Here at Tankarium, we understand the daunting challenges of starting an aquarium. So, we created this site to provide aquarists and fishkeepers of all levels with accurate, informative, high-quality articles about aquariums, their maintenance, and tropical fish care.
Who we are
We are a collaborative group of experienced, knowledgeable aquarists and biologists with a passion for keeping aquarium fish, invertebrates, and aquatic plants.
Our professional, talented writers have extensive education and experience in keeping freshwater and marine aquariums, terrariums, and live aquatic plants.
Our team includes expert fact-checkers, editors, graphic artists, proofreaders, and photographers, so you can be sure that each article we publish is accurate and beautifully presented.
When Were We Founded?
Since we launched Tankarium in 2016, we’ve worked tirelessly to expand our site with thousands of high-quality, informative, helpful pieces of content.
With that solid foundation, we’re working hard to bring our readers even more excellent articles to help you expand your knowledge of the art and science of creating and successfully maintaining an aquarium.
Who Runs It
At Tankarium, we’re not just content creators! Our team is made up of real hobbyists with many years of experience in keeping a plethora of freshwater and marine fish, invertebrates, and aquatic plants.
BA In Biology – Writer
Jen Clifford has more than 30 years experience as a biologist, aquarist, and fishkeeper. She started her first aquarium in childhood when she snuck a fishbowl into her bedroom and filled it with African dwarf frogs and ten-cent feeder goldfish.
Her passion grew from there, and by high-school she was breeding African cichlids and selling them for profit. At Reed College, Jen made ends meet by caring for the biology department aquariums and mastered the retail side of the industry by working for a local aquarium specialty store.
Jen is an expert in setting up new tanks and maintaining naturally-planted freshwater habitats, and has experience raising a wide variety of aquatic species. She can help you with any of your fishkeeping problems. Whether you need advice on filters or substrate, or just want to know if you should take the plunge and get an aquarium, Jen has the answers for you!
Aquarist 35+ Years – Writer
Alison Page has been an avid fish keeper since she was about 12 years old and has over 35 years of experience. She started off with a simple 10-gallon aquarium setup and two goldfish called Mister and Missus, although she never actually knew which was which!
For her 15th birthday, she was given a tropical fish setup, complete with tetras, guppies, and dwarf gouramis. She was hooked! To date, she has owned many different species of freshwater tropical fish, including cichlids, discus, bettas and piranhas. She’s also successfully raised numerous spawns of kribensis cichlids and bettas.
Alison currently has two large freshwater tanks. The first tank has two huge fancy goldfish who are almost ten years old and still looking as good as ever. In the other, she has a happy community of tiger barbs, green tiger barbs, Corydoras catfish, platys, and mollies.
Aquarist – Writer
Wanda is a second-generation aquarist from the sunny tropics of Malaysia. She has been helping her father with his freshwater tanks since she was a toddler, and has fallen in love with the hobby ever since.
A perpetual nomad, Wanda does her best to integrate fish-keeping with her lifestyle, and has taken care of fish in three different continents. She loves how it provides a nice break from the hustle and bustle of life.
Her favourite part of fish-keeping? Observing the traits and quirks of every individual fish! From chasing to digging, fish are an adorable species with lots of personality, which makes taking care of them an extremely rewarding hobby.
With a 7-year background in the media sector, Jove has amassed significant expertise in content creation and editing. As the operator of Tankarium.com, they are dedicated to producing engaging content for sites that serve as valuable resource hubs for aquatic pet enthusiasts.
As a devoted caretaker of various fish and aquatic pets, Jove’s passion for aquatic animals is boundless! Over time, they have become a reliable and respected figure within the aquatic pet community.
Jove’s mission is to heighten awareness of aquatic animal welfare and instruct people on how they can create a positive impact in their communities through small acts of kindness. They continually seek new methods to infuse joy into their work in the media industry!
Content Manager & Editor
Hi there! My name is Jay, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team here at Tankarium. With 6 years of experience in fishkeeping, I’m passionate about all things aquatic and dedicated to sharing my knowledge with fellow enthusiasts.
Throughout my career in fishkeeping, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of species and setups, from freshwater to saltwater, and everything in between. I’ve learned firsthand the ins and outs of maintaining a healthy and thriving aquarium, and I’m always eager to share my tips and tricks with others.
I’m excited to be a part of the Tankarium community and can’t wait to share my expertise with fellow enthusiasts. Whether you’re just starting out or have been keeping fish for years, I’m here to help you create a beautiful and healthy aquarium that you can be proud of.
Content Manager & Editor
With over 5 years of experience in the publishing industry, Ryan has honed his skills and expertise in writing, editing, and managing content for various publications.
He has a proven track record of excellence and has received numerous awards for his work while working at Elsevier Publishing.
Ryan’s passion for animals extends beyond his professional life. He owns a 2000-square-meter fish pond where he raises tilapia and koi fish. Ryan is actively seeking ways to improve his fish pond business, which involves a thorough research and attending workshops and seminars.
What We Do At Tankarium
We take our responsibility to provide our readers with helpful, accurate information very seriously. Every detailed article we publish is carefully written, verified, and supported by reliable references.
We strive to create content that’s fun and easy to read and breaks each topic down thoroughly for you into understandable bites. Each page is filled with useful and actionable information, and our customized graphics and beautiful pictures will help inspire you to turn your dream aquarium into a reality!
Best Product Reviews
Are you looking for advice on the best aquariums, filtration systems, air pumps, light set-ups, and/or substrates? Our Product Reviews and Round-ups provide the background you need to pick the perfect system for your home!
Curious about different styles of equipment and which style is best for different situations? Our articles are filled with practical advice based on our years of experience maintaining aquariums. We want to empower you, so you can make the right decisions based on your unique needs, budget, and dreams!
Detailed Species Guides
Wondering what kind of care Betta fish, tetras or other popular tropical species require? Our detailed Species Guides have got you covered, and include everything you need to keep your fish happy and healthy.
DIY Aquarium Projects
Are you a DIY kind of person who enjoys starting exciting projects around your home? Or are you worried these DIYs might be too difficult for a newcomer? Check out our extensive library of DIY aquarium projects, and you’ll see how easy they really are! We walk you through these projects step-by-step, including pictures and a complete list of supplies.
Are you looking to join an active community that is enthusiastic about fishkeeping? We welcome all aquarists here at Tankarium, no matter if your interest is new and casual or you have decades of experience under your belt!
How To Contact Us
Our readers can contact us by posting questions and comments under each article on the website. Alternatively, reach out to us directly via our Contact page.
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You may reach us by email at the addresses below:
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You can also contact us by phone at (306) 993-2768 or send a letter to Found First Marketing Inc., 200 – 1965 Broad St., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4P 1Y1.
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About Found First Marketing
Tankarium is owned by Found First Marketing, a small digital publishing company, and is run by a dedicated team of professionals with many years of experience in setting up new aquariums and keeping freshwater and saltwater fish and invertebrates.