SunSun HW-302 Canister Filter Breakdown

The SunSun canister I mentioned in my previous post has been delivered, and I’ve had a little time to poke at it a bit.  This is my first canister, so I’m slightly out of my comfort zone here. Unlike the other “breakdown” posts I’ve made, I’m not going to offer first impressions or anything like…

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Christmas Goodies (and minor updates)

So Christmas week was as busy for me as it was for most folks, but I got several new fish-related gadgets and goodies that I’m excited about. Here’s a peek: Gadgets 2W 3-Mode LED Aquarium Lamp I asked for this because it should be perfect for my bargain Fluval Chi that I got a few…

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Setting up my betta tank… and others!

I’ve been sitting on too many empty tanks for too long.  I’m thinking it’s time to do something about that. To that end, I’m working on getting some tanks full of water and cycling, starting with the 3-gallon GloFish tank I got for my birthday. I thought about getting the GloFish brand gravel, but it’s…

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DIY Sliding Glass Tank Lid

One of the fishkeeping hobby’s little annoyances is the problem of evaporation.  It may just be me, but it irritates me to have to top off a tank in between water changes.  Evaporation becomes more than a nuisance, however, when you are running — or planning to run — more tanks than are necessarily good…

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