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

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