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  • Quick & Easy DIY Aquarium Chiller For Under $100

Quick & Easy DIY Aquarium Chiller For Under $100

Depending on where you live it might get a little too hot for your aquarium and you may need some extra cooling for your aquarium. In the DIY video below Joey Mullen shows you how [...]

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9 Excellent Male Betta Fish Tank Mates [Infographic]

Bonus Download: Learn what's really needed to keep your Betta happy & healthy with The Ultimate Betta Resource Guide. Click here to download now! Betta fish, or “Siamese Fighting Fish,” are [...]

  • 7 Reasons Why The Rio Mini 90 Internal Filter Might be the best mini filter

7 Reasons The Rio Filter Might Be The Best Mini Internal Filter

Why We Like The Rio Filter (85gph) The Rio Mini 90 Internal Power Filter is available for under $30 new, but there are used options available on Amazon for even less and it's well worth [...]

  • Carpet in a planted tank

5 Helpful Tips To Create A Carpet In Your Planted Tank

If you're thinking of setting up a carpet in your planted tank, you have likely wondered how to actually go about doing it? The carpeted tank is used often in modern aquascaping because it provides a beautiful effect [...]

Video

  • Quick & Easy DIY Aquarium Chiller For Under $100

Quick & Easy DIY Aquarium Chiller For Under $100

Depending on where you live it might get a little too hot for your aquarium and you may need some extra cooling for [...]

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 [...]

Aquarium Set Up

  • Carpet in a planted tank

5 Helpful Tips To Create A Carpet In Your Planted Tank

If you're thinking of setting up a carpet in your planted tank, you have likely wondered how to actually go about doing it? The [...]

  • Aquarium Plants

3 Amazing Benefits Of Live Aquarium Plants

Live aquarium plants are an important element to any aquarium system. Plants can provide a safe place for smaller fish to hide, a [...]

Product Reviews

  • 7 Reasons Why The Rio Mini 90 Internal Filter Might be the best mini filter

7 Reasons The Rio Filter Might Be The Best Mini Internal Filter

Why We Like The Rio Filter (85gph) The Rio Mini 90 Internal Power Filter is available for under $30 new, but there are [...]

  • 3 Reasons The Cascade 1000 Canister Filter Is Under Priced

3 Reasons The Cascade 1000 Canister Filter Is Under Priced [2016 Review]

As a fish tank owner for over 20 years, I typically use hang on the back (HOB) filters, they’re cheap and they [...]

  • 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 [...]

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.