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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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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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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Seachem Tidal 35 Aquarium Filter Review


If you’re new to keeping fish or even an experienced aquarist then you’ll have seen the overwhelming array of aquarium filters all claiming to be the best. Many will claim to have ‘ Advanced Technology’ and ‘new features’. But let me tell you many of these are the same old Hang on the back filters …

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Prime Fuge Review: The Best Refugium Light We’ve Ever Tested

Prime Fuge Refugium & Reef Light

Originally Posted Marine Depot: ROBERT FARNSWORTH MARCH 15TH, 2019 In our latest video, we look at the new Aqua Illumination PRIME Fuge LED light and show you how this light can give your refugium a boost! Using algae as a means to fix nitrogen and phosphate is a very effective way to control nutrients in an …

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Testing 4 Aquarium Ammonia Test Kits | The Results

ammonia test kit

Originally Published: MARINE DEPOT APRIL 16TH, 2019 Ammonia testing is something we all do when cycling a new aquarium. It’s also a good idea to monitor the water quality when adding new livestock to an established tank. And of course, when something doesn’t look right in the aquarium, one of the first thing we grab is the ammonia …

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TRITON Method: Replacing Trial and Error with Conscious Control

triton method

Originally Published:TRITON APPLIED REEF BIOSCIENCE JANUARY 28TH, 2019 Up until 2008 orthodox reef keeping centred on monitoring a few chemical parameters using colour chart test kits. Not only were the accuracy of the readings from test kits dubious but the vast majority of other elements in seawater were completely ignored. This meant the two key processes …

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Best Koi Pond Aerators Review 2020

pond aerators

In nature, bodies of water are naturally aerated, through the wind, aquatic plants, splashing streams and waterfalls, rain, and so on.  Your Koi pond must mimic this environment, to remain fresh, and to support marine life. A well-aerated pond is a healthy, beautiful pond… and one where your Koi Fish will live long and feel …

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7 Best Water Fountains and Garden Water Features

best water features

No matter what size garden or backyard you own there is nothing better than having a beautiful and stunning water feature. From the simplest sound of running water to the most elaborate fully illuminated fountains, a water feature can turn a dull and boring area into something interesting and wonderful. With limited budgets and space, …

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Best Pond Pumps for Small Ponds | Pumps for up to 500 Gallons!


Pond care and fish keeping are all about the satisfaction and enjoyment of creating an authentic ecosystem. When planning and establishing your pond, you want to ensure that you do your utmost to facilitate the ideal balance of nutrients, water chemistry, plants, fish and other aquatic life. Having a pond pump to create water movement …

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Best Big Pond Pumps of 2020 | Top 9 Pumps for 1000+ Gallon Ponds!

best pond pumps

Pond maintenance is an ongoing effort for even the most compact of ponds, so if you are a big pond owner you will be familiar with the hard work needed to create a well-balanced and thriving ecosystem.  Large ponds like: Koi ponds, Fish ponds, Terrace ponds, Farm ponds, Wildlife ponds, will have special maintenance needs …

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Fluval 07 Series Aquarium Filter Reviews | 2020 Updated

fluval series 07 filters

The Fluval 07 Series of aquarium filters is one of the most successful series of filters ever made scanning decades worth of small but mighty canister filters from Fluval. Like their predecessors, they incorporate power and reliability, but with an added ease of use and flexibility. As previously there are four different sizes available in …

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