrade an Aquarium Filter (and Save Money!)

4 min read

Aquarium filters often come with disposable cartridges that must be replaced every month, but did you know you can replace them with reusable filter media that lasts for the lifetime of the filter? In this article, we teach you how to upgrade your aquarium filter (and save money) in four easy steps.
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10+ Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fish Keeper

10+ Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fish Keeper

3 min read

It’s that time of year again! With festive decorations popping up everywhere, most of us start thinking about what to get our friends and family for the holidays. If you're obsessed with aquariums but your loved ones know nothing about fish, here’s our official holiday gift guide to help them become the best Santa ever!
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How to Pick the Best Planted Aquarium Light

How to Pick the Best Planted Aquarium Light

4 min read

One of the most common questions we get asked is “What light should I get for my planted aquarium?” The short answer is that it depends. To help you get started on your planted tank journey, let’s talk about three different lighting parameters and what they mean for beginner hobbyists.
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Sponge Filters: The Easiest Fish Tank Filter Ever

Sponge Filters: The Easiest Fish Tank Filter Ever

6 min read

Sponge filters are one of the most popular filters used in fish stores, fish rooms, and breeding tanks because they’re so reliable and easy to use. But beginners often have many questions on how they work, how to set one up, and how to keep them clean. Check out our step-by-step instructions to help you get started with your first sponge filter.
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Fish Tank Filters: Which One Should You Get?

Fish Tank Filters: Which One Should You Get?

7 min read

As one of the key components of an aquarium, filtration is responsible for moving and cleaning the tank water, making it safe for fish to live in. The three main types of filtration are mechanical, biological, and chemical filtration. Certain filters are better at one type versus another, so here’s a brief overview of each category:
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