This is how to make a DIY aquarium or fish tank background. Some people's methods may differ from these, but this is the easiest, most inexpensive way. You may want to listen to the Incubus song "The Warmth" while you are doing it. (Wait--is that Brandon Boyd?)
This is a short video of a DIY filter for a small aquarium. It works off the same concept as a sponge filter, but could be built to use and common HOB filter. You will need a Cool Whip container, a PVC pipe, silicone, airline and a pump. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to make an aquarium filter at home for your pet fish.
This video shows you how to use a sand rake to maintain your aquarium. Pick up fish poop and get rid of algae with a sand rake.
How small is Russian artist Anatoly Konenko's microminiature aquarium? Well, for starters, it holds just two tablespoons of water. Not that you could ever fill it with a spoon, of course! The force would tear the décor to bits. Konenko favors a syringe for that particular task.
It is important to make sure the water is chemically balanced in your fresh water fish tank. If your water is not balanced, your fish may get sick and will not live as long. Make sure you monitor your fish's water and PH levels so that it matches your pet's breed.
Getting a fish? The first thing you'll need to learn in order to keep it alive, is how to prepare your aquarium and its water. Ensure a healthy, balanced environment in your aquarium by following this simple process.
Scientific studies have shown that species with large swimbladders, especially bottom dwelling fish such as grouper and snapper, derive an immediate benefit from venting.
Video shows how to setup a Nano tank for fish. Subtitled steps and clear demonstrations will have your Nano tank up and running in no time.
In order to clean your fish tank, you will need the following: a bucket, water conditioner, aquarium salt, a clean filter, a suction tube, and clean fresh water.
This is a single Betta male live plant set up that looks awesome ^^
Aquarium filters can be expensive to replace, but are important for the health and happiness of your aquatic friends. This video tutorial shows you how to keep your pet fish in good condition by making a replacement aquarium filter out of a soda bottle and a few other household supplies.
WonderHowTo pal and contributor Sean Conaty shot this beautiful short for Scion Magazine about exotic fish and the people who love them. The fish veterinarian is particularly fascinating. Who knew that some lucky sea creatures experience greater longevity with the aid of surgery, x-rays and vaccinations?
The oxygen bubbler on your fish tank can really be annoying if left unchecked. The constant hum and vibrating can drive any sane person mad! But there's an easy way to silence it and bring you some peace, in this video you will learn how to silence your bubbler with a simple trick!
When you have a pet fish, their aquarium is their whole world. You keep your little friends in their tank from birth through the rest of their lives, so why not make it safe and comfortable for them? In this tutorial, pet expert Marc Morrone, teaches you all about fish and aquarium science so that you can make sure your pets are healthy and safe. Follow along and balance your water and keep your tank clean so your fish live longer lives.
Livebearing fish consist of colorful little guys like guppies, mollies, platies, swordtails, and limias. These fish are great for children because they are easy to care for, can live in smaller tanks and have tons of easy to see babies.
In this clip, learn all about pet fish from pet expert, Marc Morrone. Marc will walk you through the rows and rows of fish food at your pet store so you know exactly what type is best for your pet fish. Make sure your little buddies live long, healthy and happy lives with the right amount and variety of fish food. Not sure if your fish needs pellets or flakes? Marc is here to help!
Keep your fish healthy and your fish tank clean with these simple steps. You Will Need
Instructional video explaining how to start a siphoning gravel vacuum. Create a siphon or suction through a tube to clean a fish tank. The carbon gravel will clean the water of junk or debris. Fish tank maintenance is critical to keeping the fish and aquatic life healthy and happy.
This is a video tutorial on how to make a USB aquarium powered by a under-gravel LED bulb that is powered by a USB port. With a bit of simple engineering, build a circuit to provide elegant lighting to your aquarium. Connect the wiring to the air pump for a cool lighted bubble effect. Plus, it's powered by your computer! Don't use expensive fish, or those which are sensitive to DC Currents. Don't do this project in a saline water tank, because salt conducts more electricity.
Watch as a seasoned professional discusses various types of pet fish in this free online video about exotic pets.
This clip shows you how to wash and rinse sand from a fish tank or aquarium. Get a big tub, put your sand in there with a hose. Blast on high pressure to make your aquarium or fish tank clean.
This is a video showing the drilling of live rock from a saltwater reef tank. The 1/2" holes are used for mounting pegs made from acrylic rods or other types of pegs or frag plugs. The live coral are attached to the end of the peg and can easily be positioned in the tank. This process also facilitates moving the coral to another location at a later time, they can be removed from the holes somewhat easily. It also prevents coral from falling as once its pegged well, its pretty much going to st...
Hatch amazing live sea monkeys! They will grow quickly and double in size in just one day! Eventually, you will only have to feed them once a week.
Watch this video to learn how to train your fish to go through a hoop with the use of delicious fish treats.
This video will show you how to set up an aquarium for cold water or temperate fish, such as goldfish. It will show you how to add gravel, water, plants and equipment to your new aquarium. Set up a cold water fish tank.
Six feet long and always hungry, the Humboldt squid, aka the "red devil", is one of the most dangerous yet intelligent predators of the deep. This incredible squid has 3 hearts, keen eye sight, a giant brain, 2 lightning fast tentacles, 8 grasping arms and razor sharp teeth. The red devil squid come out at dusk. They come up from 2300 feet to 200 feet. Obtain information abut the Humboldt squid (red devil).
Forget about a goldfish bowl. This video will show you how to create an ecosystem inside a condom! Tip: Keep in bowl in case your rubber pops and build where it is ok if you spill your load. Whether these animals will die is still undetermined.
This film will show you how to select fish for a cold water temperate aquarium. It will help you decide which types to choose and how many to keep in your tank. The type and number of fish you can keep will depend on the size of your tank. An easy formula for calculating how many fish you can keep is to multiply the length of the tank by the width to get the surface area, and then divide this number by 60. There are several species of cold water fish, also known as temperate fish, which can b...
Fish are among the most popular of all domestic pets. From the humble goldfish to the most complicated and beautiful aquatic micro-environments, they offer owners years of pleasure and serene viewing. Moreover, they are relatively easy to care for; however, like many pets, there is a lot to learn about this finned friend. Good tank maintenance will keep your aquarium healthy for years to come. Keep your fish healthy by watching this film, which will show you the basics of keeping your fish ta...
Goldfish are very easy to care for, making them a popular pet and perfect for beginners and first-time pet owners. To get started you need only a goldfish and a fish tank. The type of aquarium you choose to keep your fish in is very important and often overlooked. This video will help you choose between a flat-sided tank and a round fishbowl. The second choice you must make is which type of goldfish. There are two types, the first being the long-bodied types such as the Common Goldfish and th...
Did you just set up your fish tank? Have you installed a filter in your aquarium, but don't know how to maintain and clean your tank? Good tank maintenance will keep your aquarium healthy for years to come. This video only covers one part of cleaning your tank. However, a close-up on filer maintenance, it emphasizes a subtle, yet critical detail. Not only is this video is a great reminder that you should never wash your filter in tap water, but it also provides a clear explanation of the affe...
Marc Grover is the co-owner of Underwater Depot. He and his business partner, Chris Bernie, have over 30 years of collective experience in the aquarium industry. They are experts in saltwater, freshwater and reef keeping techniques.