Freshwater

  • Australian Arowana or Saratoga (Scleropages leichardti)

    July 16, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The Saratoga (Scleropages leichardti and Scleropages Jardinii) is Australia’s version of the ever popular Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus). Most people are attracted to these fish for their predatory nature and...
  • Darwin Algae Eating Shrimp

    July 9, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The Darwin Algae Eating Shrimp is an undescribed species of shrimp that was, until recently, classified as Caridina longisrostris. However, upon scientific revision it was concluded that the species was...
  • 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...

Plants

  • Guide to Cryptocoryne’s

    June 11, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Crypt Melt ‘Crypt melt’ is a phenomenon wherein the leaves of a crypt develop holes and then the plant appears to dissolve. It appears to be caused by changes in...
  • 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...

Marine

  • A Guide to Ocellaris Clownfish

    July 2, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The Clownfish is undoubtedly the most popular marine fish species, period. This iconic fish is a major pull-factor for many people joining the marine hobby. The Ocellaris clownfish is a...
  • Anemone Shrimp

    June 4, 2018 0 comment(s)
    In a similar way to Clown Fish, Anemone shrimp utilise sea anemones as a place of refuge. Biology Tropical anemone shrimp include members of the genera: Alpheus, Lysmata, Periclimenes and...
  • Dwarf Angelfish

    May 28, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Dwarf Angelfish have colours to rival any marine fish, which combined with their small size and individual behaviours make Dwarf Angelfish some of the most popular fish on the marine...

Aquariums

  • Using Seachem Excel to Kill Black Beard/Brush Algae

    July 9, 2018 0 comment(s)
    While algae are a nuisance but some alga are worse than others. Black Beard Algae (BBA) has got to be one of the worst. Most algae problems can be avoided...
  • How many fish can I keep in my tank?

    June 25, 2018 0 comment(s)
    ‘How many fish can I keep in my tank?’ is an age old question, asked by everyone who enters the hobby. Although the question is simple, the answer certainly isn’t....
  • Aquarium Holiday Preparation

    February 12, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Going away on holiday presents many unique challenges to the fish-keeper. While the word ‘feeding’ would jump to most people’s minds upon hearing that statement, there are other aspects of...

Reviews

  • 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...
  • Seachem Prime

    May 8, 2017 0 comment(s)
    Seachem Prime is a well-known and respected product in the aquarium industry. Until recently I had been using Aqua One Ammonia and Chlorine Neutraliser as a water conditioner. However, when...
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