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

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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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Best Aquarium Plant Substrate Review 2020

aquarium plant substrate review

Owning an aquarium is a satisfying past-time. Just observing your fish is relaxing and improves your sense of well being. Once you have found your ideal tank, filters, pumps and fish species, the hunt is on for accessories that will enhance your fishes’ environment such as plants, which may be real or synthetic. In this …

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Polar Aurora Canister Filter | 2020 Updated Review 525 GPH

polar aurora filter review

If you are looking for a canister filter to suit a larger aquarium that works, but won’t break the bank, then the Polar Aurora may just be the one for you. It comes with an impressive range of features, is easy to maintain, and works like a dream! I know what you’re thinking. You’ve never …

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Best Nano Aquariums | Top 10 Pros & Cons (2020)

NANO AQUARIUM

The word Nano – (symbol n) is a unit prefix meaning “one billionth” but in fish keeping it simply means a small fish tank. In this Best Nano Aquariums review, we’ll show you some of the most popular small fish tanks. Ones that most people would class as a…… Nano Fishtank There are many arguments …

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5 Best Aquarium Gravel Cleaners Reviewed & Tested

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The gravel or substrate in your aquarium is there for a couple of reasons. To enhance the look of your aquarium and also to help trap dirt and grow helpful bacteria that will break down fish waste. In this article ‘5 Best Aquarium Gravel Cleaners’, we look at a number of different models to choose …

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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

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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

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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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AQUARIUM WALL ART | Top 10 Fish Keeping Wall Arts

aquarium wall art

You’ve probably heard the saying that once you keep fish you’ll never stop. I took a break from fish keeping when I moved house once. It lasted all of 6 months before I purchased and set up an even bigger aquarium. You never get fish keeping out of your soul and this passion can now …

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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!

BEST POND PUMPS FOR SMALL PONDS

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!

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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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Fluval FX4 Review | Meet the FX6’s Baby Brother

fluval filter fx4

If you are looking to purchase a filter for your aquarium, which I suspect you are if you’re reading this, then you will most certainly have come across the brand Fluval and its family of aquatic products including their amazing FX4 and FX6 filters. They are highly regarded as being one of the best within …

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Fluval FX6 Filter Review | Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

fluval fx6 review

The chances are that whether you are an old hand in the aquarium hobby or a newbie you will have heard talk of the mighty Fluval FX6 filter. After all, it has a reputation for being the best on the market, and a following that makes it one of the most popular purchased. But, and …

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