Do you need a backup fish tank?

Having a backup tank is a good idea if you want to keep your fish healthy. It can be used as a quarantine, hospital, isolate aggressive fish, separate stressed fish and provide emergency housing. Quarantine Even if your new fish appear healthy, they could be latently carrying contagious diseases that could infect the other inhabitants … Read more

Do you need an air stone in your fish tank?

So do you actually need a bubbler in your aquarium? The answer depends on how your fish tank is set up and how pretty you want to make it look. Benefits of having an aquarium bubbler The main benefit of a bubbler is that it will help oxygenate the water column in your tank. A … Read more

Do you need to cover the top of your fish tank?

So do you actually need a cover the top of your aquarium? Having a cover has several major advantages that make fish keeping much easier. Aquarium Top Cover Benefits Perhaps the most important of which is that a top will prevent fish and other aquatic life (such as snails and shrimps) from jumping and/or escaping … Read more

Is Seachem Flourish any good?

If you are planning to grow live plants in your fish tank, there may be a chance that you run out of nutrients over time. To compensate, a lot of fish keepers like to use a supplement, such as the best selling Seachem Flourish Comprehensive Supplement for the Planted Aquarium. You can find our experience … Read more

How to cycle your fish tank quickly

Before adding any fish and/or aquatic life to your fish tank, it is essential that you build up beneficial bacteria in your aquarium. Without doing so, your fish will quickly die off. This guide at Aquarium Blueprints will help you “cycle” your fish tank with beneficial bacteria. Quick Navigation: What is the Nitrogen Cycle? How … Read more