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Low levels of light in aquariums can lend to the creation of beautiful aquatic landscapes that possess a naturalistic feel. However, low-light aquariums can’t house just any plant. They’re only suitable for plants adapted to dim light. Here are six of the best low-light aquarium plants, all of which are perfect for freshwater planted aquariums. Remember all plants will grow better and with less algae as long as you add Seachem Excel on a daily basis (1/2 cap/5 gallons) when the lights come on and a light fertilizer such as Seachem Flourish two times a week. 1. Java Moss This southeast Asian moss thrives in low light. It’s popular in …

While there are many factors that can affect the overall health of an aquarium, lighting is a key component that’s often overlooked. Traditional lighting options include fluorescent, incandescent, and metal halide, but LED lighting actually offers quite a few benefits that other types of lighting don’t, and the staff at Aquatic Warehouse would like to share a few of these key benefits. Even though LED lights can cost more than fluorescent lights upfront, they save you money in the long run since they consume 80 to 90 percent less energy. They also last a lot longer before burning out. LED lights can typically last for around 50,000 hours, which adds …

Saltwater aquariums are some of the most fascinating and therapeutic interactions of millions of peoples’ lives across the globe. As humans, we live on solid ground and always have an innate curiosity toward the ever-elegant life under the sea. Perhaps this is why saltwater aquariums are prominently displayed in various types of restaurants, homes, and offices. Saltwater aquariums have many great benefits, and Aquatic Warehouse, a leading provider of saltwater aquarium supplies, would like to share a few. Increase Wellbeing One of the most important reasons people buy saltwater aquariums is the peace and splendor of colors they bring. Because the magically bright and exotic marine life mixes with the …

Beginner aquarists typically aren’t aware of the kinds of fish that often cause problems for maintaining a nicely balanced aquarium. Some fish get too big too fast. Others are overaggressive killers, unload a large amount of waste in the tank, or are prone to sickness. Fish that have more stringent and specialized water quality requirements or need better filtration are some other kinds of traits to watch out for if you’re a beginner. Here is a list of 7 fish species beginner aquarists should avoid, brought to you by Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted aquarium supplier. 1. Glass Catfish These transparent fish are pretty awesome because you can see through their …

One of the most exciting things about owning a saltwater aquarium isn’t simply the huge variety of gorgeous, bright-colored fish. A saltwater aquarium has huge potential when it comes to cultivating a reef of stunning, diverse coral. However, cultivating a thriving reef tank takes a good deal of effort and knowledge. A stunning landscape of happy corals will only thrive in a saltwater aquarium in a well-cared-for physical and chemical environment. There’s an exceptionally fine line between thriving corals and the reef system breaking down right before your eyes. The staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a leading provider of saltwater fish tank supplies, wants to share a few tips that can …

Detritus is decaying food, waste, plant, or animal matter present in a reef fish tank. If left untreated, detritus impacts the balance of the aquarium’s water by raising the levels of nitrate and phosphate. Excessive levels of these byproducts can cause the residents of an aquarium to be susceptible to illness or death, let alone food for noxious algae. Managing detritus is essential to keeping the fish in your aquarium happy and healthy. Here are five methods to remove detritus from your reef tank. 1. Recruit a Reef Tank Cleanup Crew If you prefer natural methods to remove detritus from your tank, introducing animals that eat detritus is the most natural …

Substrate is the third-most important decision an aquarium owner can make (and also one of the most essential fish tank supplies), right after deciding which fish to fill it with and what size aquarium to buy. While gravel is one particular type of substrate, it’s not the only kind. This brief guide will go over several substrate materials and clarify their features and which aquariums they’re best for. Gravel This most common of freshwater aquarium substrate materials comes in both fine and coarse styles. Gravel is common because it’s a safe and pH-neutral material. It’s best used in fish-only aquariums and as the top layer of a plant aquarium’s substrate. …

Adding driftwood to an aquarium involves some thoughtful planning to capture the right aesthetic qualities. While driftwood creates a beautiful and natural look, it also takes up a great deal of room in an aquarium. Such alterations can create a beautiful artistic effect. Here are some dos & don’ts for adding driftwood to an aquarium, brought to you by the aquarium experts at Aquatic Warehouse. Don’t: Buy Driftwood that Might Be Unsafe to Use When shopping for driftwood, only look for the type that’s safe for aquarium use. Driftwood used for reptiles and other animals may contain chemicals that will harm your fish. Resist the temptation of using wood you …

At some point you may need to catch your fish and move them into another aquarium. The reason may be to put them into their new home or do aquarium maintenance, or your fish may be sick and need to be put under quarantine. Fish typically get stressed during the process of being caught—so much so that it can cause illness or, even worse—a mortality. Therefore, it’s very important to have excellent fish-catching skills. Here are some tips to help you safely catch your fish when transferring them to another aquarium or holding tank, brought to you by the staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a reliable aquarium supplier. Be Patient Slow …

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