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Why is my freshwater tank green?

Why is my freshwater tank green?

A green freshwater tank is usually a sign of algal bloom inside of the aquarium. Personally, I notice this most in the aquarium that I put outside the house for decorative purposes. Because the tank is exposed adequately with natural sunlight during the day, algae thrived and infested the tank. The good news is that algal bloom in the tank can be easily removed. Actually, most of the time, it’s just a matter of cleaning the tank, but let’s break…

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How to Make a Fish Tank Filter

How to Make a Fish Tank Filter

It just takes five steps to make an affordable homemade fish tank filter. Since filters can be very expensive, there’s a good chance you’re looking to try out a homemade one first. This one can be created for under $20. First off, have a look at some expensive commercial filters available in the market. Pretty simple design, right? Making your own filter will be cheap and can be just as effective. What You Need Igloo Thermos with cap – It…

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What Fish Tank Filter System is Best?

What Fish Tank Filter System is Best?

There are plenty of filter systems to choose from when it comes to a great filter for your fish tank. There are a few things you need to keep in mind when purchasing a filter for your tank, including the size of your tank and where you are going to place the filter. Some filter types include internal, power, and wet/dry. All of them focus on filtering out different things, for instance, wet/dry filters are ideal for biological filtering, i.e.,…

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How Do Fish Tank Filters Work?

How Do Fish Tank Filters Work?

Fish tank filters keep the water clean for your fish in addition to helping them looking pristine. But, there’s a bigger picture. You may be wondering how exactly your fish tank filter works to maintain your tank. Just like how an air filter cleans dust and particles out of the air we breathe, a fish tank filter gets particles out of the water. Tank filters help to clean out any type of dirt, debris, or particle floating in the water,…

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Can Any Fish Tank Be Used For Saltwater?

Can Any Fish Tank Be Used For Saltwater?

If you’re thinking of started a saltwater fish tank setup, there are some considerations you need to keep in mind before doing so. If you have the misconception that you’re not ready for a saltwater setup, that’s simply not true. Saltwater tanks can be just as easy (or challenging) to keep as a freshwater tank, it all depends on the amount of experience and resources you have. Luckily, you’re here doing research so that counts for something. Saltwater does not…

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What to Do When Your Fish Tank is Cloudy?

What to Do When Your Fish Tank is Cloudy?

Everyone is bound to run into this problem sooner or later, and usually it’s pretty quick after you get your first tank. When you first get started, it’s all so exciting. You get to select a tank and all its accouterments, and you then get to pick out the fish (the real exciting part), but even after doing all the proper acclimating to make sure your new fish are able to live safely in their new water, you wake up…

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How to Build a Basic Fish Tank Setup

How to Build a Basic Fish Tank Setup

Setting up your fish tank is an exciting task, but don’t get ahead of yourself. A reputable pet shop will not sell you everything and a fish in one day. They will actually let you get all the equipment you need in place and then have you come back in a few days once your tank has all the good bacteria it needs growing inside. This post will list out the essentials you need to put together a basic fish…

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What to do When Your Betta Fish is not Eating?

What to do When Your Betta Fish is not Eating?

When you’re caring for a betta fish, it can get very worrisome if they’ve suddenly decided to stop eating. There can be a few causes for this, and there’s no need to panic right away. There are a few things you can try at home. How Long Would It Take? While you should act as soon as you notice your betta not eating, it will take them around two weeks to starve to death. That means you have plenty of…

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Can Betta Fish Live with Other Fish?

Can Betta Fish Live with Other Fish?

If you’re interested in adding a fun and colorful betta to your collection of fish, you may be wondering: can they live with other fish? The answer is yes, but you have to get the right species of tank mate for them. Although an alternative name for bettas is “Siamese fighting fish” they will not go after other fish in your tank. Many fish species can live together with them peacefully. Although some bettas have “added personality” (i.e., some issues…

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What do Betta Fish Eat?

What do Betta Fish Eat?

Bettas are fun, beautiful fish to own! However, you do need to keep their special – and often picky – dietary requirements in mind. This article will review some of the most important factors about feeding your betta properly. What To Feed This list will give you an idea of all the varieties of food bettas can eat. You may find that your betta likes eating things it’s not “supposed” to or that it’s so picky it doesn’t even like…

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