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

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

How to add substrate to your established fish tank

So you want to add more to the substrate to your established aquarium but don’t know the correct process to do so. This guide at Aquarium Blueprints will provide some tips will make the process much easier for you. Should You Remove Your Old Substrate? Thinking about replacing your old substrate with a new one? … Read more

Catfishtown Review

Catfishtown is an online business that sell live fish, mainly specializing in Corydroas and Plecostomus. So should you buy from this retailer? You find our experience with Catfishtown in this review at Aquarium Blueprints. Website Catfishtown can be found at They also have an eBay store, which you can check out with this link. … Read more

CaribSea Super Naturals Moonlight Sand Review

If you are looking to add natural looking substrate to your fish tank, then you may have run into the CaribSea Super Naturals Premium Aquarium Substrate brand. You can find Aquarium Blueprints’ review for the Moonlight Sand version of the product below. Available Substrate Types There are many types of the CaribSea Super Naturals Premium … Read more