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.
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 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.
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.
Top 3 tips from KaveMan Aquatics on how to get crystal clear aquarium water.
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