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Activated Carbon For Your Aquarium – Airo Carbon – iQuatics News

Activated Carbon- iQuatics Airo Carbon The new iQuatics activated carbon is a proven high quality alternative to the majority of the leading brands of aquarium filter media offered in today’s market.

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Getting your children into fish keeping

Getting your children into fish keeping First and foremost it is important that setting up an aquarium for your children is not done on a whim and that both your children and yourself understand that there is an on going commitment to providing a happy and healthy habitat for your new fishy friends.

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What Does a Skimmer Do?

Keeping your aquarium’s water in tip-top condition is perhaps the single most important part of keeping fish, corals and plants. A healthy and attractive aquarium needs clean, clear water to make the most of the contents…this means keeping toxic substances out of the water. Ammonia and nitrates are just some of the more common nasties…

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Why is Bituminous Based Carbon better than other forms…and why do Aquariums need carbon?

Bituminous carbon is undoubtedly the best form of carbon for use in aquariums for a number of reasons; when it comes to removing impurities from the water, there is nothing so effective and the fact that Bituminous based carbon is also used in drinking water filtration systems is a good indication of just how useful…

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Sand or Gravel?

One of the most exciting parts of starting out in fishkeeping is making all of the various necessary choices! Deciding whether to go for a saltwater aquarium or a freshwater setup is definitely an interesting journey and of course much of what you decide will be based on your available funds as well as the…

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Aquarium Lighting

The iQuatics universal aquarium light mounting kit/hanging system for corner aquariums

Do you have a corner tank or want to buy a corner tank but worried about issues with suspending lighting fixtures over your aquarium? Got a problematic ceiling or a partner who’s not keen on permanent alterations? Not everyone is able to drill into joists to affix their lighting set-ups in the optimum position and that’s…

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Different Types of Filter

Choosing a filter system for your aquarium is complicated by the many variables which you will need to take into account. Your tank size as well as which fish you have in your set-up will both play a part as you endeavour to select the right filter for your needs. Some of the most common…

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Canister Filters

Can coral sand be used as a biological medium? No, it will quickly compact down hard, preventing proper water flow. What is the correct canister packing to operate an under-gravel filter? If a reverse-flow under-gravel filter is in use, extra biological filtration is unnecessary within the canister and only mechanical media should be used.

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How can fish be treated for whitespot in a mixed fish/invertebrate aquarium?

With great difficulty. The most effective remedies are based on copper, which is lethal to invertebrates, even in minute quantities. Experience has shown that alternative remedies designed especially for this situation do not work nearly as well as claimed and the fish are best removed to a separate hospital tank where copper can be used…

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