Best Of Aquarium in 2023
API FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT 800-Test Freshwater Aquarium Water Master Test Kit
25 Foot - Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Maintenance System
- Will not disturb fish or decor during routine aquarium maintenance.
- Adapts easily to most faucets.
- Complete ready-to-use system.
- No buckets, no siphons, no mess, no tank tear downs ever again.
API AQUARIUM SALT Freshwater Aquarium Salt 65-Ounce Box
- Contains one (1) API AQUARIUM SALT Freshwater Aquarium Salt 65-Ounce Box
- Promotes fish health and disease recovery with increased electrolytes
- Improves respiration for fish in freshwater aquariums
- Made from evaporated sea water for all-natural results
- Use when changing water, when setting up a new freshwater aquarium and when treating fish disease
Tetra Whisper Filter Cartridges 4 Count, Extra Small, For aquarium Filtration (AQ-78052)
- REPLACEMENT CARBON FILTER Keeps aquarium water crystal clear – removes odors and discoloration
- CATCHES DEBRIS Dense dual-sided mesh filters debris and fish waste
- CONVENIENT Replacement filter cartridges are fully assembled and ready to use
- USAGE Change every 2 weeks or sooner if there is reduced water flow
- Age Range Description: All Life Stages
COODIA Internal Green Water Killer Filter Aquarium Tank U-V Light Submersible Disinfection Pump
- Suitable for Saltwater and Freshwater
- Clean up to 150 gallons tank
- Built in 5 watt water pump
- 5 Watt U-V light included
API STRESS COAT Aquarium Water Conditioner 16-Ounce Bottle
- Contains one (1) API STRESS COAT Aquarium Water Conditioner 16-Ounce Bottle
- Makes tap water safe and protects fish with dual-action formula
- Removes chemicals from tap water that are harmful to fish
- Replaces fish’s protective coat damaged by handling, shipping or fish fighting with healing power of Aloe Vera extract
- Use when adding or changing water, when adding new fish and when fish are sick or injured
Hygger 14W Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank (18-24 inch)
- 🐠【Ultra Bright Led Light】this aquarium led light is DC12V/14W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.Suggest for fish tank 18 inch to 24 inch in width, support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater aquarium, not for saltwater use
- 🐠【Adjustable Brackets】the fish tank light comes with 2 metal and 2 plastic mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks, with cover or no, with rims or rimless
- 🐠【3 Light Color Modes】this aquarium light has 3 light modes: White LEDS, Blue+white+red LEDS, Red+ blue LEDS, it's very easy to shift the color by press the second button for 1 to 3 times on the controller. Color changes will make your one aquarium change to 3 different wonderful views
- 🐠【Brightness & Timing】 you can adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10% according to your prefer or the light needs of the plants, 5 levels of brightness in total. Besides, on the external controller, you can set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours by pressing the third button for 1 to 3 times
- 🐠【Durable Aquarium Light】low profile mounting bracket fish tank light, with aluminum alloy metal shell，has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting
Tetra Whisper Bio-Bag Disposable Filter Cartridges 12 Count, For aquariums, Large, Unassembled
- UNASSEMBLED REPLACEMENT CARBON FILTER Keeps aquarium water crystal clear – removes odors and discoloration
- CATCHES DEBRIS Dense dual-sided mesh filters debris and fish waste
- FITS TETRA WHISPER WATER FILTERS Color coded to make it simple to remember which replacement cartridge size to purchase
- CONVENIENT Easy to assemble and easy to replace
- USAGE Change monthly or sooner if needed
Marineland PF0350B Penguin Power Filter, Upto 75 Gallons, 350 GPH
- WITH ROTATING BIO-WHEEL: Patented Bio-Wheel technology provides excellent wet/dry biological filtration.
- MULTI-STAGE FILTRATION: Delivers mechanical, chemical and biological aquarium filtration to maintain a clean aquatic environment.
- COMPATIBILITY: Use with Marineland Rite-Size Filter Cartridges (see individual filter for sizing recommendations).
- FIVE SIZES: Available in 75 GPH, 100 GPH, 150 GPH, 200 GPH and 350 GPH sizes.
- age range description: All Life Stages
CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black
- Complete substrate for freshwater planted aquariums
- Contains major and minor trace elements to nourish aquarium plants
- Substrate encourages healthy plant root growth
10 Reasons Why Your Fish Die - and Ways to Keep Them Alive
Face it; the guilt eats away at you. You've brought home yet another molly and another molly swirls carelessly in the toilet going to that big aquarium in the sky. Is it your fault? In my findings... yes, it probably is.
Don't get me wrong, fish die just like the rest of us. Sometimes a fishes days are just numbered, but if you're seeing a trend in the belly-up category, something needs to change.
The following is a an informative measure of common ways that fish end up not so alive, and a how-to guide on what to know and what to look for and how to stop any problems in your fish tank.
Let's now examine the top 10 reasons fish die - and how to prevent them from doing so. These are in no particular order.
Reason number 1: Other Fish
Even if you have a community tank with community fish (those that don't eat other fish), you may find if you watch closely that 1 fish is picking on another fish. Perhaps there are a school of fish that are attacking just for the fun of doing so.
While a community fish devoid of teeth can't literally tear apart another fish, it can do damage and over time, the victim fish will become stressed out, making it vulnerable to disease and bacteria. Watch how your fish interact. Make sure smaller fish have a place to hide and if you see a problem fish in your tank, you may want to put him in a different tank or donate him to a pet store. If you do notice a fish has been attacked you can help that fish recover (after you've removed the offender) by leaving the lights off in the tank a little longer than usual and adding some liquid stress coat to the tank.
Reason number 2: Disease, Bacteria and Parasites
Somewhere along the way your fish may get Ich. Other times, you may introduce a sick fish to your otherwise healthy community. Almost all fish diseases, bacteria and parasites are easily cured with medicines you can acquire at your pet store. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully, as some require removal of your activated carbon and treat until you are instructed to stop. Overmedicating is never a good idea, either, so examine your fish closely while they're healthy. Knowing what your fish are supposed to look like will aid greatly in the event that they become ill.
Reason number 3: Stress
There are a number of factors that can be held responsible when it comes to stress in an aquarium environment. Almost everything can put stress on a fish. Stress is a vicious circle in fish, same as it is in human beings. The more stress they experience, they less prone they are to being able to fight off disease, other fish, unfavorable water conditions and more. Stress is more a catalyst within other causes than a cause itself, but on the flip side of that it is always a major player in unhealthy fish.
Reason number 4: Overcrowding
This may seem obvious, but just because your fish look like they've got enough room to swim about doesn't mean they actually do. While fish don't physically like to be crowded, it's more than that. Ammonia levels can rise if there are too many fish in a tank, and ammonia is deadly to fish. A good rule of thumb to use when it comes to stocking freshwater tropical fish is an inch of fish per gallon of water. This means only 10 small fish in a 10-gallon tank. Don't try to get away with too many fish in a tank even if you have really good filtration. Water test kits are available for purchase at pet stores or you can usually take a water sample up to a pet store and they will test the water for you.
Reason number 5: Overfeeding
This is usually only a fish killer it taken to an extreme, but is still dangerous even in a small capacity. Feed both according to your fish food instructions and pay attention to how much food your fish actually eat as opposed to how much you are feeding them. Uneaten food will collect at the bottom of your tank and from there decompose, sending ammonia levels up higher than they should go. Investing in a small catfish will help keep uneaten food down to a minimum... and hey... they even spice up the tank!
Reason number 6: Improper Mechanical Filtration
You need more than an air pump and some airline tubing to keep the water in your aquarium healthy. Power filters are marvelous for this. You want to acquire a power filter that will cycle your entire tank, in gallons, 3 to 5 times an hour. Change the filter inside your power filter once a month. After that time, the floss is dirty and the activated carbon is no longer effective.
Reason number 7: Improper Chemical Filtration
Generally, once a tank is established you can lay off the dechlorinator and stress coat. However, anytime you perform a partial water change, both stress coat and dechlorinator is important. Same when adding new fish to your aquarium. A little stress coat will make everyone involved feel a little better.
Reason number 8: Improper Temperature
A tank heater is really essential to your tank. A few degrees in either direction doesn't effect us as much as it will effect your freshwater tropical fish. You want to keep your tank temperature as stable as possible. Check to make sure your heater is functional every so often. There is an assortment of tank thermometers available for under $5. Too hot or too cold temperatures, and especially changes in temperature can have a very negative effect on fish. Remember, the smaller the tank, the more vulnerable it is to temperature variances.
Reason number 9: Dirty Water
If you do a partial water change (about 20%) once a month, you should be ok. Change your filter at this time, remove algae from the tank and when you refill, be sure to add dechlorinator and stress coat. If it's been way longer than a month, or you just "top off" the tank when it gets low, you're not removing any ammonia or nitrates. These do not "evaporate" with the water, but rather stay in the existing water. Levels increase while healthy water decreases.
Reason number 10: How You Treat The Fish To Begin With
If you go to a store and get a new fish, do it after your daily errands. Don't lug a fish around all day long in that little plastic bag. There is a limited amount of oxygen in that bag. There is no place for your fish to go. It is stressful to be in that plastic bag for a long time.
Instead, buy the fish, take it home and float the bag in your aquarium for 15 minutes. Afterwards, open the bag and dump the fish and the water from the bag into a fish net. Don't just pour the water in the bag into your aquarium. Place the fish in your tank and enjoy. Keep the stress to begin with low and you'll have a much greater chance at your new fish being healthy and adjusting easily.
Basically, know your fish and use common sense. If you're going to keep fish, set them up an aquarium environment that promotes their health. Thriving fish are not only a source of pride but also a relaxing component to any room in your home.