Category Archives: Advice

Beginner Fish for the Freshwater Aquarium

Check out our top 10 picks and some honorable mentions of beginner fish for the freshwater aquarium that are hardy and easy to keep.


Types of Test Kits: Which one is Right for You?

Testing your aquarium is one of the fundamental practices required to maintain a stable aquatic environment. There are three types of testing we’ll explore.


How to Dip Coral – Don’t Risk It! Dip It!

So… Why dip? Both wild and cultured corals can carry pests and diseases. Just like fish, coral can be stressed and killed from parasites if left unchecked.


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

Before we get started we should first understand why a tank should be cycled, and then apply that knowledge in how to cycle a freshwater aquarium.


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.


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.


How to Prevent Red Slime in a Saltwater Aquarium

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


Live Rock and Sand: How Much is Right for Your Tank?

it’s not that complicated once you understand the roles played by sand and rock in your aquarium. Some are obvious and some are steeped in myth and mystery. Here’s what you need to know!


How to Clean Sand or Gravel for the Aquarium

Dirty substrate before and after it is placed in the aquarium can be fixed easily. Here are a few tips on how to clean sand or gravel for the aquarium.


How to Lower pH in the Aquarium

Is the pH in your reef aquarium too high? Don’t panic or reach for a pH adjuster just yet. Before doing anything it’s important to understand the fundamentals of pH and the factors that affect it in your tank. Relax! This isn’t going to be a chemistry lesson and there’s no math involved. Here’s what […]