What is Flooming, visually non-distracting surface agitation

  This is especially useful in tanks where you don’t want a column of bubbles, also useful in retail facilities when viewed from above because it does last to distort the view of fish for sale. This brings a column of water from the deeper strata, ensuring fresh water with lots of oxygen gets down … Read more

These are tricks to success with discus

Over the years people have gotten better and better at keeping discus and it has to do with obeying their need for soft water, and moderate to low pH, high oxygenation and well-doing live plants. That can be insured with the use of fluorite for a substrate. Adding tannins artificially or by using real driftwood, … Read more

What difference does temperature make

There’s just some highlights I thought I’d bring up regarding temperature and Koi. The way sometimes water temperatures impact treatments and Fish and their metabolism and even the filtration system. You could get some general ideas about health factors in your pond it when the water temperatures are in these ranges. Kind of, what the … Read more

Acclimating fish as they come in from shipping

When fish are shipped from place to place by air, they are packed in sick plastic bags with pure oxygen, usually an ice pack. By the time they arrive the water is in poor condition. With a lot of ammonia and a high carbon dioxide levels and a low pH. The fish have been retaining … Read more

Getting blood for a blood sugar

If you are diabetic dog has sebaceous warts on it, those are excellent places to get blood samples for glucose testing at home. There are no nerves in a sebaceous wart because they are made of purely sebaceous gland tissue and not the nerves that go with that. The blood in a sebaceous wart is … Read more