It all started with the fact that I had a broken fire acrylic bathtub, corner shape, the depth of nearly 60 inches and a capacity of 300 liters. After not artful manipulations for the installation of a pond at sunken place in advance, I patched with silicone unnecessary holes and cracks plastic tanks. Don’t get bogged down in the appearance of the pond, will focus on the construction of the reservoir. More than two dozen algae were launched with a variety of ponds and rivers. Snails – pond, of the coil. Frogs and common scoter, as it turned out later hatched out from eggs on the plants. Emergent plants – rushes, sedge, coin, with roots planted in pots with sand. The water in the pond had to be refilled on average in 2-4 days no more than 10 liters, and the normal from the tap, a little chlorinated. In June the water temperature even at night does not drop below 15-18 degrees Celsius. Continue reading
About two thousand species of catfish inhabit the fresh water of the world. This is one of the most ancient fishes of the planet, their fossil remains discovered in sediments of the late Cretaceous period (70 million years ago).
One of the main signs is the lack of scales, often replaced by bone plates. Catfish are benthic nocturnal or crepuscular lifestyle. Among them are predators, but most species prefer detritus, vegetable foods, and benthic invertebrates. Aquarists contain up to 800 kgs, not including hybrid forms. Content are suitable for normal aquarium conditions: the stiffness of 6-12°, the temperature 22 to 26 °C. the acidity is neutral, with small deviations in one direction or another. Thanks to the cutaneous respiration, or the ability to breathe atmospheric air, most catfish are not picky to oxygen mode. Hoplosternum, for example, swallow the air, he popadat in the intestine and absorbed into the bloodstream through the dense network of capillaries. Continue reading
A real “slice” of the underwater world in your home wish to have the most people.
It is very popular saltwater aquarium, because marine fish are much brighter and prettier than their freshwater counterparts.
A marine aquarium is not an easy task, marine aquariums equipped with special expensive equipment, but even expensive equipment does not guarantee a long and healthy existence of the inhabitants.
Maintenance of a saltwater aquarium can seem mundane and annoying, constant filter cleaning, removing algae, cleaning the bottom. A saltwater aquarium requires more frequent maintenance than freshwater, so beginners are encouraged to start with a freshwater aquarium.
For the beginner marine aquariums breeders recommend to install self-regulating system and having to start the most simple fish, less demanding to the environment and nutrition. Continue reading