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Aquarium Plants Turning Black: All Reasons & Solutions

It can be disheartening when your beautiful green plants end up turning black after a while. I remember a few months back when I noticed my plants turned black on the leaves. My fish was still alive, but the plants looked awful. As time passed, I learned why that was happening and how to fix …

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Aquarium Plants Turning White: All Reasons & Solutions

Seeing your aquarium plants turn white might be alarming, but it’s actually a relatively common problem. I experienced this myself recently and found out that there are a few reasons why this can happen. After extensive research, I also learned how to solve the problem. Aquarium plants usually turn white when there isn’t enough light …

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What Shrimp Can Live With Tiger Shrimp? (With 5 Examples)

As I got my first Tiger shrimp, I was very excited. The first question I had was whether I could grow other types of shrimp with that particular wonderful species. As it turns out, the answer is yes, and the variety is quite impressive. Tiger shrimp can live with Cherry, Amano, Ghost, Bamboo, and Blue …

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How Much Water Conditioner Per Gallon? (Aqueon, API & Others)

Many aquarists already know that water conditioners are necessary for fish tanks since they quickly take care of ammonia, chlorine, and chloramine. However, there are many types of conditioners, and each one requires a different amount per gallon. In this article, I will teach you how much water conditioner you should put in your tank. …

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Do You Have to Let Water Sit Before Adding Fish? (And How Long)

As an aquarist, I consistently heard that I should let the water sit for a while before adding my fish. Some people told me the water should wait 24 hours, while others argued it takes several days. Luckily, as the years passed, I gained some experience in this topic. It is highly recommended to let …

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Can I Leave my Aquarium Light on 24/7?

Being an aquarist, I often found myself struggling with the question of aquarium lightning. To be more specific, I wasn’t sure whether I should leave the lights 24/7 or instead turn them off during the night. Luckily, over the years, I researched that topic quite profoundly. Now, I am willing to share my experience. It …

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How Full Should an Aquarium be Filled With Water?

Countless times I’ve been wondering how much I should fill my tank with water. Some people told me I should pour the water up to the brim. However, others encouraged me to leave a few inches from the top. To settle the argument, I decided to conduct extensive research on the topic. In fact, I …

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Can I Use Hot Tap Water for my Aquarium? Can it Kill Fish?

Numerous times I’ve been asking myself whether I can use relatively hot tap water for my fish tank. Since that is the most convenient way of adding new water to aquariums, I had the feeling that other aquarists ask themselves the same question. Now, after tons of research, I am willing to share my conclusions. …

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Should a Fish Tank Filter be Fully Submerged?

Countless times I’ve been wondering where I should position my aquarium filter. The more that I learned about the different filter types, the more I got confused. To make sure I position the filter’s body, inlet, and outlet correctly, I investigated the topic quite profoundly. Now, I am willing to save you some trouble and …

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