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  1. How long does aquarium filter carbon last?
    Categories: AquariumsEquipmentWater Quality

    How long does aquarium filter carbon last?

    Carbon is a chemical filter media for aquariums which removes dyes, odours and impurities from the water. But how long does it last?
  2. How long should aquarium lights be on for?
    Categories: AquariumsEquipment

    How long should aquarium lights be on for?

    There is a maximum of 12 hours of daylight on the equator so that’s the maximum length of time that any aquarium containing tropical fish should be lit for.
  3. How to soften aquarium water
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to soften aquarium water

    Lots of our aquarium fish naturally inhabit soft water in the wild, including Cardinal tetras, Angelfish, Discus, Rams, Clown loach and Pearl gourami.
  4. How to aquascape a planted tank
    Categories: AquariumsAquascaping

    How to aquascape a planted tank

    Few freshwater aquariums look more stunning than a planted tank. But its the first few steps of setting it up that can make the difference.
  5. What tropical fish will clean my tank?
    Categories: AquariumsFish

    What tropical fish will clean my tank?

    Set up a tropical tank and sooner or later you’ll want some cleaners. The tank light will cause the glass and decor to go green and detritus will start to build up in the gravel.
  6. How much water should I change in a reef tank?
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    How much water should I change in a reef tank?

    The oceans are unrivalled in their size and stability, and the corals we keep have evolved to that very, clean, pure, stable environment.
  7. How to get rid of bubble algae in a reef tank
    Categories: AquariumsWater QualityAlgae and Pests

    How to get rid of bubble algae in a reef tank

    Bubble algae is a bottle green single-celled algae which forms jelly bean or round, marble-like shapes in the marine aquarium.
  8. How to raise pH in a reef tank
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    How to raise pH in a reef tank

    For the new reefkeeper, pH shouldn’t be made a priority. Once corals are added it is KH which has greater immediate importance because it drops quickly.
  9. How to keep your fish pond from freezing
    Categories: Ponds

    How to keep your fish pond from freezing

    When cold weather is spreading across the UK it means ice and snow for many people. Pond ice is bad for fish for several reasons.