Do I Really Need a Quarantine Tank?

The short answer to, “Do I really need a quarantine tank?” is a resounding YES, especially if you have a large aquarium full of fish. While it may seem like a hassle to have a quarantine aquarium, it is much less a hassle than losing all your fish due to introducing something deadly to your current aquarium occupants.

Be Humble, Be Very Humble! Musings from 40 Years in the Aquarium Hobby

One of the better parts of my job is the time I get to talk with aquarium hobbyists with various interests and experience in the hobby. They can range from excited first timers, techno-upgraders looking for the latest and greatest, to more experienced, shall we say “mature,” aquarium hobbyists. I realized the other day that this month is the 40th anniversary of my participation in the aquarium hobby.

Eight Reasons to be Happy to Belong to the Aquarium Hobby

It is a never-ending learning experience: You cannot help but learn all sorts of interesting bits of knowledge about where fish came from, how they breed, what they like to eat, what is required to grow corals/plants, and of course, a primer in water chemistry. Depending on your interest, you can delve as deep as you want and still never master everything there is to know. (Usually, the more you learn the more you realize there is still so much more to learn!)