On the one hand, once you get the hang of all that goes into fish keeping, maintaining an aquarium is quite simple. On the other hand, there are many concepts that are not obvious and that need to be understood to keep healthy fish and plants.
Here are some articles that summarize some of the most useful things I have learned in building and maintaining our aquarium.
My first step in automating our Spec V aquarium was to add a Leviton timer to control the light on/off cycles. It worked well, but I started to wish for something easier to adjust / program. Also, I...Read More
I have struggled over the past year to keep our Spec V maintained. Specifically, the weekly water changes have often stretched to every two, three, or even four weeks. I have seen the tank Share o...Read More
As in previous years (2014 and 2015), I’m offering up the journal I use to keep track of maintenance, progress, and changes to our Fluval Spec V aquarium. It is a lot of Share on Facebook &nbs...Read More
I included this calculator as part of my article on performing a fishless cycle but wanted to make it a separate post for easier access. This is a simple calculator. Make sure to select your Share ...Read More
When I started my first stint at fishkeeping at 8 years old (80’s), nobody told me how to fishless cycle my aquarium, or about the beneficial bacteria in an established aquarium. About all I kne...Read More
Making major changes to your aquarium can be a pain. Last year, I decided to make a few changes to the setup of our Spec V aquarium; I wanted to swap out our old Flourite substrate for some new Up A...Read More