Author: Jesse Finlay

  • Is 8.2 pH Too High for an Aquarium?

    Is 8.2 pH Too High for an Aquarium?

    Are you worried about fish in your aquarium? I bet you are. Worrying about parameters in an aquarium is perfectly reasonable, especially when they are above the optimal range. We don’t want to wake up to dead fish in an aquarium! With that in mind, is 8.2 pH too high for an aquarium? No, a […]

  • What to do When the Aquarium Heater Breaks?

    What to do When the Aquarium Heater Breaks?

    Aquarium heaters are a crucial part of any aquarium setup. They control the temperature of your water and keep it at a level that is comfortable for your fish. So what happens when a heater stops doing what it is meant to do? Perhaps, the heaters keep the temperature way above or below a fish […]

  • Can You Use Hot Glue in an Aquarium?

    Can You Use Hot Glue in an Aquarium?

    Hot glue is an adhesive found at most craft stores and used for various projects. It is more powerful, especially when compared to other DIY adhesives like super or white glue. For fishkeepers, hot gun glue is a readily available material that they can use to provide quick fixes in the fish tanks. As with […]

  • Can You Use CLR on an Aquarium?

    Can You Use CLR on an Aquarium?

    Cleaning stains in a fish tank can be exhausting and frustrating. Hard stains take forever to remove, even if you use vinegar while cleaning. Nevertheless, you can’t let the stains build up in an aquarium. At least, not in one you intend to admire after a rough day! So, what can we do then? Stronger […]

  • Do Aquarium Test Kits Go bad?

    Do Aquarium Test Kits Go bad?

    Aquarium test kits are essential to fishkeepers. We use them to assess the conditions in our fish tanks that we can’t gauge without the necessary tools. It is crucial to know the conditions in our aquariums since it can be the difference between life and death for fish. Since test kits are so important, it […]

  • How Long Do Guppies Take to Grow?

    How Long Do Guppies Take to Grow?

    Guppies, also known as the rainbow fish, are among the most popular domesticated fish in America and worldwide. Amongst many other reasons, their ability to reproduce quickly has garnered them even more popularity. Of course, the excitement of having new guppy fry eventually leads one to question how long they will take to grow fully. […]

  • How Long Do Aquariums Last?

    How Long Do Aquariums Last?

    Aquariums and their inhabitants take a very special in an aquarist’s heart. You can see it in the care and effort that ensures a pet fish is healthy and thriving, the aquarium ecosystem is maintained, and above all, the miniature aquatic world comes to life in the most beautiful way an aquarist can imagine. Thus […]

  • Is Aquarium Salt Safe for Snails?

    Is Aquarium Salt Safe for Snails?

    One of the most commonly used aquarium accessories is salt. It is a chemical additive used to keep fish in your aquarium healthy. Aquarium salt is very popular with aquarists. It has lots of benefits when used right. However, most people ask if aquarium salt is safe for snails. Aquarium salt is safe for snails […]

  • Aquarium Equipment – The Basics

    Aquarium Equipment – The Basics

    Freshwater aquarium setups can range anywhere from under $100 to well above $1000. This will all depend on the size of aquarium you want and what you’re willing to spend on other aquarium equipment. We will look at the options below. Some first questions you need to ask yourself are, do you have a place […]

  • Aquarium Fish Ideas- Selecting your First Fish

    Aquarium Fish Ideas- Selecting your First Fish

    The aquarium has been cycled- water parameters are suitable. The next step is to run down to your local pet/fish store and buy some fish you like. Not so fast!  You sure your water parameters are correct for those fish? A mistake was made by many, including myself, when I started my first aquarium. So […]