Aquarium Advice


Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining your Tank Filter

Every aquarium needs a high-quality tank filter, as it is arguably one of the most important pieces of equipment in your tank. Based on what kind of filter you have, it is responsible for filtering out solid and dissolved waste and cultivating beneficial bacteria to aid and maintain the nitrogen cycle. Not having a water filter could be catastrophic for your fish, but similarly, not taking proper care of your filter can lead to more problems with water chemistry. This is why you must make sure to regularly clean and... Read More


How to Water Test your Freshwater Aquarium

If you’re new to the world of fishkeeping, then you may not be too familiar with water testing your freshwater aquarium. You may even be wondering if water testing is necessary at all, but to sum it up, yes, it is! Water testing is critical in newly set up aquariums to avoid fish loss. This can occur due to rapid rises in nitrate and ammonia. But even in established aquariums, you still need to upkeep regular water testing to ensure healthy living conditions for your fish. Water tests are so... Read More


The Beginners Guide to Aquarium Filters

When you first begin your aquarium hobby, it can be considered a milestone passed when you learn and understand how your aquarium filter works. This essential piece of equipment for your aquarium is certainly a must-have, but beyond this many people don’t understand exactly how the filter works or why it is so important. To help you understand the full ins and outs of your aquarium filter, we have put together a beginner’s guide which will help you gain an understanding of what your filter is doing and why it... Read More

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Guidelines For Stocking Your Aquarium

If you’ve decided you want to set up your own aquarium, then there are a few guidelines you need to consider to make sure the stock of fish you choose is just right for you and your tank. For a community aquarium, not only do you need to consider the compatibility of your fish choice but, also the size of your tank.  We’ve put a few things you need to think about all in one guide to help pinpoint just how you can get started on creating your dream aquarium,... Read More


How To Get Crystal Clear Aquarium Water

All fish tank owners dream of having that vivid, clear aquarium, with water clean enough to see right through to the other side. With the right maintenance and attention, this image doesn’t have to be a pipe dream but, instead, a reality. Follow our basic steps to avoid the threatening murky clouds of algae and discolouration and instead let your aquarium water be the crystal clear paradise you strive to have. The key to clear aquarium water includes just a few simple steps that, when considered, are easily done to... Read More


Why Have I Got Brown Algae in My Aquarium?

Brown algae can be an aquarium owner’s worst nightmare; not only does it not look appealing, but brown algae can also cause a whole host of problems for the wellbeing of your fish population. Brown algae can be toxic, harmful and damaging to both the fish and plants that inhabit your fish tank, so it’s important you do everything you can to keep it under control. Luckily there are certain ways you can avoid, reduce and get rid of brown algae. What is brown algae in my fish tank? If... Read More


Good Fish for Starting a Tropical Fish Aquarium

If you’ve made the decision to set up your own tropical fish aquarium, then even after a small bit of research you’ll understand there’s quite a lot to it. Here at Pond Planet, we want to make those early steps of research and setting up your tropical fish aquarium a bit more plain sailing, which is why we’ve put together a small list of ideal species for those who are new to a tropical aquarium.  What Is A Tropical Fish? A tropical fish is usually one who needs to live... Read More


Aquarium Maintenance: How to Keep your Nitrate and Phosphate Levels Down

Are you unsure about the chemical well being of your aquarium water? Are you battling with high levels of nitrate or phosphates in your aquarium? If you’re having issues with build-ups, or if you’re not sure how to prevent them from escalating to begin with, then you’re in the right place. In our blog, we want to share our top tips for controlling nitrate levels in your tank, so your fish can have a healthy environment to thrive in. What Are Nitrates and Phosphates Where Do They Come From? First... Read More


How Much And How Often Should You Feed Your Fish?

The process you follow when feeding your fish depends largely on what type of fish you choose to have in your aquarium; certain species require specific feeding patterns and particular foods and it’s important to ensure you’ve researched this well beforehand and are sticking to it properly. But luckily, there are some general things to consider when feeding your fish which we’ve put together in a friendly guide for you to consider in the planning stage of your aquarium. Feeding your Fish How Much To Feed Your Fish The nutrient... Read More


Correct Aquarium Water Temperature

If only there was a simple answer we could provide you with when considering what temperature your aquarium should be! Water temperature is vitally important to the health of your fish, which is why it is so dependent on what type of fish you choose to house in your tank. The temperature controls the type of environment your fish live in, can affect their metabolism and is intrinsically linked with their overall health. We’ve put together some general advice, but do ensure you thoroughly research the best environment for your... Read More