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

JACK DEMPSEY ULTIMATE 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

Green Mandarin Dragonet: Diet | Breeding | Size | Cost |Guide 1

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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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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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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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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Denison Barb Fish | Species Profile

DENISON BARB FISH

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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9 Best Plants for Guppies ( Freshwater Aquarium Plants )

guppies with an aquarium plant

Humble guppies may not seem like the sharpest tools in the shed, but many researches have shown that guppies are smarter than we think. Believe it or not, they are also smart enough to choose the type of plants they like. They will even choose their favorite plants to have their babies. Taking shelter from …

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How Many Flakes Should You Feed a Goldfish? Goldfish Feeding Guide

feeding goldfish

This is not going to be a simple answer due to the number of factors within this question. You will need to consider how big the goldfish are and how big the goldfish flakes are that you purchase and feed to your goldfish. Another factor to consider is their habitat: Are they in a pond …

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Is Gravel Ok for Corydoras Catfish? ( Sand or Gravel )

corydoras catfish on sand

Using gravel for Corydoras can actually prove fairly harmful. You see, these bottom-feeders will root around in the soft, sandy substrate at the bottom of a sandbank or river (or in this case, tank). Simply put, gravel for Corydoras is unsuitable for sifting through. Corys will often end up abrading and bruising themselves if they …

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Do Frogs Eat Goldfish? (Frogs and Toads in Backyard Ponds)

frog in a pond

Do frogs eat goldfish in backyard ponds? Sometimes they do. Many frogs will eat whatever they can fit into their hungry little mouths, whether it be bugs, fish, or even other small animals. They can indeed consider goldfish prey -if the goldfish are sufficiently small. Larger goldfish should be safe, however.  That is, unless a …

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Corydoras Schwartz Catfish: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Care

Corydoras Schwartz Catfish

By nature, the Corydoras Shwartzi is extraordinarily peaceful. These small, finely-colored fish prefer to spend their time grazing, methodically eating detritus along the bottom of a river. These social fish are happiest in a shoal, where they will companionably feed next to each other. Among fish enthusiasts, gentle ‘Corys’ are quite popular. Let us take …

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