Comparing Aquarium Gravel To Sand – Which Is Best For Your Tank?

Comparing Aquarium Gravel To Sand

In this article, we’ll be comparing two substrates for your freshwater aquarium; sand and gravel. If you’re undecided on which one to go with, we’ve provided a rundown of the pros and cons for both options and a few tips to help you choose a good substrate for your tank. Let’s begin. Advantages To Using …

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Silver Arowana: Complete, Care, Breeding, Feeding Guide

sliver arowana

The question that needs to be asked when it comes to Silver Arowana is not ‘do you want one?’ but ‘how much do you want one?’ I’m guessing for most, the answer is very much indeed! Arowana, silver being the most common, are high on most fish keepers wish list and for a very good …

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Rainbow Shark: Diet | Size | Breeding | Cost

Rainbow shark

If you’re anything like me the first thing you’ll be wondering is how the rather cute looking Rainbow Shark (epalzeorhynchos frenatus) got a name that is shared by a ferocious predator of the deep? The second? How you go about caring for these stunning guys and where you can get one? First things first, the …

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Tiger Barb Fish: Diet | Breeding | Size | Water Conditions

tiger barb image for a complete care guide

Tiger Barb fish are one of the most popular and sought after aquarium fish in the world today. Through selective breeding, Tiger Barb fish species now come in a variety of colors. Tiger Barbs have even been successfully modified to become Glofish. Glofish emit a fluorescent glow even under normal or UV lights. Most Tiger …

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Jack Dempsey: Diet | Size | Breeding | Lifespan | Sexing | Care Guide


I’m going to hazard a guess here and say that when you hear the words Jack Dempsey (rocio octofasciata) you don’t really know what to think? Are they a highly aggressive species? Are they just semi-aggressive? Or are they actually the ‘pussycat’ of the cichlid world? Ask ten different keepers and you’ll get twelve different …

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Marineland Magniflow 360 Canister Filter 360 GPH | Pros and Cons

marineland maginflow aquarium filter

So, you’re looking for an external canister filter for your aquarium. We, the Marineland Magniflow 360 is a solid contender when it comes to power, gallons per hour volume and quality. The Magniflow range of filters offer fast and easy multi-stage filtration for both freshwater or saltwater aquariums or even a larger coldwater aquarium. The …

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Green Mandarin Dragonet: Diet | Breeding | Size | Cost |Guide

The magnificent Green Mandarin Dragonet is more commonly known as Striped Mandarinfish or Green Mandarinfish. They look amazing with their combination of blue, orange, and green colors. Males may be distinguished from females by their more-elongated first dorsal spine and are normally slightly larger. In our opinion, they are one of the most interesting and beautiful fish available …

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Best Aquascaping Tools Every Aquarist Should Use

aquascaping tools

Aquascaping, as you may well know, is the art of arranging aquatic plants, rocks, stones, and driftwood in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing. Put simply, it is underwater gardening. But without the right tools, it’s very difficult to create these amazing underwater scenes. In this Best Aquascaping Tools blog, we’ll show you which ones …

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18 Benefits of Marimo Balls ( How many per Gallon? )

marimo balls

Living plants are extremely beneficial for fish tanks, soaking up harmful nitrates from the water to keep your fish safe, provide shelter for shy fish and fry, and create a verdant, beautiful aquascape for the onlooker to enjoy. The main drawback of living plants is that they require a certain amount of maintenance to keep …

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Denison Barb Fish | Species Profile


Its unmistakable appearance and equally gregarious temperament make the Denison Barb fish a very desirable fish. With their streamlined form, racing stripes, and bright red streak, these barbs have certainly earned the moniker ‘Torpedo’. A shoal of these barbs will certainly add color and drama to any aquarium due to their endangered conservation status they are an …

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11 Best Plants for Betta fish

Plants for Betta fish

Bettas are not for keeping in small fish tanks or jars. Yes, they are labyrinth fish that have the ability to breathe oxygen from the surface of the water which means they can live in water conditions with low oxygens levels. A fish of their kind needs a worthy habitat that can illustrate their natural …

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