How To: Cycle a Freshwater Aquarium with Dr. Tim’s

Understand why a tank should be cycled, and how to do it.

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Best Aquarium Air Pumps: Our Top Picks

Air pumps have been oxygenating our tanks and powering our aquarium accessories for decades. While some may see these pumps as outdated, they are a proven and reliable option that are the pumps of choice for thousands of hobbyists. There are so many uses for these pumps including adding oxygen to the water and powering […]

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How to Set Up a Frag Tank

A frag tank is a working tank with characteristics of function over form, practical, and above all produces results. If you are planning on taking cuttings (frags) from colonies in your main display, you will want them to put a base down on a frag plug quickly (if not quicker) than it did in the […]

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Best Aquarium LED Lighting: Our Top Picks

Whether it’s to illuminate your stunning corals, show off your beautiful fish, or just to create a visually appealing aquarium setting, LED lights can bring any aquarium to life. Between their low heat production, controllability options, and electric efficiency, LED’s have become the most popular lighting choice for thousands of hobbyists around the world. Within […]

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How to Frag and Mount Coral

It is a great practice when replanting them, saving a dying colony, trading with others, or creating a side hustle from it for an extra dose of income.

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Best Aquarium Heaters: Our Picks for Your Aquarium

While the summer heat continues to wreak its havoc, before you know it, hobbyists across the world will be swapping out their aquarium chillers for a compact, effective, and reliable heater.

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Cleaning Components of Your Aquarium Based on Material Type

We’ll break down the best ways to clean components of your aquarium, based on the type of material it’s made of.

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Best Substrate for Planted Aquariums: Our Top Picks

I still remember the first planted aquarium I ever had the privilege of seeing. It had a black substrate with a couple of Anubias species, dragon stone, and a group of Neon Tetras. It was simple to say the least but, its presence was a nice change of pace from the reef aquariums that lined […]

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How to Prevent Red Slime in a Saltwater Aquarium

A few tips on how to prevent red slime in the aquarium.

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Easy dose marine supplements from API

Many of us grew up using API products for our freshwater tanks so if new to marines and overwhelmed by the plethora of brands and bottles Marine Calcium, Magnesium, and Buffer Max by API are a good place to start dosing and maintaining water chemistry in your tank.

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