Help Guides

  1. Which marine fish for best for new reefkeepers?
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingFish

    Which marine fish for best for new reefkeepers?

    Choosing marine fish can be a minefield, with most of the desirable ones like puffers and butterflyfish being unsuitable for reef tanks.
  2. Which aquarium do I need for tropical fish?
    Categories: AquariumsFish

    Which aquarium do I need for tropical fish?

    Want to keep fish but are unsure which tank to go for? Get started the right way with the Swell Buyer’s guide to aquariums.
  3. Five easy to breed cichlids
    Categories: AquariumsFish

    Five easy to breed cichlids

    Want to breed cichlids? Read our useful guide on the five easiest cichlids for you to breed at home, and get started the right way!
  4. Can I still build a pond in Autumn?
    Categories: Ponds

    Can I still build a pond in Autumn?

    Autumn is a good time to build a pond because terrestrial vegetation is starting to die back yet the ground is moist, but not frozen, so easy to dig.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.