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    Updated on Sep 8, 2020. Posted on Sep 8, 2020

    15 Things From Amazon To Help Your Home Aquarium Thrive

    High tech heaters, programmable feeders, and more stuff to make your fish love their lives ~under the sea~ (singing crab sold separately).

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    1. A Baby Groot air bubbler, because the only thing this little dude likes more than dancing is improving the oxygen flow in your tank.

    Reviewer's Baby Groot air bubbler sits in gravel at the bottom of a fish tank
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    Promising review: "This Groot air bubbler is the perfect addition to someone’s fish tank! We don’t have a huge tank but we also don’t have a small one, and this product just fits perfectly! Our fishies like it. It’s super cute and you can adjust how heavy you want the flow of the air bubbles, which is nice!" —Justin D.

    Price: $10.95

    2. A smart fish feeder, so you can control when your fish eats and how much food they chow down on, up to four times a day.

    Reviewer's full tank with fish, with the feeder mounted to the top
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    Promising review: "I have this on a 60-gallon aquarium and so far it's working great! It's easy to program, holds a lot of food, and it's easy to adjust how much food you want to dispense. So far I have only used flake food in it, but it's handling it just fine. I can't speak to the battery life because I've only had it on for a few weeks, but so far it still shows full battery life." —Steve - Broadcast Engineer

    Price: $22.99

    3. A maintenance set, because the only thing better than keeping your plants trimmed is keeping your plants trimmed without splashing water everywhere.

    Reviewer's spatula scraping the gravel at the bottom of a fish tank
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    You'll get stainless steel aquascaping scissors, a spatula, and two kinds of tweezers.

    Promising review: "I can't believe I didn't order these sooner! The scissors were easy to maneuver and use, the spatula one made reorganizing the rocks a breeze, and the tweezers allowed me to propagate without disrupting the substrate! My only issue is the curved tweezers have to be manually opened, which defeats the purpose for me personally. But overall, I absolutely adore this kit!" —me

    Price: $14.99

    4. A hollow ceramic tree trunk for your fish to use as a hideout when the world gets to be way too much (same, buddy, same).

    Reviewer's log in a full tank, with a fish playing inside it
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    Promising review: "I have the shyest betta in the universe, so I was looking for a little cubby he could hide himself in. I have tried using other accessories and plants, but my betta immediately took to this ceramic log. He was a little apprehensive at first, but once he got used to it, he was swimming in and out of it like a happy puppy. Great size, and perfect for bettas." —Marydave

    Price: $9.12

    5. A bag of nontoxic neon gravel that glows under LED lights and looks so cool, you're basically going to a rave every time you walk past your tank.

    Reviewer's fish tank with neon gravel, glowing under LED lights
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    Promising review: "Really dramatic addition to my tank. Low dust, barely needed any rinsing before adding it to the tank. I bought the black with highlights and felt it was perfect...With a black background tank, this can make everything else really pop." —H.F.

    Price: $5.66+ (available in six colors)

    6. A set of live moss balls so you can keep your smarty-pants betta fish entertained AND improve water quality at the same time.

    Reviewer's fish swims around one of the moss balls inside a fish tank
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    Promising review: "These green balls don’t require any special treatment or fertilizer. Our betta fish loves them, and sometimes, I find him playing with them by pushing them with his nose or nibbling on them a little, as well as resting on them, too." —James Thomas

    Price: $10.30

    7. A hand pump siphon/cleaner with a filter that prevents you from sucking up tiny fish, because you should be able to get your tank sparkling clean without terrifying your smallest friends in the process.

    Reviewer's cleaner vacuums the gravel at the bottom of a full fish tank
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    Promising review: "This is just the tool I was looking for. I have a 2.5-gallon tank with some cherry shrimp, and it's a great little siphon for that. I also love that it has a strainer on the end, so I don't accidentally suck up the shrimp. I also use it for spot-cleaning my 20-gallon aquarium in between water changes. You can change the flow rate depending on how high or low the bottom is." —Surreptrixus

    Price: $8.99

    8. An energy-efficient LED light with daytime and nighttime modes, so you can keep your fish healthy and your electricity bills low.

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    Promising review: "Twice the brightness of my old school florescent aquarium hood setup, and a much cleaner light. Slim LED light is much more modern than old school 1990s aquarium hood. Wish I would have made the upgrade earlier, what a difference!!" —Bob

    Price: $17.99+ (available in four sizes)

    9. A sturdy and supportive hanging ramp that hooks onto the outside of the tank, so even large turtles can get out of the water and into their best lives.

    Reviewer's turtle sits on top of the ramp inside a full tank
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    Promising review: "I LOVE this new platform! My girl is BIG and nothing was able to hold her weight. My big girl climbs up easily and spends all day on her platform. I love how this is not only sturdy, but provides maximum room for swimming underneath it!! I also like that it isn't quite as ugly as most of the products on the market. It's clear, which means I can decorate how I want to, without having a bulky ugly basking platforms to ruin the aesthetics." —Lacey

    Price: $54.99

    10. An automatic submersible heater, so your fish will always feel like they're swimming through tropical waters (even in January, when you are totally freezing and wearing nine sweaters at once).

    Two fish in tank next to submersible heater and thermometer
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    Promising review: "I put it in the housing for the hidden filter and it's so small, it fits great. Keeps the tank at a steady 77/78 degrees. There is no temp control; it shuts off automatically when the tank reaches 78. Comes with a stick-on thermometer and so far, it's working perfectly for my planted nano tank. Fish and plants are thriving. There are suction cups, so if you decide to put it directly in your tank instead of hidden in the filter housing like I did, it is so small that it doesn't take away from the aesthetics of your tank." —Bree

    Price: $12.99

    11. A set of six resin Spongebob Squarepants ornaments, because who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Your! Little! Fish! Friend!

    Reviewer's tank with six Spongebob ornaments, including Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward, posed at the bottom
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    Promising review: "They work great in my Bikini Bottom-themed fish tank. I have had them in my tank for over a year and still look great." —Princess 5

    Price: $27.80

    12. An easy-to-use magnetic algae scrubber so you can spruce up your tank without getting your arm wet. Isn't science awesome?

    Reviewer's tank with the magnet cleaner attached to the side
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    Promising review: "Does a fantastic job cleaning the algae — even old stubborn build-up growth — off the inside of my glass aquarium. Works even better than I expected, and the felt pad on the bit that's in contact with the outside of the glass does a decent job cleaning off any water spots and finger/hand-prints. Also, I have degenerative osteoarthritis, peripheral and small-fiber neuropathy, and hEDS (among other issues), all of which make it very difficult for me to do much of anything with my hands. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to use this thingy, but it was a lot less difficult than I thought it would be." —Franklin

    Price: $9.59+ (available in four sizes)

    13. A battery-powered digital thermometer that will tell you within seconds if your aquatic buddies are at a comfy temperature.

    Reviewer's small fish bowl with a fish inside and the thermometer mounted on the outside
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    Promising review: "I tested against other thermometers in my house and it’s definitely accurate. It does take a few seconds to change temps — like if I’m taking it out of my fish tank to test new water — but I usually only wait 10 seconds, tops. I picked this one because it’s small, easy to hide, digital, battery-powered, and can be turned on and off to save battery. When it comes to tank thermometers, this one is a steal. Would recommend!" —HBC

    Price: $6.99

    14. A set of easy-to-clean artificial plants so adorable, your little Nemo will want to just keep swimming.

    Reviewer's  tank with the artificial plants, some tank decor, and a fish
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These were great! We just got a fish and she seemed depressed. Immediately when I put the plants in, she started to swim around and looked very happy! The plants have good color and are heavy at the base so they don't move or fall over. Very happy about my purchase!" —P.J. Metz

    Price: $6.98+ (available in three different sets)

    15. A battery-operated emergency air pump that turns on automatically if your power goes out, so even if a scary storm hits, your fishy pals will be safe.

    Reviewer's  tank with the emergency air pump mounted on top
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Today the power went out and the 'bubbler' came on immediately. It was nice to know that if I hadn’t been home, the fish would have been fine." —LC

    Price: $15.60

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