We are now carrying the Kessil LED line. We have very competitive pricing and some in stock.
We have all the Marineland LED kits in stock. They are a great kit for that first freshwater aquarium.
They are priced to sell. Come in to check them out
Well it’s that time of year again when the pond looks green and murky. Here are a few tips to get your pond straight.
First thing is a 30 to 50% water change. This helps to increase the ph level and reduce the nitrate level.
Do you have a ton of leaves and debris in the bottom? Then the best thing to do is a 50% water change one week and the next week drain some water into a lined trash can, put your fish in it and then drain the remainder of the pond so you can muck out the leaves etc.
Don’t want to drain the entire pond? Then drain one third, use a leaf rake, (swimming pool type), to scoop the leaves off the bottom, then drain another third to help remove some of the hydrogen sulfide gas you just stirred up. Then refill using plenty of Pond Prime.
We sell something called microbe-lift pl to help jump start the biological cycle that keeps the green algae down and the pond clear.
More tips to follow soon
Did you know we have some of the lowest prices in the area on complete aquarium set ups.
Our 55 gallon set up is only $269 . It comes with all good equipment, not the junk you get at the big box stores.
Call to find out our other low priced aquarium sets
This is the time of year when the temperature fluctuations and we see a lot of ICH infections in our tanks. In a fish only tank the solution is simple, lower the salinity to 1.013 and add copper sulfate, preferably Cupramine, to a dose of .5 ppm. This normally will cure the ICH in two weeks with minimal loss. It is IMPORTANT to catch the ICH at the very onset to control losses.
Now in a reef tank things are not so simple. First off your coral and inverts will not tolerate copper, or low salinity so we need to use some of the new products on the market such as Herbtana, buy Eco labs. We have had success with this as long as you use 12 hour dosing. The best scenario is to remove most of the fish to a quarantine tank and treat them with copper, keeping the main tank fish free for 20 days giving the parisite time to die off in the main tank.
In any event if you have questions feel free to call us for further advice.