• Fishless Cycling Guide - How to Cycle an Aquarium with Ammonia You can start your fishless cycle 24 hours after you have set up your aquarium, filled with dechlorinated water and turned on the heater and filter. Shopping List For Fishless Cycling There are a few things you’ll need to buy to carry out your cycle. This...
  • Stocking An Aquarium - Choosing appropriate fish Hopefully, you’re doing or have done a fishless cycle, you know the pH and hardness of your tap water and you’re ready to start stocking your aquarium. How many fish can your aquarium accommodate? Firstly, the number of fish you can keep in a tank is affected...
  • Dealing with Ammonia and Nitrite Spikes in Aquariums - How can the unthinkable situation of ammonia or nitrite being present in an aquarium which is already stocked with fish arise? There are number of ways this can happen. The most common is poor advice  suggesting it’s safe to stock a new tank within days or even hours of its...
  • RO Water for Aquariums - Changing pH, gH, and kH If you are sure you need to use  RO water in your aquarium the first thing you must be aware of is that RO can’t be used “neat”. Fish need  some minerals or trace elements to be healthy and thrive RO has virtually none.  Carbonates are necessary to prevent pH swings and enable filter...