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Last update: April 7, 2021

The 2 best mesh bags for holding your filter media (18 tested!)

Quick, name a piece of aquarium equipment! I’m 99.9% certain you didn’t say filter media bag. My point is that this is likely a product that you won’t even give a passing thought to. That is unless you have ever had to clean Purigen or activated carbon out of your aquarium because your media bag […]

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Last update: April 7, 2021

Ceramic Rings: Affordable and Effective Bio Media

Note: While this guide focuses on ceramic rings, the information is relevant to any ceramic-based aquarium filter media. You know those white colored beads… The ones that sit inside aquarium filters? Well, those are actually ceramic rings. And when used properly, ceramic rings provide powerful biological filtration for your aquarium – keeping your tank safe […]

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Last update: April 8, 2021

How to use activated carbon in your aquarium!

What if I told you there was a magical ingredient that you could add to your aquarium filter? … A magical ingredient capable of removing chlorine, water discoloration and even bad smells from your aquarium. Well, that magical ingredient exists… Activated carbon! And today, I am going to teach you everything you need to know […]

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Last update: April 7, 2021

What Are Bio Balls and Why Are They so Good for Biological Filtration?

You know those small black plastic balls… The ones that sit inside aquarium filters? Well, those are called bio balls. When used properly, bio balls provide powerful biological filtration to your aquarium. Today, I am going to teach you all about them! What are bio balls and what do they do? You know those good […]