How Long Can Fish Live without Food?

fish surviving without food

We’ve all been there: preparing for a vacation, but wondering what to do with our pet fish while we’re away. If you don’t have friends or family to feed them regularly, you have no other option than to leave them without food for a while. Before you panic and envision your finny friends belly-up, here’s … Read more

These Are the Best Algae Eaters for Freshwater Aquariums

best algae eaters for freshwater aquarium

One of the best methods for keeping algae under control in our aquariums is to bring in some of my recommended algae eaters. They love feasting on the algae we don’t like and they’re nice pets too. The best algae eaters for freshwater aquariums are Siamese Algae Eaters, Bristlenose plecos, Nerite Snails, shrimps, and the … Read more

Best Plant Substrate for a Planted Tank (2024 Update)

best plant substrate for aquariums and jarrariums

Choosing the right substrate for your fish tank is extremely important, especially if you plan on having a planted aquarium or even a jarrarium. The substrate will not only offer the means for your plants to establish their roots, but will also offer them the required nutrients for solid growth, some of which might be … Read more

Best Jars for an Enclosed, Self-sustaining Water Ecosystem / Jarrarium (2024 Update)

Close-up photo of the blog author's jarrarium

I am REALLY passionate about jarrariums and self sustaining water ecosystems, having created over a dozen over the years, and still running multiple at the moment. Today, we’re going to talk about one really important aspect of creating these amazing ecosystems: choosing the best jars for them. I say that the most important element when … Read more

Carib Sea Eco-Complete Substrate Review

CaribSea Eco-Complete Substrate review

Today, I’m going to share my thoughts on the CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium substrate. This review will quickly cover what you should expect if you choose this substrate for your tank setup and what my thoughts are about it. We’ll start by quickly checking out some Pros and Cons, and then we’ll go a … Read more