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Help Guides

  1. How to treat sick fish - a Swell UK beginners guide
    Categories: AquariumsFish Health

    How to treat sick fish - a Swell UK beginners guide

    The key to managing disease in your fish tank is to observe your fish. Watch your fish every day but at the same time look for signs of ill health and disease.
  2. Which substrate do I need for my marine tank?
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeeping

    Which substrate do I need for my marine tank?

    Part of the appeal of a marine aquarium is the bright coral sand base that transports the viewer to a beach on a tropical island.
  3. The swell guide to how to keep plecos in an aquarium
    Categories: AquariumsFish

    The swell guide to how to keep plecos in an aquarium

    Plecos are popular aquarium fish, known for their sucker mouths and their algae-eating capabilities. Some plecos get big however or have specialised care requirements.
  4. How to fix a fish tank leak
    Categories: Aquariums

    How to fix a fish tank leak

    A leaking tank can be a a fishkeeper's worst nightmare. Read our useful guide full of tips on what to do in an emergency when your tank springs a leak.
  5. How to take care of your pond this October
    Categories: Ponds

    How to take care of your pond this October

    The weather definitely changes in October, with more rainfall and lots of leaves. If you have one, open the drain valve on your filter to purge excess water from the pond.
  6. Are there any easy SPS corals?
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeeping

    Are there any easy SPS corals?

    Heres the scene. You’ve been keeping marines and running a reef tank for six months now and everything is going well, now you want to add some SPS corals.
  7. The swell guide to danios
    Categories: AquariumsFish

    The swell guide to danios

    If you’ve never kept fish before then the best fish you can start with are danios. Danios are small, active freshwater fish known for their hardiness.
  8. Which corals are easy soft corals?
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeeping

    Which corals are easy soft corals?

    Set up a reef aquarium and your lfs will quickly steer you towards soft corals. “Softies” are generally easier to keep than hard corals, less expensive and more tolerant.
  9. How to clean aquarium ornaments
    Categories: AquariumsEquipment

    How to clean aquarium ornaments

    Everyone loves a clean tank but a grubby, algae-covered tank can really detract from the beauty of the fish. It can even make you want to give up fishkeeping!