Ok, it’s time to put on our Nostradamus hats and tell you all the things we’re thinking, and in some cases hoping, will happen in the aquarium hobby in 2011…hint: it’s all about technology. Hold on to your Vortech…here we go.
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Looking for ideas on what to get your wet-thumbed friends or family members this year? If someone on your list is just breaking into the hobby or is looking for a new project, aquarium kits are becoming increasingly popular. Many of these stylish and convenient kits are available on the market today. They’re are easy to set up, and they often include just about everything you need to get the tank ready for fish. There are kits for every level of hobbyist out there, whether you’re shopping for a little betta habitat or someone’s first reef aqaurium. Here are my picks for the top 5 aquarium kits for gifts: Read More »
It’s no secret that cephalopods have amazing skill at camouflaging themselves to avoid predation. You may have seen the unique tactics of the mimic octopus in recent years, or you may have been lucky enough to see a squid or cuttlefish in action, changing color and skin texture with lightning-quick speed. Their abilities are intriguing to us and necessary for their survival in the big ocean blue. Read More »
Back in January, I posted a blog on personalizing your aquarium by creating your own aquarium ornaments and décor. As a gift for a friend, I recently used some of these techniques to create a one-of-a-kind toothbrush betta bowl ornament for his dental office and decided to share the results.
- Aquarium Sealant
- Hot Glue Gun
- 8 Acrylic Toothbrushes (soft bristle)
- Glass candle plate
- Dremel Saw
With the holidays upon us I decided to say a few words about some exciting new nano tank kits coming to us from Fluval. Not long ago we introduced you to the Fluval Edge aquarium, the unique nano aquarium from Hagen with the Frank Lloyd Wright-like design. Hagen has developed a whole series of Fluval aquariums over the last several months to complement the Edge tank, the first of which is the Fluval Chi. Hitting the market earlier this summer, the Fluval Chi is another unique aquarium, designed to radiate positive energy (“chi” is roughly translated as energy in Chinese). Read More »