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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

South American Dwarf Cichlids

South American Dwarf Cichlids

The first part of this article covers the dwarf cichlid genera; Apistogramma, Apistogrammoides, Biotecus, Crenicara, Crenicichla, Dicrossus, Laetacara, Mikrogeophagus, Nannacara, Taeniacara and Teleocichla.

Releasing Non-Native Fish

Releasing Non-Native Fish

This has little to do with the trade and is all down to irresponsible hobbyist. Who either having become fed up with their fish or through buying a fish that grew too large. These individuals simply go and release it/them into the wild.

Problems with Micro Tanks

Problems with Micro Tanks

Ever notice that the world has picked up the motto "Smaller is better!" Nowadays it seems that everything we touch can come in a smaller size and a smaller package. Well when does that motto go to far, how small are we willing to let some things get?

Ethical Considerations While Cycling an Aquarium

Ethical Considerations While Cycling an Aquarium

Filters have to be matured there is no getting around that, because fish excrete Ammonia and Ammonia is toxic to fish. It is the bacterial colonies which grow in the filters and on all the surfaces within the aquarium that break down Ammonia first into Nitrites and finally into Nitrates.

Fancy Goldfish: What to Avoid

Fancy Goldfish: What to Avoid

First of all I have to confess I do like most Fancy Goldfish but there are a couple of issues with them that I am personally not entirely comfortable with.

Dyed Fish

Dyed Fish

Of all the things people do make money from fish this one has to be amongst the worst. It started with Indian Glassfish, although they are attractive in their own right with completely transparent bodies someone decided they could be improved upon or at least the sales of them could be.

Dyed Corals

Dyed Corals

This has to rate at the very top of all the unethical practices found in fish keeping. There simply is no excuse for anyone involved in this practice right from the people doing the dyeing down to the end purchaser.

Considerations When Buying Wild Reef Fish

Considerations When Buying Wild Reef Fish

A lot of people want to make a lot of money by capturing marine fish in the fastest possible time often without regard to their good health. Because the market is quite competitive shops will often buy fish that are offered a little cheaper.

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