Sunday, February 25th, 2018

In this post we look at an alternative to the typical method of cycling your fish tank with fish.  Called Fishless Cycling, it is a method of starting the Nitrogen cycle with something other than fish. All that is needed to start the Nitrogen Cycle and begin the building of beneficial nitrifying bacteria is ammonia.  […]

Tank cycling is a very important step in establishing your new aquarium, and improper cycling of your fish tank is a common cause of failure among beginning aquarists.  “Cycling your tank” means that you are giving your aquarium enough time to run through the Nitrogen Cycle and establish a biofilter. What is a biofilter?  Basically, a biofilter […]

Popularized by the movie “Finding Nemo” the Ocellaris Clownfish is one of the more popular fish for the saltwater aquarium and make fantastic aquarium inhabitants. For the starter saltwater aquarist, the Occellaris Clownfish are a hardy and a fun fish to have because of their unique swimming motion and their interesting behavior.  They are not […]

Live baby brine shrimp are an easy live food source to hatch at home and are an excellent supplementary food source for small freshwater or saltwater fish, as well as marine invertebrates. Supplies you need to hatch baby brine shrimp: Air pump Airstone 3 ft section of air pump tubing Baby brine shrimp cysts () […]