Ready to Move Into a Bigger Tank? Tips to Prep for the New Tank

Bigger tanks offer more swimming and growing space for your resident fish collection, room to add more, and they make for a more impactful viewing spectacle. Here are some things you need to know when you’re ready for a bigger tank.

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Buying a Healthy Coral Frag: A Beginners Guide

Buying corals for your reef can sometimes be a tough decision. Here are a few signs to look out for to help you choose a healthy coral.

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Types of Water Pumps for the Aquarium to Get You Flowin’

There are many types of water pumps used in aquariums and especially with reef tanks, but not all water pumps are designed to do the same job.

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Lighting a Freshwater Planted Aquarium… Properly

Planted aquariums need good lighting to support plant growth. There are many types of aquarium light fixtures, but which are suitable for raising freshwater plants?

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How To Size a Return Pump

Water flow is critical for your reef’s health. A return pump moves water through the filter sump and back into the aquarium, creating constant water movement, but how do you size one for your tank?

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Getting Rid of Algae in the Freshwater Aquarium

Nuisance algae can be unsightly and hard to control in any tank, for any aquarist. So we have gathered some of our top tips on how to get rid of freshwater algae in the aquarium.

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Best Saltwater Aquariums: Our Top Picks

While saltwater aquariums were once reserved for dedicated hobbyists, they are now more accessible and easier to keep than ever. With all of the new information and resources that allow beginners to keep saltwater aquariums, more and more people are entering the hobby with the goal of creating a system they can be proud of. […]

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UV Sterilization and the Reef Aquarium

First used to disinfect drinking water in Europe, UV sterilization for a reef aquarium has been found to have its own benefits…

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The Best Aquarium Canister Filters: Our Top Picks

Aquarium filtration has come a long way in the past few years. Canister filters still remain one of the top options to keep your tanks clean and clear. While they have been around a while, innovation and creativity has allowed canisters to continue to be a proven option in a hobbyist’s toolkit. All canister filters […]

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How to Cure Rock for Your Reef

In the early days of reef keeping live rock was harvested from unprotected reefs, shipped by air and then trucked to your home. However, you couldn’t just drop the rock into your tank and expect it to be reef-ready

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