Biofiltration-only Canister Filters, An Alternate Technique for aquarium filtration

Canister filters have been in the hobby for a long time now, more than the lifetime of many of our current hobbyists. They most commonly are not directly attached to the...

Aquarium Basics: Tips for Successful Fish Keeping

Knowledge of aquarium basics helps you achieve your lifelong dream of owning a flourishing aquarium. Without the basics, you’d struggle with your aquarium setup and wind up frustrated. To help, we have curated information...

Articles on all aspects of tropical fish keeping and care.

Tank management Diseases Commentary Fish species Do it yourself (DIY) Miscellaneous   Tank management Article name Author Ten Gallon Stocking Suggestion. Susan McClure The Ten Gallon Tank: Perfect for Beginners? Susan McClure, a.k.a. kcgirl81 The importance of filter media. Carlos Coe Choosing Substrate for Your Aquarium. Annette Paulsen KH,...

Basic Beginner Fishkeeping fish tank decorations

  THE BASICS OF FISHKEEPING     Decorations By choosing the right kind of aquarium, equipment, plants, decorations and optional accessories we lay the basis for the healthy conditions in our fish tanks. It is up...

Aquarium Microbes Part 1: Nitrification

What do you keep in your tanks? A big school of Tetras? A pair of Cichlids? A few billion bacteria? Don’t gag. The "bugs" are the most numerous things in our tanks...

Lifespans of over 150 tropical fish and inverts. Article 99 on the care, upkeep...

Lifespans of over 150 tropical fish and inverts By: Bunny Oshinsky While this chart doesn't read as an article, I thought it would present best as a big, easy-to-read/search list posted in the articles...

Bioload: An Aquarist’s Guide to Manage and Reduce It

You must have heard the word bioload or biological load if you are an aquarist. When fish are in their natural habitat, the water doesn’t remain in one place and so...

Large map of the African rift lakes area

African Rift Lakes   Main Site NavigationComplete Site Map   Fish Families Choices Detailed Info Forum Back to articles   Need Some Help? Take A Look Detailed Profiles Species Gallery Tropical Fish Gallery      

Tropical Fish Compatibility Charts

e links on this page will lead to helpful and informative charts on different families of fish. The charts will contain text on any particular habit or behavior the fish exhibits...

Water Chemistry: How are pH, KH, and GH Related?

As an aquarist, pH, GH, and KH are words you constantly use. You understand how essential stable water parameters are for a healthy aquarium. Correct water chemistry helps preserve your fish’s...

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