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 […]

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 […]

Nitrifying bacteria and the breakdown of waste in the aquarium

Nitrifying bacteria aka the good or beneficial bacteria, are present after successfully . Nitrifying bacteria provide natural biological aquarium filtration and are responsible for breaking down organic waste within the fish tank. Transforming ammonia to nitrite, and nitrite to nitrates. Nitrifying bacteria settle on rocks, gravel, filter media, sand, bio-wheels, etc. Let’s take a closer look: Nitrifying bacteria […]

The importance of oxygen in the aquarium

How important is oxygen in the aquarium? This is a subject that is not often discussed or taken under consideration. Obviously, fish need oxygen to breathe, plants need oxygen at night and the beneficial bacteria need oxygen to break down (oxygenate) waste. Basically everything that dies off or decays in the aquarium requires and therefore […]

Aquarium filtration and the various filter options for your fish tank

Aquarium filtration is the single most important requirement for a successful fish tank. In this post we focus on the 3 basic types of aquarium filtration, and of course each aquarium filter itself. Biological Filtration Biological filtration is the term used to describe beneficial bacteria, which are established during the initial cycling of the aquarium. These […]