28 APR 2018
Plastic Bio-Balls Vs MarinePure
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Tropical Aquariums | Fish | Aquarium Filters | MarinePure | Marine Aquariums
In the aquarium hobby, we often hear that Plastic Bio-Balls are “Nitrate Factories” in that their use results in high aquarium nitrate levels. Hobbyists are concerned other bio filter medias might have the same issue. In this article, we will discuss how Plastic Bio-Balls are really doing their job, although poorly (in our opinion), and how ceramic bio filter medias do not have the same problem as plastic bio filter medias. The information below will help you better understand the difference between plastic vs. non-plastic bio filter medias.   The important takeaway to understand is just because you have high nitrate levels in your fish tank, does not mean you have created a “Nitrate Factory” that you can’t get rid of. Let us help you understand why! Why Are Plastic Bio-Balls Considered “Nitrate Factories”? Complaining that Plastic Bio-Balls are “Nitrate Factories” is a little unfair to Plastic Bio-Balls. As an aq.. [More] marinepurevsbioballs.jpg
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07 APR 2018
Carefresh Bedding Vs Wood Shavings
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Carefresh
One 14l bag of Carefresh bedding will normally last 2-3 months whilst the customer using wood shavings will use 4 or more bags during the same period. Wood shavings is a very poor absorbent and needs to be changed every 5-7 days, while Carefresh bedding only need changing every 3-4 weeks. How much will 4 bags of wood shavings cost versus the one bag of Carefresh for same period? Which product is better?   Wood shavings are commonly used in South Africa as a bedding for small animals because it’s cheap, absorbent and masks the odour from urine. However, there is enough scientific evidence that proves wood shavings (even kiln dried) are toxic to the liver and respiratory system of small animals (http://www.afrma.org/pineproblem.htm). Their time as primary bedding component used by conscientious pet owners have passed. Many pet owners are looking for safer and healthier alternatives. When you open a bag of wood shavings you will instantly smell the "aromatic".. [More] carefreshnaturalbeddinghamster.jpg
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07 APR 2018
Why Grass Is Important For Burgess Excel
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Nutrition | Rabbits | Guinea Pigs | Chinchillas | Guinea Pig Food | Rabbit Food | Burgess Excel | Timothy Hay
Not all grass is the same. At Burgess, they believe in producing grass with the highest possible nutritional value, grown in a way that supports British farmers and gives the environment a helping hand. When you look at their Excel products for rabbits and guinea pigs, you’ll find that grass is listed as the first ingredient. This is because, in the wild, grass is what these small animals would eat. As pets, it remains the most important element of their diet. However, not all grass is the same. The grass used in Burgess Excel Nuggets is sourced from the UK to meet their stringent specifications and is exclusive to Burgess. No other pet food manufacturer has access to their grass and they are justifiably proud of its provenance.   At Burgess, they have a long tradition of supporting British farmers. As part of their ongoing commitment, they actively source their ingredients as close to their mill as possible. Their grass comes from the heart of the Lincolnshire countr.. [More] guineapigingrass.JPG
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