Choosing a Fish Tank : Adding Water to Fish Tanks

Okay we’ve got our water in the tank. I’m going to add this final bucket here and some considerations for water is if you’ve thought ahead it’s a good idea to set your water out for maybe twenty-four hours because, that will give the chlorine the time to evaporate. If you’re like me you don’t […]

Fish Tank Maintenance : Putting Food in Fish Tanks

Ok. Now we’re getting to the fun part of having a tank and that’s feeding of the fish. The fish have to eat, however, I think the, a very common thing that people do is, is they forget that fish are cold blooded, they just simply don’t need the amount of food that we’d like […]

Choosing a Fish Tank : Adding Fish to a Fish Tank

O.k. Main, main thing with any part of setting up a tank is conservative. I’m not conservative. But we want to be conservative in how we do all these things. In transporting the fish to your tank, think conservative. You don’t want to just get the fish, obviously, and just dump them in there. A […]

Choosing a Fish Tank : Number of Fish & Size Per Fish Tank

O.k. now one thing to keep in mind here is, if you wanted to go just with gold fish you wouldn’t need the heater, o.k. Those are, gold fish are cold water fish, their very, basically, glorified carp and you could, you wouldn’t want a heater. However, if you go with tropical fish you’re going […]

How aquarium sumps are made

so today I’m back in Detroit with my man brian baer check, and he’s [taken] me [to] a very special place to [his] free to his friend Steve Bashi Tell me how you know this guy and what we’re about to see literally I’m not kidding you Steve Used to come into a pet shop […]

Using Plasti Dip to Hide Aquarium Filters

Steve Poland here, and everyone has their own preferences for the look of their aquariums. And one of my preferences is a black background. It hides everything that’s running behind the tanks, but unless you do some work, the equipment inside the tank is still visible. For example, I’m a fan of Eheim’s canister filters […]

Choosing a Fish Tank : Carbon for a Fish Tank Filter

Ok, the next thing we’re going to do is activate our carbon. Carbon is very important. This is activated carbon. It absorbs odors, impurities and chemical imbalances, so what we’re going to do, we’re going to grab it, and rinse it out. Activate it, charge it up. We’re going to get it rinsed out real […]

Fish Tank Maintenance : Cleaning Fish Tanks

OK, now sometimes what happens is your going to get an algae build up on the side of your tanks. Now the fish don’t care about that, they could care less. They probably even like it. But, we have the fishes so that we can enjoy them. So we want to be able to see […]

Fish Tank Maintenance : Adding Snails to Fish Tanks

Okay, now after our tank has been up for a good while maybe two or three weeks and we’ve got fish in our tank. They’re thriving, they’re happy, they’re eating, they’re doing all the things that fishes do. We should consider adding snails and/or algae eaters, Plecostomus. These not only add interest to the tank, […]

Fish Tank Maintenance : How to Dismantle a Fish Tank Filter

OK, now we’re going to talk about filter maintenance. What you?re going to want to do is, after your tank has been up and going for about three weeks. Now depending on if you’ve got a lot of fish, the filter maintenance is even more crucial and you?re going to want to do it more […]