22 JAN 2017
Best Aquarium Substrate For Plants
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Aquascaping | Aquael | Aquarium Substrate | HELP Advanced Soil
Planted tank substrates are key to the success for any planted aquarium or aquascape. Aquatic plants are just like garden plants. They have a complex root system that aids in their uptake of necessary nutrients. These include Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Nitrogen and many others. These nutrients play a key role in the coloration, health and growth rate of the plants in the aquarium. Nutrient rich substrates can even combat algae growth by allowing your plants to overtake the growth rate of pest plants, uptaking excess nitrates and starving algae spores. The H.E.L.P. ADVANCED SOIL brand of substrates is now available in South Africa. This is the Ultimate Soil Advanced soil is 100% natural substrate that was developed for anyone who wishes to grow aquatic lives easily. Advanced soil quickly drops the water pH & KH, creating as close to nature environment in an aquarium. This allows you to have fish in an aquarium on the very day you set Advanced soil. .. [More] aquariumsubstrate.jpg
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15 JAN 2017
Difference Between Bedding & Feeding Hay
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Nutrition | Rabbits | Guinea Pigs | Chinchillas | Guinea Pig Food | Rabbit Food | Burgess Excel | Timothy Hay | Degus
Did you know that rabbits need different types of hay to sleep on and to eat? We all know that rabbits are herbivores – but at Burgess they like to term rabbits ‘fibrevores’ because this highlights the fact that fibre is what ensures nose to tail health. Forget five a day, think fibre a day! While grass and herb based foods, such as Burgess Excel Nuggets and Burgess Nature’s Blend, will provide a good portion of your rabbit’s fibre needs, grass is what they would naturally nibble all day long in the wild. Providing enough fresh grass every day to meet your rabbit’s needs is difficult, hay has just the same health and digestive benefits as fresh grass – but is much easier to store. In fact, studies have shown that "Feeding Hay" should make up to 85-90 per cent of your rabbit’s daily diet, that’s around 1kg of hay per week, to maintain a healthy gut and weight and keep teeth healthy. However research has sho.. [More] feedinghayblog.jpg
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15 JAN 2017
Understanding Your Degu
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Degus
Want to know why your degus chatters or thumps, and why they prefer dust baths to water baths? Here’s our quick guide to understanding degus behaviour… Burrowing In the wild, degus live partly above ground and partly underground, creating tunnels to cool down in during the summer and to stash food away in the winter – even organising themselves into digging chains to make the job easier! Encourage this behaviour at home by adding a thick layer of soft materials or soil to the bottom of their cage so there’s plenty of burrowing opportunities. Degus can often be found hiding food, and covering and uncovering it – but it’s not unusual for them to forget where they’ve hidden it too, so keep an eye on their favourite spots if they are allowed loose in your home! Thumping Tail wagging is sometimes used by females to show they are ready to breed and by some males to show off! Tail drumming can also be used as an alarm call to .. [More] degusbaby1.jpg
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