Fluvico – About Us

Our Passion for Aquatics

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been mesmerized by the underwater world. I used to lose hours peering into the glass of aquariums, completely absorbed by the colors and movement of the fish, and the silent beauty of aquatic plants. This fascination didn’t diminish with time, it only grew stronger, leading me to delve deeper into the realm of aquatics, expanding my knowledge, and honing my skills.

The desire to recreate a slice of this underwater world in my own living space led me to specialize in nano aquarium setups. As an experienced and passionate aquarium enthusiast, my work in freshwater fish, plants, and nano aquarium environments became an extension of my passion, my art form. The ability to design and maintain these compact, thriving ecosystems, pairing the right species of fish with the perfect aquatic plants, has been an immensely rewarding journey.

It’s a challenge that involves understanding various aspects from water parameters to the specific requirements of different fish and plants, to the intricacies of lighting and filtration. But, every challenge conquered, every vibrant and thriving setup, only amplifies my passion for this field.

What excites me the most, though, is the prospect of sharing this passion with you. Through the comprehensive guides and advice available on this platform, I aim to share valuable insights that I’ve gathered over the years. I want to empower you to create your own stunning nano aquarium setups, to understand and appreciate the profound beauty and subtle complexities of these aquatic ecosystems.

I believe that with the right guidance and tools, everyone can experience the joy of crafting their own thriving aquatic world, and through this website, I am committed to helping you achieve just that. So, join me in this exciting journey, and together, let’s dive into the amazing world of aquatics.

Our Team’s Expertise

Hello fellow aquarists, let me introduce you to the core team that puts their heart into creating the rich, informative content on this platform – it’s just me, Charlie White, and my good friend and fellow aquarist, Daniel Smith.

Starting with myself, I’ve made my mark in the world of aquatics specializing in freshwater fish, plants, and nano aquarium setups. The knowledge and insights I share with you come from years of hands-on experience, countless hours of research, and an undying passion for creating and maintaining stunning and thriving aquatic environments. Beyond my work here, I’ve had the privilege of connecting with other enthusiasts as a guest speaker at regional aquarium expos and through active participation in local aquarium societies.

My friend, Daniel Smith, brings a different but equally valuable perspective to our team. Daniel has a knack for creating harmonious and thriving underwater environments that are both beautiful and sustainable. Specializing in freshwater fish, plants, and larger aquarium ecosystems, his commitment to responsible fishkeeping and natural habitats is evident in every piece he writes. Beyond the digital world, Daniel enriches our community by contributing to top aquatics magazines and educating young minds about the beauty of aquatic life and the importance of sustainability in local schools.

Daniel and I share a common vision – to make the world of aquariums accessible and enjoyable for everyone, from beginners to seasoned enthusiasts. We hope our expertise, experience, and passion reflected in our writing will inspire you on your own aquarium journey.

In-depth Understanding of Aquarium Equipment

Navigating the realm of aquarium equipment can be daunting for both beginners and seasoned hobbyists. There’s a broad range of equipment out there, each serving a specific function in the aquarium setup. My experience has allowed me to understand these tools in depth, from the basic to the high-tech. Whether it’s a simple water test kit or a sophisticated CO2 system for your plants, I provide you with the necessary knowledge to handle these tools with confidence.

Research-Backed Information

In the ever-evolving world of aquatics, keeping up with the latest research and trends is paramount. Rest assured, all the guides, tips, and advice on this website are backed by solid research. I constantly strive to stay informed and update my knowledge base, ensuring you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information. When it comes to your aquarium, you should accept nothing less.

Our Commitment to Quality Content

Creating a thriving aquatic ecosystem is as much an art as it is a science, and I believe that the content that guides you through this journey should reflect the same level of quality. Every piece of writing on this website is crafted with utmost care, precision, and attention to detail. Whether it’s an in-depth guide or a quick tip, the goal is to provide you with clear, engaging, and high-quality content that brings value to your aquarium journey.

Community-Centered Approach

The strength of any hobby lies in the community that nurtures it. My work is not just about sharing knowledge, but also about fostering a strong, supportive, and passionate community of aquarium enthusiasts. Your feedback, ideas, and experiences help shape the content of this website, making it a valuable resource for everyone in the community. Together, we can create a space where all aquarium lovers can learn, share, and grow.

Our Comprehensive Care Guides

The care guides on this website are designed to cover a wide spectrum of topics in aquatics. They provide you with comprehensive information on everything from the basics of setting up an aquarium, to the nuances of fish and plant care. These guides are your go-to resource, helping you at every stage of your aquarium journey.

How We Keep Updated on Aquarium Trends

Staying abreast of the latest trends in the aquarium world is a priority. Whether it’s a new species of fish that’s suitable for nano tanks, a new planting technique, or an innovative piece of equipment, I ensure that I’m on top of it. This commitment to staying updated allows me to bring you the most current information and recommendations.

Our Ethical Standards in Fish and Plant Care

Ensuring the wellbeing of the creatures we care for is at the heart of what I do. I promote ethical and sustainable practices in fish and plant care. This includes responsible sourcing of plants and advocating for the welfare of fish. As hobbyists, it’s our responsibility to create a healthy and stress-free environment for our aquatic friends.

Building Trust with Our Readers

Building trust with you, the readers, is the cornerstone of why we made this site. This trust has been built over time, through consistent delivery of reliable, high-quality information, and a commitment to ethical practices.

Why we started Fluvico?

Hi, I’m Charlie. You probably recognise me as the guy behind many of the Fish & Plant care guides here on the Fluvico website. I’ve been a fish keeping and aquarium hobbyist since the 80’s. I simply love aquariums and fish keeping with the highlight of my day being feeding time.

Since I’ve been spending so much time aquascaping and planting my aquariums recently, I thought why not share some of the advice that I’ve picked up over the years. What works, what doesn’t and how to make your aquarium thrive!

And quite honestly, I’m a little too shy for YouTube so I thought I’d write down my plant & fish guides instead.

Do you own every fish that you write about?

Whilst I do have far too many tanks, it drives my wife crazy, I couldn’t possibly keep every fish that I’ve ever written a care guide for. When writing guides, I’ll head down to my local aquarium and speak to the pros that work there. These guys are the experts and have such valuable information. To make the care guides it takes days of research, talking to owners & information collation. I hope that you enjoy the results and together we can update and improve these guides for everyone.

Are we looking for guest writers at Fluvico?

If you’re an expert fish keeper that’s own a fish or plant we haven’t already written a guide for, then we’d love to hear from you. You can send us a message on our contact page, and tell us about the plant or fish you’re an expert on.

If we already have a guide, but you have some unique and useful information, then we’d love it if you left us a comment. That we can update our guide to be the most helpful and relevant for anyone reading.

What’s your favourite fish?

I’m currently absolutely fascinated by Bichir Fish, I can watch these little dudes move around my aquarium all day long. The way they use their front fins to balance on rocks, their dragon-like appearance and their docile nature makes them an awesome creature to have the privilege of caring for.

Where are Fluvico based?

Currently the bulk of our articles are written by myself and Daniel. We both have showcase tanks in our living rooms plus 4-5 more tanks dotted around the house. I live in the suburbs of South Manchester while Daniel is based in Central London.

Since the success of Fluvico.com, we have have a small office in Manchester.

If you want to get in touch with myself or Daniel? You can contact us here.