How can I watch my fish feed?

Everyone loves watching fish feed – there’s something fascinating watching your favourite fish eat the food you have chosen. But all too often, the fish can be shy or easily frightened and therefore it’s hard to see if they are eating the food or if other more confident fish are!

Let us introduce the Ocean Nutrition Fish Feeding Station. This device known as the ‘feeding frenzy station’ floats on the surface of your water and can be adhered to the side of the tank to keep it in place. All you do is place your favourite food in the feeding station and watch the fish eat away! 

Why not try the Aquarian Colour Flake Food which will bring out the colour of your fish.


Tropica 1-2 Grow Aquarium Plants

We can pretty much guarantee you have never seen anything like this before. The new style plants from Tropica which are guaranteed no algae, no snails and no pesticides. So how do they do it?

Tropica grow their plants in a special gel and this contains everything they need from a very early stage. The major benefit of these plants is that they do not need to be stored in water so from a retailers point of view, they are ideal (no deterioration) and from a consumers point of view, they arrive in perfect Tropica style condition.

We’re currently stocking the entire range available from Tropica. If you’re after stem plants, consider Tropica 1-2 Grow Alternanthera reineckii ‘Purple’ and if you’re after a low growing foreground plant consider Tropica 1-2 Grow Glossostigma elatinoides.

For a limited time only we’re offering these amazing plants at a discounted rate. Buy 2 or more and get a 10% discount at the check out by using the following code 1-2grow. 

Why use an RO Unit in Aquariums?

Reverse Osmosis (RO) Units are very useful pieces of equipment for hobbyists looking for complete control over the water they put into their tanks. Tap water contains lots of impurities and whilst this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can cause problems for delicate fish like discus and marine tanks.

RO Units are simple to use and strip out impurities by water being passed through at least 2 filters. These filters remove the likes of nitrates, phosphates etc leaving your water in a pure form. This pure water then needs to be ‘built up’ and by that we means minerals need to be added back to the water to give it some stability. However you can use pure RO water for topping up tanks.

The new TMC RO units purify water at different rates – the smaller one’s allow for 190L of water per 24 hours, and the largest up to 380L.  The advanced systems also contain a TDS meter which monitors performance. You can view the range here.

Minerals for water of reverse osmosis and for soft tap water

In a marine aquarium reverse osmosis water is used for topping up evaporated water. The only snag with RO water is that it removes everything from the water including valuable minerals.

With Tropic Marin Re-Mineral Marine the water of reverse osmosis gets back all its beneficial natural minerals and substances and at the same time the alkalinity is raised and stabilized.

Many remineralisers only add certain minerals back into the water (such as calcium) where as Tropic Marin Re-Mineral Marine adds everything that nature would expect in the sea in terms of trace elements.

See the range here.