Invertebrates are vital to the continued success of a balanced, healthy aquarium ecosystem. Since they feed on many smaller algae and waste particles, they’re the perfect ways to manage excessive algae growth and ensure that all your marine pets get the nutrients they need. But if you’re going to get them to thrive in your tank, you need to know how to properly acclimate them. Here are our tips for introducing invertebrates into a reef aquarium.
Putting together a freshwater tank can be deceptively easy. Creating the right ecosystem for your freshwater fish friends requires work and attention to detail. Read on to discover a few tips for turning your aquarium into an underwater paradise!
If you own a cat and an aquarium, you probably already know the struggles of having to keep your furry friend from trying to catch itself a snack. For those unaware, cats love getting into things they’re not supposed to, and they can see aquariums as a live dinner and a show. Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to cat-proof your aquarium so that you never have to choose one pet over the other.
Most fish hobbyists know that they have to monitor pH, ammonia, and nitrate levels in their tanks. However, when it comes to freshwater tanks, you need to be monitoring the general hardness (GH) and carbonate hardness (KH) of your tank. If not, you may be putting your fish at risk. To help you ensure that your fish’s environment is suitable enough to maintain their health and happiness, this article will review the differences between KH and GH in aquariums.
The plants in your aquarium help oxygenate, filter, and maintain the overall chemical balance of your aquarium’s water. Because plants are such a significant lynchpin in terms of water quality, they are critical to the health of your fish, but what if your plants aren’t healthy?