Adding Pothos to improve aquarium water quality

Adding Pothos to improve aquarium water quality is something many people do. It’s very easy and anyone can do it. Looking at some of the more elaborate aquascapes you may see a bunch of leaves swirling their way out of the aquarium and down the side of the tank. This could be Pothos, or also known … Continue reading Adding Pothos to improve aquarium water quality

How I removed BBA from my fish tank

How I removed BBA. Iv never had a tank without plants. So to be honest ripping out all my plants and being able to see everything was something I wanted to experience. A fresh start. The reason I recently done this (recent to this post) is to completely remove BBA (Black Beard Algae). My only … Continue reading How I removed BBA from my fish tank

Complete rescape of my 4ft tank

After an outbreak in algae, most of my plant leaves went from a lush green to a plagued brown colour. I blame the newly added fertilisers for this. So I stopped dosing fertilisers. I tried to cut off as many leaves as I could but after a few weeks the tank really started to annoy … Continue reading Complete rescape of my 4ft tank

Setting up an outdoor aquarium plant tub (The set up)

The summer is slowly creeping around the corner and my garden is getting lots of sun. Time to set up an outdoor aquarium plant tub to take full advantage and experiment. A standard plastic tub, that sits outside in direct sunlight, and grows aquarium plants. It’s more of an experiment to see if it will … Continue reading Setting up an outdoor aquarium plant tub (The set up)

Combating BBA with Seachem Excel

Pre Purchase Having just ordered a 500ml bottle of Seachum Excel I look over at my aquarium, exhausted by the sight of persistent BBA. Seriously though, BBA can be very annoying and it’s very difficult to get rid of. This post will detail my experience using Seachem Excel against BBA. I do not dose any fertilisers … Continue reading Combating BBA with Seachem Excel

Cheap aquarium LED lights to grow plants

Most aquariums these days don’t use the old fashioned light bulbs on their tanks, they’re using cheap aquarium LED lights. Even to grow an abundance of plants you don’t need expensive lights. My lights only need to be on for 6 hours a day. Compared to traditional bulbs I used to have one of those … Continue reading Cheap aquarium LED lights to grow plants

Best canister filters for the aquarium review 2017

Filters are the heart of any aquarium and very important. As I have lots of experience with aquariums and filters I will be reviewing some of the best canister filters of 2017. What are canister filters? Canister filters are the largest of the commercial filters and usually sit outside of the aquarium. They are hidden away … Continue reading Best canister filters for the aquarium review 2017

4ft Planted Tank Update (140L)

This is a quick update on my 4ft planted tank (140 Litres). Very recently Iv had a problem with all my lush green plants going a bit brown. An algae infestation. Some BBA (Black Beard Algae), and just a general browning, across the tank. After having stared at it for a few days I came … Continue reading 4ft Planted Tank Update (140L)

How to reinforce an aquarium stand

My little aquarium stand for my 30 Litre Dennerle Shrimp Tank was more of a small table. It was temporary. So I eventually bought a 3 drawer unit from IKEA. The thing with IKEA products though, are that they aren’t the strongest. And fish tanks are heavy. Even this little tank weighs a hell of a … Continue reading How to reinforce an aquarium stand

How to set up a quarantine tank

A quarantine tank is a separate tank you can set up to separate fish from your main tank. The tank usually only contains a heater and a filter, and no decorations, bare bottom too, meaning no substrate at the bottom. This is mainly for low maintenance, less risk of a sick fish injuring itself on … Continue reading How to set up a quarantine tank