Understanding Water Quality and Recommendations for Stocking Your Goldfish Aquarium or Pond

By: JOSHUA MCWILLIAMS · Many fish keepers in general look for this magic number of fish per gallon rule to guide them on stocking their aquariums and ponds.  Over the years there has been many different suggestions. One of the oldest stocking guides still in widespread use dates to the 1960’s (before most tanks even … Read more

The Fishroom Diaries-Back to the Lowly Box Filter

  Have you ever noticed how for some people, the aquarium hobby is as much about filtration as it is about the fish? I can remember my first aquarium- a five gallon metal framed tank with a small corner box filter. The filter media were “angel hair”, or spun glass, and charcoal. At that time, … Read more