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The legal way to beat the hosepipe ban

Twenty million people in England are affected by the hosepipe ban - but there is a way to still water your garden, and even a way of still using your hosepipe that is both ethical and legal.Using a hosepipe in the conventional way can land you with a £1,000 fine but if your hose is connected to a special watering system, you are exempt from the ban because you are using a controlled amount of...

Know your nitrite

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High nitrite levels can be critical to the health of your fish in both ponds and aquariums. But what is it and what causes it?What is nitrite and what causes it?Nitrite (NO2) - not to be confused with nitrate (although your spellcheck may think otherwise) is a highly toxic pollutant which is produced by bacteria.What is the nitrogen cycle?Beneficial filter bacteria oxidise deadly a...

All that glitters is not goldfish

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If most people were to play a word association game, the word "goldfish" would usually be followed by the word "bowl."And let's face it, we all knew someone whose dad won them a goldfish at the fair by throwing a dart at a playing card, carried it home in a carrier bag and plonked it in a small round bowl on top of the telly.But in this more enlightened age, it's accepted that goldfish bow...

Aquarium Gravel FAQs

Gravel and sand may seem like a simple subject but with so much variety of aquarium substrate, how do you know what you need? Here we answer some frequently asked questions.Should I clean gravel first? Although they are usually pre-washed, gravel can accumulate grit in transit as the grains rub together therefore it's best to rinse it before you put it in your tank or the water will go cloudy...

How to pick the right automatic fish feeder

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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 us...

Limited edition Black Nexus koi filter

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How would you like to own a special collector's edition of one of the top koi pond filters?There's only 50 in the world of the Evolution Aqua Nexus Eazy in the limited edition black series - and Swell has three of them.The serial numbers we have of the 210 model are 008, 010 and 011 and we also have one of the 310 series with the serial number 012.So for the true connoisseur of koi - g...

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