Category Archives: Mr. Aqua

What UV Filtration can do for your aquarium.

UV sterilization has been utilized for many years with great benefits for society. It is widely used in the medical industries and water purification industries. The sterilization process is done by the radiation given off of the UV bulb. The radiation coming from the light would scramble the DNA of virtually any organisms thus, it […]

Silicon quality – Mr. Aqua

  Silicone quality can differ in terms of tensile strength and purpose of use. Silicone can be used to bond many types of material together. However when it comes to aquarium, the bond is on a molecular level – thus providing an extremely strong bond at the seams. Glass is naturally a silicate. When using […]

The importance of substrate in an aquarium and the benefits of having proper planting substrate.

This subject tends to get a bit touchy and controversial in the aquatic community. There has always been different opinions on the importance of substrate. We will be laying out some basic information and facts on this subject today. An aquarium with some kind of substrate is always going to be more stable than an […]

CO2, The Basics

Lately quite a few hobbyist have contacted us looking for more information regarding the addition of CO2 in a planted tank. The planted tank community is growing fast as hobbyist learn that keeping aquatic plants brings on a whole new exciting and rewarding challenge to the aquarium keeping. CO2 is one of the most important […]