Cholla Wood

Albino Pleco eating on Cholla Wood Cholla wood comes from the dried dead remains of cacti, it is the skeleton that’s left after the plant dies.  There are many uses for cholla wood; aquariums (aquatics or reptiles), crafts or just about anything you desire to use it for.  Here we will examine the benefits it … Continue reading Cholla Wood

Aquarium Rack Build-DIY: Part I

DIY Aquarium Rack You have been in the aquarium hobby for some time and continue gaining aquariums. There will be an occasion when you want an aquarium rack.  Main question is, do you have a room in your house to devote for aquarium fish or do you have the go ahead by your significant other?  … Continue reading Aquarium Rack Build-DIY: Part I

Aquarium Backgrounds- Do It Yourself

Painted Aquarium Background An aquarium background may not be for everyone, the preference is up to each hobbyist.  Some questions to ask yourself is what do you like, what will accent your fish and/or plants, will the background hide hoses or filters better?  Aquarium backgrounds can be as simple as taping colored sheets of thick … Continue reading Aquarium Backgrounds- Do It Yourself

Aquarium water change system


In an early post, I covered water change basics; frequency to complete, percentage of water to change, and conditioning your water prior to adding it to your aquarium.  In this post, we will cover an aquarium water change system with different options to perform your water change’s; from a few tanks in your living room … Continue reading AQUARIUM WATER CHANGE SYSTEM

Aquarium Water Changes – Freshwater

Siphoning Water Aquarium water changes make the difference for healthy fish, without proper water changes and substrate vacuuming your fish will be swimming in caustic and hazardous water.  Rotting food, fish poo, or plants decomposing can cause ammonia buildup in the substrate releasing into the water column.  Water changes are the most dreaded task of … Continue reading Aquarium Water Changes – Freshwater