Fish Tank Guides

JBL Cristal Profi e1902 filter Review – New top contender?

JBL Cristal Profi e1902 Review For a while now I have been planning a filter upgrade. My main tank has been running on a Fluval FX5 for some time and it's getting on a bit now. The FX5 has done a great job, but its certainly time to modernise the filtration a little. The natural choice would have been to get a new FX6, but I wanted to move away from these filters for a couple of reasons:

Aquarium filter setup – for efficient filtration

Aquarium filter setup Filter setup can seem relatively straight forward, with many filters arriving with pre-installed media. You may also think that as long as each type of media is somewhere in the filter, it will do its job. You would be right. But there are ways to make it far more effective.

Northfin Jumbo – Quality fish food for larger fish!

Northfin Fish food As a keeper of Cichlids, I have been familiar with Northfin foods for a while. As a Fishkeeping enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for high-quality foods that contain what is best for my fish. Northfin delivers this. They produce high-quality fish foods that are easily digested and provide all the nutrition that your fish need. On top of this, they are packed with natural colour enhancing ingredients to keep your fish looking at their best. 

Aquarium air pumps – do you need one?

Aquarium air pumps - There is a common misconception that this air is adding oxygen to the water, it is, but not as it's flowing upwards.  Gas exchange takes place at the surface of the water, so as the bubbles hit the surface and pop, it creates surface agitation. This adds oxygen to the water, and that is great for your fish.  Oxygen in the aquarium is vital, despite living underwater, fish need oxygen.

Nicrew LED review – Budget aquarium lighting

Nicrew LED lights - If you are looking for a new LED light for your aquarium, you have no doubt come across options from Nicrew. Nicrew have a range of LED's available for aquariums of all sizes that are budget-friendly.

Dealing with an Ammonia spike – Kaveman Aquatics

Ammonia Spike - There are many reasons why an ammonia spike can occur in your aquarium. One of the most common is that the tank is new and has not been cycled (If you have a newly setup aquarium and arent sure about cycling, give our short book a try, FREE on kindle).  Whatever the reason for the ammonia spike, it needs to be dealt with quickly. Ammonia is highly toxic, so it won't be long until you find you have very ill or dead fish. 

Maintaining aquarium plants – easy guide from Tropica

A video guide on maintaining aquarium plants from the experts at Tropica

Free fish food! – Feeding fish for free from nature – (2 videos)

Free fish food from nature - 2 videos from Marks aquatics and Mr Andy Woods on how you can cut feeding costs for your aquatic friends

Tannins in the aquarium- The advantages of blackwater

The advantages of Tannins in the aquarium - the blackwater effect.

Feeding Fish Fry – with Mr Brightfryed!

A review of the JBL brine shrimp hatchery and quick guide to feeding fish fry.

Treating pH shock in Fish

A guide to identifying and treating pH shock in fish.

Seachem Purigen – The Best Filter Media?

a review of Seachem Purigen - possibly the best filter media.

API Master test kit – Guide from KaveMan Aquatics

A video guide to using the API Master Test kit by KaveMan Aquatics.

Attaching Moss to Wood – Quick and easy!

A quick guide with a video tutorial on attaching moss to decorative wood or rock in the aquarium.

Crystal clear aquarium water – top 3 tips from KaveMan Aquatics

Top 3 tips from KaveMan Aquatics on how to get crystal clear aquarium water.

Feeding Monster Cichlids – with Andy Woods

A video from Mr Andy Wodds on feeding monster cichlids.

How-to: Breeding Goldfish – Marks aquatics ultimate guide

A video guide to breeding Goldfish from Marks aquatics

Nano aquariums and “Jarariums”

A short guide to Nano aquariums and Jarariums.

RJD Fish tanks – Dry start 1-week update

A 1-week update on the dry start carpet from RJD Fish Tanks

White spot/Ich – Fish illness

Fish Illness/Disease: White spot, also know as Ich.

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