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6 Tips for Awesome Aquarium Photography

Have you ever spent a long evening staring into the depths of your aquarium and all of a sudden you see something that just needs to be shared with the world? Blur, glare, deep shadows, lack of focus, and reflections are just a few of the issues that plague every aquarium photographer. Overcoming these challenges takes…

5 Reasons to Test Water Quality in your Aquarium

Testing your tank consistently will avoid algae buildup from toxins present in your system. There are many different types of kits available and this article will inform the reader of 5 strong reasons why you should test the water quality for ammonia, phosphates,...

Aquarium Lighting 101: How to Choose the Right Lights

This article will review different kinds of aquarium lighting, when you would want to use each, and general information to keep in mind when choosing the correct lighting for your tank. For more advanced assistance please visit our aquarium forum for specific...

How to Cool Your Tank When Summer is Heating Up

This article will identify the effects of heat on an aquarium and offer some simple techniques to lower your temperature. Summer is back once again, with it comes the heat and algae!  Without the proper tank set-up or preparation, high temperatures can quickly become...

Silica In Your Aquarium

In this article, we have gathered research from around the web to help explain the role of Silica in your aquarium, why you may want to think about Silica dosing, and the best way to do so.  While the hobby has established recommended nutrient levels for things like...

Nano Silica & Diatoms

Understanding Nano Silica’s Role in Diatom Growth Nualgi is a patented nano silica based nano nutrient formulation with particles in the size range of 5-100 nm. The silica becomes both the carrier for other nutrients and the nutrient by itself. It is in a water...

Algae Blooms – Causes & Effects

Above you can see an algae bloom happening in both a freshwater and saltwater aquarium – No kind of tank is immune! What Causes an Algae Bloom? Algae blooms usually occur in tanks that have an excess of nutrients, specifically Phosphorus, whose levels usually...

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