All posts by Cat Byrne

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Looking After Your Coral

If you are keeping a marine tank, the chances are that one of the most potentially beautiful and intriguing things about it is the coral you keep. With so many colourful varieties on offer, in different shapes and sizes, they are often the stunning feature point of your tank.Perhaps just as important as that are the functions coral performs. When coral is done right, it becomes the life-force of...

Summer Holiday Garden Care Tips

Holiday Garden Care It may be summer, but just because you are going on holiday doesn't mean your garden is going to stop growing and changing while you are away...Here’s the Best Summer Garden Care Tips to ensure you don’t come back to a messy garden, ensuring your private paradise can cope with the ever changing British summer. Establish a Watering System While some gardens are relatively ...

Helpful Fish Tank Cleaning Buddies

Swell UK Blog Fish Tank

Most of us aquarists would agree that a great and healthy fish tank is usually one that recreates a natural ecosystem as best as possible, meaning that it has a good degree of self-regulation and happy fish-life.But many people ignore the help that Mother Nature can give their tank in the form of ‘Clean-up crews’ and leave out invertebrates that can make a real difference to the quality a...

Choosing the Right Pond Filter: What to Consider

Summer is here, the shape of your new pond has been dug out and the liner is in place. It’s pond season and you can already hear the gentle trickle, picturing yourself sat beside your new pond in the sun watching the fish…But there’s that business with the pond filter… which one? There’s no perfect answer as every pond is different, but here are the main things you need to be thinking ab...

The Best Aquarium Substrate

With so many different kinds of aquarium substrate on offer, it can be difficult to come to a decision about which is the best one for you. There’s no real ‘right answer’, but we can sure help you narrow it down… Fish Tank Aesthetics The look of your tank can be greatly affected by your choice of substrate, and for most aquarium owners the aesthetics of their tank are of high importance. T...

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