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

aquarium potting soil

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