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Welcome to Aquarium Life - A complete source of information on aquariums, aquarium fish and aquarium equipment. We have a wide variety of articles about aquariums, aquarium fish, african cichlids, oscar fish and more. Please feel free to register on our forums to ask questions or just chat with other people who love aquarium life! We are constantly adding new content to enhance the value of our site. We have several projects planned including photo galleries, additional aquarium calculators and an aquarium web cam of Keith Pardee's 90 gallon oscar aquarium. Check back from time to time to see our updates!

 

Do It Yourself and Save!

Our DIY projects section contains many DIY plans for filters, diy decorations, diy aquarium stands and more. If you are an aquarist on a budget, then the DIY projects can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars! Don't let a budget restraints prevent you from providing your fish with all of the equipment they need to be happy and healthy. Visit our DIY Aquarium Projects section today.

 


Helpful Aquarium Information and Tools

Aquarium Heater  

Heater Wattage Calculator

This tool is very helpful when calculating how many watts of total heating you need for your tank. This is an advanced tool that accounts for ambient room temperature as well as tank size.

Aquarium Substrate  

Aquarium Substrate Quantity Calculator

This handy tool will tell you how many pounds of substrate to purchase to get a specified substrate thickness for any size aquarium.

Aquarium Fish Profiles  

Aquarium Fish Profiles

We have added an aquarium fish profile database to our website. Species are added daily to the aquarium fish database.

Aquarium Calculator  

Aquarium Capacity Calculator

Have you purchased a used aquarium and never really knew your capacity? Planning on building a custom aquarium and want to know how big it needs to be to hold 300 gallons? Our Aquarium Capacity Calculator can tell you the gallon capacity of your aquarium

Hexagon Calculator  

Hexagonal Aquarium Capacity Calculator

If you have a hexagonal aquarium, try this calculator to compute your hex tank volume.

Fish Quantity  

Aquarium Fish Quantity Estimator

Wondering how many aquarium fish you can fit in a given tank size? Use our handy tool to determine how many 6 inch cichlids you could fit into your 125 gallon tank or how many guppies you could fit in your 29 gallon tank.


Newest Fish and Aquarium Information

Use of Salt In Freshwater Tanks

Use of Salt In Freshwater Tanks

Table salt comes in two forms with anti caking agents in both and iodine in one of the two. Neither the anti-caking agents nor the iodine are toxic in the trace amounts used.

What Every Fishkeeper Should Know About pH

What Every Fishkeeper Should Know About pH

The important thing about PH isn't so much understanding it, as it is knowing what yours is and needs to be. PH simply refers to whether your water is acidic, neutral or alkaline.

Understanding Ammonia and Fish-less Tank Cycling

Understanding Ammonia and Fish-less Tank Cycling

Basically when you add water to anything it is a fairly sterile environment (new). As soon as you start adding living things like plants, fish, snails, etc, they start adding waste to the environment.

Fishless Cycling - Variations and Applications

Fishless Cycling - Variations and Applications

Fishless Cycling is basically using alternatives to fish to introduce ammonia into the aquarium environment. The ammonia in general is intended to feed the developing bacteria needed to keep the fish alive once they are added.

How Much Should I Feed My Fish

How Much Should I Feed My Fish

In general, young fry sized fish need multiple feedings a day. Their growth rates are at the highest points of their lives and due to the limited size of their ability to consume food at one sitting must eat regularly and frequently for their bodies to have the nutrients needed to keep pace with their metabolisms.

What to Remember Before Buying New Fish

What to Remember Before Buying New Fish

How many times has it happened, you've gone down to the local pet store or aquarium store, and seen that gorgeous fish that you just had to bring home? How many times have you brought it home? How many times has that newbie started attacking your other fish? How many times has your fish died overnight, the next day or a few day's later?

Summer and Winter Care for Your Planted Tank

Summer and Winter Care for Your Planted Tank

Changing the aquarium water is probably the most laborious job for the home aquarist, but putting it off often leads to algae growth and sick fishes. It is impossible to say exactly how much and how often, but as a general rule the water should be changed at least two or three times a month. This is because tap water is rich in CO2 and it replaces vital trace elements.

Moving Aquariums a Long Distance

Moving Aquariums a Long Distance

This past summer, I moved long distance with my fish. In total the fish were in transit for 31 hours, and I didn't lose any of them. If you are planning a long distance move with your fish, you may want to give this a try.

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