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Water Quality

  1. How often should you change the water in a tropical fish tank?
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How often should you change the water in a tropical fish tank?

    Fish pollute water, but they are not adapted to live in their own waste. The only way we can keep aquariums is by way of biological filtration, and water changes.
  2. How to beat aquarium Cyanobacteria
    Categories: AquariumsWater QualityAlgae and Pests

    How to beat aquarium Cyanobacteria

    Cyanobacteria is the technical term for slime algae. It’s not in fact algae at all its a bacteria, but it looks and behaves in a similar way.
  3. Why does my fish tank smell?
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    Why does my fish tank smell?

    No one likes a stinky aquarium and for some, it can make them feel positively sick! Here are some of the causes and how to fix them.
  4. How to lower GH in your aquarium
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to lower GH in your aquarium

    GH is an abbreviation for General Hardness, and it's a reference to how hard or soft your water is, so how do we lower GH?
  5. How to change the aquarium filter without losing bacteria
    Categories: AquariumsEquipmentWater Quality

    How to change the aquarium filter without losing bacteria

    Need to change your aquarium filter but worrying about crashing your cycle? Read our useful guide on how to do it without losing precious beneficial bacteria.
  6. How to raise pH in aquarium water
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to raise pH in aquarium water

    The pH of freshwater varies around the world, and most fish have adapted to live and breed in a narrow band of pH values, so how do we increase it?
  7. How to cycle an aquarium
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to cycle an aquarium

    Cycling is the single most important phase that any aquarium goes through, making sure your water is safe to add fish. Here’s how to do it.
  8. How to get nitrates down in an aquarium
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to get nitrates down in an aquarium

    Nitrates are the end of product of an aquariums nitrogen cycle, and high nitrates fuel algae growth. Here are some quick and easy fixes to lower your nitrates.
  9. How to lower pH in your aquarium
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to lower pH in your aquarium

    Fish have evolved over millions of years to suit specific types of freshwater. Give them water with a pH that is the same as in their natural habitat and they will thrive.

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