CO2 Basics for the Freshwater Planted Aquarium

So you have decided to set up your new aquarium or convert your existing aquarium into a heavily planted freshwater aquarium and try out your aquatic green thumb. You have done your research, decided what plants you’re going to plant, selected your lighting and planted aquarium substrate, and you’re ready to go. There may be just one lingering question…

Betta Fish

Betta fish, or Siamese fighting fish, can make wonderful and surprisingly social companions. They are interactive, playful and can be your best friend for up to 4…

Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle Q & A

When you get started in the aquarium hobby, you will hear a lot about the “cycling” stage that occurs in the beginning. You might read how you want to use hardier fish to “cycle” your aquarium, or how it takes about a month for the “cycling” process to complete. This “cycling” is referring to the Nitrogen Cycle that occurs in every new aquarium. Here are some popular questions and answers about what it means when an aquarium is “cycling,” as well as what to expect during this time.