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

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

Why you shouldn’t use normal soil in an aquarium

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There are a lot of articles out there already explaining how you can actually use normal soil in an aquarium. Let me lay that out for you: Yes, you can use regular potting soils, even soils from your garden, In your aquarium. However, it comes at a price. These soils are often teeming with various … Read more

Is colored aquarium gravel safe?

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This is a great question that seemingly has not been addressed often online. I know because I looked it up when I started preparing this article. That in itself is strange given how often I’ve heard it asked before. It’s natural that people would be asking themselves this question. One begs to wonder why it’s … Read more