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What is a blackwater Biotope? A blackwater biotope simulates a natural habitat. The fish, plants and water chemistry are similar to those that can be found in a specific natural setting like the Amazon. The biotope is that dark, most plants cannot thrive and fish are practically invisible this may sound strange to some, but there can be many reasons to invest in this type of tank. Most fishkeepers like crystal clear water so they can see the fish but some advanced fishkeepers know many of the popular aquarium fish actually dwell in stained, soft, and acidic waters, and are attempting to recreate...

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What Are In Vitro Plants? In vitro plants are very young plants cultivated and delivered directly from a laboratory.. In vitro plants are guaranteed to be free from snails, algae and pesticides and therefore are totally harmless for sensitive shrimp and fish. The range offers unique plants! Equipment needed Bowl Pincers Scissors Fresh Water  Step one  Remove from the pot and gently wash off the gel using your fingers, once you have washed most of the gel from the plant give a gentle rinse under the tap to remove the last remaining bit of gel, if all the gel isn't removed...

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The Popular GuppyWhere do Guppies originate from?Guppies natural habitat can be found in North, East and South America but have been introduced to many habitats and are now found all over the world.They are highly adaptable and thrive in many different environmental and ecological conditions.Male and Female GuppyMale guppies are smaller than females but are very colourful, males will have a long gonopodium this is there reproductive organ, it’s shaped like a rod and pointed at the end. Males will also have long caudal and dorsal fins. Whilst females are duller in colour they are a lot larger when fully...

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Have you ever wanted to grow moss in your aquarium?Java Moss is one of the easiest plants to grow in an aquarium and it’s a great plant for beginners to get their hands wet in the aquascaping world.So what does the moss need?Java Moss needs two things to grow quickly in an aquarium good water quality and good light. With just these two things, it’ll grow fast enough that you’ll probably get tired of trimming it back.What can you do with the moss?People use lots of different things to anchor Java Moss to stones, rocks, driftwood, even plastic ornaments.Seachem Flourish...

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How often should I clean my aquarium gravel?Once you’ve chosen the right gravel for your aquarium, which lets face it with so many colours, sizes to choose from you then have to figure out how your going to clean it?Ideally you should only clean your cold water or tropical aquarium gravel once a week, maybe less frequently depending on how many fish are in your aquarium, and how much uneaten food debris or biological waste that could be gathering at the bottom of the aquarium.I recommend getting into the habit of cleaning your gravel when you do your weekly or...

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