Category Archives: Freshwater

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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


Planted Aquarium Lights: The Best of the Best

With the countless aquascaping options that planted aquariums present, picking a light fixture that is visually pleasing, grows the variety of plants you are looking to keep while also effectively lighting every corner of the aquarium can sometimes be difficult.


CO2 for Planted Aquariums: Dosing Methods and Setups

Plants need proper nutrition to grow and CO2 is one of the elements needed. Let’s discuss the relation between the two and how to supply your plants with CO2.


Asian Hillstream loaches can walk on all four limbs on land

A recent study has found that some Asian Hillstream loaches have the ability to walk on their fins. There are several well-known “walking fish” including the aptly named Walking Catfish and Climbing Perch, although those species use much more of a swimming motion when crossing land, only gaining grip with their pectoral fins in the […]


International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2020 results announced

The Oscars of the Aquascaping world happened yesterday, albeit digitally because the Nature Aquarium Party that should have been was canceled due to Covid-19.