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About Simply Aquarium

Who We Are

Simply Aquarium was founded by a group of passionate aquarists who wanted to cut through the technicalities of owning an aquarium.

If you are new to fish-keeping, how do you navigate the wealth of information online to find what’s right for you?

We firmly believe in keeping things simple.

Our guides aim to walk you step-by-step through the best options for you.

What We Do

At Simply Aquarium our philosophy of giving simple, tailored advice is core to everything we do.

We do this by focussing on two key areas; fish keeping and equipment & supplies.

Our experienced writers and editorial team carefully prepare all of our content and ensure information is accurate and verified with appropriate references.

Simple, Verified Content

Everything we do we believe in keeping things simple.

We create bite-size information that walks you through the technical details in fish keeping. All verified with relevant, science-backed references.

Detailed Fish Keeping Guides

Our team draws on extensive knowledge and experience to help you care for your fish.

Whether freshwater or saltwater and from bettas to killifish, our guides will help you to create the right conditions for your tank.

In-depth Product Reviews

We know that choosing the right equipment can be confusing when starting out.

From tanks to filters, heaters to substrates, our product reviews help you choose the best equipment to suit your needs.

Our Team

Andy Birks

Andy Birks

Founder, Simply Aquarium

Andy has been hooked on fish keeping since he was about 8 years old, helping his dad look after their tank. He has since owned a variety of species of tropical fish, from fancy goldfish to cichlids and everything in between! He holds a BSc in Biology with a focus on Marine Ecology.

His passion for making fish keeping simple and accessible for everyone led to the creation of Simply Aquarium.

Julie Millis

Julie Millis

Lead Writer, Simply Aquarium

Julie has over 15 years of experience in keeping freshwater and saltwater tanks. In that time she has owned freshwater species including bettas, cichlids, livebearers, killifish, and a wide variety of saltwater fish too.

As lead writer for Simply Aquarium, Julie’s experience of starting and maintaining several types of tanks means she is able to draw on a wealth of knowledge to help answer any of your fish-keeping questions!

Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas

Writer, Simply Aquarium

Matt has had a love for aquatics since he was in junior high. He is passionate about keeping fish the right way using science-backed information. But he is also driven to simplify things and make the hobby accessible for all. He has written many articles on fish-keeping and product buying guides.

Matt loves guppies and has lost count of the number of tanks he has kept over the years. He also loves bettas and has a crowntail called Bobby!

What To Do Next?

Whether you are thinking of starting your first aquarium, or you are an experienced aquarist, we can help set up and care for your fish.

Our guides are full of easy to digest and tailored information to help get the most from fish keeping. So from here you can either:

We hope you enjoy the content we worked so hard to put together, and if you have any suggestions to improve the site we’d love to hear them!

The Simply Aquarium Team