Hugo’s Guide to Fish Food

As with any living being, it is of vital importance that your fish receives a healthy, balanced diet. Diverse types will have different needs, some variety of aquarium fish will prefer fresh or frozen food, while others will be content with the humble fish flake....

Hugo’s top 10 fish for the novice fish keeper

If this is your first venture into fish-keeping, then I hope this article will be a good starting point for you. I mean you cannot have an aquarium without fish, so the fish you decide to accommodate is crucial. I have prepared a list of 10 tropical freshwater fish,...

Hugo’s top 5 Japanese Aquariums

My homeland of Japan, as an archipelago or island chain, and this means that the sea and the life within it have always enjoyed a prominent place in Japanese culture. This undoubtedly explains, at least in part, the success and status of the large aquarium. And by...

Hugo’s top 10 ways to see Japan

My mother country, Japan does not always conform to the stereotypical view of the Westerner. Of course, the restaurants “manned” by robots, the futuristic neon, the throngs of office workers and peculiar fashion trends do exist however another world is waiting to be...

Hugo’s guide for the first time fish-keeper

Are you thinking about having your very own aquarium? Have you thought about it for years perhaps, but always considered it to be too much of an undertaking or commitment? Countless new fish keepers realise the natural marvel of aquariums every year. Fish keeping...

Spring

Hanami or 花見 is the Japanese tradition of appreciating the ephemeral splendour of flowers. When the Japanese talk of flowers in this case they are almost always referring to those of the cherry, or "sakura" tree or, less frequently, the plum, or "ume" tree. From the...

Hugo’s guide to a freshwater aquarium water change

Changing the water in your aquarium on a regular basis is of vital importance if you wish to maintain the quality of the tank environment and eco-system. If you have live plants in your aquarium then changing the water every week is recommended as this will replace...

The Feng Shui Aquarium

Today I am going to discuss using Feng Shui, the Chinese philosophical system of harmonising everyone with the surrounding environment, in your aquarium. In Feng Shui, the aquarium is considered an incredibly powerful tool and there’s an excellent reason for that,...

Water revisited

What is the most important thing in an aquarium? The fish? The substrate? The foliage? The ornaments? The filters? The heater? Well, of course, it is none of these things. It is the water. This is by far and away the most important aspect, for without it everything...

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