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Help Guides

  1. How deep should a pond be?
    Categories: Ponds

    How deep should a pond be?

    Pond water depth is critical to what you want to put in it. Wildlife, goldfish, koi and pond plants all have different depth requirements which you should match.
  2. Pond volume calculator - how many gallons are in my pond?
    Categories: Ponds

    Pond volume calculator - how many gallons are in my pond?

    Knowing the volume of your pond is critical to stocking with fish, adding filtration, and treating the water, so how do we work it out?
  3. How to clean a pond without draining it
    Categories: Ponds

    How to clean a pond without draining it

    Pond cleaning is an unenviable task, but it needs doing. If you don’t clean a pond it will fill up with leaves and debris, and plants and algae may overgrow.
  4. What temperature should tropical aquarium fish be kept at?
    Categories: Aquariums

    What temperature should tropical aquarium fish be kept at?

    We often divide freshwater fish into two types - tropical and coldwater, but what defines a tropical fish, and what temperature is tropical?
  5. How to set up a planted aquarium without CO2
    Categories: AquariumsAquascaping

    How to set up a planted aquarium without CO2

    Planted tanks can be some of the most beautiful aquariums, and live aquatic plants can benefit fish too. Is CO2 essential for a planted tank?
  6. How to lower GH in your aquarium
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to lower GH in your aquarium

    GH is an abbreviation for General Hardness, and it's a reference to how hard or soft your water is, so how do we lower GH?
  7. How to change the aquarium filter without losing bacteria
    Categories: AquariumsEquipmentWater Quality

    How to change the aquarium filter without losing bacteria

    Need to change your aquarium filter but worrying about crashing your cycle? Read our useful guide on how to do it without losing precious beneficial bacteria.
  8. How to get rid of Black Beard Algae (BBA)
    Categories: AquariumsAlgae and Pests

    How to get rid of Black Beard Algae (BBA)

    Black beard algae (BBA) is a horrible, tenacious algae which is unsightly and hard to get rid of. It typically grows on the edges of the leaves of slow-growing plants.
  9. How to raise pH in aquarium water
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to raise pH in aquarium water

    The pH of freshwater varies around the world, and most fish have adapted to live and breed in a narrow band of pH values, so how do we increase it?