Top Fin Gravel Vacuum

Owning and operating an aquarium is a lot more work than people expect. I learned that the hard way when I began this hobby and lost several fish due to my mistakes. I suppose it’s all trial and error. One of the most important things when keeping an aquarium is cleanliness. And that cleanliness starts […]

Does Seachem Prime Go Bad?

Does Seachem Prime Go Bad

Introduction If you have a bottle of Seachem Prime, you might be wondering how long it is likely to last and whether it goes off. A lot of products have a use-by date that needs to be adhered to, but does Prime? Seachem Prime does not expire, and doesn’t have a use-by date. You do […]

Do Java Ferns Melt?

Do Java Ferns Melt

Talk of taking care of Java Ferns usually goes one of two ways. The first is that it’s easy to take care of and looks great. The second is that it’s a pain in the neck and slowly turns into a nasty, disease-ridden mess. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground. If you belong […]

Can Anubias Grow Out of Water?

Can Anubias Grow Out of Water

Anubias, a semi-aquatic flowering plant commonly used in freshwater aquarium tanks, is a popular choice in the fishkeeping community. It may seem surprising if you’ve only ever seen anubias in an aquarium, but this plant can actually grow with their leaves out of water. Anubias can grow out of water, and actually thrives when it […]

Flame Moss Vs Java Moss: Which is Better for Aquariums?

Flame Moss Vs Java Moss

When choosing the right moss for your aquarium, there are many factors to consider. How will your aquarium fish benefit from the moss? How fast does the moss grow? Is the moss easy to maintain, or does it need special care to thrive in your aquarium? Which moss is more affordable? And is the moss […]

Anubias Rot – Reasons

Anubias Rot

Introduction If you have an anubias in your aquarium and you have noticed it starting to rot, you might be wondering what the best course of action is. Unfortunately, rot is contagious, so you need to make sure you know how to deal with it! Anubias rot results in the loss of the plant’s leaves, […]

Mondo Grass Aquatic

mondo grass aquatic

Introduction Mondo Grass is often sold as an aquatic species, but this can be confusing, because it isn’t truly aquatic. If you are thinking of planting it in your garden, it’s important to be aware of this, because it’s not likely to thrive if you put it in an unsuitable spot. You may have heard […]

Why Is My Hornwort Turning Brown?

Hornwort Turning Brown

Fishkeeping can be a tricky business, especially when you have to manage so many aspects of a tank―filtration, aeration, water parameters, light levels― that it can feel like a headache when issues arise. One common issue people have with hornwort plants is discoloration that leads to the plant wilting and dying. So just what exactly […]

Amazon Sword Runners

Amazon Sword Runners

The Amazon Sword is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the world. These are easy to grow and take care of, but they do require regular maintenance to keep them healthy. They reproduce by growing runners which you can split from the plant to plant new Amazon Swords. This quick guide will help […]

Cabomba Vs Hornwort – Which Should I Plant?

Cabomba Vs Hornwort

Introduction Are you weighing up the pros and cons of Cabomba vs Hornwort and wondering which of these would be better to have in your fish tank? Let’s compare the two! Both Cabomba and Hornwort offer a lot of beauty in an aquarium. It can be pretty difficult to tell the two apart, and you […]