Tank Care

Planting a Paludarium

Planting a Paludarium

By Aquatropic Staff | June 2, 2023

So, you’ve read our article on setting up a paludarium and have purchased your aquarium, added a hard scape and felt that you … Read more
History Of Aquariums

History Of Aquariums

By Aquatropic Staff | May 23, 2023

The first public aquarium (which they called “an Aquatic Vivarium”) opened in 1953 in London. It was designed by an English n … Read more
The Peculiar Paludarium, Part I

The Peculiar Paludarium, Part I

By Aquatropic Staff | May 18, 2023

What is a Paludarium? Paludariums are a type of vivarium (a space dedicated to the naturalistic rearing of plants and or ani … Read more
Homegrown Food - Beautiful Brine

Homegrown Food - Beautiful Brine

By Aquatropic Staff | May 5, 2023

Brine Shrimp are amazing critters. The term “Brine Shrimp” is actually a generic term for an entire genus of invertebrates ca … Read more
Don't Get Stuck By The Stickers

Don't Get Stuck By The Stickers

By Aquatropic Staff | April 26, 2023

For one reason or another, we get a fair number of questions about catfish and “getting stung.” We'd like to start this conve … Read more
Homegrown Food - Totally Tubifex

Homegrown Food - Totally Tubifex

By Aquatropic Staff | April 13, 2023

There was a time (not a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away) but right here, where feeding live foods was very commonpla … Read more
The Lowdown on Lights

The Lowdown on Lights

By Aquatropic Staff | April 7, 2023

The first part of understanding your aquarium lighting is based on what your plan for the aquarium is. Obviously, fish are no … Read more
A Primer on Passing Gas

A Primer on Passing Gas

By Aquatropic Staff | March 30, 2023

By gas, we obviously mean CO2! Plants, whether aquatic or not require carbon dioxide. The scientific shorthand way of writing … Read more