Fish Compatibility Chart All fish, corals and invertebrates have different parameters in which they live basic on personalities and original habitats. This affects how compatible they are with each other. Thing that are taken into consideration when figuring out compatibility is: temperature range, PH range, alkalinity, salt levels, tank size, care level, temperament, lighting, water flow and placement of objects within the tank. Fish Compatibility Chart coming soon!
What is Cycling and How Do You Do It? Cycling is the process of creating a balance of bacteria in your filter system by letting nature take its course. Cycling is basically adding beneficial bacteria to your newly established aquarium and letting the nitrogen cycle do its thing. Waste gets turned into Ammonia and then to Nitrite and then to Nitrate Beneficial Bacteria is what sets this cycle in motion. So for all you beginners out there…don’t just throw fish in [...]
Aquarium Lighting Requirements For Any Aquarium If you have a lighting system with both daylight (white bulbs) and actinic (blue bulbs) it is best to have the actinic blue lights come on 1 hour to 1.5 hours after the daylight bulbs turn off. This is easily done by using light timers. Set the timers so the white daylight bulbs stay on 8-9 hours a day and then the actinic lights (blue) come on after. Fish Only Aquarium Fish only saltwater aquariums do [...]
How to Control Algae Keep your aquarium at a cool temperature between 76-77 degrees F Lights should only be on for 8-12 hours a day Get yourself a reverse osmosis system to filter your tap water. Water should be used for water changes and top-offs of aquarium. Reverse Osmosis Deionization is necessary if you plan on keeping a reef tank as the organisms are extra sensitive in those environments. Get an ultraviolet sterilizer (UV) to your aquarium. These can be set in-line to [...]