• Breeding Discus – Consistency is Key

    February 26, 2018 0 comment(s)
    A remarkable ‘mythos’ has evolved regarding Discus, with many people believing that Discus are extremely sensitive and hard to keep. (See: Discus? Too Easy!) These same people would probably tell...
  • Tip: Treating Internal Parasites the Easy Way

    January 8, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The Problem  Keep fish for long enough and you are bound to come across an internal parasite infection in one of your aquariums. Internal parasites infect almost all fish species...
  • Tip: Feeding Fish While on Holiday

    November 27, 2017 0 comment(s)
    A Common Problem… A common problem encountered by hobbyists is how to feed their fish while they are away on holidays. There are many solutions to this problem, including; getting...


  • Ludwigia repens

    March 5, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Ludwigia repens is a common and popular aquarium plant the world round. This is one of the easiest aquarium plants to grow and is able to grow in a wide...
  • Dosing Nutrients on the Cheap – D.I.Y Nutrients

    January 29, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Anyone who has kept planted aquariums for any length of time knows the enormous expense that bottled nutrients represent. Many a fish keeper has visibly grimaced at the bill they...
  • Bacopa caroliniana: An Easy Aquarium Stem Plant

    August 28, 2017 0 comment(s)
    Bacopa caroliniana is a common and popular aquarium plant the world round. This plant remains a staple of the aquarium hobby due to it being undemanding in almost every way....


  • Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica)

    April 23, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica) is a popular fish in the marine hobby, largely due to its magnificent coloration, unique body shape and unparalleled personality. The Firefish goes by many common...
  • Blood Shrimp (Lysmata debelius)

    April 16, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Lysmata debelius or the Blood Shrimp, has gained a lot of popularity because of its striking colouration. It is known by several common names, including; Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, Blood Red...
  • Green Star Polyps (GSP) – Beginners Coral – Dedicated Aquariums

    April 9, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Green Star Polyps (GSP) are perhaps the quintessential beginners’ coral because they are extremely hardy, fast growing and don’t need a lot of light to grow. While they are tolerant...


Tank Watch

  • Phosphate and Nitrogen in Planted Aquaria

    May 15, 2017 0 comment(s)
    A few weeks ago, I published an article entitled ‘Nitrogen and Potassium Absorption’ in which I explained the situation in the 175 litre aquarium regarding the Cyanobacteria growing within. In...
  • Nitrogen and Potassium Absorption

    March 12, 2017 0 comment(s)
    Overview A few weeks ago, I posted an article entitled Cyanobacteria and Nitrogen Deficiency, in which I explained the current situation in the 175 litre aquarium. At the end of...
  • Cyanobacteria and Nitrogen Deficiency

    February 21, 2017 01 comment(s)
    Background  The 175 litre Chocolate Gourami tank has been plagued by cyanobacteria for at least three months now. I have manually removed the algae on numerous occasions, only to have...


  • Review: Hydra Internal Power Filter

    August 21, 2017 0 comment(s)
    Background The Hydra Internal Power Filter is a unique filter which claims to be an almost miraculous cure to the problem of aquarium maintenance. Upon reading the information on the...
  • Aqua One: Aquis 500 Review

    July 24, 2017 0 comment(s)
    The Aqua One Aquis 500 is a canister filter designed for a 100 litre aquarium. This filter is currently running on my 175 litre aquarium. Before purchasing this filter, I...
  • Treating Ich: Tri-Sulfa Medication

    July 10, 2017 0 comment(s)
    Over the past week I have been treating an outbreak of ich (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) in the 175 litre aquarium. The ich was introduced to the tank after I purchased a...