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We have all the Marineland LED kits in stock. They are a great kit for that first freshwater aquarium.
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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
Cichlids, where do we start? Want fish that get big and eat you out of house and home? Then the cichlid group is for you. Most cichlids need a large aquarium with many rocks and caves for hiding places so they don’t pick on each other. Be prepared to feed a large variety of foods and frequent water changes to keep them in good condition. Our staples include the well known Oscar, the Jack Dempsy, Convict, Managuense, Hornet, Green Terror, Texas, and the Red Devil. We try our best to bring in some of the less common Central American species, but it’s best to call us for availability.
BETTA CARE SHEET
NEVER use untreated tap water to fill up your Betta’s home. Spring water is fine in a pinch, but tap water treated with prime water conditioner, sitting at room temperature overnight, is best. Never use distilled water. Fill his bowl about an inch from the top to prevent him from jumping out
Feed your Betta 2 to 3 pellets a day at most. This is all he needs to stay healthy. He will eat as much as you feed him but this will cause his water to become polluted quickly and that will cause him to get sick.
Change half of his water every one to two weeks, depending on water clarity. Once every 3 to six months remove your fish and half of the water from the bowl into a separate, soap free container. Use a paper towel or AQUARIUM sponge to wipe out the bowl and stir up the gravel to remove the dirt trapped in it and then empty the dirty water. Next put your fish back in the bowl with the saved water and fill the bowl with the replacement water you have sitting out. This will help keep you pet Betta healthy and happy.
Place your Betta in a warmer room but not in a window or near heat vents. Consistent temperature is best.
If all else fails call us at TROPICAL LAGOON at 301-585-6562