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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most popular questions that we get asked on a day to day basis.

Is it true fish grow to the size of the pond or tank?

What is the purpose of an UV (Ultra Violet) light on my pond?

How can I remove the green hair algae (blanketweed) from my pond?

What is the green hair like plant growing in my pond?

Why has my pond water gone cloudy?

What should I keep in mind when selecting a pond pump and filter?

How long should I let my pond cycle before adding fish?

When feeding my pond fish, what time of year should I switch to wheatgerm?

Do I need to run a protein skimmer on my marine tank?

How much harder is marine to look after than tropical?

What should I keep in mind when trying to treat fish for a disease in a marine tank?

How many times 'per hour' should I cycle my marine tank?

When trying to decide on what filter to buy, what do I need to keep in mind with a marine tank?

How much live rock should I use in my marine aquarium?

What stocking density do you recommend in a marine tank?

Can I use gravel in my marine tank or do I need coral sand?

How long should I let my marine aquarium cycle before adding fish or coral?

What pH level should I aim for in my marine aquarium?

What level of salinity should I aim for in my marine aquarium?

What temperature setting should I set my thermostat at in my marine aquarium?

How many hours should my aquarium light be on for?

What stocking density do you recommend in a tropical tank?

Is a pump and filter required on my fish tank?

What quantity of water should I replace when doing a water change?

How often should I perform a water change on my tank?

Is it ok to only feed flake to my tropical fish?

How many times a day should I feed my tropical fish?

Why has the water in my tank become cloudy or murky?

How long should I let my aquarium 'cycle' before adding fish?

How soon after I set up my aquarium can I add plants?

What temperature setting should I set my heater at?

What is the difference between 'Tropical' and 'Marine' fish?

How do I decide what 'wattage' heater I require?

Disclaimer:
Answers to questions within the FAQs are the opinion of employees and should not be taken as definite answers. You can find many answers to specific questions within the aquatic hobby and we recommend customers research into any issues they may have and come to their own conclusions. These answers are purely what has worked for us.