30 Fishkeeping Mistakes Beginners Make – We’ve all done #18

30 FishkeepingMistakes beginners make

Fishkeeping can be costly at the best of times without making any silly mistakes. Learning from the mistakes others have made can save you time, money and loss of life ( The fish, not yours) unless you’ve just done #28. We took a poll on our Facebook fishkeeping group and asked over 2000 followers “What …

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What To Put In a Refugium – Best Macroalgae For a Refugium.


What to put in a refugium to help reduce Nitrates & Phosphates has long been discussed and opinions are still divided. In this article, we look at the best macroalgae for your refugium in a saltwater aquarium. MacroAlgae can be added to your aquarium in a couple of ways firstly as decoration and a feature …

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Best Aquarium Heaters – The complete buyers guide!

best aquarium heaters

Most aquatic animals are cold-blooded, which means that the aquatic life is not able to regulate the temperature of their bodies. Thus, the temperature of their environment needs to be maintained whether it is natural or man-made. The primary purpose of an aquarium heater is to regulate the temperature of the tank. The temperature of …

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Best Filters For Small Fish Tanks – ALL BUDGETS COVERED!

best filters for small fish tanks

If you are a pet lover and have fish in a small tank around your home, then you must know that apart from feeding them your other responsibility is to clean the mess they leave behind. So for that, you’ll need one of the best filters for small fish tanks. There are a number of …

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best filters for larger aquariums

We all know that when it comes to setting up an aquarium, one of the most important – if not the most important pieces of equipment – is the filter. This is not only because using a filter saves us time on maintenance (meaning it’s needed less often), but also to keep the water free …

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Frontosa Cichlid: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Cost | Breeding | Care Guide

frontosa male

If you had to choose just one species to take the prize for being the jewel in the crown of cichlids, which one would it be? For me, and for many others, it would be the ruler of Lake Tanganyika, the Frontosa Cichlid (cyphotilapia Frontosa). But why? Well, for many reasons which include its absolute …

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Top 13 Saltwater Fish Tank Shrimps – #9 Is Amazing!

top 13 saltwater fish tank shrimps

Are you thinking of buying a Saltwater-Reef Fish Tank and are looking to add something a little different?  Then this article  TOP 13 Saltwater Fish Tank Shrimps might be just what you’re looking for. In this article, we look at the most popular Saltwater shrimps kept in the home aquarium. They all have something different …

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What is a Saltwater Refugium? – The Ultimate guide to using a refugium.

saltwater refugium

Have you heard of a saltwater refugium before? Don’t worry if you haven’t, it’s a specialist piece of saltwater kit that most beginners won’t have ever heard or thought of but they are definitely worth looking at for a number of reasons. In this post, we will go through all the pros and cons of …

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Top 15 Nano Reef Tank Fish – #9 Is a wild card!


Have you ever wanted to keep saltwater fish but worried about the size of the tank you’ll need or the amount of room you have to house one? Well, we have the perfect answer! A nano reef tank, in this post we’ll show you the Top 15 Nano Reef Tank Fish which would be perfect for …

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Saltwater Fish For Beginners – #7 Is the our favorite!

saltwater fish for beginners

Saltwater or marine fishkeeping as it’s know can be a very expensive hobby if you get it wrong. We’ve heard many stories of people buying the wrong equipment or wrong fish and losing hundreds of dollars and quickly giving up on the whole idea of keeping saltwater fish. This isn’t good for the hobby as …

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Tiger Shovelnose Catfish: Care | Size | Feeding

tiger shovelnose catfish complete care guide

If you have space and want a show-stopping freshwater fish to wow your friends then you need to buy a Tiger Shovelnose Catfish(Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum). Without a doubt, these fish are amazing and in the right size, aquarium can look amazing and thrive in the home aquarium. Also known as Tiger Catfish these fish come from the …

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Coolest Freshwater Aquarium Fish – #9 Will Amaze You!


Do you have a freshwater aquarium and want to keep something a bit special? Then let us show you some of the coolest freshwater aquarium fish available to the home aquarist. In this article, we show you some of the most amazing freshwater fish that offer you something different to the usual Guppies ( Not …

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RedTail Catfish: Care | Size | Feeding | Cost | Care Guide

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How to describe the RedTail Catfish? A monster of the deep? A gargantuan bottom feeder? A wide-mouthed beast? All things I have heard when referring to this magnificent creature. I, however, prefer to describe it as big and beautiful with enormous fish keeping appeal! Here’s our Redtail catfish care guide to help you understand the …

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Mimic Saddle Filefish:Diet | Breeding | Sexing | Cost | Care Guide

If fish could get arrested for being a fraud or a fake then this Mimic Saddle Filefish would be in jail. The Mimic Saddle Filefish is not actually a puffer fish at all it’s a Filefish that has developed over many years to look and act like a puffer fish. Why? To protect itself from predators. …

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Pink Margin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus)

pink margin fairy wrasse

This is the complete guide to keeping Pink Margin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus) which is one of my all-time favorite Saltwater Wrasses. Originating from southern Japan through to Indonesia these brightly colored wrasses make a beautiful addition to any saltwater reef tank. But are they easy to keep and are they compatible in every type of …

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Plecostomus: Care | Size | Lifespan | Diet | Guide


I’m not even going to ask if you want a Plecostomus because, well honestly, I know that you do! Everyone loves and wants a Plecostomus. After all, how can you resist that big suckered mouth and long armored body? The answer is you can’t and you shouldn’t resist them! Every aquarium needs one of these …

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Emperor Angelfish: Size | Origin | Lifespan |Cost | Care Guide

adult emperor angelfish

The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) has long been thought of as one of the most desirable saltwater fish for any aquarist to own.  It’s not surprising when you see a fully grown adult in full color, they are simply stunning. Their colors and patterns change from a Juvenile size fish and then again when it …

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