Help Guides

  1. How to set up a planted aquarium without CO2
    Categories: AquariumsAquascaping

    How to set up a planted aquarium without CO2

    Planted tanks can be some of the most beautiful aquariums, and live aquatic plants can benefit fish too. Is CO2 essential for a planted tank?
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. How to get rid of Black Beard Algae (BBA)
    Categories: AquariumsAlgae and Pests

    How to get rid of Black Beard Algae (BBA)

    Black beard algae (BBA) is a horrible, tenacious algae which is unsightly and hard to get rid of. It typically grows on the edges of the leaves of slow-growing plants.
  5. 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?
  6. How to clear green pond water
    Categories: PondsAlgae and Pests

    How to clear green pond water

    Green water is made up of millions of tiny algae cells all floating around in the water. They are green because of the chloroplasts inside them which photosynthesize and turn sunlight into energy. Just like plants.
  7. Aquarium cycling: How to cycle an aquarium
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    Aquarium cycling: 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 Rid of Snails in an Aquarium - Complete Guide
    Categories: AquariumsAlgae and Pests

    How to Get Rid of Snails in an Aquarium - Complete Guide

    Snails are one of the most notorious pests in home aquariums, usually introduced on live plants. Read our helpful guide on how to control them.
  9. Aquarium CO2 - How to add CO2 to your aquarium
    Categories: AquariumsAquascapingEquipment

    Aquarium CO2 - How to add CO2 to your aquarium

    Carbon Dioxide is fundamental to all plant growth, as carbon is a building block of life. Use it in your aquarium and your plants will thrive.