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Protecting Your Pond – Stopping Herons and other Predators

It’s every pond owners’ nightmare – perfecting your pond, getting it all set up with your beautiful fish, and then some pesky bird coming through and attacking them. But how do you stop them? There are lots of products available on the market, but do they really work? The products out there all have their pros and cons, but which is right for you?The most advanced option, and therefore t...

Modern and unusual fish tanks

fluval chi tank in living room

The aquarium hobby is continuing to advance at a rapid pace. One of the many great things about this is that there are an abundance of modern and unusual fish tanks available, complete with state of the art filtration and care systems that not only serve as the perfect dwelling for your fish, but also make a great, inspiration and relaxing addition to your home. Here’ s the Swell UK team’s pi...

The Swell UK Guide to creating your very own Eco Pond

frog in pond with daisys

Here at Swell UK HQ we are dedicated to helping pond dwelling creatures thrive; be they fish, amphibians or insects. It’s a sad fact that in the UK many of our most well-loved, pond dwelling species are disappearing at an alarming rate due to a reduction in natural wildlife ponds and bog areas. But the good news is that there is something you can do to help!By creating your very own mini Eco...

Fish feeding advice – how, how much and how often?

When keeping an aquarium, fish feeding is one of those things that you want to get just right.Using the right methods, the right food, the right schedule and the right quantities can effect much more than just the basic nutrition of your fish, extending to tank-wide consequences if you get it wrong.At Swell UK, we take hundreds of advice calls every week about fish feeding, and usually it boil...

How your Pond or Aquarium Filter Works

When you are just starting out or even just thinking about taking up fish keeping for a hobby, it could be that your knowledge of filters can be summed up by a simple statement: Pond and aquarium filters are ‘magic boxes’ that clean my water.There’s no shame in this, especially if you are only a budding aquarist, and most of us have been there at some point. We thought it would be a good...

How to clean and maintain your fish tank. Jenni’s aquarium #3

Keep your fish happy and healthy by cleaning your fish tank on a regular basis. Cleaning your fish tank doesn't have to be difficult and once you get into a routine, it won't take you long at all. Swell content writer, Jenni, recently set up her own aquarium, here she writes about test kits, water changes and general aquarium maintenance.   Testing water in the fish tankI've had my ...

How to pick the right automatic fish feeder

They are an ideal fish keeping accessory for anyone who travels regularly, or for long periods of time and can prevent dangerous overfeeding.The majority of fish feeders are able to dispense all kinds of fish food, including granules, sticks pellets or flakes.There are a variety of models of automatic fish feeders, depending on how many fish you need to feed and how comfortable you feel using ...