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DIY Python aquarium hose Most aquarists with a larger aquarium(s) will have come across the Python water change hose system. This kit is great and it certainly saves a lot of the work of lifting buckets around. Plus it saves time too. This bit of kit is a great idea, and I have considered buying one a few times, but never have. The reason I haven't bought on is that I use a similar system that cost a lot less than a Python aquarium hose does.
Running a Fish room Running a Fish room is a dream for most aquarists. With this being such an addictive hobby, it can easily go from getting your first tank to having multiple tank syndrome very quickly. The issue is that this hobby isn't the cheapest. With external filters costing 100's of pounds alone, there are running costs to consider too.
JBL Cristal Profi e1902 Review For a while now I have been planning a filter upgrade. My main tank has been running on a Fluval FX5 for some time and it's getting on a bit now. The FX5 has done a great job, but its certainly time to modernise the filtration a little. The natural choice would have been to get a new FX6, but I wanted to move away from these filters for a couple of reasons:
All Pond Solutions WM-6000 review - The power of this WM-6000 is perfect for my 5-foot aquarium and the flow of water is spot on to provide plenty of circulation, keeping my tank clean and the inhabitants happy. I have tried it with and without the additional flow attachments. The attachments allow the wavemaker to produce a narrower flow of water. This means that the flow can be directed more precisely, rather than the wider stream produced without them.
Aquarium filter setup Filter setup can seem relatively straight forward, with many filters arriving with pre-installed media. You may also think that as long as each type of media is somewhere in the filter, it will do its job. You would be right. But there are ways to make it far more effective.
Northfin Fish food As a keeper of Cichlids, I have been familiar with Northfin foods for a while. As a Fishkeeping enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for high-quality foods that contain what is best for my fish. Northfin delivers this. They produce high-quality fish foods that are easily digested and provide all the nutrition that your fish need. On top of this, they are packed with natural colour enhancing ingredients to keep your fish looking at their best.
Aquarium air pumps - There is a common misconception that this air is adding oxygen to the water, it is, but not as it's flowing upwards. Gas exchange takes place at the surface of the water, so as the bubbles hit the surface and pop, it creates surface agitation. This adds oxygen to the water, and that is great for your fish. Oxygen in the aquarium is vital, despite living underwater, fish need oxygen.
Nicrew LED lights - If you are looking for a new LED light for your aquarium, you have no doubt come across options from Nicrew. Nicrew have a range of LED's available for aquariums of all sizes that are budget-friendly.
Ammonia Spike - There are many reasons why an ammonia spike can occur in your aquarium. One of the most common is that the tank is new and has not been cycled (If you have a newly setup aquarium and arent sure about cycling, give our short book a try, FREE on kindle). Whatever the reason for the ammonia spike, it needs to be dealt with quickly. Ammonia is highly toxic, so it won't be long until you find you have very ill or dead fish.
A video guide on maintaining aquarium plants from the experts at Tropica
Free fish food from nature - 2 videos from Marks aquatics and Mr Andy Woods on how you can cut feeding costs for your aquatic friends
The advantages of Tannins in the aquarium - the blackwater effect.
KaveMan Aquatics top 10 tips for keeping African Cichlids.
Top 3 tips from KaveMan Aquatics on how to get crystal clear aquarium water.
A video guide on how to breed Kribensis cichlids.