Can A Fish Tank Filter Catch Fire?

New tank owners quickly understand they should leave their aquarium filter running all the time. However, they may worry there can be issues with something electrical running all the time around water for the uninitiated. It raises many questions and one of the most concerning being. Can a fish tank filter catch fire? It is … Read more

How to Change Fish Tank Water (Without killing your fish)

Even when your water is not cloudy, it can still need cleaned.  If you stir up your substrate, you are likely to find the water suddenly cloudy, showing that the tank and water need cleaning.  However, everyone has heard of that person that cleaned their tank and then all their fish died.  It is important … Read more

Are Saltwater Aquariums Hard to Maintain? A Beginner’s Guide

Saltwater aquariums have a somewhat undeserved reputation for being extremely hard to maintain, and this has deterred many people who would otherwise really enjoy the hobby of saltwater fishkeeping from starting up a saltwater tank.  Are saltwater aquariums hard to maintain? The answer is no, a saltwater aquarium is not hard to maintain, provided some … Read more

Are Air Stones Good and Safe for Aquariums?

When putting together your aquarium, you want to have a setup that is both healthy for your fish and visually pleasing for humans. Some accessories, such as plants and underwater “houses” are fairly easy to see as safe. Others, such as air stones, can be a little sketchy-looking to newbie aquarium owners.  Are air stones … Read more

Fish Tank Heaters: When to Use Them and When to Ditch Them

I used to keep fish aquariums with my Dad when I was little. We researched all sorts of tropical fish, and the temperature ranges their environments needed to be kept in. I’ve recently started keeping fish again and decided to brush up my tank-heating knowledge. When do you need a heater and when don’t you? … Read more

Vertical vs. Horizontal Aquarium Heaters: Which is Better?

Choosing the right heater for your aquarium is paramount to the survival and well being of your fish. Unless you want to heat up your entire house all through the year you need to get a high quality attachable heater. While some heaters are specifically made to be placed horizontally or vertically, most models and … Read more

How to know if your Aquarium Heater is Working

An Aquarium heater is the most needed piece of equipment inside the tank setup, aside from maybe the filter. The aquarium filter helps provide the optimal environment for your fish. Knowing how to tell if your aquarium heater is working can help you with keeping your fish alive and comfortable all year round.   How … Read more

Are Power Filters Worth It?

Whether you are just getting into aquariums or you have had one for a while; the question always comes up. Are power filters worth it? Weighing in on the pros’ and cons’ can be challenging when everyone has a different opinion about power filters. Are Power filters worth it? Yes, power filters provide mechanical and … Read more