Review Guideline for Aquabout


Welcome to Aquabout, the trusted source for accurate and insightful information on the home aquarium hobby in the United States. Our primary function is to provide our readers with reliable reviews and information about aquarium keeping, focusing on products and practices that enhance this enjoyable pastime.

What We Do

Our review process is meticulous and thorough, ensuring that every piece of content we publish meets our high standards for accuracy and relevance. We:

  • Conduct in-depth research on every topic.
  • Fact-check all claims to ensure authenticity.
  • Utilize a consistent evaluation process, avoiding variations that could arise from individual biases.

Regulatory Advice

While there is no global regulatory body specifically for home aquariums, we stay informed about relevant regulations and guidelines. In the U.S., agencies like APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) under the USDA regulate aspects of aquatic animal trade. We ensure our content aligns with these regulations, providing safe and legal advice for aquarium enthusiasts.


Our reviews are comprehensive, objective, and fair. We adhere to a strict set of criteria, which includes:

  • Thorough Research: Each product or practice is thoroughly researched.
  • Fact-Checking: All claims are verified for accuracy.
  • Consistency in Evaluation: Our evaluation process is uniform across all reviews, ensuring fairness.
  • Defined Criteria: Specific criteria and a set of questions are used for each review to maintain consistency.
  • Avoiding Recency Bias: We consider the entire period of use, not just recent experiences.
  • Addressing Biases: We actively work to recognize and address any unconscious biases, ensuring balanced and objective ratings.

Our goal is to provide our audience with information that is not only helpful but also responsible and trustworthy.

What We Don’t Do

Then, we want to briefly explain what we don’t do.


If you don’t take sponsorships, this’ll be pretty easy. Simply state that you don’t. If you do dabble in sponsorships, simply state that they’ll be clearly marked as such.

For example:

We don’t write reviews in exchange for monetary compensation

We always clearly disclose when a post has been sponsored

We always clearly label when we’ve been gifted a product for review

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