Up Aqua Aquasand Substrate for Planted Aquariums Review

I recently rescaped our Fluval Spec V aquarium and decided to swap out the Black Flourite substrate for something a bit more high end. For all the effort of breaking down the tank, I wanted a substrate that looked more attractive and that provides nutrients more efficiently to the plant roots. I eventually chose Aquasand substrate from Up Aqua. This product has been up and in use for more than a month now and I am very happy with it. I will get into a review of this substrate and discuss

Budget Aquarium Light Controller: Leviton Plug-in Timer LT113-10W Review

When getting back into the aquarium hobby last year, I quickly realized the advantage to automating the lighting in some way so that the light duration for our plants was consistent every day. I know that there are aquarium controllers available that incorporate lighting and other timers, but the cost and size of such systems was not for us.  The simplest solution seemed to be a

Hikari Tropical Shrimp Cuisine Shrimp Food Review

It wasn’t long after acquiring our first batch of 6 red cherry shrimp that I started to look for a good way to feed them. I had heard that you can offer them blanched vegetables, like sweet potatoes or zucchini; I gave that a try without much interest on their part. Also, I didn’t really want to fiddle around with preparing a custom salad for them every day. A trip to the local fish store sent me home with a great packaged shrimp food from Hikari called