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Should I Buy Aquatop Products On The Internet?

Posted by Frank Kudla on

Aquatop products are sold through Specialty Pet Retailers and a select group of authorized on-line resellers. All Aquatop products purchased in-store from a Specialty Pet Retailer qualify for full Aquatop warranty coverage & support. On-line purchases from any source not listed as an "Authorized On-Line Reseller" will not be covered by Aquatop's warranty. Be aware that a high rate of concealed damages (especially glass heaters and filters with UV) from unauthorized sellers have been reported due to shipping. Aquatop authorized on-line resellers meet Aquatop's standard for shipping these products to ensure proper delivery. See https://www.aquatop.com/pages/authorized-online-dealers for more information.

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Put some teeth in your tank: a look at predators in the aquarium

Posted by Mike Tuccinardi on

Put some teeth in your tank: a look at predators in the aquarium

When most people think of aquariums, they think of a tank populated with placid, colorful fish swimming around in small groups. And for good reason – the most popular style of aquarium in both the freshwater and marine hobby is the so-called “community” tank, which contains an assortment of peaceful, compatible species living together in harmony. But as long as people have been keeping fish, there have been those hobbyists who gravitate towards species of a very different sort – the predators, fish at the top of the food chain which have adapted to hunt down and capture prey of...

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Promote a Healthy Aquarium System by Utilizing a UV Sterilizer

Posted by Eugene Lee on

Promote a Healthy Aquarium System by Utilizing a UV Sterilizer

The Benefits of UV Sterilization... As fish keeping grows in popularity, so does the demand for effective ways to help protect your fish from parasites, fungus and bacteria.  All of the aforementioned can lead to livestock losses and sometimes the departure from the hobby. A UV sterilizer, although not a stop-all to bacterial infections, fungal outbreaks and parasites, is a very effective way to keep your aquarium system at its absolute healthiest.  Installing a stand-alone UV sterilizer, canister filter with UV integration or hang-on-back filter with UV will decrease the risk of harmful outbreaks in your tank by “zapping” organisms...

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Benefits & Functionality of Carbon in your Aquarium Filter

Posted by Eugene Lee on

Benefits & Functionality of Carbon in your Aquarium Filter

Carbon: Possibly the most versatile media one can install into their filtration system.  Whether it is a hang-on-back or canister filter, carbon should almost always find a home in your aquarium system.  Carbon is the building block of life and is manufactured through the use of either coal or wood and is used in various industries from fish keeping, to automotive, to cycling, to board sports and a plethora of others.  Many people overlook or do not care to know the abilities of carbon to help their water quality. Part of it may be lack of understanding, but maybe we...

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Canister Filters - How They Work - In a Nutshell

Posted by Eugene Lee on

Canister Filters - How They Work - In a Nutshell

How Do Canister Filters Work?  Quite often, people ask, “How does a canister filter work?”  Understanding how a canister filter works may lead to a better maintenance schedule and a better understanding of what is exactly going on in that “cylinder-like plastic thing with a motor” that sits beneath your aquarium stand  Canister Filters: Canister filters are generally mounted underneath a stand and tucked away out of sight.  Inlet and outlet fittings constructed of either plastic or metal and sometimes glass, hang on the tank and are connected via tubes (usually vinyl) which allow the water to flow in and...

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