Picking the Best Substrate for a Freshwater Aquarium

Choosing the right substrate for your freshwater aquarium seems like a daunting task when you first start out. And you know what? It is a daunting task even for us experts. The truth is, choosing a substrate can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it. If you are trying to … Read more

Does Crushed Coral Raise PH? Absolutely

Many aquarium owners do not have access to suitable water straight from a tap for their aquarium. Often, these waters are too soft or acidic for the animals they wish to keep. Fortunately, there are many products on the market that can be used to raise the hardness and alkalinity of water, making it more … Read more

9 Reasons to Use Organic Potting Soil for Aquarium Substrate

If you’re like most aquarium enthusiasts, you want to create a healthy and natural environment for your fish and plants. One way to do this is by using organic potting soil as your substrate. In this blog post, we will discuss the top 10 reasons why you should use organic potting soil in your aquarium! … Read more

Quartz In Aquariums Safe? Enhancing Aesthetics and Safety

Updated 3/24/2023 Many aquarium enthusiasts wonder if it’s safe to use quartz in their aquariums. Will quartz rocks cause any issues with water parameters or harm fish? And what about other crystals? In this article, we’ll explore the safety of quartz and other crystals in aquariums, their potential benefits, and impact on water quality. Quartz … Read more

Will Cloudy Water From Sand Hurt Fish?

So you’ve finally decided to add sand to your aquarium. A nice step up from artificial gravels! But once you added it, everything get’s super cloudy? Is it always going to be like this? Will cloudy water from sand hurt my fish? These questions will be answered in this article as well as what will … Read more

Can You Use Play Sand for Aquarium Substrate?

Play Sand Sand for Aquarium Substrate

Saving money is always nice, and play sand is certainly much cheaper than name-brand sands like super naturals and ocean direct. But can you really use play sand for an aquarium substrate without harming your fish? The answer is yes! Not only is it a cheaper alternative, but Most brands are also safe for fish … Read more

Will aquarium gravel raise your pH? Yes, And no.

Will aquarium gravel raise your pH

Keeping your aquarium’s pH and water chemical composition balance can be a pretty tricky and delicate process. Everything you add or do in your aquarium can upset this balance very easily. That’s why it’s important to know what gravels will raise or power your pH so you can adjust things accordingly, Let’s get started. Does … Read more

Putting Maple Leaves in Your Aquarium

Putting Maple Leaves in Your Aquarium

Thinking about adding maple leaves to your aquarium? Leaf litter is a great way to spruce up and add color and life into your tank without having to buy expensive plants. They’re also super beneficial which we will get into in this article. Dried maple leaves are very similar to dried oak leaves and dried … Read more

5 reasons aquarium gravel is ABSOLUTELY necessary!

is aquarium gravel necessary

Aquarium gravel is one of the most important components of any aquarium. It is what creates a natural habitat for fish, it is where plants will grow, and it is what holds much of the beneficial bacteria in your tank together! Without this layer, things would get pretty messy. In fact, without gravel, your tank … Read more