How Often Should You Vacuum Your Aquarium Gravel?

You want to be a good fishkeeper, you want your fish to be happy and healthy. So, naturally, you want to know how often you should vacuum your aquarium gravel. After all, that’s where your fish’s poop settles. And you wouldn’t ignore poop in your cat’s litter or your guinea pig’s bedding. It stands to … Read more

What To Feed Dojo Loaches

Wondering what to feed your dojo loach (aka weather loach, aka weather fish)? They sure are unusual looking fish; they’re very elongated and have those big whiskers (barbels) around their mouths. Their unusual appearance might make you think that they need a unusual diet? Well, let’s talk about feeding dojo loaches! Myth: Dojo Loaches Are … Read more

Are Box Filters / Corner Filters Better Than Sponge Filters?

Are box filters better than sponge filters? It’s a good question, because these two filters occupy a similar niche in the aquarium hobby. Specifically, they’re both relatively cheap, air pump-driven aquarium filters. Furthermore, they both offer mechanical and biological filtration. What Is A Box Filter? A box filter, also known as a corner filter, is … Read more

Easiest Way To Hatch Brine Shrimp

What’s the easiest way to hatch brine shrimp? In this article, let’s look at an alternative to the DIY plastic bottles, the inverted pyramids, and bubble-driven systems! Why Should You Hatch Brine Shrimp? In the fishkeeping hobby, we usually decide to hatch brine shrimp because our fish are breeding. Brine shrimp are an excellent first … Read more

Easiest Fish To Keep Alive

For newcomers to the aquarium hobby it can be frustrating to read up on what you need to do to take care of your fish, only to watch them decline in health and die shortly after bringing them home. So, in this article I want to go straight into a list of the easiest fish … Read more

Fluval FX6 Vs Eheim 2262

Fluval FX6 vs Eheim 2262—which is the best? Fishkeepers love fish, and we have extra love for our own fish especially. That’s the reason why we want the best of the best when it comes to equipment. Nobody among us wants to lose a fish because we skimped on, in this case, getting the best … Read more

Fluval FX6 Equivalents, Alternatives, & Comparisons

If you’re a fishkeeper, an aquarium hobbyist, then you’ve probably heard that the Fluval FX6 is the best canister filter money can buy. In fact, some would argue that it’s the best filter of any kind that money can buy. However, the truth usually isn’t so clear cut when it comes to picking out the … Read more

Feeding Green Beans To Bristlenose Plecos (Bushynose Plecos)

Green beans are often suggested as a good food to feed your bristlenose plecos (also known as bushynose plecos). I’ve always fed them to mine, and they honestly really love them. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” – I get that. Although, it’s always fun to examine the consensus to see if we, as … Read more