Fish Tank Water Need to Be Salted

Does My Fish Tank Water Need to Be Salted?

A common question that pet fish owners frequently ask is whether they should salt their aquarium water. There is no wonder why this question pops up every now and then, seeing as how certain fish species originating from the ocean and other saltwater bodies need salted water to survive. However, how do you tell whether your pet fish is a freshwater fish or a sea fish? How much salt should you add to the aquarium? What if you have multiple species of fish living in the tank?

These are all questions that we will answer in this article. So pay close attention because small mistake can mean major consequences to our underwater buddies.

Does my aquarium need salt?

In many cases, you should add a certain quantity of salt to your fish tank. Saltwater is essential to fish as it reduces your pet’s stress level by assisting in osmoregulation (maintains flui d balance). However, not all fish species need salt water, and for some the salt can act as a toxin.

Saltwater fish from the ocean and sea definitely need salt water to live. In short, a saltwater fish will die if it is exposed to fresh water for long periods. Saltwater fish will die of being over hydrated in fresh water, and freshwater fish will die of dehydration in salt water. This is due to the physiological structure of the fish’s skin.

For many pet fish owners, adding salt to your fish tank depends on where you live. Living in the Pacific Northwest of the US, which has extremely soft water, would require that you add salt for your seawater mates. If you reside in Southern California where the water is already pretty salty, then adding additional salt to your tank will do very little (assuming that you do not own a water softener).

Is my pet a saltwater or freshwater fish?

Some fish have evolved to the level where they can thrive in both saltwater and freshwater environments. However, not all fish have evolved to that stage, so it’s important to know whether your sea critter is a freshwater or saltwater fish. Below is a list of saltwater and freshwater fish species commonly kept as pets.

Saltwater Fish:

    • Surgeon fish
    • Clown fish
    • Marine eels
    • Lionfish
    • Scorpion fish
    • Marine angel fish
  • Damsel fish

Freshwater Fish:

    • South and Central American Cichlids
    • African Cichlids
    • Pleco Fish
    • Catfish
  • Betta fish

However, don’t rely on this very limited list to determine whether your pet fish comes from the sea or lake. To be completely sure, when purchasing a pet fish, consult with the pet store whether the fish belongs in fresh or seawater. If you already purchased a fish but are still unsure whether they belong in a saltwater or freshwater environment, how did you keep the fish alive long enough to still be asking this question? Seriously, take it to a vet or pet store for answers.

How much salt does my pet fish need?

The salt levels in your fish tank are referred to as salinity. Salinity is important when it comes to happy and living fish, and different levels above or below required salinity can lead to stress or death of our fish friends.

One rule of thumb is to actually taste your fish tank’s water. For saltwater fish, you want the water to taste similar or precisely like water you find in the ocean. This means adding lots of salt to large aquariums. However, just be sure that you don’t add too much.

However, you shouldn’t worry too much about precise measurements of salt in your fish tank. Your fish can easily forgive you for small deviations in reef tanks. A salinity of 34 to 36 ppt (parts per thousand) is a good target to reach for your saltwater fish.

I have more than one species of pet fish. What should I do?

If you have more than one species of fish and you want to combine them into one singular fish tank, do the proper research on the fish and their natural habitat before jumping the gun and dumping all your fish pets into a large aquarium.

By now, you should know that not all water is the same and not all fish species come from the same water environment. Salinity is an extremely important thing to consider when purchasing more than one species of fish.

If you decide to make a community aquarium, then make sure that the fish inside are either saltwater or freshwater species, or can survive in either environment. Below is a list of fish species that have evolved to survive both water environments. However, you may not want to keep them as pets since 1) you’ll need an enormous aquarium, 2) they can be dangerous, or 3) you’ll eat them before you keep them as pets.

  • Gulf sturgeon
  • Green sawfish
  • Sockeye salmon
  • Bull shark
  • Barramundi
  • American eel
  • Atlantic stingray

Bottom Line

So in the end, it’s important to know which fish species you want to keep as a pet and which environments they naturally come from. Putting a freshwater fish into a saltwater-filled aquarium will cause it to succumb to dehydration, and a saltwater fish placed into a freshwater-filled tank will drown it (surprisingly). Ask a vet, pet store, or other experienced people about whether your fish comes from the ocean or a freshwater source.

Keep track of the salinity of your aquarium. Taste the water for seasoning and determine whether it’s salty enough or not. Measure out 34 to 36 ppt of salt to water if you want to play it safe, but saltwater fish can survive if you deviate slightly from the measurements.

Finally and most importantly, never EVER mix freshwater and saltwater fish. One of the fish will die while in the (un)salted water, and you’ll have to bear the weight of murdering your pet fish until the day it takes revenge on you in fish heaven.

Community Fish Tank

Is a Community Fish Tank Good For My Fish?

A community fish tank or aquarium is a tank designed to house more than one species of fish. If you want to begin a community fish tank, it’s best not to go into the endeavor blindly without at least a little bit of knowledge. For example, it would be a bad idea to mix clown fish with a catfish in a tank because they both thrive in different water environments (clown fish need saltwater, whereas catfish need freshwater). The last thing you want is 50 little fish friends floating bellies-up on your conscience. When setting up a community fish tank, there are several things to consider.

To start things off, fish don’t really care whether their neighbor is a different species or not. The most important rule that wild animals live by is: DO NOT GET EATEN. Be cautious when purchasing fish for a community tank as some fish come with cannibalistic tendencies, and it’s not just other fish species they’ll attack, either.

Next, determine whether you want a freshwater or saltwater community tank. If you didn’t know already, fish from the sea survive in saltwater while fish form freshwater sources obviously need freshwater. When it comes to fish, water isn’t just water. In fact, if you think a fish can’t drown or die of dehydration or over-hydration, then you have to take a refresher course on the Fundamentals of Our Fish Friends.

Speaking of the water environment that your fish live in, it’s not just salinity that you have to monitor. Another factor is the water’s pH level. If you remember studying chemistry in high school, then you’ll remember the term pH. To refresh your memory, pH is a scale used to measure acid levels. Some fish need higher pH levels while others need lower. For the most part, it doesn’t matter too much whether you hit the precise pH count, but try to maintain a pH balance for all the fish in your community tank.

The rule of thumb for keeping a harmonious community fish tank is to never allow a shark into the tank. Or better yet, do not keep carnivorous fish in a community tank. True, stocking up a community fish tank is challenging and requires more research and effort than you thought, but it’s definitely worth the trouble if you want to keep an eye-catching piece in your office or living room. Some of the most peaceful fish to keep in a community tanks are:

Schooling fish

Schooling fish are fish that generally stick together, through thick and thin. Schooling fish species usually congregate in large groups to forage for food (the more eyes on the lookout, the better the chance you’ll find something to eat), avoid becoming a meal themselves (once again, more eyes means higher survivability), and to mate. Basically, schooling fish never bother other fish and will alert their buddies if food or predator is within sight. Some popular schooling fish species are neon tetra, threadfin rainbowfish, and marbled hatchetfish.


Catfish aren’t just food; they can be friends as well. If you’re looking for a good bottom dweller (more on this later), then nothing beats having a catfish on cleaning duty. These fish are scaleless, bottom-feeding fish that tend not to get in anybody’s business. Other fish species usually stay away from catfish because they isolate themselves at the base of aquariums. However, not all catfish are kind to their neighbors. If you want a community fish tank, do not purchase an electric catfish.


Invertebrates are those spineless, gutless, little creatures that run at the slightest sign of trouble. Truthfully, they are spineless but they are also extremely entertaining to have in a community tank. They offer color and a more diverse array of aquatic life in a community tank. Popular invertebrate choices for a community tank include shrimp and underwater snails.

When selecting different species for your fish tank, be sure that you keep record of what levels the fish often visit. In general, there are three levels to a fish tank and you’ll find your fish finding their favorite level as soon as they hit the water.

Surface dwellers

These top-dwelling fish add color and liveliness to the top of your tank which is most likely void of any decoration. Surface feeders tend to be top-dwellers since their upturned mouths are perfect for eating whatever insect or debris floats on the surface of the fish tank. Keep in mind that these surface feeders are good jumpers and wouldn’t hesitate to jump out of an uncovered fish tank to commit fishy-suicide. Some popular top-dwelling fish choices are:

    1. Guppies
    1. Neon rainbowfish
    1. Pencilfish
    1. Swordtails
  1. Dwarf Gourami

Mid-level dwellers

Mid-level feeders are fish that avoid the surface while very rarely venture into the sandy base of your tank. They are the focal point of any beautiful fish tank community because they are around eye level in most setups. Be sure to populate your fish tank with compatible mid-level feeders. Some mid-level fish tend to be big and bulky, thus making the prone to being picked on by smaller, quicker fish. These are some of the more popular choices for mid-level dwelling fish:Fantail Goldfish - Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish

  1. Goldfish
  2. Silver Dollar
  3. Black widow tetra
  4. Rummy nose tetra
  5. Glassfish

Bottom dwellers

Bottom feeders are fish with downturned mouths that scavenge the rocky base in search of whatever. They’ll pick up any flakes that the surface and mid-level feeders missed, and they’ll clean the base clean from any dirt and debris that comes their way. These fish are commonly underfed due to the distance that food has to travel before reaching their mouths, but they are often nocturnal animals (surface and mid-level dwellers aren’t) so you can feed them at night when the other fish hit the hay. Some of the most common bottom-dwelling fish species include:

    1. Bolivian ram
    1. Cherry barb
    1. Bandit cory
    1. Discus
  1. Clown loach

These are the essentials of starting your own community fish tank. When you decide to start your own community tank, the first and most important thing to keep in mind is that your pet fish don’t want to become prey. Next, you’ll want to study salinity and pH and adjust your fish tank in accordance to your pet’s needs. Finally, determine which species of fish you want and how populated you want the surface, middle and bottom of the shared aquarium to be.

Fish Tank

How Many Fish Fit in a 10 Gallon Tank?

When you think about it, a 10-gallon fish tank seems big enough to have a school of any fish you want. However, that is generally not the case. You need to be smart about how you utilize a 10-gallon fish tank and which fish you put inside otherwise you will have a disaster on your hand. When buying a fish tank, we all aim to have a healthy ecosystem in which we raise fish to be healthy and live a long life. In doing this, it is important you keep the size of the fish tank in mind.

Many people make the mistake of putting fish that are bigger in smaller tanks which leads to disaster. It is important you do proper research beforehand to figure out which fish is suitable for smaller tanks.

How to determine how many fish for your fish tank?

There is a general rule to determine how many fish you can fit in any size fish tank. You want to do your research and decide which fish you want to buy first. Then figure out how big the fish generally grows to be. You want to dedicate at least one gallon per inch of a fish. So for example, if your fish as an adult grows to be 2 inches then you can have up to 5 fish in a 10-gallon fish tank. The number of fish completely depends on the type of fish you want in your fish tank.

So, if you want an aquarium at home with a lot of fish then a 10-gallon tank isn’t the best option. We do however have some suggestions of fish you can easily put in your 10-gallon tank.


These little fish grow to about 2 inches as adults so make a wonderful addition to a smaller tank. They tend to be bottom-feeders so don’t mind being in small tanks and actually work well in cleaning up the tank.

Neon Tetra

If you are looking to have a school of fish in your 10-gallon tank then these are a great option. They grow to about 1 inch as an adult so you can easily have around 10 in your tank. These fish like to be with their own kid, so be sure if you are mixing them with any other kind of fish, you get at least 4-5 Neon Tetra in your tank.

Dwarf Gourami

For beginners that don’t want to overcrowd their fish tank, the Dwarf Gourami is a great option. These grow to about 4-5 inches so a pair of them for a 10-gallon fish tank. These make for a beautiful addition to any fish tank with their bright, beautiful colors.

Other fish to consider:

  • Fancy Guppy
  • Better Fish

Fish you shouldn’t put in a 10-gallon tank:

  • Angelfish: aggressive fish which tends to disrupt other ones in smaller tanks
  • Bala Shark: start off small but can grow to about 1 foot long
  • Gourami: too big for a 10 gallon tank

Red Parrot Fish

Guide to Caring for a Red Parrot Fish

If you are thinking of adding a bit of color to your aquarium then you should consider getting yourself red parrot fish. Parrot cichlids as they are called have bright colors and add a little exoticness to your aquarium, something goldfish and angelfish don’t really do. Parrot cichlids do require a little extra care so we have a guide for you to ensure that you take care of them, the right way.

Get the right tank

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have the right tank. You want to consider getting a tank of about 42 gallons, you need a larger tank for parrot cichlids because they can grow up to 10 inches. If you plan on buying more than one parrot cichlids then for each additional fish you need to increase the tank size about 10 gallons. They need plenty room to swim and if you pair them with other fish, smaller aquarium may get too crowded.

With a large tank, you will need a larger filter. Parrot cichlids have a tendency to dig in the substrate this means a lot of algae and dirt comes up. So you need to ensure your filter is big enough to take the constant release of dirt and algae.

Install a heater

If you plan on having different types of fish in the aquarium along with a parrot cichlids then it is important that the fish can easily survive in warmer water. In order to provide a parrot cichlid the right environment, you will need to put a heater in the aquarium. Since the fish is used to warmer climates, they thrive in warmer water at about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The fish may have trouble surviving in cooler temperatures.

Proper lighting

Parrot cichlids prefer a darker environment, so you want to make sure the light isn’t too bright. It is recommended that you choose a light from the red spectrum of lights. Using colors such as blue can dull the fish scale. Make sure the wattage of the bulb is low under 1 watt per gallon.

Feeding the fish

You want to provide the parrot cichlids a proper diet. This means feeding the fish twice a day. They can eat a variety of things but we recommend feeding it bloodworms, tropical flakes, brine shrimp, and other parrot cichlid food you can find. You want to provide it enough each time you feed it so it can go through the day and night with ease. Make sure there is enough fiber in its diet otherwise it can develop swim bladder disease.

Clean the tank weekly

To ensure the fish grows without any issues and stays clear from diseases, you want to make sure to clean the tank on a weekly basis. This means keeping the fish in a bowl of water and emptying the tank completely of water and refilling it.

Keeping any animal at home requires a lot of responsibility. Make sure you are willing to take the responsibility before you decide to get an animal. As easy as it may look to take care of fish, it really isn’t. It requires time and effort to ensure the fish stays healthy and alive.

Aquarium Heater

Top 5 Aquarium Heaters


In this article, we will show you our top 5 aquarium heaters available in 2017, allowing you make sense of the overcrowded aquatic supplies market. It is never an easy task to determine what sort of brand suits your needs – especially given how every single one of them promises to keep your fish stress free, healthy and happier than ever before. We did the research for you and went to great lengths to verify the quality of each hand picked product’s quality.

But first, we have to show you why you need to invest in an aquarium heater. In our opinion, an aquarium heater is a critical piece of equipment, a necessity, so to say, much like a filter, to the livelihood of your aquarium inhabitants. The vast majority of aquariums have a heater, these days, and they do so for good reason. Let us show you why.

Why you Need an Aquarium Heater

When it comes to body temperature, fish are wildly different than humans or other animals. Fish are poikilothermal animals – they are incapable of producing their own body heat, and thus are unable to keep their body temperature constant like we do. Their body temperature depends entirely on their surrounding environment. And since fish have a rather small range of temperature they can live in – which depends on their type and species – you can imagine that wild, random ups and downs in their living environment’s temperature can be quite harmful, if not outright dangerous.

For some fish, your room’s temperature might be just fine. But do you really want to risk this and leave it to chance? Even slight deviations from their ideal body temperature range can be problematic. Your fish might not die, but they are definitely going to experience stress and struggle every day of their lives.  By getting a quality aquarium heater you will never have to worry about temperature again. But how are you supposed to know what makes for a quality aquarium heater?

What Makes a Good Aquarium Heater

Now that we have established the importance of a good aquarium heater, we need to set in stone exactly what we are looking for. A simple hot stick will not do. What we want is an aquarium heater that has high precision in its heating, and strong durability by design, so that it lasts you for as long as possible. Ideally, we would also prefer our heaters to have extra features, like auto shut off options, adjustable heats and long term warranties.

You now know what you need to look for in an aquarium  heater. Let us see if our proposed products match your needs.

Product List

Aqueon: 50W Pro Heater

Aqueon 50W Pro HeaterNearly indestructible, Aqueon’s Pro Heater attributes its noteworthy durability and sturdiness to its aluminum core – which makes for a much tougher heater than the standard glass ones. There are different sizes available – our proposed one is 9 inches long, but these can go up to 15 inches. The bigger they are, the bigger their power output goes, with the 15 inch long heater being 250W.

This product has proven to be accurate and reliable under any conditions – it is suited for both fresh and saltwarer aquariums, with its electronic thermostat being fully capable of giving accurate temperature readings even when fully submerged. The thermostat also shuts itself off automatically, when put out of the aquarium and resumes working automatically, as soon as it is placed back. We also loved how the heater produces a green light when it is ready, and a red light when it is still heating, so that you know exactly what it is doing at any moment.

You can get the product at just $22.49 on Amazon. And in all honesty, you should, given how the heater enjoys a 4.3 out of 5 star rating, even after 1.169 different, customer reviews. If that has not yet convinced you, the product also has a lifetime guarantee.

Benefits – At a Glance:

  • Extreme durability.
  • Can work when fully submerged with no problems, at both fresh and saltwater aquariums.
  • Very accurate thermostat with plenty quality of life features – auto shut off, different lights to monitor activity.
  • Affordable price and great reviews, as well as a lfetime guarantee.

Fluval: 50W Advanced Electronic Heater

Fluval E 50w Advanced Electronic HeaterMuch like our previous entry, Fluval has created differently sized products to ensure versatility and cover the needs of all aquarium sizes. Starting from 50W this brand goes up to 300W. To help you better understand their differences, our proposed 50W size will be good for heating roughly 15 gallons of water.

What’s incredible about this heater, is how precice it is. Due to it’s heat adjustment level, and its dual temperature sensors, you can set the temperature exactly where you want to, in 0.5 degree increments. Monitoring will be easy and comfortable, as the product features an LCD display, so that you always know the exact water temperature in real time, and can make any changes you might want.

Finally, you will be pleased to know that the product features integrated “fish guard” protection, that will keep your underwater inhabitants from getting in contact with its heating element by accident, thus keeping them safe from harm.

You can get Fluval’s 50W advanced eletronic heater at just £32.95. The heater sits comfortably on a 4.1 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon, as of the writing of this article.

Benefits – At a Glance

  • Very high precision in temperature setting
  • Easy real time temperature monitoring through LCD Display.
  • “Fish Guard” integrated protection.
  • Great reviews by past customers.

Hydor: In-Line External Heater

Hydor In-Line External HeaterWhat is really special about Hydor’s heaters is their heating technology. Their elite PTC heating technology is self constraining and ensures protection by eliminating the risk of overheating through prolonged use. They are suitable for both marine and tropical aquariums and really easy to set up and use.

What we don’t like is how we find the product’s glass tube somewhat vulnerable – if it is broken, it can potentially start leaking off. Also, it needs to be stressed that this heater is intended for external use only. It will not work if fully submerged in your aquarium.

Hydor’s heater cost $56.98 and shipping is completely free. It stands on a 4.1 out of 5 star rating on Amazon, which speaks volumes of its consistency and quality.

Benefits – At a Glance

  • Exclusive PTC heating technology.
  • For external use only.
  • More expensive than previous produts, but still competitivel priced.

EHEIM: Jager Aquarium Thermostat Heater

EHEIM Jager Aquarium Thermostat HeaterDon’t let the aged look of the Jager fool you – it is made to resemble an older model from Germany. The heater comes in different sizes, from 25W all the way to 300W, and is thus capable to work for tanks as large as 260 gallons. It is made to last long, and is highly durable, capable of withstanding even extreme stresses. It is made of heavy, shatter resistant glass, and has a thick, industrial feel to its power cord.

The Jagger has many extra features, such as a heat shield that protects fish from touching it, and protects the heater itself from large fluctuations in water temperature. It also is capable of shutting off automatically, as soon as it goes dry. Moreover, it autoregulates itself, meaning that as soon as the water reaches the desired temperature, it will stop heating.

All in all it is a very reliable and durable heater, capable of heating both large and small aquariums. We would recommend it with no second thoughts. The product is currently listed at $31.99 with free shipping on Amazon, and it stands on a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating, after 1.147 customer reviews.

Benefits – At a Glance:

  • Old school feel and durability standards.
  • Heat shield feature.
  • Autoregulation and shut-off feature.
  • Very affordable price.

ViaAqua: 50W Submersible Heater

ViaAqua 50-Watt Quartz Glass Submersible Heater with Built-In ThermostatOur final proposed heater is simple and straightforward yet does the job admirably. ViaAqua has created a fully submersible product, with a built in thermostat and visible temperature settings that can rapidly adjust the heater to your needs – from 50W all the way to 300W. It is made of high quality quartz glass that will ensure your product won’t break down easily. That being said, admitedly, this is probably less durable than our previous entries. However, we firmly believe it is going to exceed your expected value vs price ratio.

You see, this heater is by far the least expensive one on our list. It costs just $12.79. We recommend you give this a try if you have a smaller budget. Otherwise, you can use it as a secondary back up heater to give yourself a reasonable window of time to respond if something goes wrong with your main one.

Benefits – At a Glance:

  • Simple and straightforward.
  • Fully submersible.
  • Visible temperature settings and accurate thermostat.
  • By far the most affordable heater on our list, ideal for tight budgets.

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Best Aquarium Salt to Keep Your Fish Healthy


We all love our fish and wish them  long, healthy lives. A common way to accomplish is this is through using aquarium salt products and adding them to the water they swim in. As you have probably already discovered by now, choosing a quality aquarium salt is no easy task. There is a plethora of products available on the market, and it can be daunting or even overwhelming to make your pick.

Considering how salt treatment itself needs a little tinkering in order to be effective, as it can be toxic and dangerous in large doses, you are probably at a loss by now. Luckily for you, this article will give you all you need to know. First, we will explain whether you should or shouldn’t add salt to your aquarium. Second, we will outline some principles for proper salt use. Third, we will showcase our favorite aquarium salt products. We have personally tried all these and cannot recommend them enough. But first:

Should you Add Aquarium Salt?

The only true answer is that it depends. Generally, adding a bit of salt to a freshwater aquarium aids fish and increases their well being and health. For some fish, however, salt can be toxic. Moreover, any salt treatment should be accompanied by regular water changes to keep salt levels from rising to dangerous levels.

Depending on what fish you have in your aquarium, what you are trying to accomplish – prevention or treatment – as well as depending on where you live – water “softness” differs in different locations – you should calibrate the amount of salt you add to your aquarium accordingly.

We therefore encourage you to perform your own, individual treatment to gauge the salt levels suitable for your specific goals and fish. Giving you exact guidelines would be irresponsible, or even dangerous to your fish.

Principles of Effective Salt Treatment

What we can do, however, is to give you some general principles you can apply in your salt treatment, that you are likely to find useful, no matter your situation.

  • Salt Treatment & Parasites: Regular use of salt as a preventative, can end up making parasites resistant to salt treatment. You might then have to resort to medications, instead. Thus, use salt no more than necessary.
  • Salt & Aquatic Plants: Many aquatic plants cannot really handle large amounts of salt. That being said, most should be fine with a little aquarium salt.
  • General rule of thumb: Like we mentioned, the exact amount of salt you should use depends on factors specific to your own situation. If we were to give a general rule of thumb, we could recommend you start with 1 tablespoon per 7 gallons of water – this is generally considered a safe dose for most fish and aquatic plants.
  • Always follow the product’s guidelines: While salt treatment can be a highly beneficial and inexpensive preventative method, we cannot stress enough the importance of following a salt product’s guidelines. Do not exceed the recommended doses, as doing so will result in many negative consequences you would do best without.

Top Aquarium Salt Products:

Instant Ocean: Sea Salt

Instant Ocean Sea SaltA great brand to introduce yourself to aquarium salt products, Instant Ocean is renowned for their extremely affordable prices. Do not let the price fool you, however, we have made sure this product passes our high standards of quality with flying colors. We present to you to their long time best seller, a product widely used by hobbyists as well as public aquariums and scientific research facilities – talk about a great bio!

The salt is really fast dissolving, and the product is completely nitrate and phosphate free. It has been refined and tested by professional scientists and aquarists time and time again in order to ensure it delivers all the major and minor elements necessary for maximising your fish’s health.

The product comes in many packages, from 10 gallons all the way to 200 gallons. What is really surprising, is how affordable it is. At just $10.78, this is really a bargain and we encourage you to give it a try.

API: Aquarium Salt, Freshwater, 50-Pound Box

API AQUARIUM SALT Freshwater Aquarium SaltAnother excellent choice to consider, API’s freshwater aquarium salt comes to supply your fish with all the electrolytes they need to quickly recover from disease and improve their health and respiration systems. This salt is made from evaporated sea water, and thus includes all  natural ingredients.

The package contains 50 pounds worth of salt – the salt is contain inside a thick, plastic bag inside the box. You can freely use it as needed from there. Now, do not get excited and remember what we said earlier: Use extra care when using salt and don’t exceed the recommended dosage to avoid any complications.

API has been creating massively successful and innovative aquarium products for more than 50 years. If the thought of stress free, vibrant and energy booming fish is to your liking, make sure you give this product a try.

Crystal Clear: Parasalt, 10 lbs

CrystalClear ParaSaltThe final product on our list, CrystalClear’s ParaSalt, has been formulated specifically for goldfish and koi fish. It will increase their electrolyte intake significantly, which is an essential factor in fish health, disease and injury recovery. To give you an example, potassium, aids fish recover from wounds as well as reduces their stress.

The company’s ParaSalt blend can be used routinely as a preventive supplement as well as for salt baths. A salt bath is chiefly used to treat particularly nasty infections and deteriorating slime coats – as well as a bulk of other problems.

Our proposed package contains 10 lbs worth of salt – but there is also the option of settling for 2 lbs, or going big with 20. To give you an estimate, 10 lbs of ParaSalt are enough to treat approximately 2.000 gallons of water. Not too shabby for a product that costs merely $17.49.

If you do not want to go with one of the bigger brands, this is an excellent, top quality alternative for you to take a look at.

Tropical Marine Fish Depression Signs

Introduction to Underwater Depression

It may sound strange at first how aquarium fish, seemingly enjoying a life of tranquility and abundance, may exhibit strong signs of depression and stress. You would think that being taken of as much as they usually are, they would be relatively stress immune. Unfortunately, signs of depression and stress can manifest on all living things of this Earth and our underwater friends are no exception. Much like us humans, fish under long stretches of stress can develop serious health complications and severe problems – and the matter of fact is, such cases are much more widespread and common than one would think.

Perhaps the biggest contributing factor towards their depression is how fish take quite the leap in their lifestyles when brought from the wild all the way to an aquarium. They experience all kinds of stresses, like changes in their diets, the conditions of the water they live in or even a lack of space for them to swim in. Not least among these factors, is how fish are highly social animals and being forced to considerably limit their social life heavily impacts them.

Identifying the leading causes of depression and stress

To better understand how fish develop depression, it is vital to understand what causes it in the first place. While treating sick fish is certainly possible, the best kind of medicine is preventing the sickness from taking root. Whether you already have tropical marine fish in your at-home aquarium or you are planning to get them, you would do well to address the following factors to ensure they live long and happy lives and avoid unnecessary harm:

  • Low oxygen levels: Should oxygen levels fall bellow the recommended level, fish are forced to use far more than what is optimum for their health. In extreme cases, this can even cause death. In any case, improper oxygen levels is a sure way to inflict chronic or acute stress on your fish.
  • Inadequate tank size: While the notion that “fish grow to the size of their tanks” is certainly a myth, it is established that fish who live in tanks too small for them and generally low quality living conditions become stunted in their growth and unhealthy.
  • Fluctuations in temperature: The vast majority of tropical and marine fish have problems with sudden temperature changes. The daily fluctuations produced by tanks that have not been set up properly can inflict significant chronic stress on the fish, whether the temperature is too high or too low.
  • Improper nutrition: Even though many fish are robust enough to survive a less than ideal diet it absolutely does them no good and negatively impacts their well-being. The effects of malnutrition are many and you should really pay attention to how much and what kinds of food your fish eat.
  • Harassment from other fish: On their natural environment, fish have plenty of room to navigate around and many hiding places to protect them. In a small yet crowded aquarium, however, chances are they likely to have conflicts with neighbor fish – and no place to hide. In-fighting among fish is not uncommon. It is part of their nature. Being left helpless against the aggressor fish, however, and being unable to hide is certainly a big cause of stress for them.

Signs to look out for

There is a great deal of revealing signs for you to look out for on your fish to see if they suffer from depression. These fall under the following categories: Differences in their swimming activities, having issues with their appetite, a change of their colors, changes in their breathing rate and how aware they seem of their surroundings.

  • Swimming activities: The most common indication is called the “shimmy” – the fist looks as if it is swimming really fast yet fails to move, practically staying in the same place. Other indicators are generally out of the norm swimming practices: Frantic swimming all over the aquarium is a sure sign of duress. Reversely, a significant decrease in swimming indicates weakness and should raise your red flags.
  • Appetite: Stress triggers a fish’s fight or flight reflexes. A highly stressed fish is constantly on the look out for danger instead of looking around for nutrition. This eventually depletes its energy stores causing it to become weak and susceptible to all kinds of hazards. It is a vicious cycle: The fish’s appetite drops due to stress, and because it does not eat nearly enough it accumulates even more stress.
  • Color: Closely related to a drop in appetite, colors beginning to fade are a sure sign that you fish suffers. Maintaining the beautiful colors your fish sport is quite the costly endeavor for their organisms: When they stop having adequate energy intake through their diets, their coloring is one of the first victims to suffer.
  • Respiration: Our breathing rate increases when faced with stress or adversity – this happens due to our natural fight or flight instincts. An increase in respiration consequently increases the concentration of available oxygen, which aids us when dealing with potentially dangerous situations. Fish have an extremely efficient system of respiration. Unfortunately, it is quite susceptible to infections, disease or plain poor water quality: These cause their gills to produce mucus which in turns decreases the gills’ function and thus causes fish to essentially breathe faster, considerably tiring and weakening them in he long term.
  • Awareness: Acute changes in a fish’s mentation, whether they lean on the side of dullness or overt stimulation are a red flag for distress. Generally, a depressed fish is more likely to be laying still and drifting around instead of racing the aquarium in agitation. In both cases, however, out of the norm activity should be considered a sign of distress. You should take great care to note your fish’s activity levels to be able to deduce whether there is a sudden change or not. It is very important to keep in mind that there is a rather large variation among the many different species of fish, with some being more active than others.

Best Fish Food for Tetras

Best Fish Food for Tetras – Keep your Fish Healthy

Introduction: High quality nutrition for Tetras

You may be wondering how could you ever possibly decide what type of fish food is best for your tetras, considering the abundance of products readily available on the market today. Naturally, that is no easy task. Even though many fish are robust enough to survive under less than ideal living conditions and poor nutrition, in order for them to live long and prosper quality nutrition is mandatory. Luckily, tetras are not too particular about their foods: They can be fed a wide range of products with no problems. In fact, in order to help them develop to their full potential you would do well to serve them a variety of different products, mixing them as much as possible to ensure they get all the nutrients they need.

Much like we humans gleam the most health benefits by eating vegetables of many colors, so do tetra fish benefit from eating different sources of food. Luckily for you, we have compiled a huge list of products your tetra fish are going to love. These are all tried and true, guaranteed to aid in your pet’s full development, growth and well-being.

Tetra: TetraMin Tropical Flakes

Tetra TetraMin Tropical Flakes
Easily digestible yet extremely nutritious, Tetra’s tropical flakes have extreme value for their relatively cheap cost. They are currently priced at just $10.18, making for a great purchase for those planning to buy fish food regularly. They contain a patented blend that includes omega-3 fats, biotin and various other ingredients that enhance the immune system, bolster the metabolism and give the all the required energy for the growth of your tetras. The package comes in several different sizes, so that you can finely tune your order to suit your particular needs. If you are not yet convinced, we will just let you know that the product currently has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating, after 793 reviews left by customers. Put that into perspective. Now, go get it!

Tetra: Blood Worms Freeze Dried Treat

Tetra Blood Worms Freeze Dried TreatAnother excellent product brought to you by Tetra’s fish food veterans, this is ideal for giving your fish a quick boost of energy. Having undergone a multitude of tests and processes, these bloodworm treats lack the undesirable microorganisms commonly found in live bloodworms. If you have a lot of fish in your tank be extra careful when feeding them these, as they are very likely to end up fighting for who gets the bigger bite. That is how tasty Tetra’s bloodworm treats are. You have been warned.

Hikari: Tropical Semi-Floating Micro Pellets for Pets, 0.77-Ounce

Hikari Tropical Semi-Floating Micro Pellets for Pets, 0.77-Ounce

These small, pellets don’t sport multiple colors just for fun: Each color shows the presence of different macro and micro nutrients. Reds contain protein along with all the necessary amino acids for growth, yellows have minerals and vitamins to promote health and optimal hormone levels and greens, naturally, signify fiber which aids digestion and helps nutrition absorption. Remember what we stated at the start of this article? That variety and balance is key for a great diet for tetras? This product right here does all that and more. Not only is it supremely nutritious, it also tastes great: Small-mouthed fish like tetras are going to go crazy over it. We encourage you give it a try.

San Francisco Bay: Brand ASF71104 Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp for Fresh and Saltwater Fish, 10gm

San Francisco Bay Brand ASF71104 Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp for Fresh and Saltwater Fish, 10gm

San Francisco Bay’s package contains two packs, each filled with 10 grams of frozen, dried shrimp, a highly nutritious and healthy meal for all kinds of tropical fish. If you want to keep your fish vigorous and vibrant with energy, this is just the right product for you. Make sure you use it as a supplement to their main diet – it might be too expensive to use as a basis for their diet itself – and they are bound to remain stimulated, shiny and strong. It contains algae and diatoms, thus being very rich in both protein and essential fats, thus enhancing all biological processes of your tetras. According to the manufacturer, you should take care in letting your fish consume whatever portion they end up consuming in roughly three minutes. You should remove any leftovers. You don’t want your fish to grow lethargic from overeating these delicious treats now, do you?

Omega One: Veggie Rounds 8.1oz

Omega One Veggie Rounds 8.1ozOmega One’s product is quite special. It contains fresh kelp harvested along the southeast shoreline of Alaska, an extremely rare ingredient. In fact, only one other company is licensed to do that. Another high profile ingredient of these Veggie Rounds is spirulina, a superfood that is arguably the most nutritious plant of our planet. These two ingredients, coupled with salmon, halibut and a seafood mix, give the end product has a very intense green color. This should not alarm you in any way, as it is a sign of high quality. If you want superhero levels of health for your fish, this is definitely the right product for you.

Ocean Nutrition: Brine Shrimp Plus Flake 5.5 oz.

Ocean Nutrition Brine Shrimp Plus Flake 5.5 oz.

The final product on our list comes from a relatively smaller company called Ocean Nutrition. We were very pleased by it, so we would like to put it on the map for you. The product has been formulated with great care after extensive tests by aquaculture biologist specialists, in order to successfully blend a great deal of high quality ingredients. These include salmon, pacific plankton, squid, krill, clams, herring, brine shrimps, various vitamins and minerals along with carotenoid pigments. Not only will it boost a fish’s immune system and improve its vitality, it will also enhance the vibrancy of its colors. Moreover, its high protein content will ensure your fish grow to their full potential while maintaining optimal energy levels. All in all this is a very solid product that can be fed to nearly all marine fish and freshwater species. As a side bonus, it will never cloud your tank’s water. With a two-day shipping option available at checkout, this is a great choice if you want to get great fish food as fast as possible.

Bloodfin Tetras

10 Aquarium Essentials

Introduction: The Aquarium Essentials List

Even though fish pets are generally considered relatively low-investment, no fuss pets compared to other common domestic animals like dogs, setting up a perfect aquarium for them is neither an easy nor simple task. Behind every beautiful aquarium lies a properly selected assembly of aquarium equipment. With such a great variety in products, however, ranging from the completely essential, like filters, heaters and thermometers, to the useful, like air pumps all the way to the completely useless, it is natural that one gets confused when trying to make the best purchases available.

We have compiled the following list to shed some light on the matter. We’ve emphasized items that will enhance your underwater friends’ health, the aesthetics of their environment, and also products that will help you regulate and monitor their living conditions more easily. If something catches your eye, be sure to give it a try, as we’ve tried to bring together products that couple high quality with very reasonable prices.

KENT Marine Essential Elements

KENT Marine Essential ElementsFor over fifteen years, KENT Marine has been offering solutions that help the proper care and nurture of fresh or saltwater habitats. They have offered a wide range of nutritional products so that corals, planktivorous fish and over invertebrates receive the nutrients they require to maximize growth and be as healthy as possible. Kent Marine Essential Elements works as follows: By replacing biologically important trace minerals that often get removed by fish and invertebrates, through protein skimming, ozone and carbon filtration, it maintains and increases your inhabitant’s vigor and color.

It does not contain detrimental heavy metals, phosphates, nitrates or silicates, nor does it promote undesirable algae growth. Using just one teaspoon every one to two weeks should be enough. One should be cautious to not taste, swallow or breathe this product, as it is not made for human consumption. Naturally, it should be kept away from children.

Currently priced at only $10.63 on Amazon, and with a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating, this is an excellent choice for everyone interested in getting nearly all of the trace elements they will ever require for their aquarium in one go.

SunGrow: Natural Betta Leaves – Simulate Aquatic Environment

 SunGrow: Natural Betta Leaves - Simulate Aquatic Environment

A rather specialized product, Sungrow’s Natural Betta Leaves are specifically designed to work with betta fish. Bettas are highly territorial fishes and are often known to express high levels of aggression even against each other – an event that many times results in the death of one or both combatants. Sungrow’s Betta Leaves promise immediate improvements in the behavior of your betta fish – they create an environment similar to their natural habitat, and thus reduce their stress, induce breeding and boost their immunity system.

They act as a shelter to your fishes, as a cover and as place for them to lay their eggs. Through the release of beneficial minerals, they will help keep your betta’s skin and scales hard, yet smooth and slippery.

The product is really easy to use. You just drop a few leaves into your tack. Note how this package holds ten pieces. Currently sporting a 4.6 out of 5 stars rating, and priced at just $8.90, SunGrow’s leaves are quite the bargain if you are interested in making an excellent gift to your betta fish.

CNZ: Digital LCD Thermometer for Aquarium Fish Tank, Vivarium Reptile Terrarium

CNZ Digital LCD Thermometer for Aquarium Fish Tank, Vivarium Reptile Terrarium

A very important piece in every aquarium essential’s list is definitely the thermometer. They conveniently allow water temperature and heater accuracy monitoring. CNZ’s Digital LCD Thermometer, is an excellent high quality choice if you’re interested in getting an aquarium thermometer. It is really easy to use: You just need to attach the device to the side of your aquarium and terrarium. The temperature probe sits inside the aquarium to monitor temperature – there is also the option for displaying temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Included in the package is an additional battery, other than the already pre-installed battery, to save you an extra trip or two to the store. Currently priced at $5.89 and with FREE shipping, this thermometer is highly recommended. At a very cheap price, you will enjoy convenient monitoring of parameters that are essential to your pets’ health. And if you don’t want to take us on our word, the 4.3 out of 5 stars rating, after 233 customer reviews, speaks volumes of the product’s quality.

Blue Ribbon: Exotic Environments Caribbean Living Reef Aquarium Ornament

Now you might call this out and say this product is not essential to your aquarium. It is an ornament, designed to enhance the looks and aesthetics of your aquarium and is in no way comparable to other really essential stuff, like heaters and thermometers. And you would be right, in a sense. Most fish would be able to live without Blue Ribbon’s Living Reef Aquarium Ornament. Honestly, though, would you wish for them to live in an undecorated environment? Much how you like your bedroom or living room to feel comfortable and look appealing, so do your fish.

And in that sense, this hand-painted, vibrant ornament will do wonders for your fish. It is hand-crafted by talented artisans to look exactly like the real thing. It is both safe and non-toxic, it is suitable for freshwater, saltwater & terrariums, and is a solid, one piece construction. If you ever thought of buying something just because you liked the way it looked, you might want to consider doing the same for your fishes. They are bound to love this product. And at the price of $9,37, it’s a pretty negligible investment for you.

Penn Plax: Wizard’s Castle. Aquarium Decoration, Hand Painted with Realistic Details, over 10 inches highWizard’s Castle. Aquarium Decoration, Hand Painted with Realistic Details, over 10 inches high

Penn Plax’s Wizard’s Castle falls under the decoration and ornament type of products. But this one really turns it up to eleven. If you have any thoughts of getting decorative products for your aquarium and are interested in making it look grand and memorable, well, this is essential. Featuring a large, grey castle perched upon a rocky hill, it looks amazing and very realistic, all the way from its colors to the little, hand-painted details in its walls and towers. It provides a huge visual interest for your fish, sporting holes and passageways for fish to pass through, sleep into or hide in.

It is 8 inches wide by 10.2 inches high and 6.2 inches deep. The castle is double sided and thus able to be placed anywhere in your fish tank. Made of safe, durable resin, it is fine to use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. After one hundred seventy seven customer reviews, this product currently sports a 4.1 out of 5 stars rating on amazon. Priced at just $17.52, it is a great opportunity to take your aquarium’s aesthetics to the next level, on a small budget.

Tetra: 77849 Whisper Air Pump, up to 60-Gallon

Whisper Air Pump, up to 60-GallonAn air pump is a device used to move air, possibly under pressure. Their purpose is two-fold: They insure your tank maintains an adequate concentration of oxygen. Secondly, they are used to force water through a filter. Therefore, while not directly putting oxygen into the water, they greatly improve its circulation. A big downside most such products have is that they create a lot of noise when in use. Fear not, however, as Tetra’s Whisper Air Pump, as its name heavily suggests makes minimal noise, akin to a whisper. This is achieved by its sound damping chambers that flatten sound wave frequencies. The brand has many different sizes, ranging from up to 10 gallons all the way up to 300 gallons – thus you’re guaranteed to find a product suitable for your aquarium size.

Buying this will keep both you and your fish pets happy and healthier, minimizing the annoying noise while maximizing the quality of your aquarium’s water condition all at once. The Whisper Air Pump is currently priced at $19.80, and holds a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating, even after a staggering 929 customer review sample. You are definitely getting your money’s worth.

Zoo Med: Floating Betta Log

Floating Betta LogAs has already been previously mentioned in this article, betta fishes, even though they are a common choice of underwater pets, are rather restless and prone to aggression. If you already have them or if you’re interested in getting them, you would be wise to invest in a product or two to keep them happy and satisfied. Otherwise, you might end up having less than desirable consequences. Zoo Med’s floating Betta log is made to address exactly this problem.

Essentially it is a decorative ornament but made in way to appeal specifically to this kind of fish. It will keep them happy, reducing their stress and relieving them of the boredom that comes with the territory of captivity. It is three inches in length and two and a half inches in width. And your bettas will love it. It is currently priced at just $9.18, and holds a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating, after having being reviewed 444 times by customers.

LUFFY Betta Balls: Live Marimo Plants, Natural Toys for Betta Fish, Aquarium Safe

 LUFFY Betta Balls: Live Marimo Plants, Natural Toys for Betta Fish, Aquarium Safe

Another product designed to specifically appeal to betta fishes, Luffy’s Betta Balls is a highly-acclaimed amazon best-seller. Sporting a 4.4 out of 5 stars rating, even after a thousand and seven customer reviews, you can be practically assured that you won’t go wrong with investing in this product.

The betta balls are large, between one point six and two inches. They add vibrant color to your tank and they are a great toy to play with for the hyperactive betta fishes, providing them with lots of entertainment. Moreover, they absorb many of the same nutrients algae feeds on, thus preventing any unwanted algae growth in the tank. More entertainment? Check. Better health? Check. Of no less importance is that they require practically no maintenance – all they need is some light, fresh water and something to feed off of. In other words, things you already have in your betta’s tank.

You should keep note, however, that for every $8,95 packet, you will receive only one Luffy Betta Ball. If you want more, you’ll have to buy more packets.

GloFish Aquarium Gravel, 5-Pound GloFish Aquarium Gravel, 5-Pound

The gravel in a tank can be very important. First, it serves as decoration, making your tank look nicer. Secondly, it serves as substrate, if you have underwater plants in your tank. Thirdly, it can be mandatory, if using an UGF, as it is the filter media – the surface area on which bacteria attach. GloFish’s Aquarium Gravel  comes in a five pound bag of various colors, ranging from pink, green and blue fluorescent all the way to solid black – generally speaking, darker gravel better highlights a fish’s colors. It can be used both as substrate and as accent.

You will need approximately one pound a half of gravel per gallon of water your tank has.

Exotic Pebbles: Exotic PMS0510 Polished Gravel, Mixed, 5 Pounds, 3/8-Inch

Exotic PMS0510 Polished Gravel

Exotic Pebble’s brings you another sound choice for polished gravel. These multi-colored stoneware exotic pebbles are a great alternative to mulch, as they are long lasting and will not deteriorate like it. For every purchase you are getting 5 pounds worth of exotic pebbles. They can be used in flower arrangements, walkways, exposed aggregate flooring or walls, around swimming pools and many other areas. As you can tell, this product is very flexible and not strictly made for your aquarium or water tank.

What we really like about it, is that due to its design it will feel really close to a fish’s natural habitat – a really important factor if you’re interested in giving them the best experience possible. Some of the stones will be rough, others will be smoother, just the way they would if you found them outside in nature. You should keep in mind, however, that as these pebbles are larger than the standard gravel you will require appropriate biological filtration.

The product currently holds a 4.3 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon, and is priced at $7.57 per five pounds of pebbles.

EcoQube Aquarium

EcoQube Aquarium Review

Rating: 4.7 out of 5                                    Cost:$$$$


  • Compact design, can fit your desk at work
  • Easy to clean, takes about 10 minutes for the cleaning process
  • Employs aquaponic filtration
  • Brings a whole ecosystem to your home or office


  • Slightly expensive
  • We would like to see it offered in bigger sizes also

Is your desk at work dull, with not much to look at? Staring at your computer at work all day can get very tiring and monotonous. Not everyone has the luxury of going outside and getting fresh air. Well, there is no way you can bring the outdoors in, you can however bring a self sustaining plant inside with the EcoQube Aquarium. Not only that, you will have an aquarium which will be a really nice change of scenery for you.

The EcoQube is a compact, aquarium which can easily fit on your desk be it at home or office. At home, you can even use it as a piece of decoration in your living room. It enables you to keep fish and plants all at once and the best part is that it’s pretty much self sustaining.

Bring a small ecosystem home or to your office

Aqua Design Innovations, the creator behind EcoQube was founded by Kevin Liang and Eric Seun. Their main focus was to help individuals connect with the environment. The aquarium allows individuals to connect with plants and fish and while that is great, The innovation behind the tank is what really stands-out. Aquaponics is employed within the tank to ensure that plants grow while the tank is maintained.

How it works

 EcoQube Aquarium

Many individuals do not buy aquarium because of the work required to maintain it. With time algae builds up, which means you have to empty the tank and completely clean it. Taking all the fish out and temporary keeping them in a bowl of water while you clean out the tank. Depending on how big your tank is, the task can take quite some time and effort.

That is not the case with the EcoQube. The self-staining system within the aquarium helps it maintain itself. It employs a 3 step cycle, which is:

  1. Fish waste contains ammonia, which is broken down by bacteria into nitrates in the water.
  2. The plant intakes the nitrates which is used for its growth. This filters the water.
  3. With the help of the plant, water is returned clean into the aquarium.

The EcoQube only requires you to do two things:

  1. Feed the fish
  2. Make sure the water level of the aquarium is maintained

Comparing that to what a normal aquarium requires for maintenance is like a walk in the park.

The aquarium has four components overall:

  1. Aquarium along with the base
  2. Aquaponic filter
  3. LED UV sterilizer
  4. LED light

These components work together. The light not only lights up the aquarium but also provides light to the plant for growth. The UV sterilizer removes excess bacteria from overfeeding while the filter acts as a filter for the water between plant and tank.

The filter is uniquely designed so you don’t need to replace it. It has the capacity to pump up to 100 gallons per hour which ensures the water is fresh. This along with all the other components working ensures the EcoQuest remains clean.

EcoQube Setup

Everything you need to set up the EcoQube pretty much comes in the box, so you won’t really need any additional tools. The process is fairly simple and easy.

  • Once you have all the components out of the box, the first thing you need to do is fit the filter into the aquarium. You want will put it along the long side of the aquarium.
  • You then add the soil along the base along with any rocks or driftwood, for aesthetics. Also keep in mind that driftwood assists with the filtration process.
  • Then, slowly pour conditioned water into the aquarium through the filter.
  • You can now put the plant pot with the seeds into the filter.
  • Connect the LED light.

And that’s it, you are done. The setup process should take about 10 minutes. You should leave the LED light on for around 6 hours a day, this will help your plant grow. Which should start to appear within 3 weeks. Once you see the plant growing, you can introduce fish into your ecosystem.

Maintaining the EcoQube

One of the most attractive benefits to getting an EcoQube is the fact that maintenance requires little effort. This is a major plus point because typically when it comes to aquarium, the maintenance is the worst part about it. People dread having to spend so much time and effort cleaning aquarium that they decide not to get one. Well, you don’t have to worry about that with the EcoQube. Maintenance only requires you dedicate around 8-10 minutes once a week. It has no complicated process for maintenance and this makes the EcoQube a great aquarium for just about anyone from adults to kids.


The EcoQube is an innovative take on an aquarium. Not just an aquarium, it allows you to bring a beautiful ecosystem in your home or office without taking up too much space. Now this is wonderful if you want to just put it on your desk. It won’t really serve a purpose of a big aquarium due to its size, the amount of fish you can have is limited.

The setup process is fairly easy and quick. Everything you need to setup the aquarium comes in the box, no additional tools will be required. Maintaining and cleaning the EcoQuest is as easy as the setup. The cleaning process is a breeze which saves you a huge amount of time compared to normal aquarium. Which makes it easy for even kids to take on the responsibility and maintain the aquarium on their own with little to no supervision.

If you are looking to liven up your home or office by adding an aquarium, we highly recommend you do with an EcoQube.