Dr. Tim’s Aquatics Ammonium Chloride Review: Best Ammonia Source for Fishless Cycling?

In order to start the nitrogen cycle in your new fish tank, you will need a source of ammonia. One of the products you can use is Dr. Tim’s Aquatics Ammonium Chloride Aquarium Treatment for Fishless Cycling. Below, you can find Aquarium Blueprints’ review for this solution. Benefits of fishless cycling over fish-in cycling Before … Read more

Do you need a background for your fish tank?

Although a background for your aquarium is entirely optional, there are a few benefits. This guide at Aquarium Blueprints will list out these positives as well as help you select the best type. Quick Navigation: Visual benefits of a fish tank background Aquarium backdrop benefits for your fish Interval vs. external backgrounds Black vs. dark … Read more

Do you need a heater for your fish tank?

If you are planning to have tropical fish in your tank, then it is very important that you keep your waters at the right temperature. Below is Aquarium Blueprints’ guide that teach you what you need to know when it comes to heating your aquarium. Quick Navigation: What determines the temperature in your fish tank?  … Read more

How high should the water level be in your fish tank?

Just because you bought a 55 gallon tank, doesn’t mean that you have to completely fill it with water. In fact, filling your aquarium to the brim can cause more harm than good. Benefits of loading your tank with water all the way to the top The main benefit of filling your fish tank all … Read more

Do you need a pre-filter sponge for your fish tank?

One of the modifications you can make to your hang on back filter, canister filter or sump is by adding a pre-filter sponge to the intake valve. So, is it worth doing? This guide at Aquarium Blueprints will list out some of the benefits, as well as some potential drawbacks, to using sponge pre-filters. Quick … Read more

Fluval 06 Series Canister Filters Review

If you are looking for a canister filter for your fish tank, then you will most likely run into the Fluval brand of products. Although the company has newer models available in the 07 Series, the 06 Series is still perfectly viable in the aquarium hobby. Below you can find Aquarium Blueprints’ review of the … Read more

Do you need a fish tank light?

While having light fixture in your tank is optional if you are only keeping fish, it does make your aquarium look better. If you want to grow some plants, then the dedicated lighting is essential to keeping them alive as well. Below is Aquarium Blueprints’ starter guide of factors that you should take into consideration … Read more