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  • DIY Aquarium Decor- 10 Homemade Fish Tank Decoration Ideas For A Freshwater Aquarium

DIY Aquarium Decor: 10 Homemade Fish Tank Decoration Ideas For A Freshwater Aquarium

When you think about aquarium decor, there are probably a few things that immediately come to mind: brightly colored pebbles, rocks, plastic plants, and maybe even a scuba diver with a treasure chest. But [...]

  • Great Betta Fish Tanks Top Fin Aquaponics - Review - Feature Image

Top Fin Aquaponics Review

The Top Fin Aquaponics series of fish tank kits are great little set ups that can fit on most small surfaces in your home. They are available in a few [...]

  • 9 Of The Best Full Spectrum LED Lights For Planted Freshwater Aquariums

9 Of The Best Full Spectrum LED Lights For Planted Freshwater Aquariums

Photo Credit: Cichlid Fanatic Plants love their light. Well, we can’t be sure plants are capable of love… At the very least, plants need light (fish do, too!). When you’re looking to light your [...]

  • Ultimate List Of The Best LED Lights For Freshwater Aquariums - 2017 Reviews

10 Of The Best LED Lights For Freshwater Aquariums

The day has come. You need lights for your freshwater aquarium. Whether this is your first aquarium, or you’ve finally decided to use LEDs, the aquarium LED market is crowded and potentially confusing. If [...]


  • 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 [...]

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 [...]

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Aquarium Set Up

  • Most Popular Aquarium Equipment

Popular Aquarium Equipment and Supplies – March 2017

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

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9 Of The Best Starter Fish Tank Kits Under $100

With the holiday season approaching fast you may be looking for that perfect gift. I still remember when I got my first aquarium, [...]

Product Reviews

  • Best Canister Filter

Review: How To Find The Best Canister Filter For Your Money [2017 Guide]

I agree! Canister filters can seem intimidating, technical and complicated and finding the best canister filter can be tough, if you don’t know what to [...]

7 Reasons The Fluval FX6 & FX4 Canister Filters Are Beasts [2017 Review]

The Fluval FX6 and FX4 are beasts and they won't let you down. The Fx6 looks like someone took a shop vac and [...]

  • 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 Penn Plax Cascade 1000 Canister Filter Is Under Priced

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

  • 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. [...]

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.