Because aquarium fishes are usually referred to as tropical fishes, the idea has become erroneously established that they require high temperatures for survival. The truth is that 75° F is warm enough for tropical fish, with rare exceptions. In fact many of our aquarium inhabitants are only semi-tropical; and will thrive in even lower temperatures. … Continue reading What is the best temperature for tropical fish tanks?
Before we do anything we need to look for a good place to set up our freshwater aquarium, the layout of the house including human traffic, windows, door and other elements will have a major effect on your fish tank success. Carefully inspect the area where you plan to set up your aquarium to check … Continue reading Where is the best location for a fish tank?
Aquarium heaters are an extremely important piece of equipment for people who have tropical fish. Even in the case of marine aquariums, the water temperature needs to be regulated at around 22 - 30 degree Celsius. To aid this process, there are different types of heaters available and each has its own set of advantages. … Continue reading How to choose and install an aquarium heater?
The Eheim Classic 2217 is certainly one of the best & quietest canister filters from Eheim. The Eheim 2217 is designed for aquariums that can hold about 160 gallons and the pump has a water out put of approximately 264 gallons per hour. Eheim 2217 canister filter Eheim 2217 canister filter review Ideal for fish … Continue reading Eheim Classic 2217 – best and quietest canister filter review
The best aquarium filter is basically the most important part when setting up a freshwater fish tank. If you don’t have this then the water in your fish tank will become similar to a stagnant pond with almost nothing will able to live in the water except the green algae. The external filter is actually … Continue reading How to choose the best aquarium filter for fish tank setup
Dimensions of the fish tank Aquarium surface area is important. This will contribute to providing superior oxygenation and facilitate the creation of an attractive aquatic theme. Height needs consideration. Marine and fresh water environments can benefit from taller aquariums, which can provide superior conditions for certain species of fish and plants. A 20 gallon aquarium … Continue reading How to start your first fish tank – what to consider
From the days of glass tanks in the 60’s and 70’s with the metal frame tanks that were very heavy is unsightly to the eyes, technology has improved and other materials can be used for creating your dream aquarium. Now 20 gallon aquarium come in all shapes and sizes due to the new technology of acrylics … Continue reading Why a 20 gallon glass fish tank is better than acrylic one