Maintenance and cleaning

Aquarium Cycling – An easy and complete guide

Aquarium Cycling If you're new to fish keeping, you have no doubt heard the term 'Aquarium Cycling' or something similar and you're probably either already confused or you're trying to learn what that means. This article will cover every base of aquarium cycling in an easy to follow step-by-step manner, so by the time you have finished reading this, it will all make perfect sense......hopefully!

Aquarium water changes – How much? How often?

Aquarium water changes Aquarium water changes are vital to keeping a healthy aquarium and a very common question amongst new aquarists is, how often do I do a water change, and how much? Unless you are lucky enough to have a tropical river running through your home, there is no escaping water changes if you want to keep a happy, healthy aquarium.  So in this article, I am going to cover the ins and outs of water changes, so that by the end of this you will understand why water changes are necessary and how to work out when you need to do them.

The best Aquarium Water conditioner? – Quantum Freshwater UK

The best aquarium water conditioner A common question amongst aquarists is, what is the best aquarium water conditioner?  A water conditioner is an essential part of keeping fish and there are loads on the market, but which one is the best?

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:

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. 

Tannins in the aquarium- The advantages of blackwater

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

API Master test kit – Guide from KaveMan Aquatics

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

Crystal clear aquarium water – top 3 tips from KaveMan Aquatics

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

Best Algae Eaters

A short guide to the best algae eaters for your tropical aquarium