25 JAN 2015
Choosing The Right Aquarium Filter
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Aquael | Tropical Aquariums | Fish | Aquarium Filters | Marine Aquariums | MarinePure | PolyFilter | Filter Media
Choosing the correct filtration system for your aquarium is an important decision that will impact not only the type and quantity of livestock that you wish to keep, but also the amount of maintenance that the system will require. The filtration system is responsible for keeping the water clear and free of particulate matter (tiny fragments of plant material, leftover food, feces, waste products from the fish, etc.) and toxic compounds that are dangerous to the inhabitants. The strengths and weaknesses of the commonly available types of filtration will be discussed in this article, so you can make the right decision in choosing the filtration for your aquarium.   The three categories of filtration There are three types of filtration that are necessary for the health of any aquarium: Mechanical Chemical Biological Before choosing a filtration system, it is important to understand all three, and how they will benefit yo.. [More] choosingfilter.jpg
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19 JAN 2015
Poly-Filter For Clear Aquarium Water
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Tropical Aquariums | Aquarium Filters | Marine Aquariums | Fish | PolyFilter | Filter Media
Poly-Filter is used for filtering and purifying both fresh and salt water aquariums. It is a formulation of a special patented material bonded to a synthetic matrix. By means of a unique proprietary process, the Poly-Filter is made impervious to salt and is also organic loving to certain materials. It can absorb and adsorb contaminants and other toxic materials found in nature or added to fresh and salt water with or without fish and invertebrates. Medication added to fresh and salt water aquariums for treatment of diseased fish will automatically be removed by the Poly-Filter after serving their intended purpose before the medication can produce a toxic effect on the fish.   Poly-Filter is non-toxic and harmless to biological filtration because it allows a sufficient amount of ammonia to reach the biological filter in order to sustain the bacteria culture. Poly-Filter provides a supplemental means for removal of ammonia when the biological filter is unable to break dow.. [More] polyfilterblog.jpg
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18 JAN 2015
Coping With The Loss Of A Pet
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Rabbits | Guinea Pigs | Chinchillas | Birds | Hamsters | Pet Care | Rats and Mice | Parrots | Budgies | Cockatiels | Lories and Lorikeets | African Grey | Lovebirds | Degus | Gerbils
Our pets really are our best friends. They are loyal, pass no judgement, and they are there in times of need, so it’s no surprise that some of us feel closer to our pets than we do human beings. This is why it isn’t strange for people to experience intense grief at the loss of a pet, often rivalling the loss of friend or family member, please be assured that these feelings are completely normal. What makes it difficult to cope with the loss of a terminally ill animal is that they are unable to understand the process of dying, we are only able to communicate with them to a certain extent. When humans fall terminally ill they are able to have conversations with friends and family and this is a form of closure for their loved ones. Losing a pet is truly a heart breaking thing to happen so here are a few ways in which pet owners can help themselves, and others, to carry on after the death of a family pet. 1. Stick to your routine as much as possible .. [More] petloss2.jpg
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17 JAN 2015
Poisonous Plants And Your Rabbits
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Rabbits | Pet Care
There are a number of different plants that are poisonous to rabbits. And, while it is obvious that certain plants should not be kept in the same habitat as your pet rabbits, there are many more plants that you’ve probably never considered. Harmful plants can include certain types of fruit bearing trees, ivies and a host of beautiful flowering plants. We’ve included here a short list of plants that are poisonous when consumed by rabbits. This list includes plants that are most commonly kept in homes, but there are many more. For a complete list of poisonous plants, you can refer to the Rabbit Awareness Week Website. Remember, just because you don’t see a plant listed here, it does not mean it’s safe for your pet to consume. 33 Poisonous Plants To Avoid This list is not exhaustive, but here are some common plants to avoid… Aloe, Apple seeds, Apricot plants (except the fruit), Avocado leaves, Azalea leaves, Begonia, Cale.. [More] POISONOUSPLANTS.jpg
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15 JAN 2015
Five Most Unusual Guinea Pig Breeds
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It’s not like any of us need an excuse to look at photos of adorable guinea pigs… But we thought that some of these rarer breeds should get a little bit more love today! After scrolling through the expanse of the internet, here are our 5 favourite unusual guinea pig breeds which you may not have heard of. 1. Texel Guinea Pig The Texel breed caught our eyes immediately with its distinctive curly, long haired coat. However this amount of hair also makes the Texel a high maintenance pig; requiring a lot of grooming to keep up that coat in tip top shape. This breed was only recognised in 1998 and originates from the UK. 2. Peruvian Guinea Pig The Peruvian pig were originally a wild breed in (you guessed it!) Peru. Although known for their long hair, the Peruvian is born with short hair which grows as they age. Again, these pigs need a lot of care and attention due to the grooming needs of their locks – which can grow to a whopping 20 inc.. [More] unusualguineapigbreeds.jpg
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15 JAN 2015
Benefits of LED Lighting
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Aquael | Tropical Aquariums | Fish | Marine Aquariums
LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lighting is fast becoming the preferred choice for aquarists, as it uses less electricity than standard forms, lasts much longer and produces up to 80% more light than traditional fluorescent tubes. It produces a deeper, purer light to support healthy plant growth, enhance natural colours and illuminate stunning marine life. The light seems to penetrate the deepest corners of the tank, showing off every aspect of the life within. Traditional fluorescent lighting, whilst a long standing favourite, has some disadvantages. It emits heat, which can be transferred to the water, doesn’t have a long shelf life, and can easily be damaged both in transit and once it’s in situ in the aquarium. LED lighting can be adjusted and dimmed to adapt to your own personal lighting schedule, and as it’s a compact, light, product it’s easier to transport, fit and maintain. LED lighting also has the added bonus of creating a very realistic s.. [More] leddysmartlamps.jpg
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