All posts by Jenni Hill

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Top 10 Ugly Fish

All things bright and beautiful all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful...on second thoughts, when the animals went in two by two, it was a good job that these vile specimens didn't need to go in the ark!It is often said that true beauty radiates from within...this applies to fish too, but sadly, this lot don't have much going for them. We know this might be shallow, but h...

Tropical Fish Tanks. Advice for beginners

How do I set the tank up? Usually, when setting up tropical fish tanks, the first thing to do is find the perfect location for your tank to go. You don't want it too close to a window or radiator as this can make it difficult to regulate the temperature. Increased light can also increase algae levels, which is extremely harmful to fish.Once you have decided on the location for your fish tan...

Things to think about before you buy new fish

Aquarium keeping can be an interesting hobby. Buying new fish is all part of the fun and introducing them to your aquarium for the first time can be an exciting process. When setting up a new aquarium, it is widely advised that you only add a few fish at a time rather than filling the fish tank full of life as soon as it's taken out of the box and filled it with water. If you have followed the abo...

How to control algae in your aquarium

Algae growth is a problem that the majority of aquarium owners will face at one time or another. Sometimes, even the most dedicated and experienced aquatic enthusiasts find themselves battling the dreaded green stuff.While algae is a natural organism which can occasionally be healthy, excess algae growth is unsightly can can have damaging effects on your fish tank and its inhabitants. ...

Why do my fish keep dying?

There's nothing more frustrating for a fish owner than looking into your aquarium to see one of your fish floating lifelessly at the surface.It can be even more frustrating if over the next few days more fish start to drop dead, leaving you wondering what is making them die and whether you have done something wrong.If you have lost a few fish in a short space of time it could of course be ...

Aquarium Plants. Real or Fake?

The artificial vs. live plant argument is always a hot topic among aquatic enthusiasts and there are many pros and cons on each side. There is of course no right or wrong choice when choosing what type of plant to keep in your aquarium, it is all a matter of taste. Here we look into the pros and cons of artificial aquarium plants and live plants to help you to decide which is best for you.Live...

How to look after your fish during a power cut

For fish tank owners, the thought of a power cut can be a worrying experience. How do I ensure the water is filtered? How do I inject oxygen into the tank? Are the fish warm enough?When power cuts occur, the necessary pieces of equipment which work hard to ensure the smooth running of your fish tank are unable to operate, and changes are of course going to occur within the aquarium.To make...

How to add fish to your fish tank

How do I add fish to my fish tank?Adding new fish to your fish tank isn't simply a case of throwing them into the tank straight out of the bag. It is important to gradually introduce them to the aquarium using a process called acclimatisation. Here we explain what acclimatisation is and show you step by step how to add fish to your aquarium safely.What is acclimatisation?Acclimatisatio...

Oase Pondovac 4. Cleaning your pond for winter

The cold weather is here and so it is the perfect time to begin to clean your pond for winter. When temperatures drop, your pond and its contents will become less active, with the fish gradually going into a state of hibernation.When preparing your pond for winter one of the best things you can do is to clean it before the temperatures drop significantly. The pond is at risk of freezing over a...

Winter pond tips

Garden ponds can be a beautiful and enchanting addition to any garden and a relaxing retreat for the whole family to enjoy, but during winter it is important to make a few preparations for the cold.Cleaning your pondWhen preparing your pond for winter there are many benefits to cleaning your pond before the harsh weather begins. Remove dead plants, flowers, leaves and any other debris that...

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