5 Kid Friendly Fish

A little while ago I wrote and article about Setting Up A Kids Fish Tank. In collaboration with AquaristGuide.com, I’m excited to have a follow-up article of 5 Kid-Friendly Fish.   5 Kid-Friendly Fish for Your Child’s Fish Tank   When getting pet fish for your children you ought to be very selective. This is […]

Otto Catfish

Do cleaners count when stocking an aquarium?

To anyone who’s had an aquarium for some time, this question may seem ridiculous; but to someone who’s just starting out, it’s a pretty common question. The thought is that if catfish and plecos clean the tank, should they count towards the number of fish I can have in my tank? The short answer is […]

Breeding and Raising Cory Catfish

Under the right conditions, Cory Cats are actually very easy to breed, and a lot of the time people will have them breed in their community tank without them doing much. Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking of breeding cory cats or if you have a surprise batch of cory cat eggs. […]

Is Saltwater More Difficult Than Freshwater?

Before I had any experience with saltwater aquariums, I always thought they were much more difficult than freshwater. I know that others feel the same way, because anytime I mention I have a saltwater aquarium to people, their first comment is always, “Are they a lot harder than freshwater?”. This may surprise a lot of […]

Acclimating Fish

Acclimating New Fish

No one wants to buy a fish only to find it dead the next morning. Many times when someone has a fish die very shortly after bringing it home it’s due to improper acclimation of the new fish. If you improperly acclimate a fish it can shock their system and stress them to the point […]

Overstocked Aquarium

How Many Fish Can I Put In My Tank?

One of the most common questions asked when setting up a fish tank is, “How many fish can I put in my fish tank?”.  Although it seems like a simple question, there really isn’t a simple answer. There is a lot more involved than most people realize when stocking a fish tank. While many people […]

Cycling a fish tank

Cycling a Fish Tank

So, you’ve set up your tank, the filter and heater have been running for a couple of days, now what? Depending on who you ask, you may get completely different answers. Some people say to throw some fish in, others say leave the tank empty for about a month. I’ve lost count of how many […]

Cloudy Fish Tank Water

What Causes A Cloudy Fish Tank

Everyone loves a nice clean fish tank, but sometimes your perfectly clean tank can become a cloudy water mess. In order to return your tank back to its former glory, you first have to understand the causes of a cloudy fish tank. There are three different water colors of cloudy fish tanks and each have […]

Kids Fish Tank

Setting Up A Kids Fish Tank

Most parents have been in a pet store and had their child beg them to get a fish. Having a fish tank can be a great way to teach your children about responsibility and patience. This article will be going into detail on how to best set up a fish tank for a kid. It […]

Rock Wall Fish Tank

Setting Up a Rock Wall Background Fish Tank

The above picture is of a fish tank I designed a rock wall for. Follow the below pictures to see the process I used to build the above set up with a natural rock wall background. The rock wall was built in 2012 and as of November 2015, the wall is still holding in place. […]