Preventing Aquarium Nitrate

Nitrates are the end result of the  – or oxidation process – that begins with . One step ahead and the main source of ammonia of course, is organic matter, which is anything organic in nature that decomposes. Organic matter largely consists of fish waste, uneaten fish food, dead plant matter & algae, and all […]

Cloudy aquarium water and Algone

Cloudy water can hit any aquarium at any stage, at any time. The causes are as plentiful as the solutions. Green (free-floating algae) or white (bacteria bloom) discolorations are generally caused by a similar set of causes. To simplify they are caused by an over saturation of waste in the aquarium. Waste can accumulate by […]

What causes milky white cloudy aquarium water?

Milky white cloudy aquarium water is often just temporary. Poorly rinsed gravel in a new aquarium can cause white cloudiness. Restarting the filters after a shutdown can cause debris and tiny air bubbles to create a white haze. Adding supplements such as bacteria, pH adjusters, or calcium can also create a temporary milky white haze in the […]

Getting rid of algae in aquarium

Getting rid of algae in aquariums is a multistep process which requires time. Resist using algaecides as they only cover up the symptoms instead of eliminating the conditions that cause algae growth. Once algae become a problem in the aquarium, a water test will not always be conclusive in determining the cause of the outbreak […]

Is the aquarium water change harmful to fish?

The water change is the most basic and essential part of . But can it harm or kill fish? Waste easily accumulates in poorly and irregularly maintained aquariums. This waste is visible as mulm in and under the gravel. Waste also accumulates in corners inside the filter, and in tubing. Further, waste collects inside the aquarium, […]

The secret to crystal clear aquarium water

Most, if not all bad things that can happen within the fish tank are caused by chemical and/or biological imbalances of the aquarium water. High nitrate in particular can wreak havoc on the aquarium’s appearance. While nitrates aren’t visible to the eye, their effects certainly are. Clear aquarium water is the most common victim of […]

How to catch a fish in an aquarium

Anyone who has ever attempted to catch a fish in the aquarium knows this can be a challenging and frustrating task. It’s not uncommon to chase after the fish with a net. Depending on the size and speed of the fish, as well as the tank’s decor, this can be a daunting task. Even if […]

Is a nano tank right for me?

Nano is greek for dwarf and refers to small, compact aquariums not exceeding 30 gallons. Most common are 10 gallons or less. Nano tanks are integrated systems, equipped with all accessories needed for a specific habitat. As the aquarium size shrinks so does the number of suitable fish and other livestock options. The need for […]

How to adjust the pH in your aquarium

What are the effects of pH in the aquarium? High Alkaline pH changes in the aquarium, even if small, can have serious  High alkaline, aka basic water, can affect your fishes’ gills. If your fish dart back and forth, check your pH, as this is a common symptom of high alkaline and may result in […]