Aquarium Advice

orange tropical fish 28/09/2023

Keeping Tropical Fish for Beginners: How to keep tropical fish

With their bold, vibrant colours and exotic characteristics, it’s no surprise that tropical fish attract beginner and advanced aquarists alike. These exquisite creatures exude tropical beauty, offering a magnificent focal point in any home or office space.  You might be spellbound by the vibrant clownfish in your local pet shop or captivated by a friend’s tropical fish tank. However, with great beauty comes great responsibility. Keeping tropical fish requires in-depth knowledge and attention to detail, and having the right equipment is essential before taking the plunge. Whilst this can seem... Read More


How to cycle a fish tank and why it’s so important

Preparing a new fish tank is an exciting experience, and it can be understandably tempting to add your new fish to their tank as quickly as possible. However, such a hasty introduction can be deadly for fish, especially if your tank water is not safe or habitable for aquatic life. Fish tank cycling is the process of bringing your tank water conditions to a safe, healthy level for fish. It is crucial for establishing good bacteria, ensuring your water has the essential qualities for fish survival. While carrying out a... Read More


Aquarium PH Levels: The Best PH Level for your Fish Tank and How to Safely Adjust It

If you are an avid aquarium keeper, you may have never imagined that you would have to become adept at water chemistry too. If you have found yourself checking, monitoring and testing your pH levels in your tank, then you may benefit from a little bit of extra help and advice. This is where Pond Planet steps in! We have put together a comprehensive and handy guide that will take you through the basics of pH levels in your aquarium, why it’s essential, and how to safely adjust the levels.... Read More


Are Aquarium Snails Good for your Fish Tank? Everything you Need to Know about Aquarium Snails

Love them or hate them, many aquarium keepers will have to deal with snails at some point. So, make sure you know all the basic facts and tips, either adding snails or getting rid of them from your tank. Here we have put together the all-you-could-need guide to aquarium snails from Pond Planet to help you get started.  Aquarium Snails FAQs Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we see about aquarium snails here! Are Aquarium Snails Good for your Tank? Aquarium snails can play an... Read More


Fish Tank Size Tips: How to Choose The Perfect Fish Tank

The first step to starting any aquarium begins with finding the right fish tank. And while it may be easy to think that any waterproof box will do, there is much more thought and consideration that needs to go into your decision. So, if you have found yourself looking for the perfect tank to start your aquarium journey, then you have come to the right place. Here at Pond Planet, we have pulled together our top tips and advice into one thank buying guide that will help you make an... Read More


Aquarium Aquascaping Ideas: How to Aquascape your Fish Tank In 6 Easy Steps

Welcome to the world of aquascaping! An art form in itself, the progression from regular aquarium keeping to aquascaping is easy to fall into, and once you have started you may find it difficult to stop. The end goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing aquarium landscape in which just as much effort has gone into the visual appeal of the tank as the care of the fish living in it. So, if you have found yourself looking for ways to make your aquarium more attractive, then you have come... Read More


Aquarium Heaters: Everything You Need to Know and How to Use Them

If you’re new to aquarium keeping, then you may have a few questions and queries about some of the essential equipment. This is why we have put together the Pond Planet complete guide to aquarium heaters to help you get started. Here, we will be answering some of the most frequently asked questions about tank heaters so that you have a full understanding of how they work and how to use them. Find all the tips and tricks you need to know about aquarium heaters here and discover which heater... Read More


How to Choose the Right Aquarium Heater

If you’re looking for the right aquarium heater for your tanks, then you have come to the right place. Here at Pond Planet, we are proud to offer a wide selection of premium-quality aquarium heaters, which promises designs to suit every aquarium. But with so many options on offer, which aquarium heater do you choose? To help you find the right aquarium heater for your tank, we have put together the all-you-could-need guide on choosing the perfect aquarium heater. From basic facts to helpful hints and tips, our extensive guide... Read More


The Beginner’s Guide to Fish Food

For happy and healthy fish, it is your responsibility to ensure you’re feeding them the best and most appropriate fish food.  But with so many options available, we understand that it can be confusing deciding which fish food is the ‘right kind’. At Pond Planet, we are committed to ensuring our customers have thriving aquariums, which is why we have put together the beginner’s guide to fish food. Here you will learn about all the different fish food types, which you should choose, and what is the most appropriate option... 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