Fish Tank Water Smells Earthy

Fish Tank Water Smells Earthy

Introduction If you have started noticing a strange smell every time you pass by your fish tank, you might be wondering what’s going on and how concerned you should be. It is never a good sign when your fish tank smells unpleasant! Some freshwater tanks do have a somewhat earthy smell, and this is nothing […]

Hygger Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Not Working

Hygger Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Not Working

There are few things more satisfying than making your aquarium floor nice and clean for your fish friends. Using a Hygger Aquarium Gravel Cleaner can be your tool to have that satisfying experience! However, if the suction is sub-par, you might be wondering why your Hygger Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is not working. The Hygger Aquarium […]

Aquarium Filter Not Working After Cleaning

Aquarium Filter Not Working After Cleaning

You’re doing all of the things that you’re supposed to do. You’ve removed the filter, whether it’s an outside or in-tank filter, you’ve disassembled it, replaced the old filters, cleaned the housing, and replaced the filter. Unfortunately, when you turn the switch on, nothing. What are you supposed to do now? When you’re cleaning a […]

Fluval FX6 Air Trapped

Fluval FX6 Air Trapped

Fixing issues that arise in your aquarium is part of being a good aquarist, but when your canister filter is on the fritz, it can be hard to figure out what to do. Here’s how to deal with air trapped in your Fluval FX6. Issues with the FX6 canister filter can be caused by malfunctions […]

KC 10 Internal Aquarium Power Filter Not Working

KC 10 Internal Aquarium Power Filter Not Working

The filter is probably one of the most important aspects of your tank. It’s the one thing that you don’t want to malfunction, especially if you have your tank fully stocked with fish. KC 10 internal filters are popular and shouldn’t give you problems. But “shouldn’t” isn’t a foregone conclusion.  There could be a range […]

How Does An Aquarium Overflow Box Work?

How Does An Aquarium Overflow Box Work

You’re looking to set up a saltwater tank and you see advertisements for an overflow box. So now you’re probably wondering: what is an overflow box, and is it necessary? Aquarists setting up a saltwater aquarium should purchase or build an overflow tank system for their aquarium to prevent overflowing and keep the water level […]

Penguin bio-wheel 200 impeller noise

Penguin bio-wheel 200 impeller noise

Many people all over the world are inconvenienced by a noisy penguin bio wheel 200 impellers. Penguin BIO-Wheel Filters provide simple three-stage aquarium filtration without the need for air pumps, valves, tubing, or air stones. The revolutionary BIO-Wheel offers biological filtration and has been demonstrated to be among the most efficient way to remove harmful […]

Canister Filter Inlet Outlet Placement

Canister Filter Inlet Outlet Placement

Trying to figure out how to correctly install and use the canister filter that you recently purchased for your aquarium? You’re probably wondering where all of the various parts go and what purpose they serve in the assembly. All the components involved are, in fact, crucial to the canister filter, and setting them up correctly […]

Problems with High Magnesium in a Reef Tank

Problems with High Magnesium in a Reef Tank

Magnesium is an important part of any reef tank ecosystem but there is a such thing as “too much of a good thing is a bad thing.” Without proper levels of magnesium, your reef tank will face severe problems if it isn’t brought back into balance quickly.  In a reef tank, magnesium levels need to […]

Topfin Filter Not Working?

Top Fin Aquarium Filter Not Working

If you’re a fish parent who has a Top Fin aquarium then you’re probably well aware that your aquarium has a filter. The filter works to keep the water clean and healthy for your fish. These filters, however, can sometimes give us problems like suddenly stopping working. If this has happened to you, you’re probably […]