Picking up the fish in small aquariums up to 50 litres, should heed some advice from experienced aquarists. Buying your favorite fish, be sure to ask what size reaches the adult stage, because sometimes the small occupant of the home pond maybe in time turn into a large predator.
A good combination for a small aquarium can be considered a combination of fish: 5 platies, catfish Ancistrus – 3 individuals, 10 neons, 5 swordtails. Also nice to get Remora 3 catfish, 2 angelfish, 4 mossy of Mahseer. The optimum and such a combination: 3 swordsman, 5 Zebra fish, 2 spotted catfish, guppies 10. What kind of fish to buy, everyone decides for himself, and not necessarily on the above list – as long as they can peacefully coexist. The optimum number of fish determined based on the fact that 1 individual length of 5-7 cm had 3-5 liters of water.
Catfish in a small aquarium. Continue reading
Marine aquarium fish have become today a subject of interest to avid hobbyists, they make a welcome exoticism in a city apartment. Now you can relax on the shore of his home “the ocean”.
Settlement of a marine aquarium is a very important step, because his techniques and work have a number of features that are not familiar to owners of freshwater aquariums. Now you have to monitor the salinity, density and hardness of the water, the level of nitrite, the acid-alkaline balance and support necessary for marine fish temperature and regularly check the filter system. Installing a saltwater aquarium is quite a time-consuming process . it will take approximately 6-10 weeks and can be accelerated by adding live rock and live aragonite sand, they will act as catalysts of biocycle. The reward for the weeks work will be a miniature “sea” or “ocean” in the middle of the apartment. Below we list the most popular types of saltwater fish that are highly valued by modern aquarists. Continue reading
Building a garden pond . in common parlance called simply “ film pond ” is logical and reasonable to begin with the design stage.
First you need to determine the site – it should be away from trees with a strong root structure. Perfect location garden pond is half the film of the reservoir cover shadow, the other half is under sunlight.
Otherwise in the summer sun, the water will begin to turn green, or “bloom” because of the huge number of microorganisms rapidly proliferating in the bright summer sun.
Hereinafter, the shape of the pit.
Garden pond rectangular or square shapes will look not quite natural, but as artificial construction. We are committed to the natural mind, isn’t it?
With the shape decided, now the depth of the film of pond per square meter of surface shall be at least 350-400 litres of water. If you plan to colonize fish, at least 900-1000L. Continue reading