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

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

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

What fish tank filter is best suited for your aquarium?

Having a filter is important in your fish tank as it will keep your water clean and provide a healthy environment for your pet fish. This guide at Aquarium Blueprints will help you find the fish tank filter best suited for your aquarium. Quick Navigation: Filtration Types Box And Corner Filters Canister Filters Hang On … Read more

How to find and put rocks in your fish tank

One of the more popular decorative items you can use when it comes to stylizing your fish tank are rocks. This guide at Aquarium Blueprints will lists out the benefits of using aquarium rocks as well as rather or not you can use the ones you find outdoors. Quick Navigation: Benefits of Aquarium Rocks Do … Read more