Archive

Category Archives for "Fish Tank Guide"

Fish Tank Guide

The Important Things You Need To Know About How To Raise Alkalinity In Reef Water

Undoubtedly, one of the first things you learn in aquarium fishkeeping is the correct pH for your saltwater aquarium, which ranges from 8.0 to 8.5. Also, you most likely learned that maintaining stable pH levels is as important as adjusting to the correct pH levels.

In addition, since rapid or frequent changes in pH is detrimental to the health of your aquarium’s inhabitants. This concern is where alkalinity comes in.

Thus, in this article, we’ll talk about alkalinity, how it stabilizes pH levels in the water and how to raise alkalinity in reef water.

Alternatively, you can skip to the Raising Alkalinity section if you’re already familiar with the water chemistry involved. Otherwise, read on.

Continue reading

How To Make Fish Food In The Comforts Of Home

Feeding fish regularly often becomes a perfunctory routine where we don’t fixate as much on the fish food or flakes we give our marine pets. Additionally, due to the mass commercialization of fish food, we hardly wonder about alternatives to the type of meals we feed the aqua critters.

Beyond survival, the right food and diet are vital to a fish’s health, energy, as well as the following (and much-coveted) bright and intense colors prevalent on healthy fish.

Granted, commercial fish food may already contain the basic nutrients for healthy fish.

So, as long as you’re getting high-quality fish flakes from reputable sources then, “why should you make your fish food at home if you can just buy it?” This article addresses just that as well as how to make fish food in the comfort of your home.

Continue reading

How To Cycle A Saltwater Aquarium: Here Are The 4 Best Methods

Starting your very first saltwater aquarium can be an exciting time. However, whether you’re a beginner starting up a new tank or an experienced reef hobbyist, know that it takes more than just dumping several gallons of saltwater into a glass container.

You may have heard experts or other hobbyists suggest cycling an aquarium. But, how to cycle an aquarium, exactly?

In this post, we’ll consider the process of cycling, its significance, and the different methods you can apply to cycle your saltwater aquarium, correctly.

Continue reading

How To Lower PH In Aquarium: Everything You Need To Know

Aquariums are excellent to keep in your home. A lot of people want to look around fishes after a stressful day. But, your fish usually dies off when the pH of the water is off. Then, you may be wondering how to lower the pH in aquarium.

Depending on the kind of fish you choose, the pH levels of the tank need to maintain a particular range. Or else the fish will end up dying. So, let’s talk about the ways to decrease the pH level of the reservoir.

How To Get Rid Of Brown Algae In Your Fish Tank In The Easiest Ways Possible

Brown algae can serve as delicious snacks for the fishes you choose to take care of in your tank. However, they can also be ugly things to see in your aquarium.

When the tank owners discuss brown algae, what they are trying to describe are diatoms. These are small greenish or brownish creatures that come with glassy skeletons.

Often, these diatoms are sore to the eyes. That’s why a lot of aquarium owners want to remove them. But, this can be challenging task if you don’t have any idea how to do it.

Thankfully, we’ve listed some of the steps on how to get rid of brown algae in your aquarium.

How To Cure Live Rock For A Healthy Aquarium

Although it may not look (or smell) like it, most Live Rock must go through the course of curing to ensure the health and safety of the marine life in our aquarium. Curing, or lack thereof, will be detrimental to the optimum water conditions in your tank.

So, for us to find the out the correct methods of curing live rock, let’s first look into the live rock’s background and the significance of the curing process.