Everything You Need to Know about Canister Filters, Part 1

Canister filters are often the best choice for filtration for the medium and large size aquariums.  These systems offer mechanical filtration, chemical filtration and biological filtration all in a single system. Since the canister is set on the floor or in the cabinet stand, it is out of sight and essentially silent in operation. Most canister filters are designed with enough media volume to allow the canister to operate for 2 to 3 months between cleanings. Nearly all styles offer multiple sizes for aquariums from 30 to 250 gallons.

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!)

40 Gallon Planted Aquarium Build 14 Day Update

Well, the plants have been in my aquarium for 14 days now, so I thought I would post an update with two photos to document the progress so far. Day 7 is the top photo, and Day 14 is the bottom photo. So far, at the 14 day mark everything is going well with the tank setup and specifically with the lighting. The Marineland Plant LED System has been reliable and is running well with no signs of overheating, and the built in timer works exactly as it should.