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 test your aquarium water parameters

Harmful chemicals in the aquarium build up very quickly, here I’ll talk about how to test your aquarium water parameters the most effective way. By water parameters I mean how high certain chemicals are in the water. We want to test how high certain harmful chemicals are in the tank. To test these, most people use the … Continue reading How to test your aquarium water parameters

Preparing rocks for the aquarium

Believe it or not, there is some preparation involved before adding any rock to an aquarium. Most rocks will be absolutely fine, however it’s best to avoid any problems. Rocks on display at an aquarium shop will always pretty much be safe. Some rocks however are for Marine tanks only. They can drastically alter the water … Continue reading Preparing rocks for the aquarium

Glass lilly pipes for canister filters

I decided to get some of those real fancy glass lilly pipes for my aquarium. These are intake and outtakes that attach to the end of the hosing and drop into the tank. Glass lily pipes are purely for aesthetics. They don’t stand out as much as they’re made of glass. Most canister filters come with … Continue reading Glass lilly pipes for canister filters

The perfect Shrimp filter from Aquael

My original filter My shrimp tank started off with a standard air driven, sponge shrimp filter. One of those that use an airline and a noisy pump. A pretty simple, great filter for shrimp, that is very common. While this wasn’t extremely powerful, it was very, very noisy. This air powered pump was very loud, … Continue reading The perfect Shrimp filter from Aquael

How long does fish food last and how to keep it fresh

I’ve read a few articles on how long fish food, generally lasts for. Although technically you can keep fish food for years, once the food has been opened it seems the nutrients etc will begin to deplete after about 6 months, this is when you should chuck it away. In my opinion fish food doesn’t cost a lot, and … Continue reading How long does fish food last and how to keep it fresh

More photos of my new rimless aquarium & rescape

When cleaning out my main tank (64 Litres) I took the lid off so I could get into it, and noticed how nice it would be if it was a rimless aquarium. See previous post for more detail A few days later I pulled out the big piece of driftwood that was shaped like a tree, … Continue reading More photos of my new rimless aquarium & rescape

Making my aqaurium, rimless, with a cheap LED lighting unit

When recently taking the big plastic lid off my aquarium I realised how nice, and modern the tank looked without it, as a rimless aquarium. It is a kind of old-fashioned tank design, having those big plastic hoods with the built in lights that come with an aquarium. However, removing the lid meant no light … Continue reading Making my aqaurium, rimless, with a cheap LED lighting unit

Fish fry hatchery inside the aquarium

When you get fry in your tank, the survival rate isn’t going to be the best, even lower if you leave them to free swim around or if you quarantine them in there own tank. Reasons being: If you leave them in there, as they are, they may get eaten by adult fish, or they’ll … Continue reading Fish fry hatchery inside the aquarium

How to increase oxygen in the aquarium

Most people think that air stones are physically pumping air into an aquarium, while they do increase oxygen, it is not because of this. The keyword here is surface agitation. The air stone is simply pushing water to the surface where it receives oxygen. As it bubbles away its continuously pushing new water to the surface. … Continue reading How to increase oxygen in the aquarium