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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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Nerite Snails Crawling Out of the Tank: Reasons & Solutions

I can’t count how many times I caught my nerite snails climbing out of the tank. In the beginning, I thought that this is just how they behave. However, over the years, I learned that adjusting their aquarium has a lot to do with that. To solve the issue in your tank, I decided to …

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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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Fish at The Top of The Tank Blowing Bubbles: 4 Easy Solutions

Quite frequently, I notice worrying issues in my tank. For example, there were times when I saw my fish swim at the top of the tank and consistently blow bubbles. The more I investigated the issue, the more different reasons and solutions I found. Now, I am willing to share all that I’ve learned. Fish …

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Can You Put a Water Conditioner With Fish in the Tank?

As an aquarist, numerous times, I have conditioned water for my fish. Naturally, I found water conditioners to be the most convenient method. However, I wasn’t sure if I should put the conditioner while the fish are in the tank. After extensive research, I am willing to share all the lessons that I’ve learned. You …

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Can Aquarium Plants Grow With LED Lights?

As an aquarist, I enjoy growing foliage in my aquarium. However, quite frequently, I’ve been asking myself whether aquarium plants can grow with LED lights. The longer I experimented and researched the topic, the better understanding I got about the topic. Now, I am willing to share my conclusions. Aquarium plants can grow with LED …

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