Category: Common Questions
Why Nitrates won’t go down after Water Changes?
The conventional or rather universally agreed-upon method of reducing nitrates is water change. In this blog alone, I recommend performing 10% to 15% water change biweekly to flush out extra nitrates. Then, why is this method not effective over time? Are you not doing something right? And if that is not the case, what is? […]
Why do Nitrites Spike after a Water Change?
I have seen fishkeepers in aquariums ask about spikes in nitrites after water changes. At the time of writing this, none of the aquarium blogs addressed this issue or have concrete advice on what to do in such a situation. I decided to delve into this matter and help my fellow aquarists in their endeavor. […]
Fish Shocked after Water Change: What to do?
Fish, unlike humans, are cold-blooded creatures. They rely on their environment to keep functional stability in their bodies. Aquarists tend to mimic the natural habitat of their pets as much as possible. The conditions for fish survival can be maintained and groomed in various ways. Water change is one way to keep the conditions tanks […]
Can Aquariums be used as Terrariums?
Terrariums have been gaining popularity. Their low maintenance has made them a favorable hobby in a world where almost everyone has a million things to do – at once. For aquarists, terrariums may be a foreign concept, but those familiar with them can’t help but ask- Can I use my old fish tank/aquarium as a […]
How do you Know when a Betta Fish is Hungry?
Hunger in fish, in general, is a somewhat controversial subject. Everyone has an opinion on what should be or should not be. Now try adding the betta in that pan; you will have a field day. Can you know when a betta fish is hungry? Until this writing, there is no distinctive method of determining […]
Are Fish always Hungry?
Every aquarist can attest to this; fish love begging for food. Whether you have fed them three days or 2 minutes ago is of no consequence. They will rush towards you whenever you pass by the aquarium and will eat everything you chuck out for them. Are they always hungry or just greedy? Why […]
How long do Beneficial bacteria take to grow?
As a beginner aquarist, you’re always told about how vital cycling your new fish tank is. Specifically, you want to know how long these famous beneficial bacteria take to grow! In the cycling of water in aquariums, beneficial bacteria take anywhere between 14 days to 2 months to grow fully. It largely depends on the […]
How to Clean off Algae from Glass?
Algae, algae, algae…how do you feel about them? Tell me below. If you’re like me, they can be frustrating and quite a soar to the eye. Apart from turning your beautiful aquarium into an ugly and dirty one, it obstructs the view of the aquarium when stuck on the glass. It is very disappointing as […]
Can you Use Normal Sand in your Aquarium?
Beginner aquarists are always eager to create a perfect replica of their fish’s natural home. I would find most of them in forums and other online platforms asking if they can use normal sand as a substrate in aquariums. Can you use normal sand in your aquarium? Yes, normal sand can be used in aquariums. […]