How to Make a Mini Outdoor Pond for Aquarium Fish

How to Make a Mini Outdoor Pond for Aquarium Fish

by Irene Bearly June 15, 2020 6 min read

Have you ever thought of setting up a mini pond for aquarium fish during the summer season? It’s the perfect way to enjoy nature, breed fish and grow plants for profit, and get the whole family involved in your favorite hobby.

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Quick Guide: How to Plant Live Aquarium Plants

Quick Guide: How to Plant Live Aquarium Plants

by Irene Bearly May 04, 2020 7 min read

Congrats on buying your new aquarium plant! This quick guide leads you step-by-step through the recommend ways for adding different types of live plants to your aquarium.

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How to Properly Clean Your Fish Tank

How to Properly Clean Your Fish Tank

by Irene Bearly March 23, 2020 6 min read

When people find out you keep fish, they probably imagine a crusty, algae-coated tank where you can barely see anything swimming inside. But with just a few easy steps, you can keep your aquarium looking like a beautiful work of art. Follow along as we share our top tips for cleaning your fish tank like a pro.

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Top 10 Easy Aquarium Plants for Beginners

Top 10 Easy Aquarium Plants for Beginners

by Irene Bearly March 16, 2020 6 min read

Planted aquariums are very popular nowadays because of their natural beauty and amazing ability to consume toxic waste compounds. However, many beginners have trouble keeping their green foliage from turning brown. After more than a decade of working with aquarium plants, we’ve thoroughly vetted out our list of top 10 easy aquarium plants that can stand up to a beating and won’t break the bank.
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The Easy Guide to the Nitrogen Cycle for Aquariums

The Easy Guide to the Nitrogen Cycle for Aquariums

by Irene Bearly March 02, 2020 4 min read

Are you getting started with your first fish tank? Then you may have heard of something called the “aquarium nitrogen cycle,” followed by a bunch of complicated scientific terms and graphs that seem a little overwhelming. No need to panic! Keep reading as we explain the nitrogen cycle in this very short and simple guide.

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How to Use a Gravel Vacuum to Clean Aquariums

How to Use a Gravel Vacuum to Clean Aquariums

by Irene Bearly February 10, 2020 4 min read

Did you know there’s an easy way to clean all the fish waste at the bottom of your aquarium without dumping everything out? Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to use an aquarium siphon (no batteries required!) to vacuum up all the detritus in your gravel.

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Care Guide for Betta Fish – The Best Beginner Pet Fish

Care Guide for Betta Fish – The Best Beginner Pet Fish

by Irene Bearly January 06, 2020 4 min read

Betta fish are a long-time favorite pet for both beginner and veteran fish keepers because of their colorful finnage and spirited personalities. This care guide covers the key points you need to know to successfully keep your first betta fish.
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Sponge Filters: The Easiest Fish Tank Filter Ever

Sponge Filters: The Easiest Fish Tank Filter Ever

by Irene Bearly October 16, 2019 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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10 Best Aquarium Fish for Beginners

10 Best Aquarium Fish for Beginners

by Irene Bearly October 10, 2019 5 min read

If you’re getting into freshwater aquariums for the first time, it can be intimidating to know which fish to pick. Ideally, you want something hardy, budget-friendly, and colorful with an interesting personality. Check out our list of top 10 beginner fish that are easy to care for and would make a great addition to your aquarium!
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How to Choose the Right Aquarium Heater

How to Choose the Right Aquarium Heater

by Irene Bearly September 19, 2019 5 min read

One of the most common questions we get is, “Does my aquarium need a heater?” Most freshwater pet fish are cold-blooded animals that prefer 78-80°F water temperatures to help regulate their body temperature. So, if you usually keep your home cooler than that, then the answer is yes.

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