How to Clear Up a Cloudy Fish Tank

How to Clear Up a Cloudy Fish Tank

by Irene Bearly May 25, 2020 6 min read

Cloudy water can be very frustrating, since it prevents you from fully enjoying your beautiful fish tank. In this article, we explore the many reasons why your aquarium may look hazy and how to clear up the murkiness as quickly as possible.

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10 Best Clean-Up Crew Ideas for Freshwater Aquariums

10 Best Clean-Up Crew Ideas for Freshwater Aquariums

by Irene Bearly April 13, 2020 6 min read

Looking for a fish or invertebrate that will clean your aquarium so that you never have to do tank maintenance? Sorry, that mythical creature doesn’t exist. However, many animals do an excellent job of eating leftover food, algae, dying plant leaves, and even pest snails. Discover our top 10 favorite clean-up crew members that every freshwater aquarium should have.

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

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

by Irene Bearly January 01, 2020 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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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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How Often Do You Have to Change Water in a Fish Tank?

How Often Do You Have to Change Water in a Fish Tank?

by Cory McElroy December 26, 2016 3 min read

To mimic nature, we as hobbyists many times, need to do water changes. Most waterways have very low nitrates in the water because wastes are constantly being flushed downstream. Unfortunately for us, the byproduct of feeding our fish is nitrates. When this parameter is kept low, fish will be at their healthiest.
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