Are Oceanic Tanks Tempered, Can You Drill Them?

Given the company that created and manufactured oceanic tanks no longer makes them (Check out why here) It can be difficult to track down specifics about the old tanks that you might find at secondary markets. One question that pops up frequently is about its ability to be drilled. Are Oceanic tanks tempered? Yes, the … Read more

Water Clarifier Killed My Fish? Here’s Why

Stirring up the substrate, especially dirty or powdery substrate, can release a lot of cloudiness into the water. Most people first think to grab a water clarifier and dump some into the tank to help settle the particles. But wait, the Water clarifier killed my fish? What happened?! This stuff is supposed to be nontoxic … Read more

Cat Litter for Aquarium Substrate or Is It Toxic?

Someone asked me if cat litter would be a good option for their aquarium substrate and if it was safe. I thought that was a really interesting question. Why would someone want to use cat litter for aquarium substrate? Well, for one thing, it’s cheap! You can get 25lbs of the stuff for only a … Read more

Can You Recycle Aquarium Water, Should You?

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to recycle your aquarium water. You may live in a place that has limited access to water, or your available water isn’t suitable for an aquarium because of various added chemicals. Whatever the reason, you might be wondering can you recycle aquarium water for reuse … Read more

Oceanic Aquariums, Are They Still Good?

If you’ve ever been out tank shopping at yard sales or on eBay, You may have encountered some fancy-looking, high-quality aquariums made by Oceanic Aquariums. These were a high-end brand of aquariums that were very popular and regularly sold up until 2007 (with some exceptions up to 2014). But are they still any good today, … Read more

The Best Way to Re-Store Your Aquarium Suction Cups

Aquarium Suction Cups are a great way to hold things in place, but they often fail over time. This is usually due to the accumulation of dirt and dust, which can prevent the cup from creating a strong seal. Aquarium lights or sunlight degrading the suction cup as well as just general long-term use underwater. … Read more

Using Styrofoam In Aquarium – Is Styrofoam Safe for Fish?

Styrofoam has been used in arts and crafts for many years, and it’s a material that is commonly used in household projects. It’s lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to work with. So, it’s no surprise that some people have started using Styrofoam in their aquariums. Its ease of sculpting makes it great for creating beautiful and … Read more

Can You Use Rubber Bands in Aquariums Safely?

Rubber bands sure come in handy in many of life’s circumstances, but can you use rubber bands in aquariums safely? Are there any chemicals that can leech off rubber bands in aquarium water, Or do they pose any other danger to fish? We got you covered. Is it safe to use rubber bands in the … Read more

Do Color Changing Lights Bother Fish, Cause Stress?

We’ve all seen those cool colorful LED lights that you can buy to put in your fish tank. They are quite popular these days and go right along with the ‘LED in everything’ fad. But have you ever wondered if those bright, changing, or flashing lights bother fish? Do they cause stress? There are several … Read more