How to clean fish tank gravel without a vacuum

How to clean fish tank gravel without a vacuum

Fish tank gravel, aquarium gravel, or any of the various types of substrate all have one thing in common if nothing else. They all need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Normally this is pretty easy, and you would use a special siphoning hose called an aquarium vacuum to clean the dirty gravel. Unfortunately, … Read more

Got Worms? How to Fix Your Aquarium Worm Problem

how to get rid of detritus worms in aquarium

Found worms in your aquarium gravel or substrate? Maybe you just happened to notice some white worms in aquarium gravel as you were walking by and thought to yourself “Oh, crap, what’s that”. That my friend is what we call a detritus worm. This blog post will answer several questions, What a detritus worm is, … Read more

Dealing WIth Brown Hair Algae Diatoms

Brown Hair Algae

Brown hair algae (diatoms) aren’t actually algae. They are tiny organisms with hard shell-like exoskeletons. These will often pop up in new aquariums, or aquariums where additional new decorations or rocks have been added to the tank. These organisms are completely normal to have in a tank, but they will still pose many problems. They … Read more

How often should you change gravel in a fish tank?

How often should you change gravel in a fish tank?

If you own an aquarium, you probably have gravel stone installed in the tank. The gravel is an integral part of the aquarium, and it benefits the fish as well as makes your aquarium look good. And with a wide selection of colors available, it becomes an ideal piece of decorating material. But the question … Read more

Can you use bleach to clean aquarium gravel?

Can you use bleach to clean aquarium gravel?

If you love aquariums, maintenance is an essential aspect of it. And knowing what to do and which materials you need to clean the aquarium is the first step because just changing the water will do you no good. Everything inside the aquarium needs cleaning, and that includes gravel stones as well. So can you … Read more

Why Is My Aquarium Water Cloudy? This Is Why.

Cloudy Aquarium Water

Keeping an aquarium is more than just a fun activity; it is also rewarding. But did you know most people don’t know how to clean their tanks properly? They end up asking questions like “Why Is My Aquarium Water Cloudy” while slowly pulling out their own hair? It is crucial to ensure you maintain a … Read more

How to remove tannins from aquarium water

So you just changed the water in your tank, and it’s nice and crystal clear. But later in the day, you take a look at it and what’s this! It’s as brown as tea! What the heck is up with that? Well, my friend, tannins caused this, and I’m going to teach you how to … Read more