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Koi vs Goldfish

KOI VS GOLDFISH – WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR PONDS (7 Differences)

Have you ever been to fishing exhibitions? If you have, chances are that you have had a hard time distinguishing between Koi and Goldfish amid fish galore.

And that’s not just you! Anyone can confuse the two breeds because of their uncanny resemblance. Even though Koi and goldfish look so much alike, they are actually two completely different varieties with distinctive characteristics.

In this article, I’ll put my years of experience to use and show you some of the obvious differences between Koi fish and goldfish that should help you identify the two easily.

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Best Place To Buy Fish Online

Best Place To Buy Fish Online 2022 REVIEWS- Top Recommendations (And 2 To Avoid!)

Looking for the best place to buy fish online? I get this asked to me a lot and it brings back memories when I started out in the saltwater tank hobby back in the early 90s. Back then you just went to the local fish store to get your fish, live plants, and corals. I remember there was a store called Flying Fish Express and me trying to myself how crazy this is that you can get a fish shipped to you overnight.

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Best Canister Filter Reviews

Best Canister Filters Compared (2022 Reviews🏅)

For those hobbyists getting serious about aquarium keeping, high quality filtration is top of mind for keeping the best fish only and planted tank systems. While hang on back power filters have their place in community community setups, there are setups with heavier demands like planted and predator tanks that require a high end filtration solution. This is where canister filters come in.

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Best Nano Reef Tank

Best Nano Reef Tank – The 7 to Buy (2022 Reviews)

For someone who is a seasoned hobbyist, a nano reef tank offers a challenge with great rewards for either home or office. For a new hobbyist, a nano reef tank offers an entry into the wonderful hobby of reef aquarium keeping for those who take the proper steps.

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Freshwater Shrimp Tank

How to Set up a Freshwater Shrimp Tank: The Ultimate Guide

Shrimp tanks are getting very popular these days. Shrimp with their small size, active nature, and appealing personality have increased in popularity especially with nano or smaller tanks. Shrimp tanks have some special considerations though to be successful. They can be intimating at first because they can be more delicate than fish and require a bit more planning then first.

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Best Driftwood for Aquariums

Best Driftwood For Aquariums (2022 Reviews) – 9 Amazing Pieces For Your Tank!

Driftwood in an Aquarium can look stunning and offer lot of options for designing your aquarium. They can make some really amazing aquascapes, especially heavily planted ones. We need to be careful in our driftwood selection process though. 

Today’s post discusses the best driftwood for aquariums. Much like the best aquarium rocks post earlier, driftwood is not as simple as picking it out of of your local pond or aquarium. Driftwood if not selected or prepped properly can have disastrous results in your aquarium.

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Gold Fish Tank

Goldfish Tank – Your Guide To Successful Goldfish Care

The Goldfish is one of the most popular fish in our aquarium hobby. It may even have been the first fish you had when you first got introduced to aquariums. You may have even come across this article thinking about setting up a Goldfish tank for the first time or for a loved one. They really are an amazing fish that are also easily misunderstood. Because they are usually a first-time fish, a number of us enter into Goldfish care and keeping with little knowledge on what is needed to have them thrive.

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Best LED Lighting For Reef Tanks

Best LED Lighting for Reef Tanks – (2022 Reviews 🏅) & Guide

LED lighting systems are the rage these days for Reef Tanks. It makes a lot of sense why. The best LED lighting systems will have a lot of user friendly features like timers, ramp up and ramp down features, the ability to adjust spectrum, and multiple mount options. The main attraction for LED though, is the power savings features. LEDs are a lot more energy efficient than traditional T5s and metal halides.

In today’s post, I’m going to go through the best LED lighting for Reef Tanks. I will break what these systems are best for, what they are good and not good at, and offer our recommended picks. The end goal is to provide the necessary information you need to make an informed decision as to what is the best LED lighting system for you. Let’s get started!

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Bubble Tip Anemone Care Guide (Have Success with BTAs)

Many of us got interested in saltwater fish by seeing clownfish and anemones. It is a very common desire to eventually want to pair your clown with an anemone. While a captive raised clownfish is a easy to care for fish, an anemone is considered a more difficult to keep invertebrate. They require stability, a high amount of light, and good flow. I’m writing this guide because I get asked a lot from clients how they can keep an anemone. I’m going to focus today on the easiest to keep anemone that a clownfish will host – the bubble tip anemone.

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About Aquarium store depot

Who are we?

Our Philosophy

Aquarium Store Depot was established by fellow aquarist, Mark, to simplify the hobby. 

As a regular shopper on other aquarium e-stores, he often grew frustrated at the overwhelming selection of products and the general nature of seeing companies trying to sell the latest and greatest tech (toys) to the industry. 

At Aquarium Store Depot, we seek to change that by offering a limited selection of products vetted out by our creator’s experience as a fellow fish enthusiast. 

We only sell what works, brands we trust, and products we know will make a difference to you

Our mission is to simplify the aquarium hobby so the beginner can thrive.

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Aquarium Carpet Plants

11 Great Aquarium Carpet Plants (With Pictures!)

An aquarium with a green carpet of living plants is one of the most impressive sights in the hobby. Many new aquarists think achieving this look is too advanced for them, but the truth is that anyone can grow aquarium carpet plants with the right knowledge and equipment.

In this article, I’ll introduce the 11 best carpeting plants that you can grow in your aquarium and teach you the basics on how to grow and maintain them too. So let’s dive right in!

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Gourami Types

Gourami Types – 14 Great Ones (With Pictures!)

Gourami fish are some of the most colorful and fascinating tropical fish in the hobby. It’s no wonder that they are so popular amongst fish keepers throughout the world!

In this article, I introduce 14 amazing types of gourami that you can keep in your own aquarium. For all you aquarists who are thinking of starting out with your own gouramis, there’s also some great information about setting up their tank, caring for them, and much more!

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Barb Fish

12 Great Types of Barb Fish (With Pictures!)

Barbs are a versatile, and often underrated group of freshwater aquarium fish. In this article, I’ll be introducing 12 amazing types of barbs that you can keep in your tank. I’ll also teach you all the barb basics that you need to know to keep them happy and healthy.

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Types Of Saltwater Fish

21 Popular Types of Saltwater Fish (With Pictures!)

If you’re like me, you probably love spending time looking at different types of saltwater fish. It’s so much fun to admire their beauty and colors. The thing is, there are a lot of different types of saltwater fish out there and it can be tough to keep track of them all. It’s also harder to know which ones work with the aquarium you are planning to keep! That’s why I’ve put together this list of 21 popular types of saltwater fish, complete with pictures! So if you’re curious about what kinds of fish you can find in the ocean, read on!

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Asterina Starfish

How To Remove Asterina Starfish From Your Tank

If you have a reef tank, then you may have come across an asterina starfish at some point. These small creatures can be a nuisance in a reef tank, as they can multiply quickly and consume corals and other invertebrates. In this blog post, I will discuss how to remove asterina starfish from your tank safely and effectively. Let’s start with the first question.

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Cory Catfish Types

The 10 Most Popular Cory Catfish Types (With Pictures!)

Corydoras catfish are some of the most popular community fish in the freshwater aquarium hobby. If you’ve never kept a school of these neat little bottom dwellers, I would definitely recommend trying them out!

In this article, I’ll introduce 10 of the most popular common cory catfish types that are loved by fish keepers all over the world. I’ll also teach you how to set up your tank and care for the different types of cory catfish, so let’s dive right in!

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Axolotl Tank Size

Axolotl Tank Size (What Is The Best?)

“How big of a tank does an axolotl need?” is the most asked question by novice axolotl keepers. And understandably so. Because axolotls are very easy to care for, but only when you understand their basic needs, i.e., their recommended tank size, water parameters, water temperature, and food.

Therefore, if you’re someone worried about the recommended minimum tank size for your axolotls, know that an Axolotl tank size should not be less than 20 gallons for adult axolotls, and for juveniles, it should be at least 10 gallons.

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Aggressive Freshwater Fish

Aggressive Freshwater Fish – 15 Best (With Pictures!)

Large, aggressive fish can make the most amazing pets! That’s exactly why I’ve put together this guide to aggressive freshwater aquarium fish.

Caring for these amazing animals can take a lot of time, space, and some pretty deep pockets too! If you’re ready for the commitment, or just interested in learning more about these legends of the aquarium world, this article is for you.

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Lyretail Anthias

Lyretail Anthias Care – A Complete Guide

If you’re like me, then one of your favorite things to do is sit back and watch your reef tank filled with beautiful fish swimming around. Among the many different types of fishes that can be kept in a reef tank, lyretail anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) are perhaps some of the most colorful and striking. Lyretail anthias require a fair bit of care, but if you’re up for it they are definitely worth keeping! In this article I’ll provide a complete guide on how to take care of lyretail anthias so that you can enjoy them in your reef tank for years to come.

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