Learn the Basic Aquascaping Design Principles

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Aquascaping may be a form of art in which imagination and creativity play an essential role, but mastering the backbone of this process is elementary if you want to be successful. Measure is very important in nature, and aquascaping makes no exception. You want your tank to not only please your eye, but make it […]

Buy wood for your aquarium? What to look out for!

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Everything starts with a good plan. And I mean that literally. Think carefully about the result that you want to achieve. Your aquarium wood must fit in your tank and merge with the other hardscape and the inhabitants of your aquarium. Make sure that the ratio of plants to wood, but also wood to swimming […]

Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina denticulata sinensis)


Red Cherry Shrimp make gorgeous and functional additions to any peaceful freshwater aquarium. Its brilliant red coloration adds a beautiful ornamental quality while its purposeful pursuit for algae and organic debris makes the Red Cherry Shrimp an invaluable aquarium cleanup crew.

Top 10 Tips for Controlling Algae Growth in Your Aquarium


One of the most enjoyable times for the new hobbyist is watching the flurry of activity in the aquarium after that pinch or two of fish food hits the surface. Sometimes we’re tempted to repeat the show 2-3 times a day, which is fine if your fish consume all the food within a couple minutes.

Producing a Nature Aquarium for Long-Term Maintenance

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Takashi Amano advocated the long-term maintenance of Nature Aquarium aquascapes. Thirty years ago, the technology to efficiently grow aquatic plants was still in its infancy, and layouts using them generally looked best right after planting.