22 APR 2019
Why Mice Are Really Nice Pets
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Pet Care | Rats and Mice
Pet mice are epic explorers and there’s hours of fun to be had watching them as they nimbly scale ropes, pause and scent the air, nibble on tasty treats that they hold delicately in their front paws and dash recklessly through tunnels. However, these compact pets have quite a long list of requirements when it comes to helping them lead their best mouse life.   On the run The first thing you need to know about having mice as pets is that they need plenty of space to exercise, forage, play, climb, investigate and interact with their cage mates. In the wild, mice are extremely active animals, travelling many hundreds of metres in one day. Their ideal enclosure needs to be a large, narrow-spaced barred cage, with gaps no more than 9mm so they can’t squeeze through them. Glass or plastic enclosures aren’t suitable for mice because they don’t have very good ventilation, which can cause breathing problems. The accommodation needs to be lined with lino an.. [More] MICE.jpg
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20 APR 2019
The Mother Of All Calcium Reactors
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Marine Aquariums | Deltec
Reefbuilders recently reviewed the new Deltec Twin-Tech Calcium Reactor and called it the “Mother of all Calcium Reactors.” The CR Twin-Tech is a new automatic calcium reactor from Deltec with a lot of bells and whistles, like all of them. At first look the CR-Twin Tech is a lot for the eyes to take in, but there’s a nice serving of German engineering with each and every piece.   The first big difference between the CR Twin-Tech and other automatic calcium reactors is the inclusion of an extra tube which is separate from the mixing chamber itself. This allows the water level to remain more stable even as the CO2 mixing chamber has aggressive water flow moving through it. Some other innovative features include a special venting tube on the topside of the main calcium dissolving chamber, pH control for more precise control of dissolution rate and a high quality solenoid valve specially chosen for this application. The system itself is not fed by a peristal.. [More] twintechreview.jpg
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21 MAR 2019
Pinpoint pH Controllers Now In South Africa
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Marine Aquariums | Controllers | Marine Additives | Water Treatment | American Marine
pH is a measurement of the alkalinity or acidity of a substance. A pH level of 7 is neutral (e.g. water), while a pH above 7 is an alkaline substance and a pH below 7 is acidic. pH control is the process of adding an alkaline or acidic substance to a liquid in order to bring the measured pH within a desired range.   A pH controller consists of a probe to measure the current pH of a substance, chemicals to correct the pH via an injection pump, and a controller that calculates the required injection rate and activates the injection system. We know pH levels can be the difference between a great aquarium and well, a disaster. Measuring and adjusting aquarium supplements constantly can be time-consuming. And let’s face it; you have better things to do. Our clever American Marine Pinpoint pH controllers automatically monitors and fine-tunes the pH levels for you. The Pinpoint pH controller uses a high-quality pH probe to continuously monitor pH in freshwater and marine a.. [More] PinpointpHcontroller.JPG
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12 MAR 2019
What’s That Smell From The Litter Box?
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Cats | Cat Litter | Litter Boxes | Cateco
You wrinkle your nose as you’re about to clean your kitty’s litter box. Among other annoyances, his/her urine smells acrid and pungent. Out in the open, this wouldn’t be such an ordeal… but when enclosed in a litter box, those noxious vapours sure give the impression of coming straight from hell!   Is an overabundant use of air fresheners your only solution? Not at all! To eliminate foul odours at their source (without giving the cat up for adoption, please and thank you), science is the answer. Faeces contain a phenomenal quantity of bacteria. They eat, reproduce and go about other metabolic occupations that generate malodorous substances. Basically, it stinks and it’s normal. But what about urine? Isn’t it supposed to be sterile? Well, not exactly: the bladder is still home to a few different bacteria. That being said, barring an infection, urine should not abound with microscopic life. The cause of its strong odor isn’t the.. [More] CATECOBLOG.jpg
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03 MAR 2019
Pet Rebels Cat Trees & Scratching Posts
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Cats | PetRebels | Cat Tree Furniture
Pssst. Do you also want a marvellous cat tree for your cat? Pet Habitat will be distributing Pet Rebels cat trees and cat furniture in South Africa. Pet Rebels is created by innovative people in the Netherlands that are in possession of a healthy dose of humour and an unwavering perseverance. Petrebels has a large assortment of cat furniture and scratching posts in all shapes and sizes.   Pet Rebels created several categories with associated characteristics because no cat is equal to another and every interior looks different and not everyone is able to or wants to spend as much: Cheap Bastards - good, cheap, 7-9cm posts Kings & Queens - trendy, affordable, strong, 9cm posts Sweet Petite - compact, extra heavy, 12cm posts Lucky Bastards - gigantic, big cats, multiple cats, 15 cm posts The Rebels - super stable, Maine Coons, big cats, 20cm posts Champions Only - strong, huge, heavy, solid Natural Eco Lovers - natural elements, timeless, 9cm posts Eac.. [More] petrebelscattreeFURNITURE.jpg
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23 FEB 2019
High Purity Reef Aquarium Products From Italy
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Marine Aquariums | Coral Food | Marine Additives | Water Treatment | Calcium Reactors | Oceanlife
Oceanlife is another incredible aquarium manufacturer from Italy whose incredible products is making its way soon to South Africa. The company has been operating for nearly 20 years and produces products like chemical additives, filtration media, test kits, food, aquariums and impressive livestock display systems.   We’ve been impressed with the level of quality from Oceanlife and other Italian companies. They construct quality aquariums that are beautifully designed from top to bottom including custom-coloured stands to make an impact. They pride themselves on building designs that fit the customer’s needs – whether you are a hobbyist or a retailer or wholesaler. A fresh source of nutrients can really make the difference to coral nutrition, colouration and health. From studies, Oceanlife learned that the concept to feed corals with fish wastes is conceptually wrong. In nature, our corals absorb from water a quantity of elements like minerals, vitamins a.. [More] oceanlifecoralfoodrange.jpg
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22 FEB 2019
The Balling Method
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Marine Aquariums | Marine Additives | Water Treatment | Kamoer | Coral Food | Oceanlife
Named after Hans-Werner Balling, the Balling Method solves the difficult problem of maintaining Calcium, Carbonate, Magnesium, and Trace Element levels in reef aquariums. The largest benefit of the Balling Method over other supplementation methods is control. Even the highest calcium and carbonate demands can be met, without the PH issues associated with Calcium Reactors. Because each additive is added independently from a container it allows the aquarist to fine tune their water chemistry.   The purpose of the balling Method is to sustain the aquarium parameters as follows: Calcium: 380 – 420 mg/Liter Magnesium: 1200 – 1350 mg/Liter Alkalinity: 6,5 – 8 dkH Salinity: 33 – 35 Promille The Balling Method is the most commonly used supplementation method for reef aquariums in Europe because it does not require any special skills. One only needs an accurate scale, liquid measuring container and water. It is best to use distilled, or at the very le.. [More] ballingmethod.jpg
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17 FEB 2019
Best Controllers To Automate Your Aquarium
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Tropical Aquariums | Fish | Marine Aquariums | Kamoer | Dosing Pumps | Controllers | Water Treatment | American Marine
The best way to maintain a healthy aquarium is by keeping your water parameters stable. That is why it is essential to regularly monitor your water quality to ensure key parameters are at optimum levels for fish and coral. Aquarium automation is the hot trend that uses electronic devices to monitor and control key functions in the aquarium. In the past, the best you could do is turn your aquarium light on and off with a timer.   Today aquarium controllers and aquarium monitors are far more advanced and helps to ease the burden many aquarium owners feel about regularly testing their water conditions. While not necessarily a substitute for standard aquarium test kits, an aquarium controller can relieve you of testing key parameters like salinity, temperature, pH and ORP by providing continuous readings and logging the data to help you identify trends. There are different types and levels of automation based on the kind of controller. The control device can be a simple tempe.. [More] KamoerControllerlife.JPG
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09 FEB 2019
Why Calcium Reactors For Reef Aquariums
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Deltec | Coral Food | Aquatics | Fish | Marine Aquariums | Controllers | Calcium Reactors
Why do we need Calcium Reactors for reef aquariums? In nature, seawater bathes coral reefs and provides many minerals and elements. Of all the minerals and elements present in natural seawater, no mineral is consumed as quickly or in large amounts as calcium. Hard corals, which are the building blocks of the coral reef, demand large amounts of calcium to build their skeletons. Providing enough calcium to meet the demands of all the corals, invertebrates, and algae in a closed ecosystem creates a real challenge for the hobbyist.   To help you meet this challenge, consider adding a calcium reactor to your aquarium system. Calcium reactors automate the process of replenishing calcium as well as other minerals and trace elements. A calcium reactor is essentially a chamber full of aragonite, which is the crushed skeleton of ancient hard corals. Aquarium water is pumped through this chamber along with pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 lowers the pH in the chamber to an .. [More] coralreefaquarium.jpg
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07 FEB 2019
Easy Life Products Now In South Africa
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Tropical Aquariums | Fish | Aquascaping | Marine Aquariums | Easy Life | Dosing Pumps | Coral Food | Marine Additives | Plant Fertilizers | Water Treatment
As most aquascapers and reefers know it is important to have good and healthy plant and coral growth in a tropical or marine aquarium. Since 1998, Easy Life in the Netherlands has produced high quality aquarium and pond products that distinguish themselves in the market. Their university-educated specialists have years of experience in keeping aquariums and, as a result, combined their practical experience and knowledge to produce many innovative products.   Thanks to the excellent reputation of Easy-Life and the excellent effects of its products, the products are now available in more than 40 countries, including South Africa mostly due to word-of-mouth advertising. The products are now no longer only used by hobbyists, but also by retail traders, wholesalers, zoos and importers and exporters of fish and corals. All Easy-Life bottles come with measuring caps making dosing very easy. Water Treatment Products Easy-Life Filter Medium is the most versatile water treatmen.. [More] easylifeaquariumproducts.jpg
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