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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Air Stones: The Secret Weapon Every Aquarium Needs

Air Stones: The Secret Weapon Every Aquarium Needs

by Angelica Bergman August 07, 2019 4 min read

Having enough oxygen in your aquarium is one of those things people often take for granted, but it’s so vital to your fish’s health. How can you make sure they're getting enough air? Find how a simple air stone can provide the ideal, stress-free environment for your fish.
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Freshwater Fish Tank Cycling - How to Prepare for New Fish

Freshwater Fish Tank Cycling - How to Prepare for New Fish

by Irene Bearly July 19, 2019 4 min read

Have you ever seen a fish in the wild living in pure, crystal clear water with no other contaminants? Probably not. That’s because life doesn’t flourish in “pristine” conditions, but rather when there’s a whole ecosystem of microorganisms, plants, and animals that are in balance with one another. So, if you’re looking to set up a brand-new fish tank, let’s talk about aquarium cycling and how to prepare a healthy, thriving environment for your fish to live in.
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Fish Tank Filters: Which One Should You Get?

Fish Tank Filters: Which One Should You Get?

by Irene Bearly May 01, 2019 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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5 Steps to a Better 10 Gallon Fish Tank

5 Steps to a Better 10 Gallon Fish Tank

by Cory McElroy February 05, 2019 3 min read

A 10-gallon fish tank is the most sold fish tank size in the USA each year. With so many sold, they are also the cheapest fish tank sold and, when sold as a kit, quality equipment is often swapped out for cheaper equipment to be more price competitive. In this guide you’ll learn how to get your 10-gallon fish tank up to speed in 5 easy steps.
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Java Moss - Easy Low-Light Plant for Beginners

Java Moss - Easy Low-Light Plant for Beginners

by Cory McElroy December 29, 2018 2 min read

If you don’t have a green thumb and are looking for a nearly indestructible plant, the Java Moss is for you! Java Moss is one of the easiest plants you will ever grow. This moss is hardy, versatile, and beautiful. You can be sure it will add a flash of green to your tank. You would have to work harder to kill this moss than you do to keep it alive!
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Rasbora Hets and Espei Rasboras – Great For Planted Aquariums

by Cory McElroy December 22, 2018 2 min read

The Rasbora fish species deserve their great popularity for so many reasons, including their docile temperaments, their easy care, their bright colors, and their relatively small size. They are a social fish, so it’s recommended that you get at least six of the kind that you choose!
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Top 5 Easy Aquarium Plants

Top 5 Easy Aquarium Plants

by Cory McElroy May 09, 2018 2 min read

Hey guys, Cory here, I made a video a couple days ago about what is, in my opinion, the top 5 aquarium plants that are not only beautiful but very easy to grow. 

 

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Is a Nano Aquarium right for me?

Is a Nano Aquarium right for me?

by Cory McElroy January 10, 2017 3 min read

In recent years, the nano aquarium section of the aquarium hobby has been exploding in popularity. With many small fish becoming more available in the hobby, increased popularity of shrimp and other inverts, and even a few striking new discoveries in the last several years, the appeal has never been higher. For many people, the convenience of a small home aquarium is very inviting; however, there are some potential difficulties to consider.
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