• Finnex PX-360 Review – The Best Filter For Small Aquariums

    Finnex PX-360 Review – The Best Filter For Small Aquariums

    If you have a smaller aquarium it can be tough to find a good canister filter for your tank. Many owners of small aquariums stick with hang-on-back filters, but you do have options if you want the many advantages that come with canister filters. [...]

  • Hydor Canister Filter Review: Is This The New Champ?

    Hydor Canister Filter Review: Is This The New Champ?

    The Hydor Professional External Canister Filter is the new kid on the block, but so far it’s making a lot of waves in the fishkeeping community. Hydor offers a filter every bit as good as the big boys with enhanced efficiency and design, all for [...]

  • Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter Review

    Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter Review

    The Marineland Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter from Marineland is a powerhouse of biological filtration. The filter includes two Bio-wheels that provide a living space for friendly bacteria, which filter out harmful chemicals in the water and help keep your fish happy and healthy. [...]

  • Tetra Whisper Power Filter Review: How Does It Stack Up?

    Tetra Whisper Power Filter Review: How Does It Stack Up?

    If you’re looking to buy a filter for your first aquarium or if you need a solid filter but don’t have the budget for a Fluval or an AquaClear, you may be considering a Tetra Whisper Power Filter. Tetra is a highly respected brand in [...]

  • AquaClear 70 Power Filter Review: Is This Classic Still The Best?

    AquaClear 70 Power Filter Review: Is This Classic Still The Best?

    If you’ve been keeping fish for any length of time, chances are you’ve heard of AquaClear filters. They’ve been around for quite a while, and many consider them to be the best HOB filters on the market because they’re quiet, efficient, reliable and generally work [...]

TFCG Blog Featured Articles
  • Finnex PX-360 Review - The Best For Small Aquariums

Finnex PX-360 Review – The Best Filter For Small Aquariums

If you have a smaller aquarium it can be tough to find a good canister filter for your tank. Many owners of small aquariums stick with hang-on-back filters, but you do have options if [...]

  • Hydor Canister Filter Review- Is This The New Champ-

Hydor Canister Filter Review: Is This The New Champ?

The Hydor Professional External Canister Filter is the new kid on the block, but so far it’s making a lot of waves in the fishkeeping community. Hydor offers a filter every bit as good as [...]

  • DIY - Pokéball Aquarium Bubbler.

DIY – Create Your Own Pokéball Aquarium Bubbler!

With the huge success of Pokémon Go it was only a matter of time until this happened. Big Al's Aquarium has created the first Pokéball Aquarium Bubbler! Now this isn't something that you can buy, [...]

  • Marineland Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter Review.

Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter Review

The Marineland Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter from Marineland is a powerhouse of biological filtration. The filter includes two Bio-wheels that provide a living space for friendly bacteria, which filter out harmful chemicals in [...]

Video

Does it Work? Nualgi 4 Week Test in Freshwater Aquarium.

In this video the Everyday Aquarist tests out a bottle of Nualgi. After a four week test it seems the Nualgi did [...]

Eheim Professionel 4+ 600 Review & Unboxing – 2016

[Video:] In this review and unboxing Big Al's walks through all the awesome features of the Eheim Professionel 4+ 600 Canister Filter. Eheim Pro [...]

The Nitrogen Cycle – It’s Easy!

Sometimes it feels like everyone knows something you don't... At least that's how I felt when I first started keeping fish when I [...]

Beginner Fish Keeping Tips From The YouTube Fish Tank Community

Here is an awesome compilation video made by The Rick. The video features many of the most popular fish keeping youtube personalities who share some [...]

Aquarium Set Up

  • How To Set Up a 55 Gallon Fish Tank Without Going Broke!

How To Set Up a 55 Gallon Fish Tank Without Going Broke!

One of the first things you should do is select the style of fish tank you want. There are many different styles and kits [...]

  • Popular Aquarium Equipment and Supplies 2016

Popular Aquarium Equipment and Supplies – March 2016

It's that time of the year when we take a look at what Filters, Heaters, Lighting and Fish Supplies have been popular with [...]

Product Reviews

  • Finnex PX-360 Review - The Best For Small Aquariums

Finnex PX-360 Review – The Best Filter For Small Aquariums

If you have a smaller aquarium it can be tough to find a good canister filter for your tank. Many owners of [...]

  • Hydor Canister Filter Review- Is This The New Champ-

Hydor Canister Filter Review: Is This The New Champ?

The Hydor Professional External Canister Filter is the new kid on the block, but so far it’s making a lot of waves in [...]

  • Marineland Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter Review.

Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter Review

The Marineland Emperor 400 Pro Series Bio-Wheel Power Filter from Marineland is a powerhouse of biological filtration. The filter includes two Bio-wheels that provide [...]

  • Tetra Whisper Power Filter Review- How Does It Stack Up-

Tetra Whisper Power Filter Review: How Does It Stack Up?

If you’re looking to buy a filter for your first aquarium or if you need a solid filter but don’t have the budget [...]

  • AquaClear 70 Power Filter Review- Is This Classic Still The Best-

AquaClear 70 Power Filter Review: Is This Classic Still The Best?

If you’ve been keeping fish for any length of time, chances are you’ve heard of AquaClear filters. They’ve been around for quite a [...]

About Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey
Jack DempseyFish Keeping Nut
My favorite fish are the Tiger Barb and Jack Dempsey cichlid (Thus my pen name). I spend most of my time with my wonderful family, but try to update this blog on day’s the Oilers lose (Which is all the time) J/K.
When I finally succeeded in breeding a pair of Convict Cichlids. I was only 16 years old and felt like I landed on the moon. I raised the fry and donated them to a pet store once they were large enough. So much fun!
Growing live plants in my tanks was always difficult for me.

My Story

Welcome to Tropical Fish Care Guides a place where I hope you can find the answers to your questions about tropical fish care.

Tropical fish care guides is a compilation of all the best information, tips and secrets I was able to find online.

My hope is that TFCG will help anyone starting out in the hobby.

My Goal is to create the best, not the biggest, Tropical fish care guides resource online.

A little about me:

I’m Husband and father of two wonderful boys. I’m a Fish fanatic, hockey nut (Go Oilers!!) and loyal Foo Fighters fan.

If you enjoy the information on this site please share it! That would mean so much to me.

Happy Fish Keeping.